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Pouwhakahaere – Te Ao Maori, Tatauranga (Senior Manager – Maori, Census)

Stats NZ
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Job Description

Who we are

At Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa, our vision is to unleash the power of data to change lives.  As New Zealand s official data and statistics agency, we are tasked with leading the way for New Zealand s data future, enabling data-led innovation across society, the economy, and the environment.

The purpose of the role 

We want to be sure the ongoing evolution of Census in New Zealand actively supports the needs and interests of our Māori and iwi communities.

As Senior Manager Māori, Census, you will be instrumental in improving census information for and about Māori as well as increasing understanding and use of census information by Māori.  Reporting to the General Manager Census, your flair for inspirational communication will come to the fore as you work closely alongside our dedicated Communications and Engagement team to ensure a consistent and collaborative approach to internal and external stakeholder engagement.

A member of Stats NZ s leadership team, you will be the steward for Te Rautaki Māori the Census Māori Strategy which will guide the Census programme to achieve its primary goal of increasing the value and use of data for and about Māori, through increased Māori participation in the census.  You will also be counted on to improve the capability of census employees in te ao Māori, to embed the spirit and intentions of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and to implement the principles outlined from Te Rautaki Māori to affect positive change for Māori people in New Zealand.

Person specifications

This position will suit a senior professional with the following expertise and qualities:

  • Demonstrated experience in building relationships with Māori and iwi communities, landowners, customers, suppliers, relevant agencies and all levels of government (e.g. local, regional, national)
  • Experience of managing, motivating and developing a multi-disciplinary workforce and harnessing the talents of employees at all levels
  • Understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, equity and our obligations under the treaty
  • Comfort with te reo Ma ori and tikanga on a day-to-day working level, including imparting Te Rautaki Māori across the Census programme
  • Comfort working with, leading and promoting data, including improving its use and availability to support decision making
  • Track record of success as a senior manager, with a breadth of relevant industry experience. Includes capability and record of effectively managing a Māori or first nations people function, driving action and continuous improvement
  • Known for engaging with and influencing people and for coaching and developing others
  • Understanding of partnering and co-design
  • Be intellectually, analytically and conceptually agile and experienced in dealing with complex matters


 What s in it for you? 

You ll be joining an inclusive environment in which all people, regardless of gender, race, religion or background can come do their best work. Our goal is to provide our staff with a working environment that provides them with the opportunity to:

  • have challenging, varied and interesting work
  • develop and grow their careers
  • balance life and work, and
  • work in an agile, dynamic and flexible manner. 

We care about our people, and value your drive, energy and inquisitive nature. Bottom line, we are in search of real people that don t believe in the status quo and seek to add value every day.

If you are a passionate and talented person relishes the idea of becoming part of NZ s data ecosystem, then come join our team! 

Contact details

If this job sounds like you, please click on or copy and paste the following link for a copy of the Position Description:

For more information about this role please contact Kathy Connolly on email

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Applications close:  Monday 20th January 2020

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