Principal Advisor, Whānau Ora

Investing in Whanau Futures, Whānau Ora is an innovative, world-leading whanau-centred approach to empowering whānau into the future.

Vacancy IN010

National Office, Wellington.

Fixed Term or Secondment - 6 months

This position will offer you the chance to work in a high performing team, providing technical and analytical leadership on complex issues and contribute to a range of activities across the Whanau Ora teams work streams.

The successful candidate could bring either public or private sector experience, and will ideally possess:

  • A post graduate degree in a related field or significant experience in public or private sector organisations.
  • Commercial and financial expertise
  • Contracting for outcomes experience
  • Operational and strategic policy experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to operate with a diverse and flexible team of staff.
  • Highly developed conceptual and analytical skills and experience in developing and implementing workable solutions to ambiguous and complex problems.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate and persuade key stakeholders.
  • The ability to mentor people within the organisation
  • An understanding of social outcomes measurement and evaluation
  • Highly developed communication skills both oral and written which enable the person involved to deal effectively with key stakeholder relationships and explain complex issues clearly to a range of audiences, including non-technical experts.
  • Comfort in working in a tikanga/kaupapa Māori environment, a degree of fluency in Te reo Māori is of benefit

In return we offer a diverse and rewarding working environment with a strong focus on solutions that will assist in serving our communities.

To apply for this position, please forward a completed application and accompanying CV to quoting reference details IN010.


Applications close Sunday 26 May 2019.

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