The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development was established on 1 October 2018. The five key principles include a focus on being treaty anchored – a genuine Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner as a core part of who we are, how we think and how we act; and being whenua based – recognising the importance of people’s deep connections to the land and community. We seek to partner with whānau, hapū, iwi and other Māori entities in order to achieve their aspirations; and we understand the need for place-based and locally owned solutions.
A home is more than a house; it’s a place where people feel safe, warm and part of the community they live in. A kāinga or papakāinga provides the linkages where whānau connect whakapapa and whenua which is integral to one’s tūrangawaewae, or place to anchor one’s feet. The cultural value of having ‘people and place’ intact enables whānau to strengthen their identity, language, culture, physical and spiritual wellbeing, and grow their economic sustainability – he āhuru nā i!
About the Opportunity
We’re looking for an engaging and confident Policy professional with a depth of experience in public policy or social policy development. You will have been working in, or with, Government and can influence a wide range of stakeholders in related fields. You will have strategic engagement experience working with Iwi and Māori and have a good understanding of Tikanga Māori. We will listen to our communities, understand what they want and need, and design solutions together.
You will take the lead on the Te Kahui kainga Ora homelessness and Social Housing strategy, working with the Policy Manager to set the strategic policy settings and direction. Your expertise and knowledge will be used to support and develop the capability of the wider team. These are complex and challenging problems and finding solutions will take innovation, tenacity and drive. If you are passionate about improving the Housing opportunities for Māori, whānau, hapū and iwi then we would like to hear from you.
What to do next
If this sounds like your next career move, then please apply now. For a confidential conversation please feel free to email email@example.com.
Please complete the on-line application and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.
Applications close at Tuesday 12th November 2019