20/215 Community Advisor

Department of Internal Affairs

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Wellington

Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington but will consider other locations
Business Group: Hāpai Hapori
Branch: Service Delivery & Operations
Salary: $67,210 - $90,931

Ko tōu rourou, ko tōku rourou, ka ora ai tātou katoa

Hāpai Hapori has an important role in working alongside Māori to achieve their aspirations and this position is integral to supporting and strengthening this significant mahi.

We are looking for a Kaitakawaenga for our Oranga Marae programme; a collaborative partnership programme between Internal Affairs (DIA) and Te Puni Kōkiri [TPK] to support the physical and cultural revitalisation of marae throughout New Zealand.

Skills and strengths required for this position are:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Mātauranga, Te Reo, Tikanga Māori
  • Experience working alongside Maori communities, whānau, hapū, iwi 
  • Knowledge and understanding of hapū led development and Treaty based practice
  • Experience in grant making practice 
  • Excellent written and oral communication 
  • Strong IT skills and advanced Excel skills including pivot tables 
  • Ability to synthesise and draw themes and insights from a variety of data and information
  • Strong relationship management and influencing skills and the ability to work at all levels of organisations and with key external stakeholders 
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the machinery of government
  • The ability to rapidly adapt in a fast paced and changing environment. 
  • A drive to make a difference

Key tasks include:

  • Leading the coordination of Oranga Marae 
  • Managing the grants process including - processing, monitoring, reporting, and accountability requirements
  • Providing secretariat support to funding decision making committees
  • Building and maintaining effective working relationships within DIA and TPK to ensure a collaborative and integrated approach to initiatives 
  • Managing communications and flow of funding information 
  • Supporting practice development and practice management  
  • Managing the shared DIA/TPK workspace 

If you want a job where the work you do matters to Aotearoa, we would like to hear from you. The generic JD for a Community Advisor role remains relevant for this position but the primary focus of the role will be as Kaitakawaenga for our Oranga Marae programme. 

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We recognise a diverse workforce contributes to better outcomes. We are committed to creating a workplace where all employees have equal access.

To learn more about the diverse, important mahi we do at Te Tari Taiwhenua and see why we're a great place to work, click here.

We work to make New Zealand better for New Zealanders through our four outcome areas:

  • People can easily access the services and information they need 
  • Iwi, hapū and communities across New Zealand are safe, resilient and thriving 
  • People's sense of belonging and collective memory builds an inclusive New Zealand 
  • New Zealand is a well-functioning democracy across central and local government

Applications close: 5pm, Saturday 11 July 2020
For more information please contact: Ruth Tamihana-Milne at Ruth.Tamihana-Milne@dia.govt.nz 
Job description: To review the full job description, please click here. If you are unable to follow the link, please review the full job description on our careers website.

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