Opportunity to join the MPP team

posted: 4:00 pm - 25th July 2018
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(Picture caption: Some of the Auckland-based Ministry for Pacific Peoples staff at the Toloa Scholarship Awards, a key event for the Ministry.)

Committed to achieving positive change for New Zealand’s Pacific communities, working at the Ministry for Pacific Peoples is truly rewarding. 

While the work itself – creating change and striving for prosperity among Pasifika – is hugely satisfying, staff members at MPP are viewed as aiga. 

Due to it being an agile ministry, staff located around the country at the various regional and head offices eventually get to know each other personally. 

In the last 12 months, there has been plenty of positive change and evolution within the Ministry. 

With the new government elected in 2017, the Hon Aupito William Sio was appointed to Minister for Pacific Peoples, and he has embarked on engaging with Pasifika about a new Pacific vision and what it means for communities. 

Laulu Mac Leauanae, a dedicated influencer of change, also came on-board as Chief Executive at MPP last year. 

Currently there is opportunity to become part of the MPP aiga; and to work collegially and truly make a difference.

Two roles have opened up, which MPP is looking to fill with exceptional candidates. 

The first is for an Advisor, Communications, based in Auckland or Wellington.

Communications, media and events is a core part of how MPP achieves positive change, so the Advisor, Communications will work with the team to accomplish these goals.

As part of this Communications, Media and Marketing team, the successful candidate will be an integral part of an active, energetic programme of communications activity and events.

This role offers plenty of variety in day-to-day work because MPP is an agile and flexible team where everybody needs to contribute.

As well as working on promotional and communications material, this position offers a chance for the successful candidate to use their events coordination skills in the organisation and management of a wide range of Pacific community events at a national and regional level.

The ideal candidate will have experience in communications and/or events coordination role; enthusiasm and energy for working in and contributing to a small organisation with a big role to play; competency in a Pacific culture (or a proven desire and ability to learn); and outstanding planning, organising and attention to detail. 

Click HERE for more information, and to apply for this role. 

The other role MPP is seeking to fill is that of the Chief Advisor, Communications, Media and Marketing. 

Visit HERE for a detailed role description and application form. 

This role requires an experienced senior communications professional to lead MPP’s communications, media and marketing team and make a strong contribution to the realisation of the Ministry's social and economic goals.

As a unique government department, this is a rare opportunity for a qualified professional to join the leadership team.

The successful candidate will need a wide and proven expertise in communications, media and marketing and a capacity to think outside the square.

As well as contributing to leadership decisions and providing strategic advice, the Chief Advisor, Communications, Media and Marketing will be working in a practical, 'real world' way, coaching and advising others and delivering communications services.

There are also real opportunities to build connections across government, community and private sectors.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience in a communication role; a genuine and applied understanding of how Pacific communities work; proven leadership and management skills; flexibility to work where and when required (including travel within New Zealand); and knowledge of a Pacific language(s) and culture. 

Being part of MPP’s aiga means having a real opportunity to make a difference to the lives of Pacific peoples in New Zealand.

Applications close at 5pm on August 6, 2018.

Email HR Advisor Izak Kotze: izak.kotze@mpp.govt.nzfor more information about either role.