Advisor and Senior Advisor – E Tu Whanau

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 12-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/1456527
  • Job Title: Advisor and Senior Advisor – E Tu Whanau
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Advisor and Senior Advisor – E Tu Whanau


  • Are you an Advisor or Senior Advisor looking to work with a focus on Maori Communities
  • Keen to work in a dynamic and diverse environment
  • Permanent roles, mainly Wellington or Auckland based


We are seeking experienced Advisors and Senior Advisors who will be responsible for engaging with Maori communities to ensure the alignment of identified issues with co-designed solutions. The core component of this role is supporting the development of partnerships and community-led solutions that enhance belonging.


In our work, we make a real and positive difference for communities, through authentic relationship development, the solutions we invest in and the support we give.


This is a fast-paced role in an outcome focused workplace. We are looking for a broad set of skills within the roles. Functions within this role include:


• providing intellectual subject matter expertise and leadership in development of initiatives to our diverse clients and their whanau
• building successful relationships and working with whanau and communities to find solutions
• influencing and working with others to support and implement support initiatives
• providing high quality analysis, advice and reports for key internal and external stakeholders
• advising senior management and providing high-level support
• building strong community relationships throughout New Zealand


You will also be expected to lead and contribute to work on both internal and cross government priorities.
We are seeking positive individuals, with knowledge, skills and experience in community Development as well as knowledge of Te Ao Maori. To ensure the effectiveness of these roles, travel will be required. 


Experience in the development, implementation and delivery of services or programmes is desirable, as well as an ability to be culturally adaptive.
You will need excellent relationship management skills and be able to translate community issues into co-designed solutions that can be understood by multiple audiences. You will also be able to demonstrate your ability to develop practical solutions for complex problems with a focus on getting the job done!


A significant part of your role will be building relationships with key government stakeholders, internal ministry staff, community and the NGO sector. This means you are an effective communicator in addition to an excellent relationship manager with a collaborative work ethic and values that align to MSD’s priorities.
A significant part of your role is to work collaboratively with communities and ensure their solutions are supported and reflected in the Ministry’s commitment to growing strong Whanau.


If this sounds like you, and you’re ready to either take a step up, or take on the next set of challenges in your career, then we want to hear from you!


How to apply


To apply, click the ‘Apply Now’ button, complete the online application form and submit your CV and Cover Letter outlining your suitability for this role.


All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at


Applications close Wednesday 25th March 2020