Tai Pari | Policy Advisor  – Māori Fisheries Act

  • Career enhancing opportunity
  • Fixed term 12-18 month contract
  • Salary range – $75-85k

Mō mātou | About Us

Te Ohu Kaimoana is a charitable trust created to advance the interests of iwi in fishing and fisheries-related activities. They are structured to ensure that fisheries and aquaculture settlements are robust for future generations of Māori. Te Ohu Kaimoana works with fifty-eight recognised iwi organisations and other industry leaders to enable and support our people to have a thriving relationship with Tangaroa.

Tēnei tūranga | About the role

It is an exciting time to be joining Te Ohu Kaimoana as the Māori Fisheries Amendment Bill is in its final stages, and we need someone who will help us with a smooth transition once amendments are enacted.

We are seeking a skilled analyst with 3+ years’ experience and is looking for an opportunity to advance in their role, or a previous analyst who is returning to the workforce. This role requires someone who can take ownership of their mahi, demonstrate initiative, and seek knowledge from experts when necessary.

You will have the ability to identify when advice needs to be amended and have the confidence to articulate this to the correct people.

Your knowledge about legislation, policy, and the machinery of government will be highly relied on, along with your alignment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and passion to empower iwi Māori with decision making and Tino rangatiratanga.

Located in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, and genuine flexible working options are available.

He pūkenga ōu | Your skills

In addition to the mentioned qualities, to excel in this role you will bring:

  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Experience in leading projects
  • Well-developed communication skills, both written and oral. Ideally with experience in writing board papers and have the capability to communicate technical information to different audiences.
  • Basic financial comprehension
  • Good relationship management skills
  • Proficient and competent with Microsoft Office products
  • Proven ability to work with Māori organisations, and the ability to operate in Te Ao Māori and Te Ao Pākehā environments.

Mōu Ake | Personal Attributes

  • Able to think critically and analytically
  • Accurate with attention to detail
  • A helpful and positive service provision orientation
  • Works in a collegial and professional manner
  • Ability to work in a small organisation within a dynamic role in an effective and efficient

Me pēhea te tono – How to apply

For a confidential kōrero about the role please contact Megan Manning on 021 242 4339. To apply: submit your cover letter and CV online or directly to megan.manning@nicherecruitment.co.nz by the closing date of 28th August 2023