Lead Advisor – Kaupapa Inquiries

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 12-NOV-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/1495697
  • Job Title: Lead Advisor – Kaupapa Inquiries
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Lead Advisor – Kaupapa Inquiries – 35314


  • Shape advice and guidance for the Ministry in relation to our input into the ongoing Waitangi Tribunal Kaupapa Inquiries programme
  • Work in a fun, dynamic environment
  • Permanent role, National Office, Wellington 


This is a rare and exciting opportunity that will suit a self-managing professional who is comfortable juggling multiple deadlines and who can easily build rapport within and across organisations.  Based within the Māori, Communities and Partnerships business group within MSD and reporting to the Director Māori, your primary focus will to support in the leading of theKaupapa Inquiries work across the whole of MSD and with other agencies involved in Kaupapa Inquiries processes ensuring MSD is well placed to respond to a wide range of issues raised through Kaupapa Inquiries.

In your work, the Lead Advisor is expected to form strong working relationships with colleagues and staff throughout the Ministry, and other agencies involved in Kaupapa Inquiries, as well as forming networks and relationships across government and externally with providers and community.

To succeed in this role, you will be comfortable working with senior leaders from across a range of agencies, and be experienced in providing timely, relevant, and pragmatic advice that draws together strategy, policy, service development and relationship management issues, that could impact MSD’s input into the Kaupapa Inquiries work programme. 

We offer a collaborative team environment, flexible working and the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of all New Zealanders.


How to apply


To apply, click the ‘Apply Now’ button to upload your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for these roles.  All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at jobs@msd.govt.nz


Applications close 24th November 2020

Please see the attached position description.
Joining us


Joining MSD means being part of a whānau that celebrates the diversity each individual represents.  We show manaaki, we care about the wellbeing and success of people and want everyone to thrive, and be who they are in a supportive and inclusive working environment. We work together to make a difference for communities while doing the right thing with integrity. We are a Treaty partner committed to strengthening relationships with Māori, Hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.


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