Senior Adviser Māori Partnership

Ministry for Primary Industries

  • Bay of Plenty

Matua Kaupapahere Kaitātari - Senior Adviser - Māori Partnerships

Ma tau rourou, ma taku rourou, ka ora te iwi (with your contribution and my contribution the people will prosper)

 Secondment or Fixed term through to December 2022

  • Work in a high-profile area and make a significant impact for New Zealand
  • Support the optimisation of the forestry sector
  • Work towards sustainable land management practices

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Uru Rākau - New Zealand Forest Service has embarked on a multi-year programme to strengthen and deepen the provision of planning and advice to the Forestry sector and landowners.  This Service will take a strategic national view of forests, forestry, and wood processing and use that to provide advice to optimise the sector, maximise the benefits of our forests, and support sustainable land management practice.

The role of the Senior Advisor, Māori Partnerships is to design and deliver the first iteration of the Partnering strategy, taking the lead on our Māori engagement strategy.

This key role will ensure the work assist teams to engage with Māori interests in forestry through the creation of a strategic engagement plan which identifies opportunities and challenges for Māori in the forestry sector.

Ideally this will be a Rotorua based position, however we are open to receiving applications from candidates in other locations.

The salary band for this role is:  $92,073 - $124,570 depending on skills and experience.

Mōu - About You

You will bring your reputable stakeholder engagement and communication skills to this exciting new position, where you can use your expertise in collaborating to define delivery channels, identify stakeholder groups and outlining engagement capabilities and methods. 

If you are someone who thrives on establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with Māori industry, sectoral/regional stakeholders, iwi, landowners and foresters, we are keen to hear from you.

Other key capabilities we are looking for include:

  • A tertiary qualification in economics, law, science, resource management, agricultural, forestry, fisheries, horticultural or health; or a related discipline.
  • Significant experience in establishing and effectively maintaining collaborative relationships with stakeholders, Māori and Government and non-governmental agencies. Extensive existing internal and external networks.
  • Significant experience in strategic and intellectual leadership.
  • Substantial agency experience involving analysis, internal and external consultation, engagement, and interaction with decision makers.
  • Experience in business planning processes.
  • Experience managing priority projects and work programmes.
  • Experience in determining stakeholder and customer needs and establishing mechanisms for meeting these.
  • A strong track record of achievement of results.
  • Experience in drafting advice and formal briefing papers.
  • An agile and solution focussed work approach in the face of change.
  • Ability to deal with concepts and complexity comfortably.

Mō tō mātou rōpū - About our team 

Forestry is one of our country's most successful primary industries. Te Uru Rākau - New Zealand Forest Service, a branch within the Ministry for Primary Industries, builds on this success to create a sustainable and innovative forestry sector that continues to grow and adapt. Join our dynamic and diverse Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service team who all share the common goal of improving the social, environmental and economic outcomes for New Zealand.

You will be part of a team that will frame-up and deliver the first iteration of the Partnering Strategy to underpin our enhanced advisory service including continuing the development of our Māori Engagement Strategy.  This team will also consolidate and build our advice offering, linking with our other units to streamline advice by customer segment, channel, and product type.  Looking into the future, the team will also map ways our advice services can deepen and mature in the coming years.

Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI

The Ministry for Primary Industries is helping to seize export opportunities for our primary industries, improve sector productivity, ensure the food we produce is safe, increase sustainable resource use, and protect New Zealand from biological risk.

MPI has a focus on career pathways and we will work with you to help you grow.

To see the benefits of working at MPI, please click here

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do, please click here

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click on “APPLY NOW” or visit the MPI Careers site.  For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.

For internal candidates please ensure your current manager is aware of your application.

Applications close: Midnight Sunday 24 October 2021

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Fiona O'Brien, Senior Talent Acquisition Adviser on 04- 894 3492  or Fiona.O'

The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.



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