Senior Adviser - Pacific at NZ Ministry of Education, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Make a significant difference to the education experience of Pacific learners
- Support Pacific bilingual and immersion pathways
- Deliver curriculum changes that respond to the needs and aspirations of Pacific learners and their families
He mea tārai e mātou te mātauranga kia rangatira ai, kia mana taurite ai ōna huanga
We work to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes
Our organisation is made up of talented and committed people around Aotearoa, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for our ākonga in our education system.
Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown. We are committed to having Te Tiriti o Waitangi at the forefront of our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.
Mō tēnei tūranga | About this role
The Senior Adviser - Pacific is responsible for the design and development of curriculum, teaching and learning initiatives across the early learning to senior secondary pathway for Pacific learners. Senior Advisers undertake detailed design and provide advice on the development of effective and workable practices and products to implement new curriculum initiatives for Pacific learners. They work collaboratively with others on change initiatives, and support improvement by focusing on what is and isn't working to tailor and customise approaches to meet needs.
This role will have a focus on designing and developing tools and supports for Pacific learners, particularly those with Samoa, Tonga, Tokelau, Niue and the Cook Islands heritage. Supporting Pacific Bilingual and Immersion Education is a key priority, so the ability to speak one or more of these Pacific languages is an advantage.
For more information on this position, please read through the attached Job Description.
Mōhou ake | About you
We are looking for people who have a deep understanding of Pacific values and worldviews. We are looking for someone who is able to work at pace and manage set tasks and projects, but you will also notice pressure points, take the initiative, and act. Your personal qualities will include taking pride in producing written work and other forms of communication of the highest quality every time and have a proven ability to get the job done. In this role you will be expected to have the kind of interpersonal savviness that means you relate well with all kinds of people.
To be successful in the role, you will need to have proven knowledge and ability to:
- Manage planning and reporting cycles and requirements within government.
- Engage with Pacific stakeholders.
- Convey abstract and/or complex ideas in clear, practical and concrete terms, tailored for the audience.
- Demonstrate well-developed problem solving and analytical skills, with an ability to work co-operatively with others to solve problems or complete tasks.
- Demonstrate great relationship management skills.
If you'd like to bring your skills to a rewarding role within an organisation that's continuously reaching goals and striving for a better future for New Zealand, we'd love to hear from you.
Mātau rōpū ake | About our ministry, group, and team
At Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga, we work to provide services and support nationally, regionally and locally to the education sector, and in some cases, directly to ākonga and whānau. To better deliver on this, we are currently undergoing an organisational design change. The transition phase to improve the way we deliver our purpose will be complete in 2023.
For additional information on the changes we are embarking on, please visit here.
Te Poutāhū provides strengthened and inclusive curriculum leadership, expertise and partnership for The New Zealand Curriculum, Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and Te Whāriki, as well as providing expertise and resources for quality teaching.
We bring together curriculum, teaching expertise and evidence for the development, support and review of inclusive curricula, assessment and NCEA. Our strengths are across te reo Māori, mātauranga Māori, disability, inclusive learning support and culturally relevant content so that Te Mahau supports learning that is inclusive for all ākonga.
Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi? | Are you ready to make a difference?
We are committed to reflecting the diverse communities we serve, and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, orientations, and identities.
If this opportunity interests you, please submit your cover letter and CV by using the ‘apply' button below. In your cover letter we'd like to know about you, your values, your whakapapa or anything you'd like to share about your cultural identity. We're keen to know your motivations, strengths, transferable skills, and the diverse perspectives you will bring to the role.
You are also welcome to reach out to the Te Poutāhū recruitment team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close: Midnight Sunday 26th March 2023
We want our people to feel valued for their unique qualities and have a sense of belonging. If you require assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the recruitment process, please let us know.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Permanent full-time|
|Attachment:||JD - Senior Adviser.pdf (PDF, 271KB)
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