Kaitohutohu Matua (Senior Adviser) Te Ao Māori

Ministry of Education

  • Wellington

Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tēnā koutou katoa and welcome.

  • Fixed-term to December 2023 - full-time
  • Contribute to major national projects including Ka Ora, Ka Ako - Healthy School Lunches and Ikura - Manaakitia te whare tangata - Period Products in schools programmes
  • Reports to National Office in Wellington however can be regionally based

Help shape the future of education

He mea tārai e mātou te mātauranga kia rangatira ai, kia mana taurite ai ōna huanga.

We work to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

At Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga - Ministry of Education, we work to provide services and support nationally, regionally and locally to the education sector, and in some cases, directly to ākonga and whānau.

We help shape the policies, settings and performance of the education system for early learning, schooling and tertiary. We do this by building relationships and understanding the needs of those who receive our services.

We are making significant changes to how we deliver our mahi by doing the following:

  • Taking practical action to give effect to te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Giving priority to regional and local voice
  • Delivering greater responsiveness, accessibility and integrated services and support
  • Improving feedback loops and information flows

Our organisation is made up of talented and committed people across Aotearoa from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.

About our group and team

In Te Pae Aronui our teams around the country work closely with the Early Childhood and Schooling sectors and communities to provide support, expertise and resources to help children and young people reach their full potential. We also directly provide Learning Support for around 40,000 children and young people.

The Special Projects team within Te Pae Aronui is responsible for supporting schools and kura to implement a range of programmes and services that support student well-being such as the Ka Ora, Ka Ako | Healthy School Lunches programme and Ikura | Manaakitia te whare tangata

Period products in schools initiatives.

Mō tēnei tūranga - About this role

The Senior AdviserTe Ao Māori, Special Projects, is responsible for supporting schools and kura to implement a range of programmes and services that support student well-being such as the Ka Ora, Ka Ako - healthy school lunches and Ikura - Manaakitia te whare tangata - Period products programme in schools. The Senior Advisor Te Ao Māori will also support the execution of the Special Projects Te Ao Māori workstream initiatives as well as be a key person in the success of the social procurement, engagement and partnership Ka Ora, Ka Ako Iwi and Hapū Model.

This role works closely with other Special Projects team members, including others in the Te Ao Māori workstream.

Mōhou ake - About you

You will have experience working in a government agency and an understanding of effective assurance and evaluation practices. Experience in engaging with iwi and hapū on work related matters and experience of kaupapa Māori, matauranga Māori and total immersion kura settings is highly desirable.

You will also have the following:

  • The ability to operationalise and implement policy
  • Experience supporting the delivery of projects in a complex, highly scrutinised environment
  • Experience of providing high quality and timely advice, written and verbal
  • A can-do attitude with a focus on delivering outcomes
  • An understanding and application of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangata whenuatanga
  • Fluency in Te Reo highly advantageous as is an understanding of tikanga and kawa
  • Knowledge of the education sector and proven experience in engaging with communities and whānau is advantageous

If you want to work on projects that will make a real difference for our ākonga, this is a great opportunity!

Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi? - Are you ready to make a difference?

We need to reflect the diverse communities we serve, so we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, orientations, and identities. As an organisation, we are committed to building racial equity and excellence in the education sector.

We want to provide flexible working environments where everyone feels relevant, valued and supported. So, if working from home and/or having a flexible start and finish to the day will help with this, we can usually make it happen. We'd love to hear what this might look like for you, so feel free to outline this in your cover letter.

In your cover letter we'd like to know:

  • about you, your values, your whakapapa
  • your interest and motivations for this role
  • the abilities, strengths, personal attributes and diverse perspectives you will bring to the role and this organisation.

Please review the position description by copy and pasting this link into your browser: https://expressonline.haineslink.co.nz/pdfs/732003_JobDesc.pdf

The Ministry encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated although currently this is a voluntary requirement. There is no requirement to show evidence of your vaccine status as this role is not covered by the Public Health (Vaccinations) Order.

For further information, please contact Teresa Ross at teresa.ross@education.govt.nz

Applications close 11.59pm Wednesday, 6 July 2022.



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