Kairangahau Mātauranga | Researcher – Traditional
Freshwater is essential to life, vital to survival, he taonga te wai!
- Whakatāne location
- Fixed Term Contract until 31.03.2024
- Work with and learn from local hapū delegates and iwi
Working with Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa, come and play your part in Te Mahere Rautaki Wai Māori o Ngati Awa Project for enhancing the mauri o te wai within the Ngati Awa rohe.
Working under the supervision of the Kaihautū Wai Māori o Ngāti Awa position; your key role is to support the Kaihautū in the facilitation and achievement of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa objectives its Te Māhere Rautaki Wai Māori o Ngāti Awa Project.
Key duties of this role include:
- Developing and delivering a “fit for purpose” research proposal, methodology and engagement plan.
- Working with the support of the Kaihautu Wai Māori and Communications and Engagement Advisor, in alignment with the Te Mana o Te Wai Project Communications and Engagement Strategy and operational objectives.
- Engagement with Ngati Awa hapū delegates and their communities, and the participation of Ngāti Awa Pūkenga .
- Research of Wai and its use in the Ngāti Awa region and how it is used.
- Engaging and surveying the community in both written and verbal mediums.
- Conducting interviews with persons on significant interest and local wai knowledge.
- Searching historical Ngāti Awa and council archives.
- Researching and visiting sites of significant importance or historical importance.
- Utilising of personal or community iwi network and contacts to identify persons and places of interest.
- Ensuring confidentiality of private information of project participants and interviewees.
- Facilitating communications or meetings with local groups of interest with Ngāti Awa iwi, hapū and whanau.
- Having familiarity with the Resource Management Act 1991, the NZ National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 and your understanding of the Principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Mataatua Declaration on Water 2002 to work in this amazing project.
The keys to success of your application will be your:
- Relevant or current studies and experience in Resource and Environmental Management
- Planning experience
- Understanding of kaupapa Māori & te reo is preferable
- Proven and compassionate people skills
- Outstanding communication skill, to build rapport and trust so that the project is understood
- Strong listening skills will be required for the observation process
For more information or to apply for this position visit: HR Connect