Full-Time Principal Advisor – Māori Data Capability team | Kaitohutohu Mātāmua
Mō mātou | About Us
As New Zealand’s national statistics office, Tatauranga Aotearoa Stats NZ is uniquely positioned to support the decisions that the Government, Māori and Iwi organisations, businesses, NGO’s and New Zealanders make every day. Our structure, culture and systems are designed with collaboration and customers in mind – mobilised and working together to realise our ambition: About Aotearoa, for Aotearoa – data that improves lives today and for generations to come.
The Māori Data Capability team supports the Te Ao Māori data capability of government and the data capacity and capability of iwi and Māori organisations.
Mō te tūnga | The role
In this role you will take leadership in supporting and building the data capacity and capability of iwi through mahi tahi/working together in agreed joint work programmes, as well as looking for opportunities to develop capacity and capability at scale. Your technical leadership and ability to broker access to resources/bring together others as needed will ensure we are able to deliver the benefits iwi need.
The Māori Data Capability team will coordinate the work programme closely with the Te Tohu Rautaki, Angitu Māori – Partnerships and Engagement team which oversees our Crown-Māori relations. We will work in a way that honours our Te Tiriti commitments, doing what is needed to support the data capacity and capability of iwi.
Work will range from leading, participating in and designing wānanga and workshops, engaging through co-design, developing frameworks, designing and delivering training, and exhibiting a solid understanding of the data lifecycle and related governance and ethics. The role will also engage across government to ensure we are coordinating how the government data system responds to the data and data capability needs of iwi.
You will be joining a new team in a new work programme and therefore your role will be varied, being adaptable is important.
This role is ideally based in Wellington but other options may be considered.
Starting salary: $110,614 – 130,134
Mōu | About you
Knowledge and experience of working in or with Te Ao Māori is highly desirable. What is essential is your ngākau māhaki, ability to listen with true openness, learn, receive feedback, consider opposing views and to be comfortable and able to work in situations where the process isn’t pre-defined or clear to begin with.
We’re looking for someone who:
- Wishes to support iwi aspirations, and values the benefits and opportunities that emerge from working together on iwi kaupapa.
- Has an open and fresh approach, inclusive and collaborative style with a strong focus on delivery and realising benefits.
- Can effectively manage a varied work programme involving multiple partners and stakeholders.
- Is highly-skilled building and working on strong, enduring relationships.
- Has experience in coordinating multi-partner action.
- Has demonstrated experience in operational policy, e.g. writing guidance and support materials – how to turn ideas into action.
- Experience in delivering workshops and designing/delivering training is highly desirable.
- Has knowledge of, and/or a clear demonstrable commitment to continue to learn about and understand Te Ao Māori (including tikanga, mātauranga and reo Māori), in order to contribute meaningful work and outcomes for iwi and Māori communities, and deliver on our Tiriti responsibilities.
You’ll be joining an inclusive environment where people, regardless of gender, race, disability, religion or background are supported to be able to do their best work. This includes:
- The opportunity to develop and grow your career (coaching culture, study support, secondments, acting up)
- Flexible by default, balance with life and work commitments
- Exciting and meaningful work that makes a difference to Aotearoa
- Health and wellbeing support
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