Kaupapa Inquiry Advisor/Senior Kaupapa Inquiry Advisor, Te Kurutao (multiple opportunities)

Kainga Ora

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Multiple Location Options
  • Be the catalyst of change within a large and complex organisation
  • Gain unrivalled experience within the Kaupapa Inquiry and cross-agency collaboration
  • Full-time, permanent roles at Kaupapa Inquiry Advisor and Senior Kaupapa Inquiry Advisor level, + five weeks' annual leave + free insurances

Mō mātou - Our organisation

At Kāinga Ora, ours is the important responsibility of transforming New Zealand's housing choices, outcomes and the entire housing sector by creating homes and communities that allow New Zealanders to thrive.

What is exciting about working for Kāinga Ora is getting the chance to make a real and positive impact on New Zealanders' lives. With skills, planning and purposeful action, our people are creating the homes and neighbourhoods that will build the future of Aotearoa.

We are passionate about transforming New Zealand for the better. That includes being a trusted partner for Māori and iwi, protecting and enabling their rights, interests and aspirations under the guidance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Ko tā mātou mahi - Your role

The Kaupapa Inquiry Advisor will focus on identifying and locating historical documentation required to inform the Inquiry, including preparing and reviewing documents and undertaking reviews against the thematic framework. You may also attend public hearings and inter-agency discussions, and take care of the project's administration needs. This role would suit a new or recent graduate, and you will be supported to gain confidence owning and directing your own programme. This position can be based in Wellington, Auckland or Hamilton.

The Senior Kaupapa Inquiry Advisor is accountable for ensuring Kāinga Ora meets its statutory responsibilities and operating principles through the Housing Kaupapa Inquiry, and the Crown's obligations to Te Tiriti o Waitangi as they pertain to the Housing Kaupapa Inquiry from a legal perspective. As the programme lead, you will be adept at stimulating and motivating engagement across the organisation with the Inquiry, and will bring your innovative side to drive new ways of working and rectify disparities beyond a set framework. This position is Wellington-based.

Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu - What you will bring:

  • You'll have at least a basic proficiency in tikanga Māori, a sound grounding in Te Ao Māori, and an inherent understanding of the implications of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • A tertiary qualification in law, information management, social sciences or a similar relevant degree would be advantageous
  • You'll be adept at juggling competing demands, effectively prioritising and multitasking to deliver to tight deadlines
  • Your exceptional interpersonal and communication skills will make you a natural at communicating complex ideas to a variety of audiences in an understandable way

Additionally, the Senior Kaupapa Inquiry Advisor will have the following:

  • A wealth of best practice legal compliance expertise in the government sector
  • Experience providing thought leadership and strategic advice on public law compliance, regulations and legislation
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of Treaty and Tribunal compliance legislation and requirements.

Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou - What's in it for you?

We offer competitive salaries, five weeks' annual leave and a benefits package including a range of insurances, flexible working arrangements and career development. These benefits are described in more detail here https://careers.kaingaora.govt.nz/a-great-place-to-work/benefits.

As a Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities employee, we want to make sure that you have all the tools and support you need. We want to ensure you are healthy and have work-life balance. We also want to support and grow your personal and career development through on-the-job learning, training courses, secondments and study opportunities.

Ō Tātou Uara - Our values

Our values were developed by us, for us. They unite us as an organisation and guide how we work every day.

Our values are the following:

  • Manaakitanga - People at the Heart
  • Mahi Tahi - Better Together
  • Whanake - Be Bold

Tūhono mai - Join us

To view the position description and apply for this role, please follow the online process via http://careers.kaingaora.govt.nz

 Please note: all applicants, including existing employees, need to follow this process. If you have any questions, please contact the recruitment team via Kaingaora.recruit@kaingaora.govt.nz

Applications close on Wednesday, 22 September 2021.

We value diversity and are committed to working with each other and our customers in an inclusive and respectful way. We welcome applicants from all walks of life and appreciate the richness of experience that your point of difference brings to the organisation.

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 57078MHI

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