Crown Programme Lead

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    6 months ago
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  • Category: Project Coordination and Management
  • Location: Wellington (Te Whanganui a Tara)
  • Date Advertised: 27-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: APA/1509133
  • Job Title: Crown Programme Lead
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  • Summary:
  • Co-manage & co-deliver the newly established Apanui Justice Programme
  • A truly innovative opportunity to transform justice sector service delivery, creating real impact for whānau 
  • Wellington based with regular travel to the Eastern Bay of Plenty

The Apanui Justice Programme, has been co-designed by the Crown and Te Whānau a Apanui, an iwi in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. The Programme seeks to redesign how criminal justice services are delivered for Te Whānau a Apanui to improve outcomes for whānau. The Programme is co-designed, co-produced and co-owned in partnership by Te Whānau a Apanui and the Crown.

The High Impact Innovation Programme (HIIP) is based at Ara Poutama Aotearoa, working across the Justice Sector to improve justice sector outcomes and safely reduce New Zealand’s prison population. The Crown Programme Lead will be based in HIIP, located at Ara Poutama Aotearoa, working directly with the Te Whānau a Apanui Programme lead based at Te Rūnanga o Te Whānau in Te Kaha. The Apanui Justice Programme aligns closely with a number of Agency strategies. Additionally, the Programme supports the delivery of the Justice Sector Leadership Board’s key sector priorities of ‘Strengthening the Māori-Crown Relationship’, and ‘Transformation of the Criminal Justice System’.

Ō mahi | What you’ll do

We are building a programme team to co-lead, co-establish, co-manage and co-deliver the Apanui Justice Sector Programme.  The Crown Programme Lead will be based in Wellington, working with the Te Whānau a Apanui Programme Lead based in the community in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. The two Programme Leads share responsibilities and are partners representing both Crown and Te Whānau a Apanui worldviews, working at the two-world interface. This will require both roles to build an authentic partnership and close working relationship quickly.

As a Programme Lead, you will jointly provide strategic management, oversite and delivery of the Apanui Justice  Programme.  Your ability to engage and build relationships with partners across the justice and social sector, and Te Whānau a Apanui whānau, hapū and iwi, is vital.  With previous expertise in project delivery, you will carry out planning and design activities, reporting on progress, costs and scope, and delivering programme workstreams.

Mōu | About you

We would like to hear from you if you have strong alignment to the Programme’s kaupapa, and if you can provide evidence or examples of your ability to meet many of the following requirements:

  • Proven ability to build highly effective relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders (for both Te Whānau a Apanui and the Crown);
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence and build consensus, and to effectively manage the resolution of conflict;
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in developing and delivering complex projects in ambiguous environments, with experience applying and adapting project management practices for innovation/new ways of working;
  • Excellent understanding of tirohanga Māori. Can operate effectively in a Māori cultural setting and display core skills (Te Reo, Tikanga, a strong understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Crown’s Treaty obligations to Māori);
  • Me matatau ki te korero,te tuhi,te whakamarama,whakatakoto tika i te reo – proficient in speaking, writing and arranging Te Reo Māori; and
  • Ideally has significant experience in public sector and/or iwi environments.

Tono ināianei | Apply now
Interested? Submit your CV and a tailored cover letter (PDF) online that describes your motivation for applying and that highlights how your skills, knowledge and experience will add meaningful value to this unique opportunity. 

Applications will close 9pm on Sunday 17 February 2021  The recruitment and selection process for these opportunities will be multi-staged.  Shortlisted candidates will be advised accordingly of the selection activities following the close date, and may be required to travel to take part in the selection process.

Want to know more? Confidential enquiries relating to this opportunity can be directed in the first instance to Caroline Ash-Rees (HIIP Project Manager) via