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18/452 Principal Advisor

18/452 Principal Advisor

18/452 Principal Advisor

Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington

Closing Date : 05 Oct 2018

Type: Fixed Term/Secondment - 3 years
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Office of the CE
Branch: Strategy and Governance
Salary: $101,311- $137,068

Working at the Department of Internal Affairs, you’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of New Zealanders.

We are currently seeking a Principal Advisor – Te Aka Taiwhenua and Crown Maori Relationships to join the Office of the Chief Executive on a fixed term basis.

The role of Principal Advisor is to lead a team to drive the Department of Internal Affairs overall responsiveness and effectiveness for Māori.  They will achieve this through ensuring organisation-wide implementation of Te Aka Taiwhenua - the Department’s Māori Strategic Frameworkand stewarding the Department’s strategic Crown Māori relationships.

The Principal Advisor will be the key advisor to the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) on the strategic implications of Crown Māori Relationships and the key channel of advice to the Chief Executive (CE) and ELT on Te Ao Māori,  tikanga Māori and Māori cultural protocol.

To be successful in this role you will have Senior experience in a principal advisory role, including:

  • Public sector experience in designing, developing and delivering plans, strategies and interventions and related policies, tools and frameworks
  • Working with a range of generic capability, tools and frameworks 
  • Leading projects including leading people to deliver 
  • Working at a corporate level ideally within a large government organisation 
  • Managing a wide range of relationships including with Māori stakeholders 
  • An in-depth understanding of organisational strategy 
  • Comprehensive understanding of strategy and policy development and planning processes and the implications for Māori responsiveness and effectiveness in the Public Service 
  • Some competency in Te reo Māori is desirable 
  • A tertiary level qualification is desirable

If you are an experienced Principal Advisor and have an understanding of Te Ao Māori, tikanga Māori and Māori cultural protocol or you are interested in developing your knowledge of this area further, then this opportunity could be for you.

Applications close: 5pm, Friday 5 October 2018
For more information please contact: Charlotte Sullivan at 
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