Vacancy – Tai Moana (Senior Policy Analyst)

15 February 2021

  • Join a passionate team engaged in meaningful and interesting work
  • Build close working relationships with iwi
  • Thrive on the challenge and opportunities this role offers

About us

Te hā o Tangaroa, kia ora ai tāua – the breath of Tangaroa sustains us. This whakaaro underpins the work of Te Ohu Kaimoana and refers to the ongoing interdependent relationship that Māori hold with Tangaroa as his descendants.

Te Ohu Kaimoana is a Māori owned and funded Trust that works to advance the interests of iwi individually and collectively, primarily in the development of fisheries, fishing, and fisheries-related activities, in order to:

  • ultimately benefit the members of iwi and Māori generally
  • further the agreements made in the 1992 Treaty of Waitangi Deed of Settlement
  • assist the Crown to discharge its obligations to iwi under the Deed of Settlement and the Treaty of Waitangi
  • contribute to the achievement of an enduring settlement of the claims and grievances referred to in the Deed of Settlement
  • allocate and transfer fisheries settlement assets received from the Crown in accordance with the Māori Fisheries Act 2004 and Māori Commercial Aquaculture Settlements Act 2004.

This is a unique opportunity to fill a crucial role in a team that applies research, analysis and strategic advice to iwi and key stakeholders in relation to fisheries management issues across customary, commercial and recreational fishing.

In addition to evaluating and developing policy, the role requires extensive engagement with iwi, hapū and Crown officials, and maintaining positive working relationships with these groups.

The role requires managing projects, reporting, and presenting your work in a variety of forums. It also plays a key role in helping Te Ohu Kaimoana develop its capability through coaching and mentoring our policy analysts.

We will value your collegial and empowering style in addition to your –

  • experience in the fisheries and/or aquaculture policy
  • understanding of relevant legislation (the Māori Fisheries Act 2004, Māori Commercial Aquaculture Settlements Act 2004, the Fisheries Act 1996 and the Resource Management Act, Te Tiriti o Waitangi)
  • proven planning, policy development and analytical skill, showing fresh thinking and a focus on continuous improvement
  • ability to build trust and maintain strong relationships
  • interest in and passion for Te Ao Māori and tikanga Māori
  • an understanding of Te Reo Māori, or a willingness to learn.

If this sounds like you, please apply with your CV and a covering letter detailing why you feel you would be suitable for the position to

Applications close Monday 22 February 2021.