May 11, 2021

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Programme Manager, Maori Services, PHARMAC, CLOSED

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Programme Manager, Maori Services

Employer: Pharmac
Location: Wellington based with national travel
25 September 2009
Fixed term 12 months

PHARMAC Programme Manager

At PHARMAC, we make the most of our opportunity to make a difference for New Zealand, Pharmacincluding through developing ourselves and our organisational capability. It’s our people that make the difference, so we value them and the commitment and professionalism they bring. We also value our diversity, combining science, medicine, commerce, analysis, marketing and more to facilitate good decision making.

PHARMAC is the government agency responsible for ensuring New Zealanders have access to a wide range of affordable medicines. As an international leader in pharmaceutical management, PHARMAC makes a vital contribution to New Zealand’s health outcomes.

This is done by:

  • Managing the Pharmaceutical Schedule (the list of subsidised medicines)
  • Promoting the responsible use of medicines
  • Assisting DHBs with national procurement initiatives
  • Managing the Exceptional Circumstances (EC) Scheme

If you want to make a difference in the management of part of NZ’s health resources, and thrive in a busy and challenging environment, we’d love to talk to you about joining this dynamic and successful government agency.

Programme Manager – Maori Health

  • Fixed term – 12 months
  • Wellington based with national travel

Reporting to the Manager, Access and Optimal Use in this rewarding role, you will identify and implement projects aimed at improving Maori health outcomes through the appropriate use of pharmaceuticals. You will design and develop interventions that influence the quality use of medicines among Maori using educational and social marketing approaches.

Your ability to connect with a range of audiences at different levels and work at ease with clinicians and senior stakeholders will be essential to your success. You will draw on your superb relationship management skills and your strong project and contract management abilities. In this fast-paced team your proven ability to multi-task and prioritise will be highly valued.

Your tikanga me ona kaupapa skills combined with your strong strategic thinking and communications skills will enable you to work closely and effectively with Maori health providers, iwi and other key stakeholders to develop and implement programmes to improve Maori health outcomes.

Ideally you will have a background in science, education, marketing or health. An up to date understanding of the health sector/pharmaceutical issues and highly developed writing skills are a must.

To apply in strict confidence now, email your CV to [email protected], or write to Sheffield, PO Box 5621, Wellesley St, Auckland, quoting reference number 45228. Applications close on 25 September 2009.  Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

For more information please phone Jennifer Calvert on (04) 471 5835 or Jenny Myers (04) 471 5836 (DDI) or visit

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