Senior Human Rights Advisor | Kaitohu Matua Tika Tangata
- 6-month parental leave cover
- Late January start; Open to flexible working arrangements
The New Zealand Human Rights Commission | Te Kāhui Tika Tangata is embarking on a 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:
Human Rights Advisors take a Tiriti-based human rights approach to delivering strategic advocacy, analysis and research for the promotion of human rights in Aotearoa New Zealand. We particularly seek someone who has excellent experience working with Pacific communities.
As a Human Rights Advisor, you will provide evidence-informed research and skilled policy analysis, to communicate clearly about human rights, and to deliver and manage human rights projects. You will help connect the Commission with Pacific communities and provide avenues for Pacific communities to engage in the Commissions work.
This role is a generalist human rights role that will provide support in a variety of projects, with a focus on Pacific peoples Human Rights and supporting the responsible Commissioner in their mahi. This role is for approximately six months to cover a period of parental leave.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
- Knowledge and understanding of strategic advocacy to promote human rights
- Understanding the relevance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi to the role, and what it means to be part of a Tiriti based organisation
- Expertise in at least some of the Commission’s priority areas, particularly e.g., business and human rights, right to decent housing, indigenous rights, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, right to health, equal employment opportunities, right to education, and the rights of disabled people, Pacific People, Rainbow communities, women, migrants, refugees, children, older people, and prisoners
- Excellent policy analysis, research and writing skills
- The ability to engage with a broad range of community members, businesses, unions, government agencies, and civil society organisations
- Familiarity with legislative and government policy processes
- Languages additional to English would also be beneficial
Salary band - Senior Advisor: $92,700 – $125,454 per annum.
Please note that this role is located in Auckland.
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 including those with a range of lived experiences. We welcome applications from disabled people, and from people with diverse ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds.
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Applications close at midnight, 29 November 2021.
Applicants must have legal working rights in Aotearoa New Zealand.