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Senior Advisor

  • Be a  passionate advocate for the revitalisation of the Māori language
  • Contribute to the revitalisation of te reo Māori, for Māori, by Māori in their own community
  • Play a pivotal role in translating a bold, ambitious strategy into achieving     tangible results
  • Provide strategic support and advice to the Chief Advisor
  • Utilise your fluency in te reo Māori

Kia ūkaipō anō te reo Māori: “Te reoMāori is restored as a nurturing first language”

This is the vision of a new Māori language strategycalled the Maihi Māori that was developed by Māori for kāinga, hapori and iwi.The Māori Language Act 2016 reframed the national approach to revitalising theMāori language. Te Mātāwai was established as the organisation that wouldrepresent iwi and Māori in a partnership relationship with the Crown.  Therole of Te Mātāwai is to support, create and enable the conditions at thekāinga, hapori and iwi level.

Early in 2017, Te Mātāwai met with allstakeholders nationwide to gather feedback on their aspirations for Māorilanguage revitalisation and the role of Te Mātāwai in realising theseaspirations.  The feedback informed the development of the Maihi Māori2017-2040 Strategy and the vision Kia ūkaipō anō te reo Māori: tereo Māori is restored as a nurturing first language.

Our ideal candidate will bring an understanding of,or a willingness to learn, engagement with kāinga, hapori and iwi  and thepublic sector and be comfortable building and managing relationships acrossboth. Te Mātāwai preferences a mana motuhake approach where whānau in theirkāinga, hapori and iwi determine for themselves what their respective journeylooks like and the resources they require to support them.

We are seeking applications for this exciting andchallenging Senior Advisor role. We need someone who will relish blending theirexcellent written Māori and English skills with a strong intellectual andanalytical capability to support our Chief Advisor. The Chief Advisor plays apivotal role in supporting and providing advice to the Tumu Whakarae, Board andregional clusters on the implementation of the Maihi Māori.

The ideal candidate will have some experience withgovernment policy processes and contribute effectively in a ‘by Māori,for Māori’ organisation like Te Mātāwai.  You will read widely onlanguage revitalisation practices and be expected to harvest innovative ideasthat can be redeployed into our work programme. Your proven research andcritical analysis skills will be essential to your success in the rolecomplementing your ability to think conceptually and imaginatively, identifyinglinks between and across policy, governance and social investment issues.

Download – Senior Advisor –Position Description

Download Application Form – Te Mātāwai Job application form

Click here to apply for this role

For further information please contact Kirsty Brownon 04 4999 471 or kirsty.brown@h2r.co.nz quoting reference number 262604. All applications will be acknowledged by email.  Applications close on Monday28 June at 5pm.

Post date:
June 15, 2021
Close date:
June 28, 2021
Application FormPosition Description

Communications Lead

• Be a passionate advocate for the revitalisation of the Māori language

• Lead strategic and operational communications, marketing and promotional advice

• Utilise your fluency in te reo Māori

Kia ūkaipō anō te reo Māori: “Te reo Māori is restored as a nurturing first language”

This is the vision of a new Māori language strategy called the Maihi Māori that was developed by Māori for kāinga, hapori and iwi.

Early in 2017, Te Mātāwai met with all stakeholders nationwide to gather feedback on Māori language initiatives in homes and communities, their aspirations for te reo Māori and the role of Te Mātāwai in realising these aspirations.  The feedback informed the development of the Maihi Māori 2017-2040 Strategy.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a high performing communications professional to join this great organisation of people who are committed to upholding the mana and revitalization of te reo Māori.  You’ll operate both strategically and tactically, providing communications expertise and developing initiatives to support the organisation. You’ll have a successful track record in a range of areas including media management, social media, corporate communications, stakeholder engagement and the development and delivery of internal and external communications plans.

Our ideal candidate will bring an understanding of, or a willingness to learn, engagement with kāinga, hapori and iwi  and the the public sector and be comfortable building and managing relationships across these.  A collaborative approach with an interpersonal style that enables you to build positive working relationships and get buy in from others is a must. Your aptitude for identifying opportunities to lift the profile of Te Mātāwai through a range of channels will also be important in the role. This role also provides the opportunity to play a lead role in developing the strategy and being part of an exciting organisation.

To join the Te Mātāwai whānau you should have an understanding of tikanga Māori and be a Māori language speaker at least to conversational level for this role.

Download – Communications Lead Position Description

Download Application Form – Te Mātāwai Job application form

Click here to apply for this role

For further information please contact Kirsty Brownon 04 4999 471 or kirsty.brown@h2r.co.nz, quoting reference number 262603.  All applications will be acknowledged by email. Applications close on Monday 28 June at 5pm.

Post date:
June 15, 2021
Close date:
June 28, 2021
Application FormPosition Description

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