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Policy Analyst

Ministry of Health
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Are you looking for your next policy challenge? The Ministry of Health is looking for a permanent full time Policy Analyst to join the Māori Health Directorate in delivering quality policy advice.

We are seeking a motivated and able policy generalist to support the Māori Health Business Unit in advising the Minister and Associate Ministers of Health on Māori health policy issues. In this role you will have the opportunity to think about how to best support Māori health providers to provide quality services to the people they serve and will have input into policy work on topics ranging from a Māori health action plan to New Zealand's reports on its international obligations.

We are operating in a fast paced environment, with increased pressures in delivering on significant projects and core business. This important area of the public sector and of the Ministry will provide great learning and countless opportunities to contribute to a variety of health policy issues.

Applicants will bring their natural curiosity, drive for results and knowledge of policy development to help us question the status quo, assess risk and deliver better health outcomes for New Zealanders. Across all our work there is a strong focus on achieving equitable health outcomes, and a drive to delivering better outcomes for Māori is a must.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • a relevant tertiary qualification that involved presenting written arguments, based on a range of evidence

  • a keen interest in public policy, the work of central government and improving Māori health

  • critical thinking and sound judgement, with the ability to pick things up quickly

  • highly developed written and oral communication skills

  • strong networking, interpersonal and relationship building skills

  • personal integrity, sound judgment and an honest and ethical approach



To apply for this position provide your current Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter outlining your background and your interest in the role. 


To view a position description for this role please visit the Ministry of Health Careers Site.


Applications close 25 January 2019 at midnight.


All applications must be made online.  For further information on this position please contact recruitment at

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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