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14 Oct 2021

Full-Time Senior Economist | Kaimātai Ōhanga 

Human Rights Commission  Wellington $92,700 – 125,454

Job Description

The New Zealand Human Rights Commission | Te Kahui Tika Tangata is embarking on period of exciting growth, stemming from our commitment to supporting a life of dignity for all.  This growth will be managed around a continued investment in our staff, with a true focus of building a Te Tiriti based organisation. We are excited by the growth and how this will support the important mahi we do.

We are proud of the commitment of our people and their connection to our purpose. Our people are engaged, resilient and adaptable, using the breadth of their skills and experiences to support, advise and encourage.

About the role:

The Senior Economist | Kaimātai Ōhanga is a newly created role reporting directly to the Group Manager Advisory, Research and Engagement and is responsible for bringing Tiriti-based strategic advice on the economic implications of human rights issues. Your professional background, interests and experience will allow you to confidently identify barriers and potential solutions to improve the economic wellbeing of whanau and communities in Aotearoa New Zealand.

You will be adaptable and agile and will have the confidence to work across the Commission providing clear and expert economic advice informed by research and analysis and data. You will provide timely and accurate information and monitor economic trends and their potential implications and impacts on communities.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A strong understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and demonstrable experience in advising on the implications of Te Tiriti and colonisation on economic wellbeing
  • Ability to conduct economic research with a sound understanding of which knowledge bases to use, and the ability to analyse secondary data
  • The ability to apply and interpret economic theories and concepts, and how to conduct relevant economic research
  • Strong understanding of, and interest in, a range of wellbeing frameworks
  • Expert communication skills
  • Experience working with iwi/hapu, NGOs, businesses and/or unions
  • Previous experience in successful project management and delivery
  • An understanding of human rights frameworks.

About the Human Rights Commission:

The Commission is Aotearoa New Zealand’s National Human Rights Institution. We promote human rights for all/whakamana tangata. We work for a free, fair, safe and just Aotearoa New Zealand, where diversity is valued, and human dignity and rights are respected. The Commission seeks to work in a Tiriti-based way, and we value skills and knowledge to support that approach, including understanding of Te Ao Māori. We are committed to building diversity, cultural competence, accessibility and inclusion in our workplace.

Salary band: $92,700 – 125,454


We are open to applicants with a broad range of relevant experience.

We celebrate diversity. We do not discriminate in our hiring practices and, to build a strong and diverse workforce, actively seek a diverse applicant pool including applications from disabled people, and from people with diverse ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds.

Please let us know, if any of our processes pose a barrier for you, or there is any support or assistance that would facilitate your participation in the application process. The job description and this advertisement are available in alternative formats and can be provided on request.

Job Expired October 22, 2021

Job Category: Accounts/Finance (other). Job Type: Full-Time.

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