• Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 months ago
  • Category:
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Policy and Advisory
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 03-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: MOH/1506237
  • Job Title: Advisor
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  • Summary:
  • Contribute to improving health outcomes in New Zealand
  • Explicit focus on equity throughout all our work
  • Opportunity to have impact – grow your skills and experience and help shape work in an important and interesting area


The Tobacco Control Team is seeking an advisor with analytical and critical thinking skills. The attributes we are looking for include the ability to think conceptually, solve problems collaboratively, engage well with stakeholders, work well in a team, and communicate complex ideas effectively.


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

The Advisor, Tobacco Control will work as part of a small team contributing to a range of policy issues directly related to the Government’s goal of achieving a Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025. The team’s work spans strategic and operational policy, legislation, service development and performance monitoring and reporting.  This position is based in Wellington.


Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team: 

The Tobacco Control Team sits within the Population Health and Prevention Directorate. This Directorate includes a range of population health programmes, including tobacco control, oral health, child health and Pacific health. It also includes key national public health functions, such as emergency management and the National Screening Unit.


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 nation’s 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 email quoting reference number MOH/1506237  

Advertising for this role closes at midnight on 22 February 2021. 


We encourage diversity and inclusion at the Ministry of Health and are committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures.  In particular, we want to ensure accessibility needs are well supported, so the recruitment process is fair and equitable for all. Therefore, please let us know if there is any support, we can provide to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible to you. You can contact us at or on +64 4 816 2478 if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.