Kaitauwhiro Whānau | Commissioning Advisor

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

  • Full Time
  • Canterbury

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā, kei te kimi mātou o Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu i tētahi tāngata ki te whakakī i tētahi tūnga wātea. Nā reira, pānui mai i ngā kōrero e whai ake nei.  Ko koe pea te tangata tika.

We are seeking a dedicated individual to fill the role of Commissioning Advisor.  This role will sit in our Wai Ora (Commissioning) team and will support whānau to realise their own aspirations.

Mō mātou - Our organisation

As the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency for the South Island, Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu contributes to realising the power of the Whānau Ora approach by developing strategies based on four guiding principles:

  • Kotahitanga - collaborative approach to integrated solutions and delivery
  • Kāinga focus - local solutions. Whānau initiated solutions are best
  • Panoni hou - innovation through investing in new solutions, encouraging social innovation and entrepreneurship to incentivise new services, new approaches and integrated solutions
  • Kōkiritanga - partnering for success.

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu works to support and enable whānau to create sustained social impact.  We do this by developing and investing in ideas and initiatives that improve outcomes for whānau Māori, underpinned by whānau-centred principles and strategies.

Ko tā mātou mahi - Our role

Wai Ora is the commissioning space that invests directly into whānau aspirations and wellbeing, including Wave funding and sponsorship.  Wai Ora provides investment directly to whānau, rather than through an entity or provider, creating trusted relationships between Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu and whānau.

Our commissioning space requires further resourcing therefore we are seeking an additional Commissioning Advisor to join the team.

The Commissioning Advisor will provide support to whānau along the commissioning pipeline, as the face of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu.  Your sound relationship management, engagement skills, report writing, and effective communication skills will see you succeed in this role.  You will also have a proven business acumen and a broad understanding of how small to medium enterprises operate.

As a trusted advisor you will contribute to the efficient and effective management of contracts, by proactively managing both contracts and relationships.  You will build and maintain strong relationships with whānau. You will be known on the ground in the community, supporting whānau to achieve their aspirations, identifying areas of upskilling and resourcing whānau to develop their capability.

The Commissioning Advisor is also responsible for ensuring that reports are delivered to agreed timeframes and that they are accurate and reflect whānau voice.

You will also support the Wai Ora team to promote positively the mahi that is carried out throughout the commissioning pipeline both internally and externally and across various mediums, including social media platforms.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support the commissioning team with the planning and execution of the commissioning pipeline.
  • Support the commissioning team with the planning and execution of the commissioning Roadshows and Workshops.
  • Engage with approved entities to negotiate and effectively manage contracts.
  • Build and maintain trusted relationships with communities, partners, whānau and networks.
  • Accurately contribute to the quarterly and annual reports in a way that reflects whānau voice.
  • Ensure all data and information is maintained with the highest levels of privacy, confidentiality and integrity.

Ōu pūkenga - What you will bring?

  • An ability to build and maintain trusted relationships with whānau, partners, communities, and networks.
  • Sound experience in dealing with the management of investment funding, commissioning, and community-based programmes.
  • Sound business acumen - business competency, business experience, knowledge, and skills.
  • Proven experience working with Māori and within a kaupapa Māori environment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Whānau Ora approach.
  • Demonstrate a high level of digital capability across various IT platforms and technologies.
  • Diligent monitoring and report writing skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • The ability to take a creative, practical, and proactive approach to problem identification and resolution within the areas of responsibility.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.
  • Established community relationships, credibility with the greater Māori community is desired.
  • Knowledge of or a willingness to learn te reo and tikanga necessary to discharge the function of the role.
  • Familiarity with the Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its application to the work of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu.
  • Willingness to engage with whānau, hāpu and iwi networks throughout Aotearoa.
  • A current full drivers licence.
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant field preferred but not essential.

Additionally, this role will require someone with excellent interpersonal skills, coupled with a high level of professionalism and capability to support the initiatives of this significant, whānau focused organisation.

A working understanding of kaupapa Māori will be essential in being able to provide strategic support to the Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu team and key stakeholders.

If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding new opportunity to support the realisation of Whānau Ora, then this role with purpose is for you.

Ngā hua – Benefits / What's in it for you?

  • A workplace founded on te ao Māori and tikanga Māori.
  • A job that contributes to making a difference for whānau.
  • Passionate, motivated, and caring colleagues.

Me pēhea te tono - How to apply.

Click the link to apply.

Be sure to attach a current CV and a Cover Letter advising us why you would be an excellent fit for the role.

If you would like a copy of the full position description or for any further information, please email hr@teputahitanga.org

Applications close on Sunday 30 June 2024.


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