The New Zealand Human Rights Commission | Te Kahui Tika Tangata is embarking on period of exciting growth, stemming from our commitment to supporting a life of dignity for all. This growth will be managed around a continued investment in our staff, with a true focus of building a Te Tiriti based organisation. We are excited by the growth and how this will support the important mahi we do.
We are proud of the commitment of our people and their connection to our purpose. Our people are engaged, resilient and adaptable, using the breadth of their skills and experiences to support, advise and encourage.
About the role:
The Community Engagement Lead | Kaimātai Mahi Hapori will play a critical role building the Commission’s capability in providing opportunities for community participation in our human rights work. Reporting directly to the Group Manager Advisory, Research and Engagement, you will support the design and delivery of the Commission's community engagement, including the development of tools and resources.
Working with a Te Tiriti based approach, you will ensure Commission engagement recognises both Kawanatanga and Tino Rangatiratanga objectives. You will advise on opportunities to improve Human Rights outcomes through the engagement of community, hapu and iwi, and other groups, and will assist colleagues to design effective community engagement strategies.
To be successful you will be able to demonstrate:
- Experience in designing engagement tools and processes to inform decision making and appropriately meet the needs of diverse communities
- Thought leadership, and the confidence and expertise to guide the Commission on community engagement matters
- Strong understanding of working with hapu, iwi and/or Māori whanau and communities
- Understanding of applying human rights frameworks to community engagement processes
- Experience in embedding organisational systems to support effective community engagement
We are open to applicants with a broad range of relevant experience.
We celebrate diversity. We do not discriminate in our hiring practices and, to build a strong and diverse workforce, actively seek a diverse applicant pool and welcome applications from disabled people, and from people with diverse ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds.
Please let us know if any of our processes pose a barrier for you, or if there is any support or assistance that would facilitate your participation in the application process. The job description and this advertisement are available in alternative formats and can be provided on request.
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To apply – please complete the application form by clicking “apply now”. Please ensure you include your cover letter and CV in your application. If you would like to get in touch with the People and Culture Team at the Human Rights Commission, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that you are not required to enter referee details during the initial online application process.
Applications close at midnight Sunday 28 November 2021
Applicants must have legal working rights in Aotearoa New Zealand.