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Race Relations Commissioner – Te Toihau Whakawhanaunga ā-Iwi

Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified persons who would like to be considered for appointment as the Race Relations Commissioner under section 8 of the Human Rights Act 1993.  Appointment will be based on merit. 

The Human Rights Commission is an independent Crown entity which works with government and civil society to promote respect for human rights and harmonious relations in Aotearoa New Zealand.  The Race Relations Commissioner will be responsible for leading discussions of the Human Rights Commission in relation to matters of race relations and providing advice and leadership on matters of race relations. 

You will need to have an understanding and sensitivity to, Treaty of Waitangi issues, and the rights of indigenous peoples, experience in working with diverse groups and familiarity with advocacy or public education.   You should also have an understanding of the Human Rights Act 1993, the Crown Entities Act 2004, New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 and New Zealand’s obligations under relevant United Nations covenants and conventions.  In addition, governance and relationship management skills are also important.

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Tēnei te tono nei kia tukuna mai e te hunga whai i ngā mātauranga e tika ana ā rātou tono kia whakaarohia rātou mō te tūranga o te Toihau Whakawhanaunga ā-Iwi, i raro i te wāhanga 8 o te Ture Tika Tangata 1993. Ka kopoua te tangata nei i runga i ōna kahanga me ngā mea kua tutuki i a ia.

He hinonga Karauna mana motuhake Te Kāhui Tika Tangata. Ka mahi tahi ia ki te kāwanatanga me te porihanga ki te whakatairanga i te manaakitanga o ngā tika tangata me te noho tahi a ngā iwi katoa o Aotearoa i runga i te whakaaro pai, i te ngākau pai,  tētahi ki tētahi. Ka riro mā te Toihau Whakawhanaunga ā-Iwi e ārahi ngā matapakinga a Te Kāhui Tika Tangata e pā ana ki ngā take ā-iwi, me te tāpae whakaaro, te hautū hoki i ngā take ā-iwi ka ara ake.   

Me mārama te kaitono, me ngākau tuwhera anō ki ngā take o te Tiriti o Waitangi, ki ngā tika a ngā tāngata whenua, me mōhio pai ki te mahi tahi ki ngā hunga matahuhua, me waia anō ki te kōkiri take, ki te kōkiri whakaaro, ki te whakapiki rānei i te mārama o ngāi tūmatanui mā. Ko te tikanga e mārama ana hoki te kaitono ki te Ture Tika Tangata 1993, te Ture Hinonga Karauna 2004, te Ture Tauaki Tika o Aotearoa 1990 me ngā haepapa o Aotearoa i raro i ngā kawenata me ngā tikanga a te Tōpūtanga o ngā Iwi e rite ana. He mea nui anō ngā pūkenga mana arataki me ngā pūkenga whakataki hononga tangata.

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Position description

Expression of Interest form

Completing an Expression of Interest

If you wish to proceed with an expression of interest for this position, please return: 

  • your completed Expression of Interest form;
  • your completed statutory declaration; and 
  • a full curriculum vitae (with a covering letter if you wish). 

Please mark your expression of interest “Confidential” and email to [email protected] or post to: 

Phil Gini

Ministry of Justice

DX SX 10088

WELLINGTON

The closing date for expressions of interest is 20 March 2019.