Advisor/Senior Advisor, Drinking Water

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Policy and Advisory
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 08-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: MOH/1431868
  • Job Title: Advisor/Senior Advisor, Drinking Water
  • Business Unit:
  • Division:
  • Summary:
  • Exciting opportunity to join and influence a sector on the brink of major regulatory change
  • 2 new roles within the team
  • Wellington location


The Advisor/Senior Advisor Drinking Water provides advice to support, maintain and improve the delivery of a high quality work programme which aims to reduce the incidence and impact of water borne disease arising from unsafe or inadequate drinking-water supplies.


The Drinking Water Team sits within the Population Health and Prevention Directorate which works across sectors to achieve health equity and protect, promote and improve the health and wellbeing of people, families and communities. The Directorate includes our key national public health functions, emergency management, the National Screening Unit and a range of population health programmes such as child health, Pacific Health, tobacco control, immunisation, and cancer control.


The Advisor/Senior Advisor is responsible for providing advice and support to the public and regulatory staff in public health units across the country on all drinking-water matters.


To be successful, we are looking for a relevant tertiary qualification (ie drinking water, environmental science, engineering, public health) or water industry background.


You will have excellent communication skills and be a team player with an ability to self manage in a fast paced environment. You must be comfortable with change as the sector is changing rapidly.


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. 


We have embarked on a transformational change programme which is creating some exciting career opportunities.  If you would like to contribute to the important work that we do, please join us.


You will find a copy of the Position Description attached or online at

For further information, contact Please click Apply for this Job to upload your CV and cover letter.

Advertising for this role closes on Friday, 22 November 2019.


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 if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.