Job Opportunity

Contracts Advisors (3)
Fixed term / Full time

Kia hiwa rā Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency for the South Island. Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu works on behalf of the nine iwi of Te Waipounamu to determine the best ways to support whānau. The commissioning agency model contributes to realising the power of Whānau Ora by developing strategies based on four guiding principles:
• Kotahitanga – collaborative approach to integrated solutions and delivery
• Kāinga focus – local solutions. Whānau initiated solutions are best.
• Panoni hou – innovation through investing in new solutions, encouraging social innovation and entrepreneurship to incentivise new services, new approaches and integrated solutions
• Kōkiritanga – partnering for success

Our commissioning streams require further resourcing therefore we are seeking three Contracts Advisors to join to our team. Two Contracts Advisors reporting to the Commissioning Manager and one Contract Advisor (Tū Pono), reporting to the Pouwhakataki Manager. The Contracts Advisors are responsible for a selection of commissioned initiatives post investment and provide support along the contracts negotiation process, with the Contract Advisor (Tū Pono) as the face of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu to our whānau associated with Mokopuna Ora, Tū Pono: Te Mana o te Kaha and Whānau Ora connectors. All roles contribute to the efficient and effective management of agreements. You will be known, on the ground in the community supporting whānau to achieve their aspirations, identify areas of upskilling and resource whānau to develop their capability. Your sound relationship management, engagement skills and effective communication skills will see you succeed in these roles.

Responsibilities include:
• Support the commissioning team with planning of each commissioning round, process, receipt, collation, and preparation for the assessment panel
• Engage with approved entities to negotiate and manage contracts
• Manage contracts, track progress
• Ensure required information is loaded into the CRM in line with reporting timeframes
• Additionally, the Contract Advisor (Tū Pono) will support whānau to determine their local development needs in relation to Tū Pono, Mana Kaha o te Whānau and any opportunity for Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu to provide advice and services
• Guide whānau enterprise coaches with work streams and support the negotiation process with Whānau Ora Connectors and Mokopuna Ora contracts

You will have:
• Proven experience working with Māori and within a kaupapa Māori environment
• Knowledge and experience with the Whānau Ora approach
• Strong monitoring and report writing skills
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Strategic leadership skills
• Credibility with the greater Māori community, government, and NGO services

For confidential enquiries, please contact Chan Collin 0275 401 027 or Sacha Mac Donald 027 386 9288 or alternatively you must apply with you cover letter and resume via
Applications close 31st July 2020