Project Manager, Te Aho o Te Kahu – Cancer Control Agency

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
  • Category:
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Project Management
  • Location: Palmerston North
  • Date Advertised: 26-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: MOH/1488004
  • Job Title: Project Manager, Te Aho o Te Kahu – Cancer Control Agency
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  • Summary:
  • Exciting new role within Te Aho o Te Kahu – Cancer Control Agency
  • Plan, design and implement projects with delivery at a regional level
  • Based in Palmerston North


Te Aho o Te Kahu – the Cancer Control Agency – is seeking an energetic and committed team player with a natural ability to build and maintain great relationships, to join the Central Region Hub in Palmerston North. 


Te Aho o Te Kahu was established in December 2019 to provide national leadership and oversight for cancer control as well as system-wide prioritisation and coordination of cancer care in Aotearoa.  Alongside a national team based in Wellington there are four regional hubs within the Agency.  The hubs have a critical role in linking the unique perspectives and diverse needs of regional communities to the development of national priorities and work programmes. Hubs also form the operational arm of the Agency, supporting implementation and monitoring of national plans within the local context.  As one of four Project Managers based in the Central Region you will be working with the population’s resident in the Taranaki, Whanganui, MidCentral, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast districts. The role will involve travel to these locations.


This role will suit someone who strives for results, is passionate about continuous improvement, and has a sound working knowledge of applying Te Tiriti O Waitangi principles in practice.  The role also provides an opportunity for individuals to further grow and develop skills in a newly formed team.  In addition, you will need to demonstrate:


  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects in a dynamic environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with and manage cross-functional teams
  • Proven ability to communicate clearly, concisely and in plain language to influence and build trusted relationships with a range of key internal and external stakeholders, at all levels
  • Project management experience
  • Understanding of large and complex systems with previous healthcare experience of benefit
  • Understanding of Māori tikanga and kawa and Te Tiriti o Waitangi.


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 Liam O’Sullivan, Senior Recruitment Advisor at liam.o’ quoting reference number MOH/1488004

Advertising for this role closes at Midnight on Thurday, 11 February 2021


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