Te Ao Māori and Te Reo Māori Advisor

Whakarongorau Aotearoa

  • Fixed Term
  • Auckland
  • Excellent CBD fringe location
  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Fixed-term until January 2022

The Te Ao Māori and Te Reo Māori Advisor will work closely and collaboratively with the Chief Service Experience Officer to provide the delivery of improved connections and experience for Māori through Te Ao Māori and Te Reo Māori.

This role is pivotal in exploring language and principles we use to consider and reflect Māori aspirations and equity within our work.

About the role - Atu mo te mahi

The Te Ao Māori and Te Reo Māori Advisor translates artefacts into Te Reo Māori, with a particular focus on the COVID vaccination service.

In this role you will perform the following tasks:

  • Professional translation, interpretation and other language services including quality assessment, typesetting, transcription, editing, formatting and proofreading translations of documents and other written material from English to the Te Reo Māori
  • Ensure timely, accurate and complete artefacts, reports, documents are provided to stakeholders
  • Read material from the source language and rewrite it in the required (target) language
  • Check that the original meaning and feeling of the text is not lost
  • Ensure that technical terms are correctly translated
  • Apply an approach informed by tikanga and Te Reo Māori
  • Support and actively participate in projects, as required

About you - Pehea koe

Qualifications and experience:

  • Ideally knowledge of Te Whare Tapa Whā (Māori model of health)
  • Ideally a minimum of three years' experience in a Kaupapa Māori role
  • Fluency in Te Reo me ōna tikanga and the English language
  • Ideally, a relevant qualification in Te Reo Māori

Skills and competence:

  • A sound knowledge, understanding and application of Te Reo Māori and Tikanga
  • Proven ability to engage effectively with Māori and non-Māori and advise on equity focused approaches
  • Knowledgeable of health inequalities and priority populations
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to engage well with others and positively influence outcomes
  • A strong understanding of Government and the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Project and programme management capability

About us - Ko wai hoki

Whakarongorau Aotearoa are privileged to provide the people of Aotearoa New Zealand with professional, quality advice, support and information across a range of health and mental health services including the COVID-19 Healthline. We do this 24 hours a day, seven days a week across seven digital channels. We manage inbound and outbound call centres in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch as well as remote teams working from their homes across the country.

Our values - Ō Tātou Uara

Our ambition is to virtually support people of Aotearoa New Zealand to stay well and connect them seamlessly with care when they need it.

Our values underpin all we do, and how we do it:

  • Do the right thing - Mahia te mea tika
  • Motivated by quality - Hihiri e te kounga
  • Passion for better - Ngākau nui ki te pai ake
  • Shoulder to Shoulder - Pokohiwi ki Pokohiwi

Whakarongorau Aotearoa celebrates the success of our staff and is continually looking for ways to strengthen and improve our service. You can also look forward to being part of a growing and well-respected national organisation that celebrates success.

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