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Kaitakawaenga Kaupapa Māori (Māori Liaison Advisor)

Kaitakawaenga Kaupapa Māori (Māori Liaison Advisor)

Kaitakawaenga Kaupapa Māori (Māori Liaison Advisor)

Upper Hutt City Council

Closing Date : 24 May 2019

‘Ma te mahi tahi, ma te manaaki, ma te tautoko ka piki te ora o Mana Whenua, o Ngāi Māori me te katoa i noho ki konei’.

We are looking for a Kaitakawaenga Kaupapa Māori (Māori Liaison Advisor) to join our dedicated team working in the beautiful Upper Hutt.

In this newly created role, you will help build and maintain positive and meaningful relationships with Mana Whenua, Iwi and Māori; enabling Council to better understand their needs and aspirations; and to support their input into Council’s political processes and decision making.

The Kaitakawaenga will provide cultural and strategic advice and support to elected members and council officers, to facilitate partnerships with Mana Whenua and engagement with Iwi and Māori regarding delivery of council services and activities.

This role will also develop and promote council-wide capability building and training on Te Ao Māori, Te Reo, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and Tikanga Māori to enable Council to build a workforce that engages appropriately and proactively with all Māori.

You’ll be expected to contribute to Council’s collaborative ‘one team’ culture; with a flexible and hands-on approach to be involved in a variety of work across a range of Council activities and projects.

To be successful in this role, you’ll be someone who has:

  • Intrinsic understanding, and application of Tikanga Māori and Mātauranga Māori.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles: partnership, participation, and active protection.
  • Fluency in Te Reo Māori.
  • Experience working with and/or for Mana Whenua, Iwi, or Māori organisations.
  • Understanding and appreciation of local government’s role in the community.
  • Experience in developing and leading initiatives and/or projects.
  • Experience in drafting official documentation and reporting collateral.

If you love working with others and want to make a real difference in our community, apply now!

Applications close 4 pm on Friday 24 May 2019.

Please note you must have the legal right to work in NZ to be considered for this role.

To view the position description and to apply online click HERE

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