Kaihautū (Māori Research Impact Leader) - Manaaki Whenua

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 13 Jun 2023

Whenua / Koiora / Huringa Āhuarangi

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About the opportunity

Kia mauriora te whenua me tōna taiao requiring a positive reciprocal relationship between tangata and taiao. We are committed to upholding the principles of Te Tiriti and weaving them into the fabric of how we operate as Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research. We have established the Kaihautū role as part of a team to steer strategic oversight, leading guidance to giving effect to principles of partnership and participation across one or more of our three science impact areas:

1          Land, soils and water

2          Biodiversity & biosecurity and

3          Climate action.

In these impact areas, Kaihautū will sit across our existing science portfolios under these areas to support Manaaki Whenua to deliver on its Tiriti commitment across the domains of land, biodiversity, and climate. The Kaihautū will function collectively as integrators, from an ao Māori perspective, of the research occurring in each of the portfolios.

Working with the relevant Science Portfolio Leader to contribute of the three yearly Portfolio Strategy, Annual Portfolio Plan and overall SSIF allocation. This requirement is in keeping with the principle of increased Māori co-design and co-leadership of our research agenda as signalled in Te Āpōpōtanga and our Statement of Commitment.

With a science/research background in the relevant impact area, you will be highly skilled at utilising both kaupapa Māori methodologies and western science within a te ao Māori centred approach.

You will lead your own programme of research in the impact area to directly enhance in-house research capability and enable Kairangahau Māori to develop their practice of working with Mātauranga Māori.

This position is Permanent, Full time (0.5 FTE Kaihautū/0.5 FTE Science Research)

About you

You will possess a post graduate qualification ideally at PhD level or equivalent with at least 3 years' experience within the science research system, and will have some refereed publications, inclusive of lead authorship.  Ideally you will be a flexible, pragmatic, self-starter, with the ability to travel throughout New Zealand.

Why Manaaki Whenua

Our land, our future - this is the essence of why Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research exists. At Manaaki Whenua we undertake research that focuses on preserving New Zealand's rich biodiversity, improving biosecurity, and protecting the health of the land, fresh water and soil resources we need for a prosperous future. We recognise the importance of partnerships, the special role of Māori, and the need to ensure that all New Zealanders have the knowledge, understanding, and tools to truly live in harmony with our precious environment. We are recognised nationally and internationally for the quality of our research and work with a wide range of organisations within New Zealand and globally.

Manaaki Whenua embraces diversity and is committed to an inclusive and respectful workplace where everyone is valued for their unique contribution. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

What we offer

As an employee of Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, you will work with passionate and talented people in a caring and family friendly environment; enjoy good staff benefits and the opportunity for personal growth and career development.

Apply online by viewing the position description and then clicking the 'Apply Now' button below.

How to apply

Enquiries about the position may be directed to Nancy Garrity, garrityn@landcareresearch.co.nz . For further details about Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research, watch this short clip: Manaaki Whenua and visit our website: www.landcareresearch.co.nz

Apply online by viewing the position description and then clicking the 'Apply Now' button below.

Applications close on Tuesday 13th June 2023 at 11pm NZT

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