Senior Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 months ago
  • Category:
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Policy and Advisory
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 29-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: MOH/1497374
  • Job Title: Senior Advisor
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  • Summary:
  • An exciting opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of people and whanau
  • Are you keen to share your expert knowledge, analytical skills and project leadership expertise?
  • Full-time permanent position based in Wellington


Great things are happening in public health right now and we have a role that is right in the centre of some exciting change, with a strong focus on the public health workforce.


We are looking for an experienced and motivated Senior Advisor to guide the development of a new plan of action to grow and strengthen our public health workforce in response to Covid-19, alongside new government priorities for the sector.


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

As our Senior Advisor, you will work as part of a team of public health experts who provide leadership, contract management and coordination of key public health functions with the sector, including with the network of Public Health Units. You will contribute your expert knowledge, analytical skills and project leadership expertise on a range of critical projects.


Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako – Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Proven experience in developing and implementing workforce strategies
  • Experience in effectively leading complex projects
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Astute relationship management skills including the ability to develop strong professional 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 email please email quoting reference number MOH/1497374.  


Advertising for this role closes at midnight on Sunday 14 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.