Insights Manager, Policy Partnerships Puni

Te Puni Kokiri

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Wellington

Supporting Thriving Whānau
Insights Manager
Insights Directorate - Policy Partnerships Puni
Te Puni Kōkiri

Are you a talented and dedicated leader looking for new opportunities?

We are looking for an Insights Manager who is:

  • curious, honest, and courageous
  • self-aware and agile
  • experienced in data science or research-related disciplines or similar field, or someone who has significant experience in a data/knowledge management role within the Public Service Sector
  • comfortable applying Te Ao Māori experiences, Māori development and Māori research frameworks
  • effective working with key stakeholders and Ministers
  • set apart by their ability to lead and inspire others.

About our Policy Partnerships Te Puni

Te Puni Kōkiri is the Principal Policy Advisor to the Government on Māori wellbeing and development and we have an important contribution to make to impact Māori wellbeing outcomes. To do this, we must exert leadership and influence on the public sector system to enable and support the Government to deliver positive wellbeing outcomes for Maori.

The Policy Partnerships Puni has the following core value propositions:

  • leading across the public sector to understand and prioritise Māori issues, needs and opportunities impacting on wellbeing and development
  • providing credible, evidence-based advice that is anchored in the cultural context of Māori
  • designing, applying and advising on Te Ao Māori and Te Tiriti-based frameworks for policy
  • linking the voice of Māori whānau into policy proposals and solution design.

About the role

As a member of the Policy Partnerships Puni leadership team, you will collectively lead the development and implementation of Te Puni Kōkiri's strategic plan. You will contribute insight and thought leadership to the Te Puni Kōkiri decision making processes and promote collective accountability and actions for decisions made. You will communicate the shared view of our strategic direction both to team members and our stakeholders.

In this role, you will lead and inspire your team with a focus on performance and engagement. You will be a role model, mentor and advisor to your team and others to build capability within the organisation.

You will ensure that evidence informs our policy delivery and helps identify the best ways to influence outcomes.  You will be focused on providing advice to the Director, Deputy Secretary and Ministers to achieve greater wellbeing outcomes for Māori. You will also develop and maintain manager level strategic relationships with Māori and managerial colleagues across the wider public sector and regions. You will demonstrate excellent judgement and direction in an environment that is often ambiguous and complex.

Skills and Experience

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • A tertiary degree in data science or research-related disciplines or similar field, or significant experience in a data/knowledge management role within the Public Service Sector
  • Proven experience working with and translating data and statistics
  • Experience working with statistics and data software including SAS and R
  • An understanding of, and experience applying, research methodology and Māori research frameworks
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to manage a diverse and flexible team of staff
  • The ability to build, maintain and enhance strategic relations within Te Puni Kōkiri, government departments, Maori and other key stakeholder groups
  • The ability to utilise relationships to take full advantage of the perspectives and expertise of stakeholders.

Why work for us?

Our commitment to 'Whānau Taurikura' - 'Thriving Whānau' enables whānau, hapū and iwi to succeed and underpins everything that we do. 

Our people are at the heart of achieving this vision and it is our people who contribute to supporting Māori collective success by creating and maintaining relationships with iwi, hapū and whānau Māori, and Government at both a local and national level.  

We are guided by our values of excellence, valuing people and relationships, working collectively and being creative and innovative. We invest in our people and you will be encouraged to develop and contribute to your fullest potential. We believe strongly in work/life balance and understand that your whānau is important. We are also committed to your wellbeing, and ongoing learning and development.



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