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The Ministry is dedicated to providing our people with leadership development and skills which enable Pacific engagement and successes.  We offer a range of career pathways to people with a wide range of skills who come from diverse backgrounds.

We provide a positive and encouraging employment environment where people can realise their potential.

Staff at the Ministry for Pacific Peoples.Pacific people make up approximately two-thirds of Ministry staff. Our Pacific staff provide strong links with their communities.  Many are bilingual and this helps us build strong relationships with Pacific communities.

Ministry staff have specialised knowledge of areas of importance to Pacific communities and come from a range of backgrounds: academic, business, policy, media, communications and community.

This skill set gives the Ministry the technical and professional skills to develop the Ministry to deliver its vision of ‘Successful Pacific Peoples’.

To apply for any advertised vacancy you must provide:

•An application form

•Curriculum vitae

•Certified copies of any required academic qualifications


HR Advisor

  • Wellington location
  • 12 Month Fixed Term or Secondment opportunity

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples is the Crown's principal advisor on policies and interventions that impact on better outcomes for Pacific Peoples in New Zealand. We have an exciting and challenging opportunity for an innovative person to join our Capability Development Team, National Office. If you love working in a diverse and busy environment where no two days are the same, this could be the opportunity for you.

In this role you will touch all aspects of HR including recruitment, providing advice and support to managers, delivering core HR processes and reporting, employee relations and performance management. You will also have the opportunity to support key organisational development initiatives identified in our People Strategy.

To be successful in this role you will have the following:

  • Experience in an HR advisory role with sound working knowledge of HR practices and confidence to deliver advice at all levels of the organisation
  • A collaborative approach with exceptional relationship management skills
  • Superior communication, problem solving, negotiation and conflict resolution capabilities
  • High levels of initiative with effective planning, project management and organisational abilities
  • A can do attitude and ability to work independently

Being a part of our small team means having a real opportunity to make a difference to the lives of Pacific Peoples in New Zealand. You will work with other committed and innovative people in an environment where flexibility, enterprise and collaboration define the way we do things.

To apply for this position, and join our team, please submit your written application (including CV and covering letter) and completed application form in the info pack after the Job Description to

For further information about the position please contact Kailah Saupese, HR Advisor, on

Click here to view the role description.

Applications close at 9pm on Thursday, 30 March 2017.


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