Head of Pacific Voices and Strategy, Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    5 months ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 05-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/36741
  • Job Title: Head of Pacific Voices and Strategy, Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children
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Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children is transforming the way we work. Our vision is: New Zealand values the wellbeing of tamariki above all else. Our purpose is to ensure all tamariki are in loving whānau and communities where oranga can be realised.

About the role

The voices of Pacific children, young people, their family and community plays a vital role in the development of the Pacific Strategy to deliver on positive and improved outcomes. Our continued engagement with them alongside other internal and external stakeholders are critical in the work that we do.

The purpose of this role is for you to lead the Pacific team and to take the evidence, aspirations, needs and experiences of Pacific children, young people and their family to develop the Pacific Strategy, guide service design and planning in the short, medium and long term and to deliver on our commitment to them.

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • provide sound strategic and thoughtful leadership while creating an environment of collaboration within a great team culture
  • have exceptional engagement and consultation skills, and can build credible, trusting relationships with key stakeholders
  • have a deep understanding and appreciation of cross-cultural issues and concerns and have an in-depth knowledge of Pacific peoples’ culture
  • show sensitivity to issues faced in the work of Oranga Tamariki
  • understand the critical importance of tailoring our approaches to meet the distinct needs of Pacific children, young people, their families and communities
  • proven skills and experience in leading and managing a team of professionals and critically important stakeholders both at a programme and project level
  • have a strong track record of managing challenging stakeholder relationships to contribute to shared deliverables and products.

This role will also work across all Services Groups to ensure that service planning and delivery align with the outcomes of the Pacific Strategy.

How to apply

Apply online with your CV and cover letter. In your cover letter, please outline your motivation for applying and the skills and relevant experience you can bring to the role.

Only applications made online will be accepted.

For internal Oranga Tamariki employees please apply online through your MyHR careers portal at work.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact roxana.anderson@ot.govt.nz

Position description


Applications close on Friday, 19 February 2021.