Senior Policy Analyst, Initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

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  • Category: Policy and Advisory
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 17-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: MOH/1457190
  • Job Title: Senior Policy Analyst, Initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission
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  • Summary:
  • Work on one of the Government’s top priorities – Initial Mental Health & Wellbeing Commission
  • Contribute to assessing the Government’s response to He Ara Oranga and a new Outcomes and Monitoring Framework for Mental Health and Wellbeing.
  • Fixed Term Contract or Secondment until 28 Feb 2021


A new independent Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission is being established as part of the Government’s response to He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction (He Ara Oranga).


The Initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission has been established as a ministerial advisory committee, to enable some of the Commission’s important functions to be started while the permanent Commission is being established through the legislative process as a Crown entity.


The Commission’s focus spans all government and non-government contributors to mental health and wellbeing, including health and disability, social welfare, housing, education, justice, workplace relations and safety sectors.


We’re looking for an experienced Senior Policy Analyst to support the Initial Commission as it delivers on its functions including:

  • monitoring and reporting on progress of the Government’s system transformation response to He Ara Oranga
  • developing an outcomes and monitoring framework for mental health and wellbeing
  • providing input on the establishment of the permanent Commission


Reporting to the Head of Secretariat, you would have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic team and to engage widely with stakeholders. We require an experienced policy professional who:

  • is comfortable operating under tight time constraints in an ambiguous working environment
  • has highly developed written and oral communication skills
  • has excellent relationship management skills
  • ideally has experience in mental health and addiction and Moâri health


We welcome applications from people with a strong interest in supporting people with lived experience and who are affected by mental health. An understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi, in-depth knowledge of Mâori tikanga and Mâori environments or a strong desire to develop your experience in this area is desirable. If you’re looking for a role where you can make a significant difference for New Zealanders, 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.


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Advertising for these roles closes at midnight on Sunday, 29 March 2020.


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