Advisor, Te Mana o Te Wai at Ministry for the Environment, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Kaitohutohu/Advisor – Te Mana o te Wai
Te Mana o te Wai refers to the vital importance of water. When managing freshwater, it ensures the health and well-being of the water is protected and human health needs are provided for before enabling other uses of water. It expresses the special connection all New Zealanders have with freshwater. By protecting the health and well-being of our freshwater we protect the health and well-being of our people and environments. Through engagement and discussion, regional councils, communities and tangata whenua will determine how Te Mana o te Wai is applied locally in freshwater management.
Te Mana o te Wai applies to all freshwater management and informs all other parts of the Essential Freshwater package aimed at protecting the health and well-being of waterbodies and freshwater ecosystems.
Mō tēnei tūrangi mahi | About this role
We are looking for an Advisor to assist in the delivery of our implementation and policy work and ensure that Te Mana o te Wai is designed into our work, and that our partners and stakeholders understand the importance of embracing and adopting Te Mana o te Wai in their work and planning.
The Advisor Te Mana o te Wai will be expected to have an understanding of the Crown-Māori relationship and be comfortable participating and assisting in facilitating hui with iwi and hapū, as well as with MfE and MPI staff.
You will be able to bridge perspectives and worldviews, and articulate Te Ao Māori concepts in a way that non-Māori can understand the underlying meaning, intent and importance of these.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
The Advisor Te Mana o te Wai will be expected to have an understanding of the Crown-Māori relationship and be comfortable participating and assisting in facilitating hui with iwi and hapū, as well as with MfE and other government agencies.
You will be able to bridge perspectives and worldviews, and articulate Te Ao Māori concepts in a way that non- Māori can understand the underlying meaning, intent and importance of these.
- Embed the inclusion of te ao Māori in all aspects of your work, and help coach colleagues in doing the same – role model this inclusion and practice
- Contribute to projects led by senior or principal advisors that provide expert technical advice to management, colleagues, government agencies, private industry, iwi Māori, and the wider public regarding policy issues particularly those relating to Te Mana o te Wai, mātauranga Māori and the role of kaitiakitanga in our awa and wai.
- Contribute to policy implementation processes, including ad hoc implementation advice, as requested by your manager, senior or principal advisor, Chief Advisor or Director.
- Participate as required in the Ministry's engagement with other departments, and external stakeholders including representation of MfE in national and international fora, as well as communication and cooperation with sectors, Māori, groups and the wider public
- Work alongside and support Managers in building a culture of constructive challenge and debate while also assisting in the development and knowledge capability of their teams.
- Understand and role model our Health, Safety and Wellbeing policies and procedures, proactively identify potential hazards and take appropriate action.
- Support your team manager and senior managers in delivering corporate initiatives.
- Learn and apply a range of analytical frameworks, tools, and approaches.
- Contribute to strategic conversations internally and possibly externally, on issues spanning the environment and economy and develop effective policy that will achieve long-term behavioural change.
- Take responsibility for quality assurance of papers and policy advice, including Ministerials and OIA requests you produce or contribute towards.
- Contribute to ensuring the position of the Ministry and wider government is properly represented.
- Contribute to meeting Ministry reporting and accountability requirements including team business plans, output plans, budget preparation, development, and delivery of Statement of Intent.
Mō mātou | About us
The Ministry's purpose - He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa - a flourishing environment for every generation.
- a flexible by default approach to support your work-life balance.
- agile working, allowing you variety and challenges across the organisation as we work as ‘One MfE'
- generous leave entitlements
- training to competently and effectively engage with Māori as our Treaty Partner, this includes te reo me ona tikanga Māori courses.
- active social club and employee networks, including a Māori staff network.
- opportunities for development and education.
A key priority for the Ministry is Te Ao Māori. This means we work with our Treaty partner to advance Māori priorities for the environment and for environmental success. We will be confident and coordinated in our ongoing engagement with Māori and lead the natural resources system in engaging for success with tangata whenua. We will grow our capability and capacity to accurately reflect Māori views in our work.
An organisational priority is that we accurately reflect Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Ao Maori into our everyday work, by living our Te Ao Hurihuri Strategy through capability and capacity building.
We embrace diversity and inclusion and are committed to equal opportunities. What's important to us is ‘he rau kotahi tangata' – embracing our multiple talents – by harnessing our diversity and being inclusive. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds.
Tono ināianei | Apply Now
Apply directly by completing the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter. Note: your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role.
If you require further information please contact Hamish More on email@example.com
Salary range: $73,280 - $89,565.
Appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience.
This is a permanent role, based in Wellington.
Rā Katinga | Applications close: 7th December 2021
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry for the Environment|
|Position type:||Permanent Full Time|
|Category:||Policy & analysis|
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