Current Vacancy

Kaitohutohu Matua Arotake Māori (Senior Māori Evaluation Advisor) or a Kaitohutohu Arotake Māori (Māori Evaluation Advisor) - Sport NZ

Māori Evaluation Advisor

Kia hiwa rā, Kia hiwa rā!

He tūranga hou tēnei, Ko te Kaitohutohu Māori - Arotake hei tautoko, hei hāpai te oranga o Ngai iwi Māori.   

Ko koe tēnā?  Nau mai ki te tono.

As a government agency, Sport New Zealand Ihi Aotearoa is the guardian of our country's play, active recreation and sporting system. Ihi Aotearoa has embarked on its cultural hīkoi and aspire to be a Te Tiriti organisation.

We are committed to honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi through our commitment statement and enacting the system change through the principles of Partnership, Protection, and Participation to build a bicultural future. 

Te āhuatunga a Te Tūranga/About the role

Reporting to the Evaluation Lead, this role delivers to a diverse and broad-ranging work programme, with opportunities to shape thinking across the play, active recreation, sport sector.

We are open to either a Kaitohutohu Matua Arotake Māori (Senior Māori Evaluation Advisor) or a Kaitohutohu Arotake Māori (Māori Evaluation Advisor) that is entering into this field of mahi providing Māori Evaluation mentorship. 

Whilst the role sits within the Research, Evaluation and Insights Team, there is a strong connection with the Kāhui Rautaki Māori Team. With the leadership and support of the Kāhui Rautaki Māori Team the role will connect and assist in the cultural capability of the Research, Evaluation and Insights Team.    

To be successful in this role, some of the qualities we seek are:-

  • Capable in the assessment and analysis from a Te Ao Māori perspective
  • An evidence-based approach with knowledge of evaluation
  • Confidence and knowledgeable in tikanga Māori me Te Ao Māori
  • Ability to positively engage especially with whānau, hapū, iwi, Māori
  • Analytical and critical thinking of kaupapa Māori initiatives
  • Underpinning your mahi with Te Ao Māori perspectives and mātauranga Māori

If hearing about this mahi sparks your interest, we want to hear from you. This is your opportunity to join an equal opportunity employer that advocates for diversity and inclusion. We are an organisation that:

  • Prioritises staff and whānau well-being
  • Provides opportunities for individuals to grow through professional development
  • Offers a flexible working environment that enables you to balance your work and home life
  • Values-driven with a mana-enhancing environment underpinned by the concepts of Kia pono ki te kaupapa, Kia tika te mahi, Me aroha ki te tangata – Be authentic to the purpose, Act with integrity, Respect for others.

We are an agency that believes in a bicultural future, has announced its aspirations of being a Te Tiriti led organisation that enables tangata whenua and all New Zealanders to participate and succeed as themselves.  

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā!

For more information about the role, contact Taniera Manaia at or 021 477 106.

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