Policy and Development

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori is committed to the revitalisation of te reo Māori for Aotearoa. The work we do supports the government’s Māori language strategy – Maihi Karauna, issued under the

Māori Language Act 2016. Our vision is the landscape of Aotearoa will resonate with our indigenous language. With a strong and supportive team of committed advocates we are committed to making this happen.

We are looking for people with appropriate qualifications who relish the opportunity to be part of our organisation and contribute to the development and implementation of our strategy in Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori.


 Language Planning Advisor (x3) – Fixed Term 18 Months

This role identifies opportunities for the introduction and revitalisation of te reo Māori within government agencies and the private sector through the development of a language plan reflecting the organisation’s goals, its ability and readiness.

To apply for this job you will need experience in Māori Language revitalisation and in building strong business relationships at appropriate professional levels internally and externally. With well- developed influencing skills with a sound understanding of business culture and drivers, you will be an outstanding communicator in both English and Māori. You will also need to have knowledge and experience of working within the public service (ie knowledge of machinery of government).

With planning and project management skills, you will have a sound understanding of key issues impacting on Māori Language development and regeneration. You will also have a good understanding of technological developments and how relevant digital media contributes to language revitalisation.  Facilitation and workshop management skills are also advantageous.

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Language Planning Team Leader – Fixed Term – Two Years

This role leads a team of staff involved in servicing the language planning needs of the public and private sector. This role will ensure the information gained through language planning will connect to the policy and evaluation activity which is required to underpin the effective implementation of the Maihi Karauna.

To apply for this job you will need experience in Māori Language revitalisation and in building strong working relationships at appropriate professional levels internally and externally. With well- developed influencing skills with a sound understanding of business culture and drivers, you will be an outstanding communicator in both English and Māori (written and oral)

With planning and project management skills, you will have a sound understanding of key issues impacting on Māori Language development and revitalisation. You will also have a good understanding of technological developments and how relevant digital media contributes to language revitalisation.

People management skills is a core skill set for this position. You must have at least 5 years management experience.

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 Evaluators (x2) – Fixed Term – Two Years

This role supports Māori language revitalisation by evaluating the effectiveness of programmes, informing future direction and plans, and enabling partnership organisations to manage their own monitoring and evaluation activities.

To apply for this job you will need experience in Māori Language revitalisation and in building strong business relationships at appropriate professional levels internally and externally. With well- developed influencing skills with a sound understanding of business culture and drivers, you will be an outstanding communicator in both English and Māori.

In terms of the evaluation knowledge and experience required, you will be familiar with the range of evaluation methods, approaches and processes. You will have at least three years experience and preferably be involved in professional bodies eg Mā Te Rae, ANZEA

You will also require a sound working knowledge of planning and project management.

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These roles are located within a Crown Entity, so knowledge and experience of working within and across the government sector is required. You will also have a good understanding of technological developments and how relevant digital media contributes to language revitalisation.

If you are ready for an exciting career in an innovative Māori organisation please forward your cover letter and CV to Wiremu Tamaki at vacancy@tetaurawhiri.govt.nz.

Applications close Friday 15 December 2017

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