About the job

Mō mātou – About Us

Te Ohu Kaimoana is a charitable trust created to advance the interests of iwi in fishing, fisheries-related activities and aquaculture. We are structured to ensure that the Fisheries and Aquaculture Settlements are robust for future generations of Māori. Te Ohu Kaimoana works with 58 iwi organisations and industry leaders to enable and support our people to have a thriving relationship with Tangaroa.

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi – About the role

Reporting to the Kūrae Moana (Manager Oceans) as a Ringa Rehe Whakatewha (Senior Analyst), you will be based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington, and be part of an engaged and passionate rōpū that looks to advance the interests of iwi in their reciprocal relationship with the moana.

You will be leading work within the Aquaculture Settlement space, working to advance iwi interests as provided for through the Māori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004. You will provide robust advice to enable iwi aspirations and contribute to removing obstacles in relation to these. This will involve working alongside Iwi Aquaculture Organisations, as well as the Settlement team at the Ministry for Primary Industries.

You will have the ability to think critically, analyse policies and legislation, identify impacts, and act as a connector for our people. You will lead, coordinate, and contribute to this broader work program including responses to Government.

Part of your role will be in mentoring analysts in the team and providing them with opportunities to learn and develop in a supportive environment. You will be willing and able to travel across the motu to engage and work with iwi and hapū.

Ko koe tēnei – About you

To be successful in this role you will bring:

  • Proven experience engaging and working alongside iwi, hapū, and Government agencies.
  • Ability to create, maintain and influence relationships to best deliver aspirations.
  • A working knowledge of Te Triti o Waitangi and the ability to operate in te ao Māori and te ao Pākehā environments.
  • Experience leading projects, providing advice, and mentoring support to other team members.
  • Ability to travel regularly to engage with iwi and hapū across the motu.
  • Experience leading successful work programmes in the fisheries, or aquaculture policy space would be an advantage.
  • 3+ years of experience in a similar role is ideal.

Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to apply

For a confidential kōrero and to request the job description please contact Skye Hailwood on 021 366 697 or at skye.hailwood@nicherecruitment.co.nz.