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Waitangi Tribunal Unit, Wellington

Ministry of Justice

The Waitangi Tribunal Unit provides a comprehensive range of services to the Waitangi Tribunal, a permanent commission of inquiry that inquires into and reports on claims submitted by Māori under the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975.

We are looking for hardworking, talented and motivated people to join us as Researcher/Analysts. The attached Researcher/Analyst position description spans three teams within the Waitangi Tribunal Unit. We are looking for Researcher/Analysts across all of these three teams.

Researcher/Analysts in the Research Services team assist with the preparation of expert research reports for the Tribunal on both historical and contemporary topics. These reports form part of the evidential record for Tribunal inquiries.

Researcher/Analysts in the Inquiry Facilitation team are responsible for providing robust advice for inquiry planning and procedures throughout the Tribunal process, and are required to work closely with a wide range of people including the judiciary, Tribunal members, claimants and counsel.

Researcher/Analysts in the Report Writing team are responsible for assisting with the drafting of Tribunal reports, providing advice and analysis throughout the Tribunal report writing process, and work closely with the judiciary and Tribunal members, and colleagues in the Tribunal Unit.

Strong writing and analytical skills are required, as is the ability to plan and prioritise work. You will be able to use your initiative and be an effective communicator with a strong focus on customer service, able to inspire and build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate an understanding of te reo and tikanga

You will have a tertiary qualification in New Zealand history, Māori studies, public policy, law or other relevant disciplines, and preferably a post-graduate degree or relevant professional experience.

If you have any questions about the roles, please contact Ani Brunet on

Salary range: $61,132 - $86,303

To apply, complete the application form, attaching your CV, and cover letter, and a writing sample of up to 20 pages from your academic or professional work for which you alone were responsible, and which is relevant to the skills required for the position. Applications close 24th January 2019.


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