The Malaghan Institute of Medical Research is Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading independent biomedical research institute, with a focus on breakthrough discoveries in immunology and immunotherapy. Our key areas of research and discovery include cancer, asthma and allergy, infectious diseases, gut health and brain health. Our value lies in being an independent research organisation backed by our hapori.
The Institute is committed to Vision Mātauranga and supports Māori health advancement in partnership with Te Urungi Māori, our Māori advisory group. Our goal is to be a leading example for independent biomedical researchers, demonstrating how investment in understanding Māori worldviews and values will build Māori research capacity and leadership.
We are seeking a proactive Māori Community Engagement Officer to assist us in growing sustainable relationships with existing and potential Māori stakeholders, research organisations, community groups and iwi partnerships who have a vested interest in biomedical research. As our new Māori Community Engagement Officer you will apply your Māori perspective to initiate and nurture these relationships and effective partnerships. You will establish and prepare itineraries, reports and communications on behalf of Te Urungi. You will be responsible for sustaining our Māori Engagement Programme, initiated in 2018, to ensure that it aligns with our vision.
This exciting opportunity is designed for someone proficient in te Reo Māori and tikanga, with excellent written and oral communication. You will successfully apply a range of skills to connect and engage across a variety of situations and audiences.
This is a part-time (20 hours per week), permanent position that requires some domestic travel. Applicants will need a full driver’s licence.
Experience and skills
If you think you’d be a valuable addition to our Malaghan whānau, apply now by sending both your cover letter and CV. Applications close Thursday 22 October 4pm for a start date as soon as possible. Interviews may be held immediately should the right candidates apply, so don’t wait, apply today!
Applicants must have the legal right to work in New Zealand.
The Malaghan Institute is an equal opportunity employer, and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.
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