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Project Lead - Partnerships & Contracts

Posted on Mon, 21 Nov 2022

Work type

Fixed term contract



Close date

Mon, 5 Dec 2022

About the role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi

The Enrolment & Community Engagement Team (ECE) have a 6-month opportunity available for a Project Lead – Partnerships and Contracts.

This position will report to the National Manager, Enrolment and Community Engagement and will play a vital role in ensuring the successful conduct of the Māori Electoral Option project.

About you | Mōhou ake

  • Proven experience in a project lead role, ideally in the public sector
  • Demonstrated expertise in building relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to see the "big picture" and understand the strategic context of projects
  • Proven decision-making experience and leadership demonstrated in leading and implementing a range of successful projects
  • Financial skills with the ability to manage budgets, timeframes, benefits and associated risks
  • Sound knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling project
  • Fluent in Te Reo
  • Experience and significant knowledge of Tikanga

What you'll be doing | He aha tāu e mahi ana

This position is available for a period of 6 months and will have responsibility for leading the development and delivery of elements of the community engagement programme for the Māori Electoral Option, which includes:

  • Leading the selection and contracting of service providers, largely community groups, iwi and other Māori, who are engaged to assist in delivery of the community engagement programme
  • Management of contracted service providers during delivery of the community engagement programme
  • Consulting with key stakeholders including whānau, hapu, iwi and other Māori to increase understanding of the Māori Electoral Option and encourage enrolment
  • Ensuring work stream is delivered according to time, cost and quality standards/goals

 What you'll need to succeed | Ko ngā mea ka hiahiatia e koe kia angitū

  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • Knowledge of their target communities and a strong affiliation with the designated community, in particular, whānau, hapu, iwi and other Māori and understand the market segments across Māori
  • Experience working directly with whānau, hapu, iwi and other Māori
  • An ability to work with a cross-section of community members, including different demographics (young people and the elderly)
  • Outstanding presentation skills and experience presenting to different groups in a variety of settings
  • Team player who can also confidently work on their own when required
  • At ease when working in different cultural settings
  • Strong networking skills
  • Politically neutral

Why join the Electoral Commission?

The Commission is building an inclusive strength focused culture where diversity is encouraged and valued, and we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, orientations and identities. We want to provide a flexible working environment where everyone feels valued and supported. We are happy to discuss what works for you. You will join a team who are here for the right reasons, and we are passionate about what we do.

What's next? | He aha e whai ake nei

You will find the job description and how to apply by following the link here: NZ Government Jobs

For more information please email

You must be legally allowed to work in New Zealand. 

All new employees are encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You may disclose your vaccination status to your manager on a voluntary basis.


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