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Senior Investigator

Ministry of Health
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Medsafe seeks a Senior Investigator to join the Auckland-based Investigation and Enforcement Team (IET). The IET takes actions to ensure compliance of therapeutic products under the Medicines Act 1981 and the Medicines Regulations 1984.  While these actions include prosecution, the IET takes an ‘educate, encourage and enforce' approach.


Medsafe is the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority.  It is a business unit of the Ministry of Health and is the authority responsible for the regulation of therapeutic products in New Zealand.


The Senior Investigators are responsible for:

  • Investigating suspected breaches of legislation

  • Obtaining compliance with legislation by means other than prosecution

  • Intelligence Analysis

  • Preparing criminal prosecutions

  • Providing advice on therapeutic products law

  • Providing advice in relation to investigation and enforcement activities

  • Supporting our border control staff as required


The role offers challenging opportunities for people with extensive experience in criminal / regulatory investigations, intelligence and prosecutions and who ideally have worked in multidisciplinary teams.


Due to the national responsibility of the Team, the successful candidate must be willing, on occasion, to travel outside the Auckland region.  A full current New Zealand drivers licence is essential.


For further information on this position, please contact Simon Williamson, Team Leader Investigation and Enforcement, on 09 580 9137 or email


To apply for this position provide your current Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter outlining your background and your interest in the role. All applications must be made online.


The Ministry of Health is committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures. All staff – regardless of gender, race, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious or ethical beliefs, political opinion or union affiliation – have access to equal employment opportunities. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workforce and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements.


Applications close 26 November 2017.

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