Senior Advisor - Pharmacovigilance Approach - Prevention - NPHS at Te Whatu Ora, All Locations
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- On offer is the opportunity to make a positive impact in an organisation that makes a difference to people's lives
- Contribute to transforming the future of health in this Senior Advisor - Pharmacovigilance Approach role
Join Te Whatu Ora at a key time of change where you will meaningfully contribute to our kaupapa of creating a more equitable, accessible, cohesive, and people-centred health system. This is mahi that will improve the health and well-being of everyone in Aotearoa, and we've got an opportunity for you to be part of it.
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
The National Public Health Service (NPHS) within Te Whatu Ora, work towards Pae Ora (healthy futures) for all by engaging with the wider determinants that impact people's health, focusing on oranga/wellbeing, prevention, protection, and population-level intervention. We are connected across boundaries to deliver public health services that are nationally planned, regionally delivered and locally tailored.
We have a permanent, full-time opportunity available to join our Prevention team as a Senior Advisor - Pharmacovigilance Approach. This role is critical in enabling the delivery of the NPHS strategic agenda for Pae Ora (Healthy Futures).
The primary purpose of the Senior Advisor - Pharmacovigilance Approach role is to lead and contribute to the delivery of the vaccine safety monitoring workplan, lead in the development of advice to inform decision making and operational policy, lead the delivery of complex pieces of work, and to support the professional development of the team. This role works closely with other clinical and technical experts and teams in the Prevention Directorate to ensure an integrated and consistent approach to pharmacovigilance activity across Te Whatu Ora and in partnership with the Regulator.
Mōu | About you
You are committed to delivering excellence in strategic and operational advisory services to shape and drive policies and programs that make a meaningful impact. You will pride yourself on your ability to develop high-quality advice on complex issues, offering insightful solutions that are tailored to the unique challenges faced. You can provide senior level support to the policy and strategy components of the organisation, ensuring that the goals are met, and you are staying ahead of the curve by maintaining up-to-date knowledge of the latest themes and trends.
You will utilise a breadth of pharmacovigilance knowledge and leadership skills to continuously improve the organisation's ability to monitor vaccine safety and protect consumers. Join us if you're passionate about making a difference and want to be part of a team shaping a better future in the vaccination safety space.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
- A relevant tertiary qualification in an area relevant to public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, data analytics or other relevant field or comparable experience
- Well-developed analytical and technical skills, including the ability to collect, assimilate, and summarise raw data in a systematic way to build a useful dataset for analysis
- Well-developed technical and scientific writing, oral, and presentation skills to communicate clearly and concisely in a range of formats, to suit a range of audiences (technical and non-technical)
- Knowledge and skills to deal effectively with complex and politically sensitive situations or topics
- Is approachable with a collegial attitude and desire to work with others to achieve results and share knowledge and expertise to support the growth of the team
- An understanding of and ability to select, adapt and use a range of frameworks, principles, tools and methods and draw on experience in different areas of expertise to apply them appropriately to given issues
- Demonstrated understanding of the significance and obligations of Te Tiriti Waitangi, including how to give effect to these expectations in a meaningful way (or a willingness to learn)
Ka kawea e koe | You will bring:
- A commitment to being a good Te Tiriti partner in all your actions. This includes an understanding of the significance of and obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and the ability to apply Te Tiriti principles in a meaningful way in this role.
- Competency with te ao Māori, tikanga, and te reo Māori or a commitment to starting your journey and taking ownership of your learning and growth.
Ko te mahi e tika ana mō te ao hurihuri nei | Work that suits today's ever - changing world
Te Whatu Ora supports flexible and hybrid working for our kaimahi. In roles that don't require an in-person element, we encourage you to ‘work from where you are.' We want our national teams to be made up of diverse people from across the motu, just like our health system.
Tō mātou whakahaere ki te tika, te rerekētanga, me te whai wāhi mai |Our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
Our name, Te Whatu Ora, means ‘the weaving of wellness'. Whatu is the combining together of people, resources, organisations, thoughts and actions for the betterment and wellbeing of all. Whatu is also a direct reference to the pupil of the eye, and the vision required of the new entity and system.
At Te Whatu Ora we acknowledge and respect our people's diversity and spiritual needs, ensuring a safe workplace that is a whānau orientated and supportive environment. We are working towards a system that better meets the complex demands of a growing population, addresses the persistent inequalities experienced by Māori and ensures greater access, experience, and outcomes for those traditionally not well served by the system – Māori, Pacific, and Disabled People.
Tō tūranga i roto i Te Whatu Ora | Your place in Te Whatu Ora
When you join us, you become part of transforming the health system. This is a once in a life-time change, which will touch the lives of everyone in Aotearoa, and future generations. We want to see the real you in your application and welcome the real you on board if you come and work with us. Skills are gained across many areas of our life, not just in formal employment. If you can demonstrate the skills listed in the ad, but the experience was gained through whānau life, community or mahi aroha (volunteering) we encourage you to apply and share your story with us in your cover letter.
We particularly welcome applications from our diverse Māori, Pacific, disabled, and rainbow communities.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
To view the position description and/or apply for the role (by submitting your cover letter and CV), please click “APPLY NOW.” For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career portal. If you have any questions about the role, please feel free to contact Elismha Lubbe email@example.com
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora|
|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
|Attachment:||PD Senior Advisor - Pharmacovigilance.pdf (PDF, 247KB)
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