Principal Advisor Insights and Research

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Policy & analysis
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 15-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: 1665
  • Job Title: Principal Advisor Insights and Research
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Creating Our Best Future

Kaitohu Tumuaki Rangahau/ Principal Advisor

Insights & Research Team

Policy Partnerships Te Puni


Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry of Māori Development, designs, develops and delivers public policy that has a significant and positive impact for Māori.

Our commitment to enable whānau, hapū and iwi to succeed underpins everything that we do.

We believe that our people are at the heart of achieving this commitment and for that reason we are keen to recruit more talent to add to our already existing team of capable people.

We believe it is our people who embody our organisation’s potential, it is our people who influence the policy that enables Māori participation and success as Māori, and it is our people who will create our best future.

Our Policy Partnerships Te Puni works at the forefront of policy development within Te Puni Kōkiri. We’re currently looking for a talented and dedicated Principal Advisor to join our Insights & Research Team in the Wellington National Office to be a part of designing, developing and delivering the policies that will facilitate ongoing success.  You will contribute to this success through a combination of intellectual vision, thought leadership, relationship management and organisational agility.  Further, your understanding of Te Ao Māori and Te Reo, and your desire to make a tangible difference to Māori succeeding, will set you apart. 


To be successful in this role you will need to:


  • Possess knowledge and expertise in one of more of the specialist areas of research, evaluation or monitoring
  • Possess experience and confidence in engaging with senior leaders, ministers and external stakeholders
  • Understand government and the public service with an understanding of the rationale and mechanisms for government intervention
  • Understand public sector processes
  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • Value diverse perspectives and experience
  • Be able to respond to changing demands and priorities, deal with ambiguity and give shape to unformed ideas
  • Manage your effort to deliver work to a high standard and on time, both independently and with the support of others.


We are guided by our values of excellence, valuing people and relationships, working collectively and being creative and innovative.  We invest in our people – you’ll be encouraged to develop and contribute to your fullest potential.  We believe strongly in work/life balance and understand that your whānau is just as important as you.  And we’re committed to your wellbeing, financial security and learning and development – we even provide in-house Te Reo Māori training and have our own Kapa Haka group.


Applications close 5.00pm Friday 22 November 2019