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Assistant Advisor

Ministry of Health
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The Protection, Regulation and Assurance business unit ensures the quality and safety of health and disability services, protects and promotes the health of New Zealanders and provides assurance and enforcement for both regulatory and contract compliance.


We're looking for an Assistant Advisor to join the Ethics Committees team. This team supports seven ethics committees. These committees review applications from researchers to check that they meet established ethical standards.


The Assistant Advisor will provide administrative and advisory support to the ethics committees and the advisors. You'll be responsible for ensuring decisions are processed efficiently and that regular and annual reporting supports the work of the committees and informs advice to the Minister and Chairs. In addition, you'll assist with processing of ethics applications, reporting and minute taking for committee meetings.


In particular, the role will support the work of the Ethics Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology that reviews ethics applications from fertility clinics.


Key to your success in this role will be your previous administrative experience. You'll be known for providing timely and efficient administrative support to a busy team and effectively juggling multiple priorities! You'll bring a can-do attitude, and a keen interest to develop in ethics, philosophy and/or research principles! You will need be experienced in managing sensitive information and interested in working in an intellectually challenging environment.


The role would suit a new graduate or someone seeking to build their career in human ethics, research, and human rights advice.


About the Ministry:

The Ministry of Health is the Government's principal advisor on health and disability policy.  Our job is to protect the health of New Zealanders and, through leadership of the health and disability system, we help New Zealanders to live well, stay well and get well.  We work with the health and disability sector to manage a programme of work that supports the Government's priorities.


For further information on this position please contact Sarah Perry – or on (04) 816 3332. 


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  Monday 18 December 2017

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