Rangatahi Programme Lead

Muaūpoko Tribal Authority (MTA)

  • Manawatū-Whanganui
  • Kaupapa Māori environment.
  • Exciting, newly created position, based in Taitoko, (Levin) Horowhenua.
  • Make a difference – be a change maker.

Pre-settlement iwi led by a growing Te Ao Māori organisation will attract those with innovation, leadership, and cultural competency.

“Whakahono kia tu kaha Muaūpoko”
Unite, stand strong Muaūpoko

Muaūpoko Tribal Authority (MTA) was established in 1997 as an Incorporated Society.  Its main purpose is to protect Muaūpoko identity, assets and to build a stronger economic, social and culture base for Muaūpoko people.

MTA continues to support Muaūpoko Iwi member aspirations in all spheres and is recognised as the representative Iwi organisation for Muaūpoko; delivering broad ranging services from Taiao, Community, Health, Whānau Ora, Education, Fisheries to Iwi development, advocacy and representation.

Muaūpoko Vision is Whakahono kia tū kaha Muaūpoko. This is about developing a base and ability to stand strong and unite, so that together Muaūpoko people control their destiny.

It is the organisations goal to:

  • empower our hapū, whānau and marae.
  • protect our identity, assets, and environment.
  • enhance our economic wealth, health, culture, and social wellbeing.
  • invest in our future.

Now is the time to join an exciting phase of the journey of growth and opportunity, and influence real change and prosperity; to effect meaningful change for generations to come.  MTA have the following position available, to meet the demands of entering a time of growth.

Taitoko, Horowhenua

With the construction of the Wellington Northern Motorway corridor, from 2021, 760,000 people will live within an hour’s drive – between the Tararua Ranges and the Tasman Sea.  Horowhenua is the perfect place to live, work and play for every stage of life and offers a stunning natural environment on the lower west coast of the North Island, where the mountains meet the sea offering the sunniest and warmest climate on the west coast of the lower North Island.  As a key transport hub, Horowhenua offers all essential services and sophisticated facilities while at the same time provides a wealth of quintessential New Zealand experiences from the simple pleasures of a walk along a pristine beach to experiencing life in classic Kiwi way.

Rangatahi Programme Lead – Fixed Term (1 year)

This newly created position will attract those with experience in developing highly successful teams and Rangatahi programs. Charged with embedding a delivery model to achieve unique, stand out, whānau centric and culturally contextual services, you will have demonstrated leadership in terms of building a strong positive and inspirational Youth team who relate well to Rangatahi and whānau and can deliver equally to clients and portfolio requirements.

Leading change in terms of experiences and outcomes for rangatahi and whānau, across all community demographics, you will be a resilient leader, who has a proven track record in mentoring, coaching and development.  Able to take people with you on your journey, you will be equally comfortable pitching programme delivery as you are in managing the service delivery standards and coaching the team.

Risk aware, though not risk adverse, the programme lead will be skilled in, change and transition management as well as assurance and reporting.  Representing and advocating for Rangatahi and whānau across community groups and agencies, you will champion and lead sector initiative’s on behalf of MTA as part of local and regional rangatahi services collective.

While the role is offered as 1 year – the successful candidate has the ability to create their own future permanency through developing a team and programmes that make a difference and deliver outcomes for Rangatahi and whānau.

The role is influential, varied and will provide a significant opportunity for you to contribute to the future of Muaūpoko Iwi, hapū and Whanau members.  There is a need for applicants to demonstrate the ability to build, strengthen and maintain inter sectorial collaboration, keep the interests of Muaūpoko members as paramount, build stakeholder relationships experience in strategic planning, financial management, resource allocation and negotiation

A relevant tertiary qualification is desirable, as is a passion for improving outcomes for tamariki Māori and whānau. An understanding and respect of Te Reo me ona tikanga, and the relationships that exist within Te Ao Māori – marae, whānau, hapū and iwi is essential.

To express an interest on a strictly confidential basis, please email your cover letter and current CV with the reference number, through to Heather Walker at Mana Recruitment Ltd at heather@manarecruitment.co.nz or if you have questions regarding the position, please call on (09) 632 1108.


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