Reference ID 4972

  • Analysis and advice
  • Stakeholder engagement

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is an Officer of Parliament. Supported by a team of investigative researchers and policy professionals, the Commissioner’s primary role is to give independent advice to Parliament on environmental matters. This includes reviewing the overall system of environmental agencies and government processes, and investigating particular environmental issues. The effectiveness of the Commissioner's advice depends to a large degree on the independence, integrity, and quality of the support he receives from a highly-skilled team of advisers. You will lead the office’s engagement with tangata whenua, providing specialist advice on how that engagement should be undertaken in respect of specific environmental issues.

You will offer expert analytical advice on specific work programmes. Through providing advice to the Commissioner on the implications of Maori perspectives on work at a strategic level, you will promote a focus on outcomes and purpose, enhancing the effectiveness of the Office.

You will have a thorough understanding of and commitment to matauranga Maori, tikanga, and Te Ao Maori, along with strong analytical abilities, and good communication and engagement skills. You will also have proven expertise working effectively in a collaborative research environment. Proficiency in te reo Maori would be an advantage. Experience working with the public sector would also be advantageous. We are searching for someone who is intellectually curious, keen to engage on environmental issues and practically minded.


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