Principal Advisor, Office of the Deputy Chief Executive Regional Partnerships

The core purpose of Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry of Māori Development, is to support Government to strengthen Treaty of Waitangi partnerships that enable iwi, hapū and whānau Māori to succeed as Māori.

Vacancy RP 004

We have a vacancy for a Principal Advisor, Office of the Deputy Chief Executive Regional Partnerships

Te Puni Kōkiri has an exciting leadership opportunity available within our Regional Partnership Te Puni to work at the cutting edge of and contribute to enabling iwi, hapū and whānau Māori to succeed as Māori.

The Regional Partnerships Te Puni is responsible for:

  • Developing robust relationships with iwi, hapu and whānau Māori at a national and regional level
  • Developing other partnerships in the regions including with local government agencies
  • Using those relationships to gather and disseminate information between government and iwi, hapū and whanau Māori
  • Feeding into the development of the investment strategy for Te Puni Kōkiri and implementing this strategy for Te Puni Kōkiri’s non-departmental funding.

We are looking for a Principal Advisor with the intellectual vision and thought leadership aimed at bringing about the delivery of outcomes in our Te Puni Kōkiri priority Kaupapa of Whare and Whanau.

You will have a history of achievement as an investment professional and can demonstrate knowledge in key priority areas of the Ministry such as Whānau Ora, Rangatahi suicide prevention, Moving the Māori Nation and Māori housing.

Our ideal candidate for this position will demonstrate specialist expertise in the above areas as well as leading projects within the work programme, coaching other advisors to increase their overall capability. Your generalist skills will enable you to undertake wider Principal Advisor responsibilities.

Te Puni Kōkiri staff work with colleagues across a range of other public sector and private sector agencies and require strong interpersonal and relationship building skills. As well, the successful candidate is expected to have an appreciation of Te Reo and Tikanga Māori. Having worked successfully with, or for, Māori is seen as an advantage.

If this role sounds like you, we want to hear from you.


To apply, email your CV, Covering letter and a completed application form to

Applications close 5pm 8 September 2017.

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