Principal Advisor, COVID-19 Testing Strategy

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Government
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Category: Policy and Advisory
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 04-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: MOH/1510695
  • Job Title: Principal Advisor, COVID-19 Testing Strategy
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  • Division:
  • Summary:
  • Contribute directly to the Ministry of Health COVID-19 national response
  • 12-month fixed term Wellington-based contract or secondment
  • Be the technical expert that provides thought and project leadership

 

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team: 

The Ministry of Health is the lead national Public Health agency and has been operating with a COVID Health Response structure for the past 8 months.  It is recognised that an ongoing response is required to support the achievements to date, and the Ministry has established a COVID Directorate to provide oversight of all activities contributing to the Ministry’s COVID-19 response.  It is led by the Deputy Chief Executive COVID Directorate and is accountable for the Ministry’s COVID-19 plan.  The functions within the Directorate work in close collaboration with each other, across the Ministry and the wider All of government response.

 

The Testing Strategy Team implements the COVID-19 testing strategy through the management of the testing work programme across border and community settings, provides updated operational policies and assistance that will provide guidance to those who need to deploy testing (e.g DHBs), monitor and record testing data.

 

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

The role of Principal Advisor is a new role that is responsible for the provision of robust advice to Manager, Deputy Chief Executive, Director General and others in the Ministry, the Ministers office and the health sector around the future state of the scope and requirements from the COVID-19 Testing Strategy workstream.

 

Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako – Skills & Experience: 

You will thrive performing in a fast paced, ever changing environment and enjoy working in a collaborative manner to deliver outcomes.  If you pride yourself on thinking strategically, and critically to deliver quality advice, information and analysis this role could definitely be for you.

 

To be successful in this position, we are looking for your proven experience operating in a senior role as a technical expert providing advise on immediate and or future work programmes that support business priorities and objectives.  Working in collaboration is your preferred style and you easily establish relationships you can rely on to support your delivery.  You will also be able to demonstrate experience influencing others to support effective decision making, and have the ability to identify future opportunities and risks.

 

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

For further information regarding the role, please contact the Recruitment team at recruitment@health.govt.nz quoting reference number MOH/1510695.  

Advertising for this role closes at Midnight on 18 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.