21/2462 Pou Arahi

Department of Internal Affairs

  • Fixed Term
  • Wellington

Type: Fixed Term
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington City
Business Group: National Library 
Branch: Information and Knowledge Services
Salary: $88,549 - $119,802

The New Zealand Library Partnership Programme (NZLPP) is working to strengthen the vital role of New Zealand Libraries as community hubs that support life-long learning, reading, digital literacy and easy access to information and knowledge. 

We’re in need of Pou Ārahi to support the capability uplift of programme funded positions focussed on te reo and Mātauranga Māori within the libraries sector and provide direct advice and guidance the programme to incorporate Māori perspectives.

  • lead the mahi to create and implement our Māori engagement strategy 
  • Provide specialist advice and support to increase and uplift the capability of programme funded positions focussed on te reo and Mātauranga Māori within the libraries sector 
  • Lead engagement forums with iwi/Māori partners and stakeholders.

Thriving Communities 

At the Department of Internal Affairs, the work we do makes it possible for community groups and charities to not only access funding, but also to learn the best way to manage themselves to be as effective as possible. 

Information and Knowledge Services (IKS) | Te Tāhuhu Iringa Kōrero The National Library sits within the Information and Knowledge Services branch, the Department’s epicentre of information management, culture and heritage.

Our branch is all about collecting, storing and preserving important things that are precious to New Zealand.

The Pou Ārahi will call upon their extensive iwi/Māori and Library sector networks and will lead the mahi to create and implement our Māori engagement strategy working with others within the National Library and DIA Māori networks and contribute to the needs of the National Library/Library Partnerships Programme and our key stakeholders.

A High proficiency in te reo Māori, both written and spoken is required along with High proficiency in te reo Māori, both written and spoken along with Strong networks with decision makers, ideally in the Māori culture and heritage sector. Key Skills: 

  • Leadership skills in various settings which are results oriented 
  • Coaching and influencing skills to drive change through others * Demonstrates conflict resolutions skills which are solutions focused 
  • Excellent facilitation and influencing skills 

If you thrive on cutting edge projects, a genuine challenge, and knowing that what you do, you do for the good of New Zealand, we would very much like to hear from you. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We recognise a diverse workforce contributes to better business outcomes. We are committed to creating a workplace where all employees have equal access.

To learn more about the diverse, important mahi we do at Te Tari Taiwhenua and see why we're a great place to work, click here.

We work to make New Zealand better for New Zealanders through our four outcome areas:

  • People can easily access the services and information they need 
  • Iwi, hapū and communities across New Zealand are safe, resilient and thriving 
  • People's sense of belonging and collective memory builds an inclusive New Zealand 
  • New Zealand is a well-functioning democracy across central and local government

Applications close: 5pm, Friday 6 August 2021

For more information please contact: Helen Gray, 0274056160, helen.gray@dia.govt.nz

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