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Policy Analyst Partnering with iwi/Māori

Date: 01-Aug-2019

Location: Wellington, NZ

Company: Ministry of Social Development

Policy Analyst, Partnering with iwi/ Māori

Tēnā koe

Mēnā e hiahia ana koe kia mahitahi ki ngāi Māori, ata pānuihia te kaupapa nei.


In this role you will


• Work on social policy issues that make a direct difference for whānau, hapū iwi and Māori
• Join a small, dynamic team who are passionate about the work they achieve
• Permanent role, Wellington based


The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is the lead agency for the social sector.  MSD provides policy advice, and delivers social services and assistance to young people, working age people, older people, and families, whānau and communities.  We work directly with New Zealanders of all ages to improve their social wellbeing.


Partnerships and Programmes focus on building strong and resilient whānau, hapu, iwi and communities utilising a range of prevention, community and social development approaches which lead to sustainable and long-term outcomes.


The Government has signalled a significant reset of relations between Māori and the Crown and the need for the Crown to extend partnerships beyond the negotiation table.   For MSD, this means we need to change that way we manage our existing and future partnerships with iwi/ Māori.


There is a great vibe across the group where people are focused on delivering high quality policy advice in a fun, supportive team environment.  We work hard to ensure policy settings are responsive to the diverse needs and wellbeing of New Zealanders while maintaining a strong focus on staff wellbeing and personal work/life balance. We pride ourselves on investing in developing and supporting staff to reach their full potential.


The Policy Analyst, will gather and share insights to influence the development and documentation of policy and operational guidelines that will improve MSD’s engagement and partnerships with iwi/ Māori.


Our ideal candidate will have:
• Proven policy knowledge and experience, in particular working with iwi/Māori
• A good understanding of social welfare to enable a Maori perspective to policy
• A good understanding Te Reo Māori me ona tikanga
• an understanding of Tikanga Māori.
• Well-developed analytical, critical thinking and judgment skills
• The ability to influence and build constructive and effective relationships both internally and externally
• Highly effective communication skills
• Sound organisational and time management skills – flexible and pragmatic with the ability to plan and resolve situations in an environment of change
• ability to work under tight timelines and provide quality advice

Nau mai haere mai


Join our team today and see the work you do make a difference!


How to Apply


To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV and cover letter, and complete the online application form.  All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at

Applications close 5.00pm Sunday 18th August 2019

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