• Policy Partnerships Puni
  • Advance Thriving Whānau
  • Wellbeing and Development Directorates

About the roles

We are looking to recruit two experienced and exceptional Directors – one to lead the Wellbeing Directorate and one to lead the Development Directorate both situated within the Policy Partnerships Puni.  Reporting to a Deputy Secretary, you will be a member of the leadership team and you will be responsible for:

  • leading specific strategic policy projects and contributing to the leadership and management of the Policy Partnerships Puni.
  • leading a network of professionals across government agencies to continuously lift standards of policy analysis and advice around improving Māori wellbeing.
  • seeking opportunities to strategically influence the Government’s priorities for Māori.
  • together with the Deputy Secretary, collaborate and influence across the sector as well as with regions, agencies and communities on policy design and ensuring local level insights support the effectiveness of the policy development process. 

About you

As the successful candidate you will have:

  • policy development experience including cross agency collaboration and legislative development and experience 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 and of the policy process.
  • understanding and experience of te ao Māori, Māori development and Māori policy frameworks.
  • significant experience working with iwi and hapū and whānau Māori, including at a local level.
  • excellent judgement in an environment that is often ambiguous and complex. 
  • The ability to make policy practical and 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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