Principal Advisor at Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, Multiple Locations
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Advisor - Te Hāpai Ō, Cultural Programmes Group
- Permanent, full time opportunity
- Exciting opportunity to grow cultural capability within Oranga Tamariki
- Utilise your advisory and coordination skills
This is an exciting opportunity to join a team focused on building Māori cultural capability at Oranga Tamariki. We are at the evolutionary stages of planning and development while also delivery of some initiatives. If you have a personal passion and commitment to grow cultural capability then this is the ideal time to join or team to influence and drive change.
Mō mātou | About us
Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children has a commitment to putting tamariki and rangatahi at the heart of what we do. In our work, we aim to demonstrate these values:
- We put Tamariki first
- We believe Aroha is vital
- We respect the Mana of people
- We are Tika and Pono
- We value Whakapapa
- We recognise that Oranga is a journey
We are committed to ensuring that New Zealand is the best place in the world to be a child. We are also committed to ensuring Oranga Tamariki partners with hapū, iwi and Māori organisations to find appropriate solutions for tamariki in need.
Mō te tūnga | About the role
The Te Hāpai Ō, Cultural Programmes Group is focused on leading the design and development and supporting the implementation of Te Hāpai Ō, Oranga Tamariki cultural capability approach to lift the confidence of our people and create a culturally principled organisational environment.
We are currently recruiting to support the establishment Te Hāpai Ō. We intend to have a diverse range of skills and experience to complement the collective strength of our team. Although you will be part of a Wellington located team, it is not required that you be based in Wellington. Therefore, you will need to be able to work collaboratively, be agile and flexible and importantly be self-managing with a high level of initiative to actively participate in the team.
The purpose of the Principal Advisor position is to support the work of the Director Cultural Programmes and the Te Hāpai Ō, Cultural Programmes Group, by providing direct and high level strategic, organisational, and operational advice. The Principal Advisor provides insight, advice, research, and analysis on the full range of issues relating to cultural capability within Oranga Tamariki. The Principal Advisor will provide subject matter expertise on cultural capability through the development of papers and proposals and specialist advice to senior leaders and projects and programmes of work. The role will also act as the trusted one for the Director, Cultural Programmes.
Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu | What you will bring
Key requirements of the role include:
- Proven experience in a principal advisor role in the public or private sector is highly desirable
- Strategic thinking, with the ability to turn ideas into actions
- Ability to influence and lead change
- Ability to establish positive relationships at a high level and to manage complex working relationships with people at all levels within and outside of government in a discrete and confidential manner
- Ability to use discretion, exercise sound judgment, and successfully negotiate and influence
- Ability to understand complex information and communicate simple messages and ideas to a variety of audiences
- Well-developed sector networks, with an expert ability to prioritise engagement which meets the needs of each audience
- A relevant tertiary qualification is preferred supported by senior industry experience
- Willingness to travel within New Zealand to fulfil the requirements of the role
- Experience in providing information and analysis to support provision of initiatives
- Demonstrated experience in leading projects
- Demonstrated experience at handling high pressure situations with calmness and professionalism
- Experience in coaching and mentoring colleagues
- Sound risk assessment, and risk mitigation skills
- Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills in presenting to a variety of audiences
- Ability to self-manage and work as an effective member of a team
- Understanding and appreciation of cross-cultural issues and concerns, in particular, knowledge of tikanga Māori, and Pacific peoples' culture.
Nōu te rourou | What's in it for you
Oranga Tamariki offer an impartial remuneration package, that offers progression annually for experience through tenure. Annual remuneration for this position starts between $119,157.30 and 132,397.00 dependant on experience. We offer a vibrant and supportive team, flexible work options and a genuine commitment to wellbeing. We offer significant training and professional development so that you can thrive and grow. We welcome diversity and are committed to working in an inclusive and respectful way. This is your opportunity to apply your skills and experience to the wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi.
To see all the benefits of working for Oranga Tamariki, please visit https://mahi.orangatamariki.govt.nz/working-with-us/employee-benefits/
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to Apply
Apply online with your CV and Covering Letter. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please ensure you apply with a log in using your Oranga Tamariki email address.
If you have any questions about role, please contact Info_recruit@ot.govt.nz
Application close date: Tuesday 7th February 2023
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Category:||Social, welfare & community|
|Attachment:||No File Attached|
|File links:||Principal Advisor - Position Description - December 2022.pdf|
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