Project Manager - Achieving Health Equity for Māori

Department of Corrections

  • Fixed Term
  • Wellington

About the Job

  • Practice kaitiakitanga as a key philosophy to deliver on health projects
  • Full-time fixed-term 2 year contract: from $112,294 up to $158,532
  • Based at our Wellington National Office – with flexible ways of working

'Kotahi anō te kaupapa, ko te oranga o te iwi'  –  ‘There is only one purpose to our work:  the wellness and wellbeing of our people. 

Health Services lead the delivery of patient-focused primary health care services to tangata within corrections facilities across Aotearoa.  Hōkai Rangi, our over-arching strategic direction, places the focus on health at the heart of our business.  Building our frameworks from a Mātauranga Māori basis is our focus to drive and support equity for Māori, which in turn will contribute to achieving our outcomes of reducing reoffending. 

Mō te tūnga | About the role

We are pleased to share a new fixed-term (2 year) opportunity for a project management professional who can bring grounded knowledge of Mātauranga Māori, and knowledge of indigenous methodologies and project management frameworks, to support the planning and delivery of critical projects and programs of work across our Health Services group. 

Our current state in health needs is on a journey to transform to enable the purpose of Hōkai Rangi to be realised.  High priority areas for this role will be a focus on Humanising and Healing, and the incorporation of a Māori model of care across Health Services, upholding Tikanga and kawa, and promoting whanaungatanga as a key principle for Kaupapa and project delivery.  You will have opportunities to develop relationships with the people in our care across sites, to further strengthen your knowledge of the health needs of Māori and to enable us to achieve equity for Māori.  You'll also work closely to support our senior leaders across Health, and with key internal and external agencies including Ministry of Health, Police, Justice and various DHB's.

Mōu | About you

We invite interested candidates who have and can bring the following skills, knowledge and expertise outlined within their written cover letter and CV:

  • Experience in the development and leadership of projects;
  • Strong grounded knowledge of Mātauranga Māori;
  • Knowledge of indigenous methodologies and project management frameworks;
  • Strong relationship development skills - including negotiation experience and the ability to influence others and build consensus;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills - including the ability to effectively communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences;
  • Ability to interface with all levels of management and to think and operate strategically; and
  • Ability to manaaki, mentor and guide other staff;

Please visit our careers page to download the Job Description to view all requirements of the role.

Tono ināianei | Apply now

To apply online, submit your CV and a tailored cover letter (PDF) that describes your motivation for wanting to join Ara Poutama Aotearoa and that highlights your relevant skills, experience and personal qualities essential to this role. 

Applications will close 9pm on Sunday 1 Nov.  Interviews will take place at our Wellington National Office on Nov 10 and 12.

If you have any queries about the role or the selection process you can email Senior Recruitment Adviser  

As a values-led organisation, we use the principles of rangatira (leadership), manaaki (respect), wairua (spirituality), kaitiaki (guardianship) and whānau (relationships) to shape how we work and deliver the outcomes in our strategy - Hōkai Rangi.


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