Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: System Strategy and Initiatives
Branch: Digital Public Service
Salary: $122,744 – $166,065

Significant role leading partnerships between the government Chief Digital Office and mana whenua

  • Lead the GCDO’s Māori response
  • Proactive partnership approach
  • Influence across the digital public service

Te Tari Taiwhenua serves and connects people, communities and government to build a safe, prosperous and respected nation. The department is committed to developing proactive, meaningful and lasting relationships with our Treaty partner.

Te Tari Taiwhenua delivers value to Aotearoa in many ways – leading digital government, keeping Kiwis safe from harm, supporting strong and resilient communities, strengthening civic participation and governance, and fostering our cultural identity. In other words, we are all about helping to make Aotearoa better for all who live on this whenua.

The role

Te Pou Matihiko is a significant role that positions the Government, the Government Chief Digital Officer (GCDO) and the Digital Public Service Branch (more on this branch below) to both create and continue strong relationships and engagement with Māori.

The role will support the GCDO to work in partnership with mana whenua, and to ensure Te Ao Māori, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and matauranga is considered, understood and reflected in digital strategy and direction.

An important first step will be to establish a basis for engagement with key stakeholders on specific programmes of work such as the Strategy for a Digital Public Service, Digital Identity, Digital Inclusion (including Te Whata Kōrero), and adoption of public Cloud services. 

It is important that all of these initiatives reflect government’s commitments as a Treaty partner. The position has accountability for ensuring a Te Ao Māori perspective is woven into all elements of the GCDO, and that Māori interests are effectively represented.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Proven experience working with or in Māori organisations
  • Proven experience, credibility and mana to influence and lead the relationship between Māori and public-sector worlds, specifically Te Tari Taiwhenua
  • Strong capability in tikanga me ona reo.
  • The ability to articulate perspectives around Te Ao Māori and Te Tiriti as these relate to the work of the GCDO
  • Track record of succeeding in integrating Māori perspectives in key strategic programmes in authentic and value-added ways
  • Strategic and system thinking and thought leadership capability
  • Excellent relationship building and engagement skills.

Digital Public Service Branch

Our public service is being called upon to deliver a unified, seamless and effective digital experience so that New Zealanders have the best possible experience of government. We are seeking experienced, strategic leaders to work with vision and influence to help enable and drive a strong, successful and connected digital public sector. 

A digital public service

This work is critical to creating the platform for government to respond to people’s expectations for faster, more agile, accessible and integrated digital services.

The branch achieves this by working across the public service to connect, influence and support the system to transform and better respond to the ever-changing digital landscape. It also supports the Government Chief Digital Officer, whose work supports a modern adaptive public service to have the skills, technology and data to operate at pace and to meet changing needs. 

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, Monday 6 July 2020

To apply: visit the DIA careers page http://dia.hosting.staffcv.com/job-search-results/

For more information please contact: Amy Tea on 027 435 3000 or Melissa Keane on 021 0200 9798.
A copy of the position description is available below.


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