Project Manager – Design and Implementation, M&#257ori Pathways

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Project Coordination and Management
  • Location: Wellington (Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara)
  • Date Advertised: 28-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: APA/1452200
  • Job Title: Project Manager – Design and Implementation, M&#257ori Pathways
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‘Kotahi anō te kaupapa, ko te oranga o te iwi’ – ‘There is only one purpose to our work:  the wellness and wellbeing of our people.’


  • Fixed Term/Secondment Opportunity – salary range $110,091 to $155,423
  • National Office location
  • Hōkai Rangi our organisational strategy


About the role | Mō te tūnga

Ask those who work in our organisation about what it’s like, they will often say; the passion for making a difference is incredible, the work is highly stimulating and you’re exposed to a wide range of challenges. Add to this the opportunity to work on innovative projects that will help shape the way we work in the design and implementation of the new kaupapa-Māori pathways programme.

Ara Poutama, Aotearoa are looking for people who understand and are committed to service design and delivery that demonstrates sensitivity towards Māori, Pacific Peoples and other cultures. The Project Manager will be a member in the co-design team, which is supporting the design and implementation of the new kaupapa-Māori pathways programme of work.


About you | Mōu

We are seeking project management professionals who can engage with senior stakeholders and have a passion for leading change and delivering results through innovative design and delivery. This is an excellent opportunity to lead and deliver on pieces of work that are highly visible and really make a difference.

To be successful you will have: 

  • Knowledge and understanding of tikanga and Te Ao Māori and commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Demonstrated Project Management capability in highly visible public sector environments that supports sensitivity towards Māori, Pacific Peoples and other cultures
  • Experience in co-design and significant business transformation
  • Proven experience leading and motivating  project teams
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with peers and manage stakeholder relationships at a senior level
  • Extensive working knowledge of a broad range of processes related to the operation of the public sector and government
  • The ability to use persuasive, influencing and conflict management skills to resolve critical issues in highly visible forums
  • Excellent written communication skills delivering communications in plain English
  • Ability to travel is a must
  • Clean full drivers license


You will be a motivated, credible individual who wants to take ownership and accountability in leading work. With a collaborative working style and the ability to persuade and influence others, you will demonstrate resilience and be agile in your approach.

In return you will be part of a passionate team who are focused on delivering leading edge change that make a real difference in the lives of New Zealanders. Our work programme is dynamic and offers the opportunity to be involved in many parts of the organisation. You will thrive in our unique environment where no two days are the same!


About us | Mō mātou

Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us by Iwi and conveys the responsibility we have to support and guide those in our care to reach their potential.  Our strategy, Hōkai Rangi (, provides a clear direction of travel – one that builds on the good things that are already happening, and, most importantly, how we can innovate to find new ways of doing things to achieve better outcomes for Māori, whānau and communities. 

It is an exciting time and we continue to seek out talented individuals who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whānau.

For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site.  If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit or email our team at