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Research Assistant

NZ Ministry of Justice
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Policy & analysis
Wellington City
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Research Assistant

Office of Treaty Settlements

Fixed term role based in Wellington

At the Office of Treaty Settlements there's an opportunity for historians to be a part of New Zealand's future - one that's watched by the rest of the world.

We're looking for hard-working, talented and motivated people to join us as we negotiate settlements of historical Treaty claims and build positive relationships between the Crown and Māori.

If you're a team player who would like to see the results of your work first-hand, the Office of Treaty Settlements, based in Wellington, invites you to apply for a position as a Research Assistant. This is a 12 month fixed-term position.

You'll be part of a team of historians that assists iwi groups, and develops meaningful redress packages for claimants. The team also provides historical advice to inform decisions on applications for customary rights under the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011 (MACA).

To be successful in this role, you will have an eye for detail and a high level of accuracy. You will know how to research in archives and libraries, work effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders, be well-organised, enjoy working on multiple projects at once, and work well under pressure. A relevant tertiary qualification or significant progress towards one is required.

It's fascinating, fast-paced work, so if you're adaptable and results-driven then the Office of Treaty Settlements is the place for you.

To apply, complete the application form, attaching your CV and cover letter. Applications close 2 March 2018.

Salary range: $41,826 - $56,588.

Note: Applications for part-time work will be considered for this role.

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