Senior Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    6 months ago
  • Category:
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Policy and Advisory
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 04-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: MOH/1507937
  • Job Title: Senior Advisor
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  • Division:
  • Summary:
  • Bring your skills in developing survey content and stakeholder management to work on the New Zealand Health Survey
  • Make a difference to the health of New Zealanders
  • Wellington-based permanent role 


Are you an experienced survey designer wanting a new challenge? Do you have an interest in health and research? If you are a critical thinker, have good questionnaire design and project management skills and would like to be part of an engaged team, here is your opportunity to join the Health Surveys team.


Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team: 

The Health Surveys team manage the New Zealand Health Survey, including designing the survey content with stakeholders, managing and analysing the data, and disseminating results through reports and data explorers. The survey provides important information about the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders.


The Health System Improvement and Innovation Directorate supports and promotes innovation and continuous system improvement through quality commissioning and policy, effective regulation and evidence-based decision making.


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

The Senior Advisor will design content for the New Zealand Health Survey, working closely with key stakeholders to understand their information needs. They will also lead a programme of work to improve and modernise the New Zealand Health Survey to ensure it is fit for purpose for the future.


Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako – Skills & Experience: 

We’re looking for someone who has:

  • experience in designing content for population surveys
  • a tertiary qualification and experience in a relevant field
  • a customer focus, with experience in collaborating with stakeholders or customers to meet their information needs
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • a proven record in successfully planning and managing programmes of work
  • enthusiasm for working as a team and good inter-personal skills.


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 the Recruitment team at quoting reference number MOH/ 

Advertising for this role closes at Midnight on Tuesday, 9 Febuary 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.