Health Equity Policy Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 17-SEP-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/MHT092019
  • Job Title: Health Equity Policy Advisor
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The Health Research Council (HRC) is Aotearoa New Zealand’s principal funder of health research. Our aspiration is for Aotearoa New Zealand to be a leader in high-impact, high-value health research. The Health Equity Policy Advisor will join the Māori Health Research Investment team, while also providing support and guidance to the wider HRC team. The purpose of this role is to provide excellent strategic advice, and contribute to the development of sound policy, to ensure that health equity is central to all of the HRC’s investments and strategic goals.

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • Exceptional strategic skills and a sound understanding of policy development and its application in the health research setting;
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong and effective relationships with key stakeholders and end-users of research;
  • Understanding of te ao Māori me ōna tikanga;
  • Experience and a tertiary qualification in a relevant field.

Ideally, applicants should be able to demonstrate experience in a similar role.

Knowledge of the public sector, health and health research, and the science and innovation sector is desirable. We are looking for a team player with strong analytical skills and a track record of delivering results. You will have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, well-developed interpersonal skills, and competency in the use of Microsoft Office.

A copy of the position description is attached. To apply please send cover letter and CV, marked for the attention of Jacqui Tweedale, to by 5pm Monday 21 October.