Kaiwhakatere - Systems Navigator

Te Hiku Iwi Development Trust

  • Northland

Extensive systems knowledge and the ability to interpret the components and structures? Unique position; assessing and understanding the current service delivery mechanism in Te Hiku and identifying systemic change requirements. 

  • Social Design and social impact systems graduate or relevantly experienced?
  • Able to identify systemic change?
  • Return home to support the Kaitaia community.

Ko wai mātou? - Who are we? 

Te Hiku Iwi are working together on the Te Hiku o Ika Iwi - Crown Social Development and Wellbeing Accord to realise their shared vision:

The communities, whānau, hapu and iwi of Te Hiku o Te Ika are culturally, socially and economically prosperous.

Kia whiwhi ngā hapori, whānau, hapū me ngā iwi o Te Hiku o Te Ika i te oranga tonutanga, kai rānea.

In 2013 the Social Accord, which established a partnership between four Te Hiku Iwi and the Crown to realise a shared vision with mutually agreed social priorities and outcomes for Te Hiku, was signed.  In 2020, the Addendum to the Accord was negotiated and signed to record how the working relationship had evolved and how the parties will work together to identify opportunities and implement joint work, providing more detail about how the Shared Vision will be realised.  This led to the establishment of the Joint Work Programme (JWP).

The Host Entity for the Te Hiku o Te Ika – Crown Social Development and Wellbeing Accord and the Joint Work Programme is Te Hiku Iwi Development Trust. 

The Joint Work Programme (JWP) is committed to bringing the voice of whānau to the decision-making table to achieve the three high-level outcomes of the Te Hiku Iwi-Crown Social Accord (2013): Maximising Te Hiku Potential, Life-long learning, and Mana Tangata.  

This has established the’ how’ of the change required, ensuring that the right people are in the right places, so that work can be directed ON the system, changing it from the top, not from the bottom, up. 

The overarching intent is to support the development of a progressive and successful economy where whānau of Te Hiku o Te Ika enjoy an increased standard of living comparable to the rest of Aotearoa. As such, this position is to support and enable the JWP methodology as a pathway and regional approach to deliver on Te Hiku whānau needs and aspirations.

Te āhua o Te Tūrunga - The nature of the position.  

The Systems Navigator works within Ngā Puna Waiora in the Te Hiku - the Crown Joint Work Programme.  Ngā Puna Waiora is a mechanism used to review alignment of the system across a range of settings with the needs and aspirations of Te Hiku whānau firmly in view.  

The position intent is to work within Ngā Puna Waiora processes to identify systemic change requirements, in order to respond effectively to priorities as set by whānau voice. 

Drawing upon your extensive social design and social impact systems knowledge and the ability to interpret the components and structures of those systems, you will set about assessing and understanding the adequacy of the current services in Te Hiku.  Working with the greater JWP team on the possibilities for systems association and connections, you will identify and develop an understanding of how these systems can be improved to create sustainable, equitable change for whānau in Te Hiku.  Naturally, you will have an inquisitive, and cognitive skill set, one which enables you to work with complex factors, managing many variables until you have arranged them in the most productive configuration possible.

You will craft problem statements to capture issues and solutions for actions to flow through the Governance Structure that represents the unique conditions that the Accord/JWP have secured for the programme to take issues directly to the crown for resolution.

The role will support mechanisms to capture information to enable effective monitoring and evaluation of the delivery of the Target Outcomes and Impact Measures and long term strategic goals of the programme, with the intent to better serve whānau.  

Engaging with Crown and Iwi representation to support system inquiry and advocacy, it is envisaged that you will already have established local community connections and we encourage those who reside in the rohe to apply for this position.  

Practical knowledge of Te Reo me ona tikanga is required. 

Ngā tino Pūkenga/Whēako - Essential skills/experiences for the role.

Skills, competencies and experience required for application include: 

  • Understanding of social design and social impact in the context of leading systems change to address social inequity
  • Established local community connections and networks across key Māori networks across Te Hiku. 
  • Proven knowledge of Te Reo me ona tikanga.
  • Understanding of community well-being improvement.
  • Familiarity with systemic environments. 
  • Advanced computer literacy including competency and experience of Microsoft 365.
  • Past skills and experience in managing projects and programmes.
  • Able to demonstrate flexibility and an ability to swiftly respond to a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to operate effectively in a cultural setting and proven understanding of and commitment to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
  • Highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Natural rapport and relationship building abilities. 
  • A graduate degree in social design and social impact systems or similar is desirable, however this may be offset equivalent experience.

Reporting to the Programme Director, you will support the Joint Work Programme Implementation Team Project Leads to identify systemic actions required to support workstream outcomes. 

This is a unique position that embraces a “new way of working” in an ongoing process of innovation, reflection and learning to create lasting social change, bringing, without exception, our best judgement and experiences as whānau members.  

Te tono - How to apply

To apply, or to enquire further phone Lesley on 021 708 252 or email your up-dated CV and covering letter through to HR@tehikuiwi.com

Applications close on: Friday the 24 September 2021 at 5.00 pm.


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