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Poutakawaenga Māori Māori Advisor

Poutakawaenga Māori Māori Advisor

Poutakawaenga Māori Māori Advisor

Palmerston North City Council

Closing Date : 25 Jun 2019

Ko tā te Poutakawaenga Māori, he tautoko, he tohutohu i te Kaunihera hei whakaū i ngā kaupapa Māori e whakaratoa ana. He whānui ngā take hei tohutohu mā Te Rōpū Tohutohu Māori, arā, ko ērā e whai pānga ana ki te iwi Māori me te tāone whānui. E aro ana te tūranga o te Poutakawaenga Māori ki te tūhono, ki te whakaū, ki te whakatinana i te mahere rautaki.

E kimi ana mātou i tētahi Poutakawaenga Māori tautōhito, ko tāna, he mahi tahi me te hapori Māori, he tohutohu i ngā kaimahi e pā ana ki ngā tikanga Māori, he arataki i te whakaūnga o te tirohanga Māori ki roto i ngā mahi a te Kaunihera.

He aronga whānui tō te tūranga nei ki te poipoi i ngā kaimahi kia pai ai te mahi i te taha o te hapori Māori, iwi mai, hapū mai, whānau mai. Ka tautoko koe i ngā rōpū mahi kia whaihua ake ai tā te Kaunihera tuku i āna ratonga, whakatū i āna kaupapa.

Me whakaatu ngā kaitono i ēnei āhuatanga kia whai wāhi ai ki te rārangi poto mō tēnei tūranga:

  • Te kairangi – i roto i te hautūtanga, te hiahia ki te mana whakaaweawe, te tohu mātauranga me te tautōhito;
  • Te manawa Māori – ngā wheako hāpai, mahi tahi hoki i te hapori Māori;
  • Te tūhono ki te iwi – te ngākau aroha ki te tangata me te mōhio pū anō ki ngā aka toro me ngā piringa o roto i te hapori.

The role of Poutakawaenga Māori - Māori Advisor has been created to strengthen the support and advice to Council in relation to services for Māori.   The Māori Advisory team has responsibility for providing advice on a wide range of issues that impact on Māori and the City. The Poutakawaenga Māori role is focused on connecting and translating strategic direction to implementation.

We’re looking for an experienced Māori Advisor for this role which focuses on engaging with Māori, providing cultural advice to staff and guidance on incorporating Māori perspectives into the work we do.

The role has a broad focus on building a capable workforce that engages appropriately with iwi, hapū and whānau. You will support operational teams to engage with Māori to better deliver Council services and activities.

To be successful in being considered for this role, candidates must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Te kairangi - excellence in leadership and a desire to be influential, including relevant professional qualification and experience;
  • Te manawa Māori - A background in supporting Maori community engagement and development;
  • Te tūhono ki te iwi - An innate understanding of people, with well-developed networks and relationships within the community.

Please apply via our website:

Applications close: 11.00 pm, Tuesday 25 June 2019

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and welcome applications from all those suitably qualified for this position. 

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