Kaituhono - Research Sector Engagement & Projects Lead

Community Research

  • Permanent Part Time
  • Wellington
  • Co-create, develop and implement projects and programmes in the community 
  • Honour the relationship and mâtaraunga of Tangata Whenua by utilising Kaupapa Mâori methodologies 
  • Wellington based, 20 hours permanent part-time role

Ngâ Wairu – Our Values:
Whanaungatanga. Manâkitanga. Rangtiratanga

An opportunity presents to join Community Research Aotearoa, a national NGO that builds research capability in the Tangata Whenua, community and voluntary sector. Their purpose is to contribute to a healthy, engaged and informed sector which is achieved by sharing research and resources with people throughout Aotearoa, largely via web-based technologies. 

Currently they are looking for a Research Sector Engagement and Projects Lead to be responsible for engagement and contributing to, and/or leading the development and implementation of quality projects and programmes that respond to real needs of these sectors. These may include webinars that raise the mana of community research, events that celebrate researchers, and collaborations that support good community research.

Aspects of this role will include: 

  • Supporting Community Research Aotearoa in advising how we might strengthen and build strategic alliances with whânau, hapû and iwi in line with Community Research’s commitment to Te Tiriti O Waitangi 
  • Supporting the development of relationship building with members, research/academic organisations and other stakeholders to maximise collaboration opportunities and quality project and programme delivery 
  • Contributing to, identifying, developing and implementing projects and programmes aligned to the Kaitiaki strategy 
  • In consultation, supporting and overseeing the identification, design, promotion, delivery and evaluation of quality digital programmes 
  • Working with our team to ensure effective curation and archiving of resources 
  • Seeking feedback and monitoring results to inform strategy and improvements 
  • Identifying, initiating and implementing research opportunities 
  • Supporting a treaty-based delivery model and supporting an office environment that reflects te ao Mâori 
  • At times, supporting advisors or contractors to ensure timely, integrated project delivery.

We are looking at selecting a dynamic and passionate Research Sector Engagement and Projects Lead with: 

  • A proven ability to develop, implement and lead projects and programmes relevant to those being offered by Community Research 
  • Experience working in a research and evaluation context
    Some knowledge of Tikanga Mâori, Te Tiriti Frameworks, Mâtauranga and Kaupapa Mâori Methodologies and Te Reo Mâori 
  • Experience leading events, ideally in broadcasting at a production, commissioning, or delivery level 
  • Effective stakeholder relationship building skills and interpersonal skills 
  • The ability to relate and engage positively to deliver tangible outcomes 
  • The ability to self-manage, innovate, and deliver on actions and timeframes 
  • The ability to work in a flexible and changing environment 
  • Sound decision making skills, analytical and strategic thinking 
  • Honesty, integrity, and effective communication 
  • Strong Tangata whenua, community and voluntary sector networks and understanding of their aspirations (ideal) 
  • Experience or interest to work with Pasifika and other communities of importance (ideal) 
  • Experience in delivery and innovation in use of digital and web-based technologies (desirable) 
  • Political, social, economic and cultural awareness

If you are passionate about community and research, have strong strategic relationships and believe you have what it takes to lead projects and programmes, and create more business opportunities for Community Research, then this may be the role you are looking for.

Should you wish to apply please click here to submit your CV and cover letter. All applications will be acknowledged electronically. 


Applications will close at 5pm on Monday, 20th September 2021.

For further information contact Shawn Cornet on (04) 931 9461 quoting job number 19911. 

To be eligible to apply you must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand. 

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