Are you looking for that once in a career opportunity to lead the way in developing government operational policy and investment design in a whanau centered way?

We are looking for a Principal Advisor who can enhance the reputation of Te Puni Kōkiri with Māori, the state sector and government. You will be able to bring a te ao Māori perspective to your work and be able to work comfortably in government, and with whānau, hapu and iwi.

Be part of our Operational Policy & Design team, within the Investment Puni who lead the design of new Te Puni Kōkiri–led initiatives and funds and support the continuous improvement of existing initiatives. The team acts as the bridge between policy development and implementation and provide services in:

  • Operational policy design
  • Process and system design
  • Guidance and support tools
  • Service design, including customer insights, customer experience design and service channels

As the Principal Advisor you will lead projects within the work programme that support the design and implementation of new initiatives and the continuous improvement of existing ones, as well as coaching other advisors to increase their overall capability.

If you are someone who can provide high level strategic and technical advice, thought leadership on complex issues and whānau centered approaches to operational policy and design, we want to hear from you.

To apply, please send your current CV and a completed application form to


Applications close 10 September 2017.

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