Chief Advisor Maori Crown Relations

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 months ago
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    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Policy and Advisory
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 09-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: MOH/1425434
  • Job Title: Chief Advisor Maori Crown Relations
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  • Focus on leading and supporting others to achieve
  • Wellington based


Great opportunity to set us on a new direction forward, and innovate change improving the way we deliver on our ambitious goals…

Kaitiakitanga – We lead the Ministry’s response to its obligations to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Māori health aspirations and requirements, and equity in health outcomes for all New Zealanders.

The Chief Advisor Māori Crown Relationships provides leadership and technical advice on Māori Crown relations, including the engagement in Treaty settlement processes and especially Iwi and Māori relationships with District Health Boards.

In this pivotal role you will have significant experience operating at a strategic and tactical level.  Your relationship/stakeholder management skills will be exemplary enabling you to develop and influence others across the Ministry, wider health sector and with other external stakeholders.  You will have extensive networks with iwi and ideally across the health sector.  To be sucessful in this role you will also have a sound understanding of tikanga Māori and te reo Māori.  Your strategic understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi will enable you to implement the treaty principles into planning around historical and contemporary claims.  If you’re looking for a role where you can make a significant difference for New Zealanders, this could be the ideal role for you.

The Ministry of Health is the kaitiaki of the health and disability system in New Zealand.  We are responsible for providing active stewardship and leadership across the nations health and disability system.  We ensure the system provides people with the highest levels of care, regardless of who they are or where they live.

We have embarked on a transformational change programme which is creating some exciting career opportunities.  If you would like to contribute to the important work that we do, please join us.

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Advertising for this role closes at midnight Monday 21 October 2019


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