Senior Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    3 months ago
  • Category:
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Policy and Advisory
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 19-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: MOH/1490884
  • Job Title: Senior Advisor
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  • Summary:
  • An exciting role in the Office of the Deputy Director-General System Strategy and Policy
  • Support governance across the Directorate, provide advice and support to the Senior Leadership Team
  • Contribute to the improvement and development of processes, procedures and systems and partner and work with other team members


System Strategy and Policy leads, enables and supports public service excellence by providing timely, high-quality advice, to Ministers, the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and the wider Ministry. The Office of the Deputy Director-General supports this by providing organisational thought leadership and governance support.


We are looking for an energetic, hard-working person to work in this great directorate, providing governance advice and support to to the DD-G, the Manager of the Office of the Deputy Director General, the Senior Leadership Team and wider staff, and work to support, maintain and improve the delivery of quality written advice and work programmes.


To be successful, we are looking for a person with relevant experience and knowledge, strong written and oral communication skills, excellent organisation and time management skills with the ability to think ahead, use their initiative, meet deadlines, and lift quality.  We are seeking someone with excellent interpersonal skills and with the ability to foster good relationships.

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


For further information regarding the role, please contact Deborah  at, quoting reference number MOH/1490884.  


Application reviews will be an ongoing process over the duration of this listing.  Advertising for this role closes at midnight on 9 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 or on +64 4 816 2478 if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.