- Lead a team delivering human rights, te tiriti based policy and projects
- Auckland or Wellington based
About Te Kahui Tika Tangata | Human Rights Commission
Te Kahui Tika Tangata has recently been through a period of accelerated growth, stemming from our commitment to supporting a life of dignity for all. This growth is being managed around a continued investment in our people, with a true focus on building a Te Tiriti based organisation.
We are proud of the commitment of our people and their connection to our purpose. We are engaged, resilient and adaptable, using the breadth of our skills and experiences to support, advise and encourage.
Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity
The Team Leader manages a busy team of advisors providing policy and advice and delivering projects that contribute to the Commission’s strategic priorities and business plan.
He kōrero mōu | About you
You will promote human rights through:
- Coaching and supporting a team
- Embedding a te tiriti based approach
- Focused and effective external engagement
- Delivery of strategic advice
- Using research and data to advocate for improving human rights in Aotearoa New Zealand
- Engaging in international monitoring of Aotearoa New Zealand’s implementation of human rights treaties and conventions
- Influencing policy development and legislation.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
- Experience in including Te Tiriti o Waitangi analysis in their work
- A sound knowledge and understanding of national and international human rights, public policy issues, and harmonious relations between people in Aotearoa New Zealand
- Proven skills in policy advice, community engagement and advocacy
- Demonstrated experience in project management
- Experience in workforce and programme planning
- Coaching and mentoring skills
- Experience in managing for performance
Please download the position description here
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
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. We 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 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.
Please note that we will require referee details when a preferred candidate has been selected.
Applications close 9am 12 August 2022
Applicants must have the legal right to work in Aotearoa New Zealand