Research Manager, Strategy Advisor, Investment Advisors and Office Manager
Closing Date : 11 Jun 2018
An exciting time to be involved in te reo Māori revitalisation
Do you have a background in research/evaluation, investment, strategy or managing an office?
Have you been looking for an opportunity to help lead revitalisation of te reo Māori? Do you want to be a part of a team that works closely with a range of Māori language revitalisation experts? This is an exciting opportunity to work within a newly formed organisation and team. Te Mātāwai is a new
independent statutory entity established to lead revitalisation of te reo Māori on behalf of iwi and Māori.
About the new roles
• Research Manager –this role is accountable for the development, management and execution of the Te Mātāwai research strategy which includes monitoring and evaluation of the work programme. The Research Manager will manage the Principal Research Analyst (appointed).
• Strategy Advisor – this role provides strategic support to the Chief Advisor in the leadership of Te Mātāwai strategic framework, as well as identifying and providing expert advice on emerging opportunities, policy issues and potential solutions for language revitalisation. This position reports to the Chief Advisor (appointed).
• Investment Advisor (2-3 positions) – these roles provide critical support and guidance to the implementation of the investment approach. Each investment advisors will assist Kāhui (iwi and sector clusters) with the development and implementation of their investment plans. This will include advice and guidance on investment practices and processes. Some travel is required to support Kāhui. These positions report to the Investment Manager (appointed).
• Office Manager – The Office Manager will manage the day to day operations of the Te Mātāwai office, as well as providing Executive Assistant services to the Tumu Whakarae and leadership team.
All positions are full-time, permanent positions and will be based in Wellington.
Te Mātāwai background
Te Mātāwai was established by the Māori Language Act 2016. The Act is written in te reo Māori and English, with the Māori language text prevailing – a first for the New Zealand legal system. Literally translated Te Mātāwai means fountainhead. In the context of te reo Māori revitalisation, Te Mātāwai embodies the fresh waters from a spring contributing to the preservation of te reo Māori as a taonga of Aotearoa. Te Mātāwai recently finalised the Maihi Māori Strategy. The vision of the Maihi Māori Strategy is Kia ūkaipō anō te reo – te reo Māori is restored as a nurtured first language.
Te Mātāwai has three core functions:
• Te Mātāuru – investment in Māori language activities ($10.8 million in 2017/18).
• Te Mātātupu – investment in research ($1 million each year).
• Te Matatū – operational funding for the office and Board ($3 million each year).
Other functions of Te Mātāwai include:
• Advising the Crown on the development of a Maihi Karauna Strategy.
• Making appointments to Māori Television Service and nominations to Te Māngai Pāho and Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo Māori.
• Exercising joint leadership over Māori Television Service with the Ministers for Māori Development and Finance.
Ānga Kāhui was approved by the Board of Te Mātāwai in July 2018 and is premised on iwi, regional and community-based leadership for Māori language revitalisation. ‘Driven by kāhui’ the model engages flax root stakeholders in the planning and decision making of localised and sector-based investments.
For a copy of any of the detailed position descriptions (including indicative salary ranges) please contact email@example.com. Applications will close at 9am on Monday 11 June 2018. Interviews will be scheduled from 18 June 2018 onwards.