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Exciting opportunity for someone with a passion for and experience in kaupapa Māori research, education and development

Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro, nōna te ngahere
Ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga, nōna te ao!

He tūranga e wātea ana i te Rangahau Mātauranga o Aotearoa. Mēnā e ngākaunui ana koe ki ngā mahi rangahau, tēnā, tirohia ngā kōrero e whai ake nei.

If you have a passion for and experience in kaupapa Māori research, education and development then we have an exciting opportunity for you.

We are looking for a Kairangahau Māori or Kairangahau Matua Māori to join Te Wāhanga, our Māori research team, within NZCER— a leading educational research organisation that strives to inspire education in Aotearoa New Zealand.

In these roles you will either lead or be part of research teams which deliver high-quality education research and evaluation. We work across a wide range of areas ranging from te reo Māori revitalisation, Māori medium education, and Māori education and development to curriculum development, student wellbeing, and policy evaluation. This role would suit someone who adheres to kaupapa Māori research principles and is guided by tikanga in their work.

NZCER is a vibrant, independent educational research organisation based in Wellington. We have multiple education research, evaluation, and advisory projects on the go at any time. Our revenue comes from a mix of contestable research contracts, direct funding from the Crown and sales from our products and services. We also provide and support a suite of educational assessments, tools, and services, and have a publishing arm, NZCER Press.

We welcome applications from people with:

  • a Master’s degree in a relevant area
  • experience with kaupapa Māori research approaches and research methodologies;
  • Māori research or evaluation experience
  • a knowledge and understanding of Māori education (including Māori medium education) and language revitalisation in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • critical thinking, statistical, and analytic skills
  • excellent communication skills in English and Māori
  • a passion for making a difference for every Māori learner.

Our people have expertise in both research and practice, and we are strongly connected to the education sector in Aotearoa New Zealand. We use the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi as the founding document of Aotearoa to help us uphold mana Māori in our work, relationships, and ways of working.

Open the links to view the job descriptions: Kairangahau Māori JD or Kairangahau Matua Māori JD
Or if you’d like to discuss the positions in more detail, please contact Sheridan McKinley, General Manager Māori, on 04 802-1621.

The appointment level will depend on the appointee’s experience and qualifications.

To apply for either of these permanent, full time positions, please forward a covering letter and detailed curriculum vitae. Your application should be addressed to Marie Sim, HR Advisor:

Closing date for applications is 30 September 2019.