20 Oct 2021

Full-Time Senior and Principal Policy Analyst – Public Health System Policy

Ministry of Health – Posted by Ministry of HealthWellington, Wellington, New Zealand

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Job Description

Opportunity for Principal and Senior Policy Analysts in the Public Health System Policy Group

  • Broad range of social sector policy
  • Ability to influence and work with cross agency stakeholders
  • Wellington based permanent positions

The Public Health System Policy Group works on a range of cross-cutting health issues, including those with regulatory functions. You will work with other agencies and the health and disability sector to provide advice on improving outcomes for all New Zealanders.

You’ll bring a thorough understanding of public policy issues including Te Tiriti and equity requirements and have demonstrated success in developing fit for purpose policy advice in a dynamic environment.

As a highly collaborative policy professional who can see the benefits of strong policy advice using data analysis and research to evidence advice, you bring with you a strong ability to take complex information and make it relevant across a range of audiences.

Your written policy advice is able to be understood by a variety of stakeholders, breaking complex problems into achievable equitable solutions.

As a Principal or Senior Analyst, you will be comfortable sharing your knowledge and mentoring analysts to grow their policy skills. You are open to learning from others, seeking opportunities through your work to further grow both your written and analytical skillsets.

At times you will be part of virtual teams across the Ministry and sector, including policy, operational and clinical stakeholders. You’ll understand the machinery of government and know how to collaborate to get things done.

You do not have to have a health background. It is your ability to provide great policy advice that will see you succeed in this role.

Ngā uaratanga – Our Ministry values


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.

How to Apply

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 contact Deborah at deborah.brockie@health.govt.nz, quoting reference number MOH/1551948.

Advertising for this role closes at midnight on Tuesday, 2 November 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 recruitment@health.govt.nz or on +64 4 466 5318 if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.

Job Categories: Community /Public Health. Job Types: Full-Time.

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