Pou Ārahi - Regional Advisor Māori
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Whāia, whāia te uru tapu nui a Tāne, a Tāne te waiora, a Tāne whakapiripiri, kia puta ai tātou, ki te whai ao, ki te ao mārama. Kumea te taura kia rena ai tātou o Waka Kotahi. He tangi apakura ki a rātou kua nunumi ki te Pō. Moe whakaaio mai rā koutou i te moenga roa, e kore rawa koutou e warewaretia. Hoki mai ki a tātou te hunga ora, Tēnā tātou katoa. He maioha te mihi ki a koutou katoa ka whai tenei tūranga hou. Ko te tūranga hou hei hapai te tari o Waka Kotahi me te iwi Māori kei runga I te waka kaupapa o Aotearoa. Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa.
- Exciting times at the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
- New role for Māori advisor with relationship management expertise
- Bring your passion for partnering with Māori
- Based in Hamilton and working across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions
Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency recognises and respects Te Tiriti o Waitangi and will work with Māori to build strong, meaningful and enduring relationships to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes so we can make the most of the future opportunities to provide for our cultural heritage as envisaged by Te Tiriti o Waitangi – join us.
The purpose of this new position is to support Waka Kotahi to deliver on its responsibilities, obligations and commitments to Iwi/Māori and to fulfil Te Ara Kotahi – Our Māori Strategy. Te Ara Kotahi provides strategic direction to Waka Kotahi on how we work with and respond to Māori as the Crown's Treaty partner, and what this means for how we do business.
As a Pou Ārahi you will be a member of the Regional Leadership Team to support our people to engage with Iwi/Māori on Waka Kotahi initiatives and projects and partner with Iwi/Māori in the work we do to support them to deliver on their land transport priorities and aspirations.
You will also lead regional engagements with Iwi/Māori to build strong, meaningful and enduring relationships to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.
Ko koe tēnei | About you
To be successful in this role, you will bring:
- High competency and strong fluency in te reo Māori
- Strong knowledge and understanding of tikanga Māori and able to lead cultural events.
- Proven operational and strategic skills to enable you to provide advice on Kaupapa Māori matters.
- Experience in promoting, advocating and implementing strategies and action plans.
- Experience in developing and implementing policies, practices, guidelines and toolkits.
- Experience in the management of iwi partnerships and business group relationships.
- Proven cultural leadership ability.
- Experience of leading, influencing and building credibility across a range of stakeholders
- Demonstrated experience in working with Māori on projects and initiatives.
Ko wai mātou | About us
At Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, it all starts with our people. The organisation's performance and success depends on the people who choose to make this a great place to work and make a difference for Aotearoa. Waka Kotahi has a strong future focus, understanding that new technologies and changing customer expectations mean the transport system we know today will not be the one we deliver in ten years time.
Te Waka Kōtuia Engagement and Partnerships Group is accountable for navigating Waka Kotahi's journey by building strong relationships with all stakeholders, telling great stories to achieve outcomes and change and managing our reputation.
Te Mātangi - Māori Partnerships is part of Te Waka Kōtuia – Engagement and Partnerships and is responsible for ensuring the delivery of Te Ara Kotahi | Our Māori Strategy and its supporting action plan. The team also support the wider business in engaging with Māori, and ensure our people have the guidance and capability to deliver mutually beneficial outcomes for both Māori and Waka Kotahi.
Along with our other benefits we also have new Waka Kotahi Life, Income Protection and Critical Illness Insurance scheme available for permanent employees.
You will demonstrate knowledge of, or a willingness to gain an understanding of Te Ao Māori and promote tikanga and Te Reo Māori. You will also have knowledge of, or a willingness to gain an appreciation of te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi) as it applies in the public sector.11
Rā Katinga | Applications close : Sunday 17 October 2021
For a copy of the position description: www.nzta.govt.nz/careers
For further information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.
Waka Kotahi is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). At the Agency we recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces these values. Please let us know if you need any support or have any access requirements that will help you through the recruitment process.
Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications. We encourage early applications as we may withdraw the advertising at any time.