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Portfolio Manager

Ministry of Health
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We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to join the Chronic Disease Prevention Team as a Portfolio Manager, with a specific focus on Sexual and Reproductive Health.  The position involves contract management, policy development and interagency work over a range of issues including HIV and STI prevention, sexuality education, contraceptive access; and populations including young people, LGBTI, Maori, Pacific, and women.


We are looking for a highly analytical individual who has a sharp intellect, is a succinct writer, able to translate ideas into action, and establish relationships with DHB, primary care and sexual and reproductive health sector leaders.


Our team is part of the System Outcomes Group in the Service Commissioning Business Unit.  Our team is responsible for commissioning services that prevent chronic diseases in the areas of tobacco, nutrition and physical activity, alcohol and drugs and sexual health.  


As the Portfolio Manager, Sexual and Reproductive Health you will be responsible for supporting the implementation of a new priority which is aimed at increasing access to free and/or low cost contraception to women; and supporting the implementation of the Ministry of Health's Sexual and Reproductive Health Action Plan.


To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Experience managing and maintaining constructive collaborative formal relationships with local and/or national agencies,  

  • Policy, funding or contract management experience

  • Proven ability to write formal documents with clarity speed and accuracy

  • Interest and understanding of key sexual and reproductive health issues and challenges and their impact on populations s and health providers

  • Demonstrated project management experience in achieving results in a timely manner

  • Sharp intellect and  understanding a public health systems change framework are capable of deep thought

  • A relevant tertiary qualification


A full job description can be found on the Ministry of Health website. 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.


For further information on this position please contact Manaia King, Manager, Chronic Disease Prevention on email


This position can be located in either Auckland or Wellington.


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.


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