Waikato-Tainui Careers

Join a vibrant and committed team of iwi professionals at Waikato-Tainui

Waikato-Tainui is guided by our overarching mission of growing a prosperous, healthy, vibrant, innovative and culturally strong iwi that enables mana motuhake (self-sufficiency). We are a leading tribal organisation representing 68 marae and over 77,000 tribal members. We have a responsibility to protect and uphold our Crown settlements for the benefit of current and future generations. We do this in a range of ways which you can learn more about here

Building the capacity of our people and growing the prosperity of our whaanau remains the driving force behind our efforts as an organisation. We are equally committed to ensuring that our kaimahi (workforce) are also developed, trained, and well positioned to serve our purpose.

Kia tupu, kia hua, kia puaawai To grow, prosper and sustain.

Current vacancies being advertised.

Project Advisor (Whanake - Economic Development)

Full Time

  • Do you have experience supporting Maaori or Iwi?
  • Do you have a background in working across a broad range of projects that support and develop the economic growth of people or communities?
  • Are you a self-starter and do you have experience leading projects from scoping through to implementation?

We’re looking for someone who has relevant tertiary and/or industry qualifications. You must have strong project management skills along with a track record of successfully implementing initiatives in a social or economic development context.

You’ll have experience with developing and maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders and strategic partners and directly applicable experience in complex stakeholder and contract management, including dispute resolution and negotiations.

Strong communication skills are a must – both verbal and written, especially around project-based documents and policy. 

Position is open until we find a suitable candidate

If you are interested, please contact Justin.McIntyre@tainui.co.nz