Senior Advisor Maori

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Policy and Advisory
  • Location: Wellington/Christchurch
  • Date Advertised: 08-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: MOH/1429464
  • Job Title: Senior Advisor Maori
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  • Summary:
  • 2 year Fixed Term role based in either Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch or Dunedin
  • Mental health and addiction services
  • Support the Ministry’s delivery on outcomes from He Ara Oranga – The Inquiry


This is an excellent opportunity to work alongside and support the Ministry’s leaders on work programmes that directly contribute to the improvement of outcomes and equity for, and the Crown’s relationship with, Māori.


The Senior Advisor Māori provides advice and support to the Director Suicide Prevention Office and the wider team.  The role is crucial to ensuring future decision making for work programmes focused on outcomes for Māori are well supported.  You will have experience providing strategic advice and thought leadership, and knowledge of Māori health, Māori mental health and/or suicide prevention.  Your relationship management skills will be strong, enabling you to collaborate with others across the Ministry, wider health sector and iwi to achieve outcomes. 


To be successful in this role you will also have a sound understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi, have in-depth knowledge of Māori tikanga and be comfortable in Māori environments.  If you’re looking for a role where you can make a significant difference for New Zealanders, and you have first hand experience living and being affected by mental health and/or suicide, this could be the ideal role for you.


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. 


We have embarked on a transformational change programme which is creating some exciting career opportunities.  If you would like to contribute to the important work that we do, please join us.


You will find a copy of the Position Description attached or online at  For further information, contact recruitment at

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

Advertising for these roles closes on Sunday, 24 November 2019.


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