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Senior Advisor - Better Public Services for Rheumatic Fever Reduction Programme

Senior Advisor – Better Public Services for Rheumatic Fever Reduction Programme


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Wellington based

Help us stop Rheumatic Fever in New Zealand

  • Newly created positions and team
  • Full and part-time opportunities

The Prime Minister has announced a target to reduce the incidence of Rheumatic Fever by two thirds in five years. At the Ministry of Health, we’re determined to do our part to achieve this target and prevent the inequities associated with this crippling condition. To help us do this the Office of the Director of Public Health is looking for three skilful individuals to form a new high-performing team to deliver change.

As the Senior Advisor you will work with the national programme lead to provide high level programme analysis and advice on the best way to meet the Better Pubic Service target. You will liaise with researchers nationally and internationally to ensure the best evidence guides our programme. This senior level position requires strong experience translating research into policy and programmes gained within a complex environment including experience of translating research into policy and programmes. We are offering some flexibility in terms of whether this will be a full or part-time position – vacancy reference 12/MOH223.

All three successful candidates will have an understanding of the issues and approaches of the stakeholder groups, including Maori and Pacific communities. They will have excellent interpersonal skills, critical thinking abilities and the ability to work effectively in a small team.

These roles are Wellington based and report to the Chief Advisor, Population Health who is the national programme lead for this work.

For specific queries please contact Kelly Winyard on (04) 816 3918 or email recruitment@moh.govt.nz

For further information please visit our website www.health.govt.nz

To apply, please email your CV, cover letter and application form to recruitment@moh.govt.nz stating the position and vacancy reference you are applying for. If you wish to be considered for a part-time position, please indicate this in your cover letter with details regarding your availability.

Closing date 5pm, Sunday 30 September 2012.

Vacancy Number: 12/MOH223

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