Kaitohu Toomua (Senior Advisor) Taamaki Makaurau

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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Community Services
  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 04-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: 1884
  • Job Title: Kaitohu Toomua (Senior Advisor) Taamaki Makaurau
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  • Summary:

The core purpose of Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry of Māori Development, is to support Government to strengthen Treaty of Waitangi partnerships and facilitate iwi, hapū and whānau Māori to succeed at home and globally.

 The Regional Partnerships Te Puni is responsible for:

  • Developing robust relationships with iwi, hapū and whānau Māori at a national and regional level
  • Developing other partnerships in the regions including with local government agencies
  • Using those relationships to gather and disseminate information between government and iwi, hapū and whanau Māori
  • Feeding into the development of the investment strategy for Te Puni Kōkiri and implementing this strategy for Te Puni Kōkiri non-departmental funding


We are seeking to appoint to the Regional Senior Advisor role in the Tamaki Makaurau Regional Office in Manukau.

Purpose & role

The Senior Advisor will:

  • Lead work with agencies, organisations and providers to assist them to improve their outcomes for Māori
  • Act as an effective conduit for information both into and out of Māori communities to support Māori initiatives
  • Manage and analyse information at a local level on Māori views, aspirations and experiences, to contribute to Te Puni Kōkiri policy thinking
  • Assist whānau, hapū, iwi, Māori organisation’s and communities to develop and implement initiatives that will enable them to achieve long-term economic and social development
  • Manage local level contractual arrangements and is a leader in the relationships held with stakeholders
  • Provide mentoring and coaching to Advisors in their region.
  • Informs investment decisions in partnership with the Investment and Policy colleagues.

 To be successful in the role you will have:

  • Experience in community development working with whānau, hapū, iwi, Māori organisation’s and Māori communities
  • Proven effective use of project management disciplines to support work
  • Understanding of the government and the public service and public sector processes – understanding the rationale and mechanisms of government intervention i.e. reasons for government intervention, the available intervention mechanisms and alternatives to government interventions
  • Understanding of the relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi to the work being undertaken
  • Excellent communication skills including a conversational level of te Reo Maori
  • Ability to identify, build and actively manage significant relationships, valuing diverse perspectives and experiences
  • A clean full motor vehicle driver’s licence.

If this role sounds like you, we want to hear from you.