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Employment Opportunity: Kaitakawaenga/CLCA National Māori Co-ordinator

Kaitakawaenga/CLCA National Māori Co-ordinator Based in Wellington
Community Law Centres o Aotearoa (CLCA) is the national organisation representing its 24 Community Law Centre (CLC) members located throughout Aotearoa/New Zealand.In carrying out its functions, CLCA affirms and adheres to Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi.

The position of Kaitakawaenga/CLCA National Māori Co-ordinator is a new position and will be an integral part of the operation of CLCA.

Under its constitution CLCA Ngā Kaiāwhina Hapori Māori o te Ture (NKHMT) is the Māori Caucus of CLCs which consists of Māori staff & board members within CLCs throughout Aotearoa. NKHMT proposed this national role, supported by CLCA, as a means to address unmet legal needs of Māori.

Reporting to the CEO of CLCA, the Kaitakawaenga/CLCA National Māori Co-ordinator will Implement the strategic direction of the CLCA Board to promote Māori access to justice, develop strong networks with Iwi and Māori organisations at a national level and advocate on behalf of the needs of Māori.

Person Profile

Qualifications:

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification.

Skills:

  • Knowledge of tikanga Māori and ability to deal with iwi and hapu variations of such;
  • Proficiency in Te Reo;
  • A high level of credibility in te Ao Māori;
  • An understanding of Māori legal issues;
  • Ability to develop networks and liaise between Roopu;
  • Experience in supporting Māori who work in isolation in non-Māori entities;
  • Ability to maintain professionalism in challenging circumstances;
  • Advocacy;
  • Relationship building and networking;
  • Excellent communication and presentation;
  • Leadership and collaboration with NKHMT and 24 CLCs;
  • Project skills.

Job Description:

Knowledge:

  • Understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi;
  • Empathy for and understanding of the role of CLCs and the legal needs of their Māori clients;
  • The legal issues that affect Māori, and an understanding of issues of concern to Māori (including but not limited to Land law, Family, Employment, Tenancy, Debt, Criminal);
  • National Iwi and Māori organisations;
  • Submission writing and advocacy.

Experience:

  • Working in or with CLCs;
  • Working in the Not-for-Profit environment;
  • Working with and on behalf of Māori;
  • Working on the legal issues that affect Māori, and an understanding of issues of concern to Māori (including but not limited to Land law, Family, Employment, Tenancy, Debt, Criminal);
  • Familiarity with managing diverse stakeholders and internal groupings in a national context;
  • Advocacy and working with media.

Please send applications by Friday 10 July 2015 to Elizabeth Tennet, CEO,  Community Law Centres o Aotearoa elizabeth@clca.co.nz Phone 04 499 2928.

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