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.
- An appropriate tertiary qualification.
- 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;
- Relationship building and networking;
- Excellent communication and presentation;
- Leadership and collaboration with NKHMT and 24 CLCs;
- Project skills.
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 04 499 2928.