Senior Advisor Voices of Whānau and Community - Oranga Tamariki

Oranga Tamariki

  • Wellington

Wellington

  • Use your research, engagement and Te Ao Māori knowledge
  • Contribute to improving experiences and outcomes for whānau
  • Connect across government and advocate for whānau every day

About us - Mō mātau

Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children has a commitment to putting tamariki, rangatahi and whānau at the heart of everything we do. We place an emphasis on listening and learning - with the voices of tamariki, rangatahi, whānau, hapū, and iwi, alongside caregivers, Māori organisations and NGO partners at the centre as we work with others to design a new way of doing things.

The Voices of Whānau and Community team ensure the voice of whānau is heard and acted on. We listen and engage with whānau to capture their experiences, needs and aspirations. We share insights to influence policies, practices and services within Oranga Tamariki and across Government. We also work together with iwi, hapū and community partners to build parenting confidence and capability.

About the role - Mō te tūnga

This exciting role will lead and deliver whānau-centred engagement and research.

Applying your exemplary strategic, whānau-centred approach you will capture the voice of whānau in a safe and authentic way. You will use a range of research and engagement approaches, applying Te Ao Māori principles, participatory and advocacy methods to ensure whānau voices shape continuous improvement of services and community responses.

A key aspect of this role is building strong relationships within Oranga Tamariki, other government agencies and with iwi, hapū and community partners to align work programmes and constantly advocate for the voices of whānau.

This is a busy and varied thought-leadership role, involving kanohi ki te kanohi engagement with whānau, synthesising insights, participating in interagency working groups, influencing policy, preparing robust, high-quality reports, briefings and strategic frameworks.

From time-to-time you will also have the opportunity to contribute to innovative kaupapa that strengthen parenting confidence and capability.

What you will bring - Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu

To be successful in this role you will have the following:

  • Significant research, engagement and policy experience
  • Experience engaging, collaborating and building strong relationships with whānau, hapū, iwi, community groups and colleagues across government
  • Understanding and appreciation of cross-cultural issues and concerns, in particular, knowledge of tikanga Māori and Pacific culture
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience applying tikanga and Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • An ability to analyse and synthesise data and verbatim voices into actionable insights
  • Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • A willingness to share your knowledge and skills to support the growth of the team
  • An ability to navigate complex, challenging and ambiguous environments
  • A tertiary level qualification within a relevant field or equivalent experience

This role involves some travel within New Zealand to engage with whānau and our partners.

What's in it for you - Nōu te rourou

Come to work every day knowing that you are contributing to improving the experiences of whānau. Join a collaborative, diverse team with opportunities for development, project leadership and flexible working.

How to apply - Me pēhea te tuku tono

Please apply by clicking the 'apply' button below, applications must be made online. Please ensure you upload your CV and covering letter as they are an important part of your application.

Internal Oranga Tamariki employees - please apply through your myHR portal at work. This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as an internal candidate.

All external applicants including MSD employees - please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter. Please note, all applications must be made online.

For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site, please do not email through applications and/or CVs.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact roxana.anderson@ot.govt.nz

Applications close on Sunday, 7 March 2021.

Position description: http://www.msd.govt.nz/hr/documents/position-descriptions/mvcot/senior-advisor-voices-of-whanau-and-community-jan21.pdf

 

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