Senior Iwi and Regional Relationship Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Policy and Research
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 29-OCT-18
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1363960
  • Job Title: Senior Iwi and Regional Relationship Advisor
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  • Summary:
  • Help ERM meet its Treaty negotiation, implementation and consultation obligations
  • Work in a high profile, cross-government, multi-cultural environment in Wellington CBD
  • Great role to utilise your relationship management skills


About the role

The Senior Advisor, Iwi and Regional Relationships will bring their expertise and perspective to the Energy and Resource Markets (ERM) branch in MBIE in supporting and ensuring:

  • ERM effectively participates in the Treaty settlement negotiation and legislative processes
  • ERM Treaty settlement redress is implemented in a timely and effective manner
  • Iwi and Hapū permit consultation is conducted in accordance with Legislation/Policy
  • Iwi and Māori stakeholders relationships are developed and maintained


This role is responsible for providing advice and actively engaging, liaising, developing and managing relationships with iwi, hapū and key Māori organisations to ensure Māori interests primarily in the area of petroleum, minerals and other resources, are integrated into MBIE’s core business.  There may be the occasion where this role contributes to broader Maori economic development issues across MBIE. 

A key component of this role is to focus on lifting the knowledge, and understanding of the benefits of positive engagement with iwi/hapū within the group.


Skills and experience required

Ideally a successful candidate will bring the following skills/experience/qualifications to the role:

  • Demonstrated credibility with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated understanding of current Government policy and community views on the Treaty of Waitangi and the implications for policy and service delivery groups.
  • Understanding and appreciation of te reo Māori me ōna tikanga
  • Knowledge and experience of the aspirations and needs of Māori
  • Ability to assimilate new information or areas of work
  • Ability to establish and build strong working relationships
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Diligence and attention to detail
  • Proven ability to develop trust and credibility with managers and staff


How to Apply

Please submit your application online by clicking on the ‘Apply Online’ button. This will allow you to register your details and upload your CV and covering letter.

To find out more about this position, please download a copy of the position description, or if you would like more information please contact Fi Sanderson on 

For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.


Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 18 November 2018.