Hapu Coordinator - opportunity awaits, are you up for it?
Based in Whangārei, this role contributes directly to the development and delivery of the objectives and work programme of the Waimā Waitai Waiora partnership. The partnership is a collaboration between Integrated Kaipara Harbour Management Group (IKHMG), Living Water Partnership (Fonterra and DoC), Ngā Kaitiaki o Ngā Wai Māori, Reconnecting Northland, Sustainable Business Network - Million Metres Streams project, Te Roroa, Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust and NRC.
The role will engage with tangāta whenua, hapū, catchment groups, and landowners, to support hapū engagement in remediation opportunities, in restoration of freshwater management in the Kaipara catchment and affected tributaries, ultimately improving water quality in our rivers, lakes and streams - through the Waimā Waitai Waiora partnership.
NRC are seeking someone who enjoys building close working relationships and being part of the community, they serve and encouraging and supporting others to do the same, in their own rohe, on their marae and in their communities. Kanohi ki te kanohi is our preferred style of working. We believe face to face interactions are integral to effective and successful relationships at the heart of the work we deliver. We are seeking someone who is committed to the whānau, the Tai Ao, te mauri o te wai in these many places, in the mahi and the kaupapa.
We are looking for someone who can bring the following to the Waimā Waitai Waiora partnership:
Demonstrate a wide network of hapū and community contacts within the Kaipara catchment
Understanding of te reo me ōna tikangā and Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Experience in building hapū kaitiaki engagement, capacity and capability in relevant knowledge and skills
Open minded and flexible in working with hapū and implementing matauranga Māori alongside western science, to get best outcomes
Enthusiasm and an ability to build effective relationships
Great verbal and written communication skills, including an ability to produce reports and speak both formally and informally in public
We don't just want someone who CAN do the job, we want someone who has the DRIVE to do a GREAT job and has a passion for the Kaipara catchment and for our organisation's values. That's why at NRC, we understand that sometimes the right person doesn't ‘tick all the boxes. If you don't fit the mould exactly, but truly believe you can help improve te mauri o te wai, to create a healthier, sustainable environment and build resilient communities then tell us. We'll consider your application.
What's in it for you?
NRC will pay you to do a job you love, and we also care about our staff. We celebrate our efforts, work with landowners, hapū and kaitiaki and many communities and have a lot of fun together, but if you're also interested in the tangible stuff, we have that too - check out: www.nrc.govt.nz/jobs
The work we do really makes a difference and if you are someone who is motivated to contribute to the management of Northland's environment, kia whakatika ngā take o te Tai Ao, o ngā awaawa, check out the position description and apply today via www.nrc.govt.nz/jobs
Applications close on 21st December 2020 and must be submitted online.
Applicants for this position must have NZ residency/citizenship or a valid NZ work visa.
This position is a fixed term contract ending 30th June 2022 to align with funding.