Portfolio Manager Healthy Communities

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Management
  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 03-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: MOH/1503342
  • Job Title: Portfolio Manager Healthy Communities
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  • Division:
  • Summary:
  • Do you have a passion for public health and improving health equity? 
  • Are you experienced working with Māori and Pacific providers and communities?
  • Permanent, Auckland-based role


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

The role will support a range of public health areas such as wellbeing and equity and a number of portfolio areas. You will have a strong focus on health promotion and prevention.   This is an opportunity to draw on your range of skills, knowledge and life experience to make a significant contribution to the delivery of our work programme and ultimately improve the health and wellbeing of people, whānau and communities.


Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team: 

The Portfolio Manager will be part of the Healthy Communities team that sits within the Population Health and Prevention Directorate. This directorate works across sectors to achieve health equity and protect, promote and improve the health and wellbeing of people, whānau 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 oral health, child health, Pacific Health, tobacco control and immunisation.


Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako – Skills and experience:

To be successful, we are looking for a person who is passionate, adaptable, has an inquisitive and strategic mind, and ability to build strong, robust relationships. The successful person will be comfortable with tikanga Māori and te ao Maori, have proven experience engaging with Māori and Pacific communities and providers, has good networks including with Maori and/or Pacific communities and a strong understanding and commitment to Te Titiri o Waitangi.


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 careers.health.govt.nz. Please click ‘Apply for this Job’ to upload your CV and cover letter.

For further information regarding the role, please email lisa.vandermespel@health.govt.nz quoting reference number MOH/1503343


Advertising for this role closes at midnight on Tuesday, 16 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 recruitment@health.govt.nz or on +64 4 816 2478 if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.