• Advance Thriving Whānau  
  • Translate strategy into action
  • Key leadership role in Policy Partnerships  

About the role 

As the Director Insights you bridge the gap between policy, strategy and delivery.  You will ensure the provision of insights and evidence to inform strategic policy, investment and regional focus which helps identify the best ways to influence outcomes.  A key focus for the Director Insights is to translate strategy into action, providing insights and evidence on different kaupapa domains for policy teams and across the organisation.  The Director Insights is focused on the provision of data, research and analytics across Te Puni Kōkiri and advising the Deputy Chief Executive, Chief Executive and Minister on the Ministry’s performance in supporting the improvement of wellbeing outcomes for Māori. You will also develop and maintain senior level strategic relationships with Māori and senior colleagues across the wider public sector and regions.

About you 

As the successful candidate you will have:

  • experience in research, insights and evidence in a complex setting. 
  • demonstrated strategic and systems leadership across the public service.
  • experience including cross agency collaboration, working effectively with key stakeholders and with Ministers.
  • proven experience of leading high performing multiple-disciplinary policy teams across a diverse range of kaupapa domains.  
  • an excellent understanding of the Machinery of Government.  
  • understanding and experience of te ao Māori and Māori development. 
  • excellent judgement in an environment that is often ambiguous and complex.   
  • the ability to make insights applicable, so that we make a real difference to whānau.  

Why work for us? 

Te Puni Kōkiri is the Principal Policy Advisor to the Government on Māori wellbeing and development and we have an important contribution to make to impact Māori wellbeing outcomes.  To do this, we must exert leadership and influence on the public sector system to enable and support the Government to deliver positive wellbeing outcomes for Maori. 

Our commitment to ‘Whānau Taurikura’ – ‘Thriving Whānau’ enables whānau, hapū and iwi to succeed and underpins everything that we do.   

We are guided by our values of excellence, valuing people and relationships, working collectively and being creative and innovative. We invest in our people and you will be encouraged to develop and contribute to your fullest potential.  We believe strongly in work/life balance and understand that your whānau is important.  We are also committed to your wellbeing, and ongoing learning and development.  In-house Te Reo Māori training is available to our employees as well as the opportunity to join Te Puni Kōkiri Kapa Haka group.   

For an initial information pack and to arrange a discussion please contact Raewyn Brown at raewyn@amytea.co.nz.

To apply please send your cover letter and CV to apply@amytea.co.nz
Applications close Wednesday 23 June.


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