Pou Arahi - Regional Advisor Māori

Waka Kotahi - New Zealand Transport Agency

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Auckland

Anei he turanga hou hei hapai te tari o Waka Kotahi me te iwi Māori kei runga I te waka kaupapa o Aotearoa.

  • Help develop our Māori strategy and implement national initiatives
  • Provide high quality strategic advice to the Chief Executive on key Waka Kotahi functions and priorities
  • Northland/Auckland regions

Ko wai mātou | About us 

At Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, it all starts with our people. The organisation's performance and success depends on the people who choose to make this a great place to work and make a difference for New Zealand. We have a strong future focus, understanding that new technologies and changing customer expectations mean the land transport system we know today will not be the one we deliver in ten years' time.

Waka Kotahi recognises and respects Te Tiriti o Waitangi and will work with Māori to build strong, meaningful and enduring relationships to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes. We recognise and provide for our cultural heritage as envisaged by Te Tiriti o Waitangi – join us.

Our Māori Strategy “Te Ara Kotahi” provides strategic direction to the Transport Agency on how we work with and respond to Māori as the Crown's Treaty partner, and what this means for how we do business.

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity 

The purpose of this position is to support the Waka Kotahi to deliver on its responsibilities, obligations and commitments to Iwi/Māori and to fulfil Te Ara Kotahi – Our Māori Strategy.

As a Māori Advisor you will support our people to engage with Iwi/Māori on Transport Agency initiatives and projects and partner with Māori in the work we do to support them to deliver on their land transport priorities and aspirations.

You will also lead regional engagements with Iwi/Māori to build strong, meaningful and enduring relationships to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.

Ko koe tēnei | About you;

To be successful here and in this role you will bring:

  • High fluency in Te Reo Māori
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of tikanga Māori me te reo Māori and able to lead cultural events.
  • Proven strategic and operational skills to enable you to provide advice on Kaupapa Māori matters.
  • Experience in promoting, advocating and implementing strategies and action plans.  
  • Experience in developing and implementing policies, practices, guidelines and toolkits.
  • Experience in the management of iwi partnerships and business group relationships.
  • Proven cultural leadership ability.
  • Experience of leading, influencing and building credibility across a range of stakeholders
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Demonstrated experience in working with Māori on projects and initiatives.

In return we are offering a competitive salary, a professional and committed team, and an excellent working environment that provides flexible employment practices.

Applications close: Wednesday the 3rd of February 2021

For further information please email: careers@nzta.govt.nz or apply here.

To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand and a full driver's licence.


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