Māori Capability Lead - Kaitohutohu Ārahi Māori

NZIC

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Wellington

Māori Capability Lead - Kaitohutohu Ārahi Māori 

He aha te mea nui o tēnei ao? 
What is the most important thing in this world? 
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata 
Tis people, it is people, it is people 

Our work is secret, but the reason for our success isn’t. It’s our people.
And we’re just like you. We’re ordinary people. But together, we’re doing extraordinary things to protect Aotearoa and its people. 

Together Te Tira Tiaki and Te Pā Whakamarumaru are the core agencies of the New Zealand Intelligence Community (NZIC). We are driven by our mission and live our values every day. 

The Māori Capability Lead is responsible for leading, scoping, planning, forecasting and delivering initiatives to enable management and staff to lift their levels of cultural capability and effectiveness. 

Te āhua o Te Tūrunga - The nature of the position 

The purpose of this role is to lead a strategic programme of work to uplift the organisation’s Māori capability, and to increase the communities understanding and ability to apply te ao Māori, te reo Māori, tikanga and mātauranga Māori to the way the organisation works. The Māori Capability Lead is responsible for leading, scoping, planning, forecasting, and delivering initiatives to enable management and staff to lift their levels of cultural capability and effectiveness. 

The intent of this newly created role will be the management of projects and co- ordination of people, to ensure work stream deliverables are achieved on time and produce the desired results. These results encompass the increase of understanding and ability to apply te ao Māori, tikanga Māori, mātauranga Māori in the way the organisation works. With the skills and experience to enable you to develop an educational maturity model, you’ll enjoy leveraging modern learning approaches and as you set out a roadmap of the learning journey. Developing a Māori language plan and Māori learning development plan, you will form a pivotal link, supporting in the delivery of Māori capability programmes as part of the te ao Māori team. Furthermore, you will be undertaking a gap analysis, to inform future Māori capability development, building feedback measures into your programmes, which include simple to regular evaluations, via a tikanga Māori lens. 

Ngā tino Pūkenga/Wheako - Essential skills/experiences for the role 

  • Sound experience in a senior capability or senior Māori adult educational role 
  • An extensive skill set in implementing a Māori strategy and leading organisational change 
  • Extensive knowledge of mātauranga Māori, practical application of principles of te tiriti o waitangi, tikanga Māori and proficiency in te reo Māori. 
  • Māori leadership experience with strong connections with Māori communities and government organisations 
  • Experience in implementing a Māori strategy and leading organisational change 
  • The proven skills to empower and enhance the mana of others 

If you’re excited by the opportunity to join our whānau and take up this pivotal role, we would love to hear from you. 

We offer our people comprehensive benefits, flexible working and great work-life balance. Join us and let us help you become Beyond Ordinary. 

To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and ideally have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years. 

You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Special (TSS) security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed. 

Use this online tool to self-check your eligibility for a TSS security clearance. Please note that this tool is not part of the formal security clearance process: http://www.protectivesecurity.govt.nz/eligibility-tool 

The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality. You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career. 

Our Covid-19 vaccination policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated. You will be required to provide evidence regarding your vaccinations status. 

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