3 Dec 2021

Fixed-term Interim Director of the Chief Executive’s Office

interim Māori Health Authority – Posted by Ministry of HealthWellington, Wellington, New Zealand

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Job Description

Pou Whakahaere mō te tari o te Tumu Whakarae

Interim Director – Chief Executive’s Office, interim Māori Health Authority

  • Ground-breaking, unique organisation designed to unleash Māori leadership that transforms health system outcomes for Māori, giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Seeking a strategic, visionary leader and change agent to support the Tumu Whakarae develop and lead the establishment of the Māori Health Authority

Strategic and innovative thinker is sought to help lead business and system transformation. We are seeking an experienced leader and planner to help establish the Māori Health Authority alongside the interim Board, Chief Executive and leadership team.

Tahia te marae! Tahia te marae!

Tahia te marae kia tū mai te whare hauora o Aotearoa hei āhuru mōwai mō te tini, mō te mano. Whakaarahia ake ngā poupou o te whare kia ora ai a tinana, a wairua, a hinengaro, a whānau hoki. Huakina te tatau o te whare kia kite i ngā kōrero kua rārangahia ki ōna pakitara. Karangahia te tini ngeangea, kia hau mai rā ki te paepae kaiāwhā o te whare, kia mihia e te mauri o te ora.

The permanent Māori Health Authority (MHA) will bring a unique and powerful Te Ao Māori focus to the entire health system. It will play a very significant and influential role in almost everything that our health system does. It will partner with the Ministry of Health in advising Ministers and ensuring our system is, as a whole, delivering equity of access and outcomes for Māori. It will partner with Health New Zealand to plan and commission all health services across New Zealand, driving improvement for whānau, hapū and iwi Māori. It will invest in kaupapa Māori and other services for Māori, and the hauora Māori workforce. It will partner with Iwi Māori partnership boards to empower local Māori leadership in the prioritisation, design and delivery of local health services. It will also look to partner with agencies outside of health, to influence those wider determinants that impact on the health and wellbeing of our people, such as housing and employment.

The permanent MHA will be a trailblazer in the health system, developing high-quality partnerships that champion hauora Māori leadership across the entire sector. Galvanising all parts of the system to deliver on equity and the health and wellbeing aspirations of Māori whānau and communities.

The interim Māori Health Authority (iMHA) is tasked with building the permanent MHA over the next seven months, in readiness to assume full roles and function on 1 July 2022. To develop the capacity, capability, leadership, systems and relationships which the MHA will need to succeed as a new and exciting permanent feature of our health system.

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

The purpose of this role is to support the Chief Executive (CE) through the provision of high-quality advice, managing issues on the CE’s behalf, and acting as their ‘eyes and ears’ within the organisation to facilitate solutions, manage connections, and ensure delivery. They provide direct support to the CE to ensure that they are fully informed on all matters relevant to their role in leading iMHA and in their wider system leadership roles, including Ministerial and government relations and a strong focus on collaboration and coordination across iMHA, interim Health New Zealand, the Ministry of Health and key sector stakeholders.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi

The reforms are grounded in reinforcing Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles and obligations of the health system, and all roles will involve working with Māori and other key entities in the system to give effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and achieve Māori health equity.

Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako – Skills and experience:

You are an experienced senior leader accustomed to providing innovative thought leadership and advice to chief executives, governance groups, senior leaders and executive teams.

You will understand corporate governance, have political nous and a deep understanding of the government environment and processes. Being fully conversant with the Health and Disability sector is an advantage, but not a pre-requisite.

You will be able to quickly assimilate new and complex information and provide timely and high-quality advice under pressure to your CE. A high level of integrity, discretion and tact to handle confidential and sensitive information is a given. You will have had experience in establishment roles. Te Reo and tikanga knowledge is desirable. Strong Māori networks and experience working with Māori is important.

Why this role?

If you are passionate about helping to shape our Health system, if you are energised about being part of building this exciting, unique, once-in-a-generation game-changer for Māori health, if you are galvanised about creating the very first Māori Health Authority this country has seen to challenge and transform Māori health outcomes through compelling system leadership and influence, anchored by Te Tiriti, equity and whānau focus, and if you have the skills and experience we are looking for – we want to hear from you.

You will find a copy of the position description attached or online at careers.health.govt.nz

Please click ‘apply for this job’ to upload your CV and cover letter.For further information regarding the role, please email Kathrine Clarke at Kathrine.Clarke@dpmc.govt.nz

Advertising for this role closes at 5pm on Sunday, 12 December 2021.

We encourage diversity and inclusion at iHNZ 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.

How to Apply

Apply here: https://careers.health.govt.nz/jobs/MOH-1588568 Please click 'apply for this job' to upload your CV and cover letter.For further information regarding the role, please email Kathrine Clarke at Kathrine.Clarke@dpmc.govt.nz Advertising for this role closes at 5pm on Sunday, 12 December 2021.

Job Categories: Leadership/Management. Job Types: Fixed-term.

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