Principal Advisor Māori

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

  • Flexible
  • Wellington

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE

•    Principal Advisor- Māori 
•    $112,856 - $138,028 
•    Flexible working arrangements provided
•    Come join the rōpu to realise better outcomes for Māori and all New Zealanders through recognised and active partnerships with Māori.

Tēnei tūranga - About the role:

In this role, you will be chosen to provide high quality specialist strategic and pragmatic advice to deliver on the MBIE’s responsibilities under Te Tiriti o Waitangi in all our regulatory systems and operational service delivery.  

We will need you to:

•    Lead the development of MBIE’s strategic alliances with Māori across our systems.
•    Support the development of Te Whakatairanga Māori strategy, annual work plans and implementation.
•    Support and lead initiatives to enhance the capability of Te Whakatairanga Service Delivery by utilising mātauranga Māori and kaupapa Māori frameworks.
•    Provide specialist advice on how our services, interactions and engagement could be improved to better meet the needs and aspirations of Māori
•    Build and maintain enduring trust-based relationships with Māori.

This is a highly collaborative role, so there is an expectation for you to actively build and maintain relationships with the General Managers and their teams of Te Whakatairanga Service Delivery.

Nga pukenga me nga wheako e hiahiatia ana - Skills and experience required:

•    Me matatau i te reo Māori me ōna tikanga – you can take part in general conversation with speakers of te reo Māori, understand most of what is said and contribute relevant comments. 
•    Expert understanding of Crown responsibilities under Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the aspirations and needs of Māori.
•    Proven experience working in a policy and service delivery agency where partnership with Māori communities, iwi, hapū and key Māori organisations are prioritised.
•    Must be a skilled writer with the ability to clearly and concisely articulate their ideas in a persuasive way.
•    An ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing with a wide range of people at all levels, both internal and external to MBIE.
•    A proven track record of experience and achievement in working with senior leadership teams and providing high level strategic advice in a complex environment. 
•    Strong systems thinking skills, able to quickly develop an understanding of context in relation to the insights required and provide strategic advice

Ētahi kōrero mō MBIE - About MBIE:

MBIE's goal is to create a resilient and high-performing economy that delivers real and ongoing quality of life for all New Zealanders.

We do this by working with others to create an environment that supports businesses to be more productive and internationally competitive, enables all New Zealanders to participate in the economy through improved job opportunities and by working to ensure quality housing is more affordable.
People are at the heart of our mahi, we are committed to creating a safe, trusting, inclusive workplace where our people can thrive. Our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours. 

•    Mahi Tahi – Better Together
•    Māia – Bold and brave
•    Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future
•    Pono me te Tika – Own It

Our aspirations are echoed in our Māori identity – Hīkina Whakatutuki – which broadly means ‘lifting to make successful'.

MBIE recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown and is committed to giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We will do this through enduring, meaningful and effective partnerships with iwi, Māori, other Māori groups/organisations and the Crown, as this is critical to enable economic and social development, both for Māori and for wider Aotearoa New Zealand. We are committed to continuing to partner with iwi in order to find new sustainable solutions to address long standing systemic and cross-cutting issues facing Māori and wider Aotearoa New Zealand and we are also committed to identifying opportunities for iwi to lead and creating an enabling environment for iwi to leverage these opportunities.

E mōhio ana a Hīkina Whakatutuki i puea ake te kōtuinga iwaenganui i a ngāi Māori me te Karauna i Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ā, kei te whai ia ki te whakaū ake i Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Mā te whai kiko o ngā kōtuinga ahungaroa o ngāiwi, o ngāi Māori, me ētahi atu rōpū Māori ki te Karauna, katutuki tēnei. He āhuatanga nui tēnei e āhei ai ngā mahi whanaketanga ā-ohanga, ā-pāpori hoki ki a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui. E whai tonu ana mātou ki te kōtui atu ki ngā iwi mō te rapu huarahi hou ki te whakaara i ngā kaupapakua roa nei e tāmi ana i a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui, ā, e whai ana hoki ki te tautohu i ngā āheinga kōkiritanga māngā iwi, me te tautoko i ngā iwi kia whai mana ake ai ēneiāheinga.

Me pēhea te tono - How to apply:

Click here to view a position description.

All applications must be submitted via our online process

Email Monica Chow at quoting ref MBIE/1220 if you have any further questions.

Applications close on 12 December 2021



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