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Senior Advisor Treaty Response - Oranga Tamariki

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
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Boards and Governance
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

S7AA Treaty Response Team: Senior Advisor (2 positions)
Making a change:

Kia raka te mauī, kia raka te katau

We have an important opportunity in the new Treaty Response team for a Senior Advisor. This newly formed team is responsible for providing advice and assurance on meaningful and sustainable improvements for tamariki Māori and their whānau, hapū and iwi as set out in the core principles of s7AA of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989.



About the Role

The Senior Advisor will provide high quality objective analysis, advice and assurance on s7AA and to represent the Ministry effectively on inter-agency working groups. In their work, the Senior Advisor is expected to form sound working relationships with colleagues and staff throughout the Ministry, as well as forming strong networks and relationships with staff in other social sector agencies relevant to the nature of the work.

Important to this role is an understanding of the organisation and its partners as it relates to this work. Through this knowledge and working relationships will come opportunities and challenges for how the delivery of the work programme is managed. The Senior Advisor will be proactive and use their initiative in the provision of sound advice and solutions to the team and wider Ministry.



You are ideal for this role if you:
  • Have an understanding of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and obligations on the Crown.
  • Have a knowledge of tikanga and te reo Māori and can demonstrable an ability to understand, consider and analyse information from different cultural perspectives and frameworks.
  • Have highly developed written, analytical and advisory skills and a demonstrated commitment to developing and maintaining specialist skills and knowledge in own area of expertise.
  • Have an ability to deliver presentations to a wide range of audiences that demonstrate sound and appropriate content knowledge, presenting a compelling story and is succinct and relevant in its delivery.
  • Have a good understanding of the potential impacts arising from policy development and implementation specifically for tamariki Māori, whānau, hapū, iwi and Māori organisations.
  •  An ability to provide peer support and coaching to colleagues.
  • Have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills



Why work for Oranga Tamariki:
  • Supporting tamariki, rangatahi and their whānau and families is at the heart of what we do.
  • We don't work in isolation but with our communities and partners, particularly iwi and Māori, to deliver the best outcomes.
  • We take seriously our practical commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi – Te Tiriti.
  • Flexible working opportunities make it easier for you to work from where you need to be.
  • The people you will work with have the same end goal – to do the right thing for tamariki and rangatahi


How to apply:

Please note all applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any questions please contact us through


Applications Close: 25th October 2019 #LI-ORG



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