Maori and Pasifika Engagement Advisor

Part-time fixed-term contract for a Maori and Pasifika Engagement Advisor in the Hutt Valley

Your new company

This Public Sector organisation is part of a national project to monitor and improve the wellbeing of New Zealanders. Based in the Hutt Valley, they are one of six Service Providers in the Lower North Island who work together to deliver the project in this region and they are seeking an Engagement Advisor to advocate for Māori and Pasifika participation. This is a 6 month fixed-term contract for up to 32 hours per week and is offering a highly competitive salary.

Your new role

You will play a very important part in advocating for population equity for participation in this project, on behalf of Māori and Pasifika communities. This will involve liaising with the six other Service Providers in the Lower North Island to address barriers and provide strategies to reduce the equity gap in Māori and Pasifika participation in this project.

You will facilitate and sit in on meetings, offer advice and guidance around equity strategies and co-ordinate events to promote better engagement with Māori and Pasifika communities. This is crucial to the effective deliverance of this project and your position will make a significant impact to the wellbeing of these communities.

What you'll need to succeed

You will need a thorough understanding of how to engage with these communities, including knowledge of procedures and protocols related to kaupapa and tikanga Māori. Proficiency in Te Reo and/or a Pacific language would be desirable, as would experience in a management or project environment with an equity focus. You will have the ability to manage events and will co-ordinate the meetings to discuss strategies for this project, so experience with minute-taking is necessary.

What you'll get in return

This role is offering a highly competitive salary and the flexibility of working up to 32 hours per week so that you can maintain a healthy work-life balance. You will be an integral part of a highly impactful project that improves the wellbeing of New Zealanders and will be a significant contributor in ensuring Māori and Pasifika communities are effectively represented in the results of this project.

What you need to do now

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Job Type
Government & Public Services
Office Support

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Helen Piercy, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Wellington
Level 9, 318 Lambton Quay

Telephone: 048863864

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