Principal Design Advisor - Maori, Auckland/Wellington/Christchurch

Statistics NZ

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About Us | Mō mātou

At Tatauranga Aotearoa, Stats NZ, our vision is to unleash the power of data to change lives. As New Zealand’s official data and statistics agency, we are tasked with leading the way for New Zealand’s data future, enabling data-led innovation across society, the economy, and the environment.

The role | Mō te tūnga

The Principal Design Advisor Māori will support the Pouwhakahaere, Senior Manager by providing thought leadership to enable co-design with Māori partners and organisations.  Stats NZ is in an evolving change environment given the impacts of COVID-19 on all aspects of NZ society and the increasing effects of Climate Change. The new terrain we are navigating requires co-design with iwi and Māori to ensure they have the data they need to make decisions.  A strategic approach to transformational change is required, in order to understand what we do, how we do it, and who we do it for.

This is a strategic role that will assist, enable and facilitate the organisation’s analysis and understanding of how to work together with Māori as a Tiriti o Waitangi partner to serve their needs and aspirations.  

About you | Mōu

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated experience working effectively with Māori to achieve their aspirations, (Extensive working knowledge of a broad range of processes related to the operation of the public sector and government (may include local government of a large city)
  • Proven experience in leading co-design with Māori and significant business transformation 
  • An excellent understanding and commitment to design and delivery which demonstrates understanding of Te Ao Māori and Mātauranga Māori 
  • Strong ability to operate effectively in a Māori cultural setting and proven understanding of and commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi 
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with peers and manage stakeholder relationships at a senior level
  • Excellent ability to use persuasive, influencing and conflict management skills to resolve critical issues in high visibility forums
  • Excellent written communication skills delivering communications in plain English which are clear, concise and logical
  • Knowledge of te reo Māori me ōna tikanga, and Māori communication
  • Understanding  of the history of Aotearoa New Zealand and an understanding and appreciation of the Treaty of Waitangi in national and regional affairs
  • Ability to relate well to others and to build strong and durable relationships
  • Knowledge in Data Analysis and Delivering Data Value for human consumption is advantageous
  • This role will require a vaild NZ Drivers License and will include regular travel within New Zealand

What’s in it for you? 

You’ll be joining an inclusive environment in which all people, regardless of gender, race, religion or background can come do their best work. Our goal is to provide our staff with a working environment that provides them with the opportunity to:

  • have challenging, varied and interesting work
  • develop and grow their careers
  • balance life and work, and
  • work in an agile, dynamic and flexible manner

We care about our people, and value your drive, energy and inquisitive nature. Bottom line, we are in search of real people that don’t believe in the status quo and seek to add value every day.

If you are a passionate and talented person relishes the idea of becoming part of NZ’s data ecosystem, then come join our team!

How to apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono

If the above matches your skills and experience, click apply and upload your CV and cover letter. To view position description, paste this link into your browser https://bit.ly/34ETAO1.

Any questions that haven’t been answered in this advert or the position description or if you have difficulty with your application please email jobs@stats.govt.nz.

We will be screening applications as we receive them in order to move swiftly to interview shortly after the advert closes on date. Note to Recruitment Agencies: unsolicited CVs will not be accepted.

Applications close Monday, 26 October 2020. 

You must have the right to live and work in Aotearoa New Zealand to apply for this job.

 

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