Te Puni Kokiri

Language preference: Māori English

Language preference: Māori English

The role of the Operational Policy & Design team is to lead the design of new Te Puni Kōkiri–led initiatives and funds and to support continuous improvement of existing initiatives.

The team acts as the bridge between policy development and implementation.

The team provides services in:

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

The Principal Advisor will provide high level strategic, technical and analytical leadership on complex issues where the development of new frameworks, approaches and operational policy are required. They will contribute and lead projects within the Operational Policy and design work programme that will support the design and implementation of new initiatives and continuous improvement of existing ones.

The Principal advisor is expected to enhance the reputation of Te Puni Kōkiri with Maori, the state sector and government by working across Te Puni, with other agencies to gather and share insights and advice on how to make it easier for Maori to engage with Government and for Government to become more effective in the delivery of services for Maori.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • 8-10 years’ experience in the development of business cases, operational policy, programme design, business process design and models
  • Proven leadership experience including an ability to identify, build and actively manage significant relationships Excellent communication skills – highly developed skills of persuasion and influence
  • Have a thorough understanding of the strategic context in which the Ministry operates
  • Be fully aware of the Ministry’s political, external and historical drivers
  • Ability to champion effective use of project management disciplines to support their work
  • Understanding of government and public service – understanding the rationale and mechanisms for government intervention
  • Understanding of the relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi partnership and comfort in working in a tikanga/kaupapa Māori environment.

To apply, please send your current CV and a completed application form to vacancy@tpk.govt.nz.

Applications close 5pm 22 May 2017.

Back to top