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Assistant Advisor

Ministry of Health
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The Office of the Director-General (ODG) of Health is responsible for Government and Ministerial services, Internal and External Communications, and provides support to the Director-General of Health, Ministers and the Executive Leadership Team. The office also supports the Chief Science Officer.


We're looking for an Assistant Advisor to provide high quality, timely, support and administrative advice to the Government and Executive Advisory team. You'll assist the team with a range of tasks including OIA logging and co-ordination and assisting with Estimate questions, OPQs, and Ministerial Briefings. 


Key to your success in this role will be your previous administrative experience and keen interest in government and parliament processes, OIAs and Ministerial operations. You'll be known for providing timely and efficient administrative support to a busy team and an ability to seek out, research and present information to assist in the preparation of reports and recommendations.

In addition, you'll have a can-do attitude and be skilled at juggling multiple priorities!


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.


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 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 26 January 2018.

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