Te Whakakitenga o Waikato are seeking expressions of interest for a Waikato-Tainui Representative to Te Waiora Joint Management Committee.
The role of the Joint Management Committee is to:
- Provide recommendations to the Vice-Chancellor of the University and the Chief Executive of NIWA for the appointment of a Director of the Joint Institute, including the term of appointment
- Supporting the Director as required, including in the development and monitoring of key performance indicators for the Joint Institute that are consistent with the interests of the Parties.
- Consideration, development and management of Joint Institute’s projects, including jointly-funded and externally funded projects
- Providing advice and support as appropriate to both the teaching and research programmes
- Operationalise the Iwi engagement principles and partner with iwi to achieve their freshwater research priorities.
- Furthering partner and stakeholder relationships and liaison with freshwater managers
- Developing policies as required for the effective operation of the Joint Institute
- Facilitating liaison amongst persons and groups active in the Disciplines
- Promoting the Institute and enhancing the profile of the Disciplines amongst students, staff and external bodies, and enhancing national and international linkages
- Acting as required to advise on the resolution of any relevant disputes
- Giving due consideration to the risks associated with the operation and management of the Joint Insitute
- Reporting to NIWA and the University at least once annually; and to other parties where appropriate.
The preferred candidate will have the following qualification, knowledge base and personal qualities;
A relevant qualification or relevant expertise and knowledge in freshwater management is essential.
TRAINING, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
- A team player with good networks and proven relationships skills.
- Have an understanding and practical experience in freshwater management.
- Knowledgeable in Mātauranga Māori, tikanga, kawa and Iwi freshwater rights and interests.
- Ability to contribute to the decision making at Joint Management Committee meetings in a positive and collaborative manner.
- Problem solving and trouble-shooting skills with the ability to think independently and show initiative.
- Commitment to report back to representative organisations and act as a conduit for feedback and communication.
- Ability to relate to a wide range of people in a constructive, courteous and sensitive manner
- The capacity to show initiative along with discretion and judgement.
- Open minded and strategic.
- Respect for confidentiality of information.
- Enthusiasm for the successful establishment and operations of the Joint Institute.
This is not an employment contract however if you are interested in representing Waikato-Tainui on this Board please email your application and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org subject reference Te Waiora – Joint Institute for Freshwater Management.
Applications close at 3pm on Friday, 29 March 2019.