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Contracts Manager (Kaiawhina)

About Us

Te Rūnanga o Kirikiriroa is a kaupapa Māori organisation based on a whānau first, tikanga based, wellbeing approach. Our organisation works to a model of care centred around our pou (guiding principles) of manaakitanga, whanaungatanga, arohatanga, rangatiratanga, tika and pono. We deliver 30+ health and social services across the life span (i.e., from infants to the elderly) and have a team of over 100 people working across Hamilton city and beyond.

About the Role

About the role

The contracts manager will have the opportunity to work across all services within the organisation and will be the key contact for all funding contracts. The position requires self-management and planning to ensure deliverables and payments are completed in a timely manner.

The contracts manager will be responsible to develop and maintain relationships with key external stake-holders, participate in the contract negotiation process and work with funders to ensure our contracts align with our long term strategy.

The role requires high integrity, an eye for detail, excellent communication skills, strong organisational abilities, and a structured approach to meet compliance and overall quality with accuracy in all aspects of our contract management processes.

Positions available

  • 1 x permanent, full-time, 40 hours/week
  • Monday-Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm

You will be responsible for:

  • Managing all funding contracts throughout each phase of the contract lifecycle
    • Applications and onboarding
    • Negotiations
    • Execution
    • Reporting and Deliverables
    • Compliance
    • Renewal or Completion of contracts.
  • Ensure invoicing for all contracts is completed accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Supporting the process to complete contract deliverables that meets our quality standards.
  • Work with key stake holders and serve as the single point of contact for all matters concerning our funding contracts.
  • Ensuring the organisations long term goals are reflected in our funding contracts.
  • Identify and assess opportunities for alternate funding streams that align with the organisations long term strategy.
  • Communicate and present information to stakeholders about all contract-related matters.
  • Solve any contract-related problems that may arise with other parties and internally with the organisation itself.
  • Project mahi and oversight when required.
  • Any other support to the finance department as requested.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Strong Excel skills.
  • Strong administration skills with an eye for detail.
  • Excellent communication skills - written and verbal.
  • Very organized and structured.
  • Understanding of Xero Accounting software.
  • Good general IT skills with an understanding of systems a working knowledge of MS Windows and MS Office 365.
  • Experience in the not-for-profit sector is an advantage but not required.

You will also have:  

  • Evidence of your fully vaccinated and boosted Covid-19 status.
  • Proof of your right to work in New Zealand.
  • A sound understanding of – and passion for – the mission and core values of Te Rūnanga o Kirikiriroa and a deep personal commitment to the values and culture of the organization.
  • Understanding of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and its impact on New Zealand society.
  • The confidence to talk with our whanaunga (clients) and treat them with respect and grace.
  • Resilience, discernment and wisdom, patience, grace, and integrity.
  • The ability to take instruction and a willingness to adapt and learn.
  • Ability to work cross-culturally and positively within our diverse team.
  • Empathy and respect for team members.


  • Work with a highly motivated, passionate team.
  • Work in a team with experienced leadership.
  • Be part of a wider organisation that seeks to improve the holistic wellbeing and development of urban Māori and Pasifika, as well as support anyone that walks through our doors.
  • Professional development and training opportunities.
  • Observe and practice te ao Māori principles daily.
  • Free parking.
  • Supervision and/or mentoring.


Full Time -
From $37.00 dependent on qualifications and experience
Dinsdale, Hamilton, New Zealand

To apply for this position you will need to provide the following:

  • COVID Vaccination Record
  • Current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Cover letter outlining your suitability for the position and why this opportunity interests you.
We will be reviewing applications regularly as they are received, so don’t delay emailing you application to us.
For more information or queries regarding this position, please email:
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