Te Wh&#257nau a Apanui Programme Lead

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Government
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Project Coordination and Management
  • Location: Bay of Plenty (Te Moana a Toi)
  • Date Advertised: 27-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: APA/1507748
  • Job Title: Te Wh&#257nau a Apanui Programme Lead
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  • Summary:
  • Co-manage & co-deliver the newly established Apanui Justice Programme
  • A truly innovative opportunity to transform justice sector service delivery, creating real impact for whānau
  • Te Whānau a Apanui based (at Te Rūnanga o te Whānau in Te Kaha) with regular travel to Wellington

The Apanui Justice Programme is jointly led by the Crown and Te Whānau a Apanui, an iwi in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. The Programme seeks to redesign how criminal justice services are delivered for Te Whānau a Apanui, to improve outcomes for whānau. The Programme is co-designed, co-produced and co-owned in partnership by Te Whānau a Apanui and the Crown.

The Te Whānau a Apanui Programme Lead will be based at Te Rūnanga o Te Whānau, in Te Kaha. Te Rūnanga o Te Whānau Trust was established in 1994, to advance the interests of Te Whānau a Apanui Iwi and its Hapū, individually and collectively. The Te Whānau a Apanui Programme Lead will work directly with the Crown Programme Lead based at the High Impact Innovation Programme (HIIP) in Wellington. HIIP is based at Ara Poutama Aotearoa, working across the Justice Sector to improve justice sector outcomes and safely reduce New Zealand’s prison population. The Apanui Justice Programme aligns closely with a number of Agency strategies. Additionally, the Programme supports the delivery of the Justice Sector Leadership Board’s key sector priorities of ‘Strengthening the Māori-Crown Relationship’, and ‘Transformation of the Criminal Justice System’.

Ō mahi | What you’ll do

We are building a programme team to co-lead, co-establish, co-manage and co-deliver the Apanui Justice Programme. The Te Whānau a Apanui Programme Lead will be based in the community, working directly with the Crown Programme Lead based at HIIP in Wellington. The two Programme Leads share responsibilities and are partners representing both Te Whānau a Apanui and the Crown’s worldview, working at the two-world interface. This will require both roles to build an authentic partnership and close working relationship quickly. 

As a Programme Lead, you will jointly provide strategic management, oversite and delivery of the Apanui Justice Programme.  Your ability to engage and build relationships with partners including Te Whānau a Apanui whānau, hapū and iwi and in the justice and social sectors, is vital.  With previous expertise in project delivery, you will carry out planning and design activities, reporting on progress, costs and scope, and delivering the programme workstreams.

Mōu | About you

We would like to hear from you if you have strong alignment to the Programme’s kaupapa, and if you can provide evidence or examples of your ability to meet many of the following requirements:

  • Proven ability to build high trust relationships with Te Whānau a Apanui uri, whānau and hapū both within the rohe and across Aotearoa;
  • Proven ability to build effective relationships across a wide range of Crown and NGO stakeholders, to deliver outcomes for whānau;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence and build consensus, and to effectively manage the resolution of conflict;
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in developing work and delivering in ambiguous environments, with experience applying and adapting project management practices for innovative/new ways of working;
  • Excellent understanding of tirohanga Māori. Can operate effectively in a Māori cultural setting and display core skills (Te Reo, Tikanga, a strong understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Crown’s Treaty obligations to Māori);
  • Me matatau ki te korero,te tuhi,te whakamarama,whakatakoto tika i te reo – proficient in speaking, writing and arranging Te Reo Māori; and
  • Ideally has significant experience in public sector and/or iwi environments.

Tono ināianei | Apply now
Interested? Submit your CV and a tailored cover letter (PDF) online that describes your motivation for applying and that highlights how your skills, knowledge and experience will add meaningful value to this unique opportunity. 

Applications will close 9pm on Sunday 17 February 2021.  The recruitment and selection process for these opportunities will be multi-staged.  Shortlisted candidates will be advised accordingly of the selection activities following the closing date date, and may be requested to travel to Wellington to take part.

Want to know more? Confidential enquiries relating to this opportunity can be directed in the first instance to Caroline Ash-Rees (HIIP Project Manager) via caroline.ash-rees@corrections.govt.nz. Please note applications will not be accepted by email