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Multiple Project, Engagement and Advisor Positions

Multiple Project, Engagement and Advisor Positions

Multiple Project, Engagement and Advisor Positions

MANA Recruitment

  • Enable and affect change for Māori.
  • Create diversity of thought.
  • Locations available across Auckland.

Understanding of the economic, social and environmental context of New Zealand? Lead and participate in initiatives to embed responsiveness to the needs of Māori communities.

With multiple positions available, we are looking for those with a highly developed cultural skill set and the demonstrated capability to contribute to an established organisational, Māori responsiveness journey; within a large and complex organisation.  You will be enabling a voice and representation of a Māori world view in relation to ecology, biodiversity and conservation activities.

In addition you will participate in initiatives that honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and that are embedded in Te Ao Māori with the intent to provide value to Māori, supporting Kaitiakitanga and be responsive to the needs of Māori communities.  Your teams focus is on increasing community-led conservation actions where you will be leading the development of scientifically-sound best practice methods.  Your cultural competence will see you identifying opportunities for continual improvement, developing recommendations and reports, identifying cultural perspectives and challenging views.

Whilst the career background for application is broad, the competences required from individuals will attract those who can connect with mana whenua groups across the takiwā.  You will be able to write, report and deliver on programmes and help support a cultural diversity of thought around policy and design.  It is expected that you will have previously worked within a government, NGO or Iwi managed organisation and therefore are able to bring established networks and the reputation for a viewpoint which remains centric to Māori progression and representation.

Skills, knowledge and cultural expertise essential for application are to include:

  • An ability to operate effectively in a Māori cultural setting and an ability to demonstrate understanding of and commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.
  • Proven experience developing engagement strategies for organisations operating in a regional context.
  • Knowledge and expertise of engagement best practice particularly in working with Treaty partners.
  • The demonstrated ability as a people influencer and the capability to build trust to lead others on a journey.
  • Sound Te Reo Māori knowledge and modelling of tikanga Māori within a local government environment.
  • Skilled in setting priorities to achieve deadlines, project and programme outputs.
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Understanding of the economic, social and environmental context of New Zealand.
  • Excellent writing skills and experience writing for a range of audiences.

The ability to identify cultural perspectives, challenge views and lead others to value and respect an alternative approach will require your sound people influencing abilities and your ability to influence others, as is your ability to balance and navigate 2 often competing world views.

This innovative, progressive and values-based organisation is one that supports, trains and mentors you and actively invests in your and encourages you to thrive and progress.

To apply or have a confidential conversation about this newly created position in more detail, call or email Heather Walker now on (09) 632 1108 or

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