Advisor, COVID-19 Exemptions

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Category: Policy and Advisory
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 04-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: MOH/1510797
  • Job Title: Advisor, COVID-19 Exemptions
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  • Summary:
  • Contribute directly to the COVID-19 Health System Response
  • 12 month fixed term or secondment
  • Wellington-based


 Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team: 

The Ministry of Health is the lead Public Health agency on the national COVID-19 response and has established the COVID-19 Health System Response Directorate to provide oversight of all activities contributing to the Ministry’s COVID-19 response. 

The Health Order Exemptions team is part of the Border, Managed Isolation and Exemptions group  within the COVID-19 Health System Response Directorate. The team are responsible for the development and implementation of operational design to support exemptions made under Public Health Orders.

In the event of a future resurgence the Exemptions team will stand up a ‘surge’ workforce to support the operation of any large-scale exemptions processes that are implemented.The team coordinates activities with external agencies as well as closely within the Directorate and across the Ministry.


Te whainga poto o tēnei tūranga – What is the purpose of this position?

The Advisor will support the design and development of operational policies and business processes for exemptions. Advisors are also responsible for undertaking analysis and information gathering to provide high quality advice, and to support the proactive delivery of information.  Queries may come from within the Ministry, other government agencies, external stakeholders, and Ministers.   


Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako – Skills & Experience: 

  • Sound analytical and advisory skills and attention to detail with an ability to work with real world data and information
  • The ability to think on your feet, make sound judgements and escalate issues when required
  • Problem solving skills, patience, persistence and a willingness to learn about new health and disability areas and new analytical tools and techniques
  • The ability to communicate clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles
  • A willingness to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team


The Ministry of Health is the kaitiaki of the health and disability system in New Zealand.  We are responsible for providing active stewardship and leadership across the nations health and disability system.  We ensure the system provides people with the highest levels of care, regardless of who they are or where they live. 


You will find a copy of the Position Description attached or online at Please click ‘Apply for this Job‘ to upload your CV and cover letter.

For further information regarding the role, please contact, quoting reference number MOH/1510797.  

Advertising for this role closes at midnight on Sunday 14 February 2021.


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