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Jacobs The Pou Ārahi Māori Advisory Lead in Auckland, New Zealand

Your Impact:

The Pou Ārah (Māori Advisory Lead will shape, guide, and influence the Jacobs development strategy and execution of Māori language and cultural protocols with the objective of embedding Te Ao Māori as the cornerstone to the Jacobs Aotearoa organisation and into everything we do.

Raising the profile and embedding a focus on Te Tiriti, Iwi and all other Māori associated partnerships across our business as an organisational priority both internally and externally. You will lead and nurture our Kaupapa Māori based team that responds to guide project teams and working relationships focussed on Improving Māori outcomes and support our organisation on its journey to cultural awareness and capability.

You will uplift the cultural capability of the organization applying matauranga Māori, maturity modelling and guiding business units, teams, and individuals from across the business on their journey of understanding and adoption of Māori cultural practices.

The Pou Ārahi Māori Advisory Lead will orchestrate the evolution of Jacobs Aotearoa policies, procedures, and practices to embed Māori values whilst ensuring that they are both culturally sustainable and business appropriate.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • You are a strategic and inspiring leader with demonstrated experience in successfully working and engaging with iwi, government, community, and public interest groups

  • Demonstrated success in leading the facilitation of key relationships with expertise in stakeholder relationship and engagement with iwi, hapū, whānau, marae and Māori entities throughout Aotearoa New Zealand

  • You hold a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the complexity of Te Tiriti, equity and the challenges Maori face and a high-level competency in Te Reo Māori me ona tikanga

  • Extensive experience in the development of policies in the context of cultural learning and capability development. You have an in-depth Knowledge and expertise in Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Iwi partnerships in both national and regional affairs in both a historical and contemporary setting

  • You are a motivated individual who proactively identifies potential obstacles and implements solutions, ensuring adherence to established deadlines.

Jacobs. A world where you can.

At Jacobs, we support your personal life and career journeys. From our inclusive employee networks to our positive mental health champions, we’re committed to driving a culture of caring where you can be you. With safety and flexibility always top of mind, we’ve gone beyond traditional ways of working to help you uncover a working arrangement that delivers the flexibility, tools and space to maximise your potential.

In New Zealand, we’re a founding member of The Diversity Agenda and are committed to making our industry more inclusive and diverse. We acknowledge the unique status of Māori as the indigenous people of Aotearoa and have a continued focus in building cultural understanding and competence in Te Ao Māori.

We’re the 2023 winners of the Consult Australia People First Award for our suite of employee benefits that support all our employees in all stages of their personal and professional lives.

For the 6th consecutive year, we’ve been named an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Australia).

Our Bronze Employer status in the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTI inclusion recognises our progress in creating an environment where our Jacobs employees can bring their whole selves to work.

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we’re inclusive, we’re more connected, and if diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our eight global Jacobs employee networks centred on driving inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and our Women’s Network – find out more about our Jacobs Employee Networks here (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity) .

No matter what drives you, you’ll discover a way to cultivate, nurture and achieve your goals – all at a single global company.

We’re an equal-opportunity employer and encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. Jacobs aims to provide cultural safety at our interviews. You are invited to nominate a Whanau, family or cultural representative to participate on the interview panel; please let your recruiter know in your application.

Accessibility

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Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people from marginalised or underrepresented backgrounds are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every qualification. At Jacobs, we’re dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align with every requirement in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be the right candidate for this or other roles.

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