Te Reo Māori Translator

Royal Commission of Inquiry

  • Full Time Fixed Term
  • Wellington

Te Reo Māori Translator

  • Duration: Fixed-term until 2023
  • Hours: Full-time
  • Location: Wellington

About the role

Are you an experienced Te Reo Māori/English translator looking to join a professional and supportive team? This is an exciting and career enhancing opportunity to work in a team aiming to make a difference for future generations of New Zealanders.

Working as a translator in our Treaty Engagement team, you will be responsible for delivering translations of the highest quality on time and within budget. You'll be responsible for translating a range of key documentation for our relevant stakeholders. You'll need to be dynamic in your approach because no two days will be the same.

You will provide the following:

  • Professional translation, interpretation and other language services including quality assessment, typesetting, transcription, editing, formatting and proofreading translations of documents and other written material from English to the Te Reo Maori
  • Read material from the source language and rewrite it in the required (target) language
  • Check that the original meaning and feeling of the text is not lost
  • Ensure that technical terms are correctly translated
  • Apply an approach informed by tikanga and Te Reo Māori

As this role requires expertise in Te Reo Māori and the translation of this, it is also essential for you to possess a te Reo Māori certification of competency in translation and interpretation or an equivalent recognised qualification.

What you'll bring for success:

  • Ideally a minimum of three years' experience in a kaupapa Māori role
  • Ability to write well
  • Fluency in te reo me ōna tikanga, and the English language
  • knowledge of New Zealand cultures and both English and Te Reo Māori written languages
  • Accuracy, with an eye for detail
  • Able to work efficiently under pressure
  • Strong knowledge of te reo me ōna tikanga Māori
  • Experience in tikanga Māori and te reo Māori in practice
  • Confident in culturally and disability inclusive approaches including tikanga Māori
  • Eligibility to work in New Zealand - this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment
  • Availability to travel throughout New Zealand

It is desirable that you have all or some of the following:

  • Confidence in cultural practices and disability inclusive approaches
  • Show knowledge that is consistent with Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • A demonstrated understanding of trauma informed approaches

How to apply

Please submit your CV, application form, and a cover letter to recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz

CLICK HERE for a copy of the application form

To view the position description, please follow this link https://expressonline.haineslink.co.nz/pdfs/672326_JobDesc.pdf

Applications close Sunday, 31 January 2021.

For more information please contact Recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz

About us

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions is investigating the abuse and neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults who were in the care of state and faith-based institutions in New Zealand between 1950 and 1999 and will make recommendations aimed at stopping this happening in the future.

We welcome enquiries from all people, including Māori, Pacific People, LGBTIQA+ and disabled communities. Diversity is our legacy and our future and we value diversity in the workforce.

We're passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We approach our work respectfully, learn quickly, and improve constantly. We support many types of flexible working arrangements that allow you to balance your life and your work.

We look for talented and unique people. Everyone is welcome - we are committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, diversity in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, religious or ethical beliefs, political opinion or union affiliation and perspective. We want all employees to have access to equal employment opportunities, and are committed to make our environment accessible, including facilities, information and IT. We want our employees to feel empowered to share their experiences and ideas, and where everyone, from any background, can do their best work and who are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work.

We welcome applications from disabled people, including people with mental, psychological, or social disabilities, and make reasonable accommodations.

For more information on the Royal Commission please see our website www.abuseincare.org.nz

Opportunities like this are few and far between; will you join us?


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