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Kairuruku Tira, Team Coordinator

Kairuruku Tira, Team Coordinator

Kairuruku Tira, Team Coordinator

The Independent Children's Monitor, Wellington and Auckland

Closing Date : 01 Jun 2020

Permanent, fulltime, Wellington and Auckland

  • New roles, new teams, new organisation
  • Set processes and systems up right from the start
  • Be part of supporting better outcomes for our tamariki and rangatahi

Nau mai, haere mai!  Tirohia tēnei. Welcome! Please check this out.

The Independent Children’s Monitor (the Monitor) is a new organisation set up to provide independent oversight across the Oranga Tamariki System*, monitoring those organisations that have custody and care of tamariki (children) and rangatahi (youth) with a focus on supporting improved outcomes for tamariki, rangatahi and their whānau.

We are now entering an exciting phase of building our monitoring team to be able to fully meet our monitoring and reporting commitments. 

Our values are Kia Māia – to be Courageous; Kia Pono, Kia Tika – to be Trustworthy; Manaaki – to be Respectful; and Kia Huritao – to be Reflective.  We are looking for people who share these values to join us.

The Kairuruku Tira - Team Coordinator Monitoring is a key part of the support function for the Independent Children’s Monitor’s front-line teams.  In this role you will work across the monitoring teams and with the Managers Monitoring to plan, manage and coordinate team activities including travel arrangements and event coordination. As this is a new organisation and a new team you will have the opportunity to set up administrative systems and processes and to shape the role over time.    

We are looking for people with:

  • experience in coordinating in a team environment and well-honed admin skills
  • mature relationship management skills
  • a great eye for detail – spot typos, mistakes, things that won’t work
  • good judgement – knowing when to fix it yourself, and when to escalate
  • a willingness to help wherever needed.

It is going to be a time of growth, ambiguity, culture building, operational development, network building and delivery.   

We are looking to recruit one Kairuruku Tira - Team Coordinator in Wellington and one in Auckland.  We are supportive of flexible working arrangements.

Given the evolving situation with COVID-19, we will work with short-listed applicants to determine the best approach for interviews, whether they are held in-person or virtually, and future work scenarios. The health and safety of our staff and the community is of the utmost importance.

You can find out more about the Monitor at

How to Apply

Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as an internal candidate. 

External applicants (including Oranga Tamariki, Ministry for Children employees) – please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system. 

Please apply online with your CV and cover letter via the “apply” button. All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact 

Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience and capability relates to the competencies listed in the position description.

Click this Link to apply –

Applications Close: Monday 1 June 2020

If you have any questions, please contact   

*The term “Oranga Tamariki system” is used to describe any agency services provided to children and young people under the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 and includes all agencies that provide services to children in the Oranga Tamariki system, for example health, education and disability services and includes non-government organisations.

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