Advisor, Nutrition and Physical Activity

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 week ago
  • Category:
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Category: Policy and Advisory
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 13-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: MOH/1503351
  • Job Title: Advisor, Nutrition and Physical Activity
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  • Summary:
  • Want to help improve the health of New Zealanders?
  • Demonstrate your specialist skills and provide advice on nutrition and physical activity for New Zealanders
  • Fixed term position


We have a unique opportunity for you to use your qualifications and experience in nutrition and/or physical activity and help improve the health of New Zealanders, sound like you? Keep reading.


Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team: 

We are looking for a motivated Advisor to join the Nutrition and Physical Activity team in the Public Health Group for a fixed term until June 2023.


This role offers you challenging opportunities to demonstrate your specialist skills as you develop operational policy and provide technical advice on nutrition and physical activity at a population level for New Zealanders.


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

As Advisor you will contribute to the team’s work programme. You will provide nutrition advice to the Ministry, Minister and external organisations as required. You will use your expert knowledge to support external stakeholder relationships in the health and government sectors and respond to interest, queries and feedback.


Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako – Skills & Experience: 

  • Relevant technical experience and qualifications (for example nutrition or public health)
  • Knowledge and experience in working in schools and early learning settings
  • Excellent relationship building and interpersonal skills
  • Resilience and an ability to work effectively as a team player in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to self-manage including excellent priortisation skills
  • Ability to analyse nutrition information and provide advice to a wide range of audiences
  • A positive personality and willingness to learn.


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/1503351  

Advertising for this role closes at midnight on Sunday, 24 January 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.