Job title: Kaitohutohu Matua - Partnerships Lead Advisor Māori
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: AoG Participating Agency
Expertise: Māori Public Sector & Government
Salary type: Annual
Location: Head Office, Level 8, HP House, Gilmer Terrace, PO Box 2922, Wellington, New Zealand
Job published: 09-01-2022
Job ID: 39960

Job Description

Te Tohu Rautaki, Angitū Maori Partnerships Lead Advisor Māori

Mō te tūnga | The role

Te Tohu Rautaki, Angitū Māori (TTRAM) are building a new Māori Partnerships and Engagement team. Bring your experience to help create, test and implement tools to ensure Stats NZ becomes a leading organisation across government in Māori-Crown relations.

You will be supported and encouraged to try new things, ensuring that Tiriti commitments are honoured, with a key focus on making gains in doing what is right for Iwi Māori.

The Partnerships and Engagement Team (P&E) within TTRAM will provide intensive advice, brokering and facilitation of Partnerships between the organisation and Iwi Māori through internal and external focussed Partnership leads who will:

  • Internally, provide advice/support organisation wide, develop policy and programmes to support capability to partner and work with Māori; ensure best practice for engaging with Māori on policy and initiatives; raise or escalate system blockers to improve process and practice; and support and coach teams seeking to engage with Māori; and
  • Externally, develop and hold relationships with Māori; engage with Post Settlement Governance Entities (PSGEs) with existing commitments (Stage 1); raise the profile of P&E and partnership opportunities in the regions (Stage 2); identify opportunities for data partnerships with Māori (Iwi, NGOs, Trusts, Entities); and raise or escalate system blockers to improve process and practice.


You will be mobilised and work collectively to realise Stats NZ ambition: About Aotearoa, for Aotearoa- data that improves lives today and for generations to come.  

Mōu | About you

If you are wanting to make a difference and have an understanding of the dynamics of Partnering and Engaging with Iwi Māori, then we want you!  We are building a team of 4.  Initially 2 will work externally and 2 will work internally (with the ability to move between).

We are looking to engage with candidates with real world experience of working with Māori and the Crown.  We are seeking a multi-disciplinary team with complimentary skills. 

Desired attributes:

  • Mātauranga Māori
  • Understanding/knowledge of Iwi and Māori Crown Relationships
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Kaupapa Māori delivery
  • Ability to work and build relationships
  • Te Reo me o ngā tikanga
  • Knowledge and Understanding of different Māori Frameworks
  • Understanding and Experience in Policy, Ministerial Briefs, Cabinet papers
  • Understanding of the data ecosystem across government and private sectors

You’ll be joining an inclusive environment where people, regardless of gender, race, disability, religion or background are supported to be able to do their best work. This includes:

  • Opportunity to develop and grow your career
  • Flexible by default, balance life and work commitments

Tono mai| How to apply

For more information, including the job description, or to kōrero further on this role, please contact either Carl Church on 021 166 6441  carl.church@nicherecruitment.co.nz  or Ngaire To’omaga on 021 191 6979  Ngaire.toomaga@nicherecruitment.co.nz

To apply directly click ‘I'm Interested’, including your CV and Covering Letter.

Applications close 25th January 2022.