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Senior Stakeholder Relations Advisor – Better Public Services for Rheumatic Fever Reduction Programme, closes 30 Sept

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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, were 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 Stakeholder Relations Advisor you will develop internal and external stakeholder relations strategies and initiatives that build and strengthen critical alliances. These are between the programme and lay public, high risk communities, clinicians as well as with local health and sector staff. Key to this position is your extensive experience in stakeholder relations with highly developed written communications skills across a variety of media including online channels and social media, as well as experience with intranet development. We are offering some flexibility in terms of whether this will be a full or part-time position.

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 [email protected]

For further information please visit our website

To apply, please email your CV, cover letter and application form to [email protected] 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.


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