Job Vacancy - Parihaka Papakāinga Trust - Project Manager

Job Description

Project Manager – Parihaka Papakāinga Trust

  • Progress the aspirations of the Parihaka Papakāinga Community
  • Promote community solutions for community identified issues

One of a kind opportunity to support and drive the progression of Parihaka at a community level.

The Parihaka Papakāinga Trust are a Māori Land Court Reservation responsible for the administration of land for and on behalf of the followers of Te Whiti-o-Rongomai and Tohu Kākahi.

A new position has been created to support the Parihaka Master planning process and to co-ordinate and facilitate community identified Parihaka projects.

This broad reaching Project Management position which reports to the Trust Chairperson, will see you working with community identified priority objectives, leading marketing and communications, progressing leadership development and co-ordination of community projects.

Managing other functional stakeholder relationships with the Government Agencies, Parihaka Papakāinga community, Board of Parihaka Papakāinga Trust, Government Departments and service providers will require a high level communicator, who is able to transcend both world views, demonstrating manaakitanga and whakapono.

You will be able to demonstrate professional experience in planning, reporting and networking, and as such be able to demonstrate prior experience in a similar position.

This position has many facets and will see you:

  • Negotiating for services within delegated authorities
  • Meeting deadlines within work plans
  • Preparing media releases and arranging publicity and promotion of events
  • Co-ordinating community projects and facilitation of community events, hui and wānanga.
  • Working towards increasing social participation and developing community leadership
  • Preparing and delivering formal reports
  • Assisting with budget management and funding requirements
  • Managing the Parihaka website

Providing guidance to the Papakāinga Trust and Parihaka community in the development of their plans. You will co-ordinate Papakāinga projects and the Master planning work plan and associated projects, working towards increasing social participation and developing community leadership engagement and solutions for community identified issues.

You will of course be highly experienced, and have the skill set to hit the ground running.

Essential skills for application will be;

  • Strong communication skills, written and oral, Te Reo me ona tikanga Māori
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, reporting and networking
  • Strong people skills and manaakitanga
  • A flexibility with working hours and days

This position is for a term of 12 months to 3 years subject to funding after 12 months.

How to Apply

Applications are invited on confidence to Heather Walker on Ph: (09) 632 1108 or email your CV through to 

Applications close on Wednesday the 10th of August 2016 at 5.00pm.