Lead Engagement Adviser | Wellington City
|Position Type:||Permanent Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Lead Engagement Adviser PD.pdf (PDF, 235KB)
|Application Close Date:||02-Apr-2023|
Role Type: Permanent full-time
Salary Band: $109,626 to $148,318 depending on skills and experience
The Ministry for Primary Industries are currently recruiting for a Lead Engagement Adviser to join our Strategy, Enablement, and Māori Partnership directorate as part of our wider Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service business unit based in Wellington.
“Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa”
Let us keep close together, not wide apart
Kōrero mō te Tūranga - About the Role
Te Uru Rākau recognises the importance of keeping connected, of maintaining relationships and dialogue so that we can keep moving forward together.
As Lead Engagement Adviser, you will be responsible for building and maintaining regional relationships and engagement with tāngata whenua and iwi to ensure te ao Māori perspectives at all levels our work. You will also contribute to the development of work programmes and provide support for Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service to contribute to Māori economic and social development through forestry.
The key accountabilities of this position include:
- Leading regional engagement with Māori and ensuring strong and constructive relationships are developed and maintained
- Identifying opportunities and challenges for contribution to Māori economic and social development through forestry
- Building and maintaining trusted, effective, and credible relationships with Treaty Partners, tangata whenua, and Māori forestry stakeholders
- Supporting and developing advice, programmes, and other work streams related to Maori interests in forestry
- Acting as a regional connection to related activities across MPI's integrated advisory services
- Contributing to development and implementation of strategies, policies, processes, and operations to support and enable delivery of the Ministry for Primary Industries' obligations and strategic outcomes to Māori
- Ensuring regional knowledge of Treaty settlements and partnership agreements, tikanga and other protocols to provide fit-for-purpose analysis and advice on forestry
- Supporting development of Māori-Crown partnership capability and lift engagement capability within Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service
- Building and embedding knowledge of the principles of the Treaty within Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service
Mōu - About You
To be successful in this role, you will have strong knowledge of the region you are working in, and significant experience in a cultural advisory role within a large and complex environment.
You will have expert knowledge and understanding of Te Ao Māori worldview, Tikanga Māori, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and Government obligations.
You will be an excellent relationship builder and stakeholder engagement manager, with the ability to build effective networks both internally and experience, relevant experience as a people leader in a related working environment and have knowledge of strategic and business planning processes.
Importantly, you will have proven experience in developing and providing advice to a range of audiences at all levels, strong negotiation & communication abilities, and someone with an understanding of legislation, the Crown's obligations to Māori under the Treaty of Waitangi, and other statutes as they relate to natural resources.
Mō tō mātou Rōpū - About the Team
These roles are part of the Strategy, Enablement, and Māori Partnership directorate within Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service. Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service is a branded business unit within the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and is leading the Government's renewed focus on forestry, one of our country's most successful primary industries. You'll be joining a dynamic and diverse team who all share a common goal of improving the individual, social and cultural, environmental, and economic outcomes for New Zealand.
Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI
We're passionate about growing prosperity in the sector while ensuring respect for Kaitiaki – guardianship of our natural resources.
To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here.
Ngā hua o te mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua - Benefits of working at MPI
- Additional MPI leave days
- Ability to purchase extra annual leave
- Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
Wā Mahi Ngāwari - Flexible Working
We support flexible working arrangements and are happy to discuss these options with you.
Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi whaitake? - Are you ready to make a difference?
We are committed to being a good partner under Te Tiriti o Waitangi which includes working closely with iwi, hapū, whanau and hāpori.
We aspire to reflect the diverse communities we serve, so we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, and identities. As an organisation, we are committed to making Manatū Ahu Matua a great place to work for all.
In your cover letter we'd like to know about you, your values, your whakapapa; your interest and motivations for this role; the abilities, strengths, personal attributes, and diverse perspectives you will bring to the role and this organisation, which may have also been gained outside of the workforce.
To view the position description and/or apply online, please click “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” or visit the MPI Careers Site. To apply, you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.
Applications close at 11.59pm on 2 April.
If you have any questions about the role, please email email@example.com
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