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Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand: Kāikōkiri Māori

Posted on 06 November 2023

Mō te Pakihi | About the Organisation:

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is an international aid and development agency for the Catholic church, and are a long-standing member of Caritas Internationalis, an international confederation of over 160 Catholic aid, development and social justice agencies. Caritas’ mission is to strengthen the voice of the poor and vulnerable. Our work strives for a world free from poverty and injustice through international development, advocacy, education and emergency relief. Caritas seeks to demonstrate “love in action”.

Mō te Turanga | About the Role:

The Kaikōkiri Māori is an exciting new role that will lead the tangata whenua partner relationships and associated projects and programmes. You’ll develop and implement an aligned work programme and in accordance with papal teachings, help animate the voice of indigenous peoples and care for creation. You will provide Caritas kaimahi with support to effectively work with Māori communities including in the appropriate use of te reo me ōna tikanga Māori as well as providing a te ao Māori lens over mahi as needed.

As part of this role, there is opportunity for travel to support in the development of relationships with indigenous Caritas confederation whānau especially within Caritas Oceania.

This is a full time, permanent position based in Wellington.

Mō te Kaitono | About You:

The successful kaimahi in this role will have an understanding of and commitment to Catholic Social Teaching (or some experience of the Catholic Church/an openness to learn). You’ll have some experience in project coordination or management and strong written and research skills.

Alongside this, your strength will be in your te reo capability and being comfortable providing te reo me ōna tikanga support to the organisation. You’ll hold confidence, willingness, and ability to guide, teach and educated others in your area of expertise. You’ll have an understanding of the inner workings of the Not-for-Profit and charitable sector and have an affinity with the vision and mission of the organisation.

Me tono mai ināianei | Apply now!

To find out more, please get in touch with Kylie Savage on 027 404 0383 or Russell Spratt on 029 446 3770 for a confidential kōrero and/or to receive a copy of the position description.

To apply for this vacancy you MUST be a New Zealand citizen, resident, or have already secured the right to work in New Zealand and therefore hold a valid visa.

At the appropriate stage we will request your references, we ask that you do not include them on your CV when applying.

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