Senior Adviser - Regional Initiatives - Fixed Term | North Island Other
|Position Type:||Fixed Term Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Senior Adviser (Maori Regional initiatives).pdf (PDF, 604KB)
|Application Close Date:||23-Sep-2018|
E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga iwi o te motu tena koutou katoa!
- Are you a people person who is known for their excellent relationship management skills?
- Can you develop meaningful connections with Māori, iwi and hapu, along with internal and external stakeholders?
- Are you comfortable working with groups and landowners in the primary sector?
- Would you be keen to get involved in significant projects and identify next opportunities?
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is looking for a Senior Adviser to join the Sector Partnerships and Programmes Branch (SPP). Reporting through to the Director Māori Strategy Policy & Partnerships, you will be working towards increasing primary sector assets by connecting people with resources.
The Māori Strategy, Policy & Partnerships Directorate is responsible for contributing to the identification and implementation of viable primary sector economic development opportunities through the provision of information, intelligence and advice on issues specific to Māori; for ensuring MPI and SPP are well connected and engaged with relevant Māori fora, initiatives and people; and for providing advice and informing MPI on Māori-related issues and impacts.
Your knowledge of the primary sector is important, since you'll be connecting individuals to programmes and funds in order to use their land and make it profitable. Understanding and staying on top of economic development in this sector is critical, and you will possess the ability to sell the value proposition of sustainable development. Key success factors for this role will be your ability to understand historical grievances, be proactive in resolving disputes where necessary, and understand the drivers for each individual you are approaching.
To be successful in this role you need knowledge of te reo Māori and a good understanding of Māori protocols. Being comfortable on marae is critical, along with proven business acumen that you can use to partner with national and regional Māori to enable sustainable use of natural resources. We also want you to add value through thought leadership and writing good documents. You also need to have the ability be strategic and identify opportunities, and engage with existing and new clients.
Being out and about and enjoying a bit of a drive goes without saying for this role, as there will be plenty of travel across the region that includes Taranaki, Central Plateau, Whanganui and Horowhenua (don't worry, we will provide a car!) Ideally you would live near an MPI office, but working remotely from home is an option for the right candidate too. Travel to Wellington will also be required on occasion.
If you have read this far and are excited at this opportunity to benefit the regional and national primary sector landscape – this role could be the opportunity you've been waiting for.
This is a fixed-term position through to the end of October 2019.
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If you have any questions about the role, please contact Katrina.firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications for this role close on Sunday 23 September 2018.
MPI is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to New Zealand. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career. We actively encourage applications from any background.