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Researcher/Analyst - Waitangi Tribunal Unit

NZ Ministry of Justice
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Wellington City
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Researcher/Analyst – Report Writing Team, 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 a hardworking, talented and motivated person to join us as Researcher/Analyst. The Researcher/Analyst position description spans three teams within the Waitangi Tribunal Unit. We are looking for a Researcher/Analyst in the Report Writing team.   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 they work closely with the judiciary and Tribunal members as well as 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 Māori and tikanga.

You will have a tertiary qualification in a discipline relevant to the work of the Waitangi Tribunal such as law, public policy, history, Māori studies or social sciences or relevant professional experience.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Andrew Francis at

Salary range: J5 - $61,744 - $87,167  

Joining the Ministry of Justice means you will become part of an inclusive organisation that values you and the communities we serve. It's important to us that our workplace is one where our people feel healthy and safe, supported and able to be themselves at work. We value respect as the foundation for building a positive workplace culture where diversity is welcomed and celebrated.

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 Friday 20 December 2019.  

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