Senior Advisor Engagement

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Policy and Advisory
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 20-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: MOH/1431704
  • Job Title: Senior Advisor Engagement
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  • Summary:
  • Strategic stakeholder engagement and communications expertise required
  • High profile and vital health screening programmes in NZ
  • Wellington location


This advisory role requires an understanding of how to best engage and support stakeholder and consumer relationships, and manage communications.  It will appeal to you if you have an interest in supporting the delivery of programmes in the community on vital work such as cancer, newborn and antenatal screening.


The National Screening Unit (NSU) sits within the Population Health and Prevention Directorate at the Ministry of Health.  This group 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 NSU and a range of population health programmes such as child health, Pacific health, tobacco control, immunisation, and cancer control.


As Senior Advisor Engagement you will provide advice that will strengthen stakeholder relationships, consumer engagement and communications that will support the delivery of NSU’s screening programmes in the community.


You will be responsible for working with NSU programme teams, providers and other stakeholders to develop approaches and innovative solutions that support these important programmes.  This includes developing a strategic approach to stakeholder engagement, managing communciations campaigns using different channels, as well as supporting and connecting with local community stakeholders with a strong focus on improving equity.


We are looking for your engagement skills with teams and stakeholders, your ability to develop consistent, innovative and effective approaches that maximise communications and support engagement with screening programmes.  Experience in partnering with iwi, hapū and Māori to improve health outcomes is essential.  You will have the ability to:

  • translate stragegy into action
  • develop networks quickly and effectively
  • work at a national level, whilst supporting and linking local initiatives


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

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


Advertising for this role closes at midnight on Thursday 5 March 2020.


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