14 Sep 2021

Fixed-term Senior Policy Analyst – Māori Health

Ministry of Health – Posted by Maori Pacific JobsWellington, Wellington, New Zealand


Job Description

Senior Policy Analyst – Māori Health

  • Enjoy a variety of interesting work and making a difference for Māori whānau in health
  • Wellington based
  • Fixed-term 18 months

Are you looking for an exciting new job at the cutting edge of Māori health in the changing landscape of the New Zealand Health and Disability system?

Kaitiakitanga – We lead the Ministry’s response to its obligations to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We are responsible for providing active stewardship and leadership across the nation’s health and disability system. We have a commitment to increasing health equity and achieving pae ora ( healthy futures) for Māori whānau and communities.

We have a passionate team of analysts, a great culture, and invite you to join us! This Senior Policy Analyst role sits in the Māori Policy and Strategy team in the Māori Health Directorate at the Ministry of Health.

As a Senior Policy Analyst, you will have experience in leading and developing quality policy advice. You will understand how systems work and be up to the challenge of improving health outcomes for Māori within a complex and challenging health and disability system.

Māori health policy is guided by Whakamaua: Māori Health Action Plan 2020-2025 and He Korowai Oranga: Māori Health Strategy.

To be successful in this role you will have the following:

  • A passion for making a difference
  • A good understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its application in public policy development
  • Experience in applying the full policy process lifecycle
  • Confidence to work, contribute and foster Te Ao Māori perspectives in policy development
  • A good understanding of the machinery of government
  • Track record of writing for policy purposes including in plain language and for ministerial audiences
  • Ability to develop productive and trusting relationships with colleagues and stakeholders
  • Can do attitude and strong self-directed work ethic

As a senior member of the Māori health strategy and policy team, you will be a welcomed contributor to the Māori Health Directorate work programme that shares a deep commitment to achieving better Māori health and well-being outcomes. You will be happy to share your skills and experience as well as support other team members develop theirs.

We have embarked on a transformational change programme as part of Health and Disability System reforms, which is creating some exciting career opportunities. If you would like to contribute to the important work that we do, please join us! Nau mai haere mai

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

For further information, contact recruitment@health.govt.nz quoting reference number MOH/1566210.

Please click apply for this job to upload your CV and cover letter.

Advertising for this role closes on Friday, 1 October 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 if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.

Apply here: https://careers.health.govt.nz/jobs/MOH-1566210

How to Apply

Apply here: https://careers.health.govt.nz/jobs/MOH-1566210  Advertising for this role closes on Friday, 1 October 2021.  

Job Categories: Policy and Strategy. Job Types: Fixed-term. Job expires in 11 days.

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