Principal Advisor Māori

Office of the Children's Commissioner

  • Fixed Term
  • Wellington

Do you want to make a difference for tamariki and rangatahi? 

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Strategy, Rights and Advice team at the Office of the Children’s Commissioner (OCC) as Principal Advisor Māori for a period of 12 months. You will contribute to the Office of the Children's Commissioner's responsibilities across advocacy, children’s rights and hearing from children and young people. You will be a part of a supportive team, and a working environment committed to our Te Tiriti journey and with a vibrant Māori staff rōpu. 

We are looking for a motivated team player to contribute to the intellectual leadership of our OCC work across child and youth voices, advocacy and rights, including to:

  • Bring mātauranga and kaupapa Māori to our work and support the team to build our collective capabilities in this area, as part of a wider office Te Tiriti journey.
  • Advocate for changes to legislation, policy and practice towards better outcomes for tamariki and rangatahi Māori.

The OCC is committed to the realisation of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and your commitment to this is essential. OCC value and support diversity and inclusion in our workplace and are a place where you can bring your whole self to work.

This Wellington-based position is available for 12 months as fixed-term or a secondment opportunity. We are open to discussions about flexible working arrangements. 

For further information, contact Donna Provoost, Director  Strategy, Rights and Advice at or 029 200 4422.

Applications close at 10am, Monday, 18 January 2021.


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