He tūnga mahi tēnei mō te tangata e ngakaunui ana ki Ngāi Māori, ki ngā whānau, ki ngā hāpori, ki ngā tangata Māori katoa. He tūnga mahi tēnei mō te tangata e whakapono ana ki ngā tikanga Māori i roto i ngā mahi katoa. He tūnga mahi tēnei mō te tangata e hiahia ana ki te hāpaitia te reo o ngā whānau, te wheako o ngā whānau, me te whakauru o ēnei wheako ki ngā pūrongo.

We are on the search for a special someone to join our Evaluation Team. The person we are looking for is passionate about our Māori communities and ensuring their voice is present in all our projects. We are looking for someone with experience in engaging with our Māori communities, has strengths in building relationships and upholding cultural values and practices across their mahi. This special person will also be keen to grow their skill base and actively contribute to the development of a Kaupapa Māori Evaluation team. Competency in te reo Māori is an advantage in this role.

Are you a go-getter with a passion for our Māori communities?

Malatest International helps organisations in Aotearoa understand and improve the work they are doing. Our business is to look at whether programmes and services make a difference for individuals, whānau and communities. We also lead exciting research projects and other activities for a range of clients.
We are committed to ensuring we are well equipped to work with and support our Māori communities through the work that we do. This means having access to skills and expertise that engage confidently with our Māori communities to ensure their voices are present throughout our projects and evaluation work. We are also looking to build capacity to deliver Kaupapa Māori evaluations, ensuring our tikanga, reo and cultural values underpin the way in which we work with communities, stakeholders and the lens that we apply to evaluation.
Our evaluation team members are based in Wellington and Auckland. We value diversity in our team, and describe the core of our company as heart and mind – the combination of our commitment to make a difference and our professionalism in our analytical work. You can learn more about us from our website www.malatest-intl.com.
We are seeking someone with a tertiary qualification who is either beginning or early in their career in research and evaluation. We want to hire someone for this role who will grow into a senior member of our team over time. You will start by supporting the work of other team members (including administrative tasks) and increase the research and evaluation components of your role as you develop.

Your work will be varied and will require skills of adaptation, use of initiative, and ability to work independently and contribute to our team. We like to assign meaningful work to our team to ensure their skills are applied in a way that provides benefit to personal interests, and offer experiences within projects that will build professional development and capability. Your work will require travel as our work spans across Aotearoa. Being present within our communities will mean you are the face of Malatest. Other duties will include project support, scheduling, conducting and transcribing interviews.
Finding the right person to fit with our team is very important to us.

Our ideal person will:
• Add to our team capability, capacity and culture
• Have competency in te reo Māori, and knowledge of tikanga Māori
• Be very organised
• Have excellent computer skills, particularly Word and Excel
• Take ownership of their work and always try to find better ways to get things done
• Understand the importance and relevance of delivering Kaupapa Māori methodologies within evaluation
• Have excellent communication skills and the ability to engage with people from a wide range of cultures.

A bit about our projects

Our projects give us the privilege to capture the voice of whānau and communities to understand the impact that programmes have on their lives and wellbeing, as well as the outcomes that they see, hear and feel through participating or receiving services. In the last 12 months we have heard from tamariki, whānau and communities about;
• The experiences of whānau and tamariki who are in residential care facilities
• The experiences of rangatahi within the Youth Justice system
• The learning needs and experiences of tamariki within education environments
• What is needed by rangatahi to better support their transition from Oranga Tamariki care
• Māori experiences of racism that may contribute to fostering a positive or negative environment for migrants
• Understanding the differences kaupapa Maori service make and how various health and mental health pilots,
programmes and services can be strengthened for Māori.

Our projects give us the opportunity to travel to different communities across Aotearoa. This is an important feature of our mahi as it helps to understand the environmental contexts of the communities that we engage with. Community engagement and ongoing relationship management will be in important feature of your role, and of course whakapapa connection to different communities is an added bonus. In the last 12 months, as well as Te Whanganui-ā-Tara and Tāmaki-makaurau, we have visited and worked with communities in the following regions;
• Ōtautahi
• Waiāriki
• Te Tai Tokerau
• Waikato
• Taranaki.

If the breadth and depth of our work interests you, we look forward to receiving your application.

How to apply:

Please respond with a cover letter explaining why we should hire you for this role and attach a CV which demonstrates your communication skills by succinctly describing your experience, skills and background.
We will require a 90 day trial, Police check and a confidentiality agreement.
You can send your application to info@malatest-intl.com.