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Members - National Ethics Advisory Committee

Ministry of Health
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Boards and Governance
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TOR NEAC.docx (Word, 35KB)

Declaration Form.docx (Word, 46KB)

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Job Description

The National Ethics Advisory Committee is a Ministerial Advisory Committee responsible for providing advice to the Minister of Health on ethical issues of national significance in respect of any health and disability matters (including research and health services), and to determine nationally consistent ethical standards across the health and disability sector and provide scrutiny for national health research and health services.


On behalf of Hon Dr David Clark, Minister of Health, we are currently seeking applications/nominations for the following vacancies:


  • A member with expertise in ethics and/or moral reasoning

  • A member with the ability to articulate issues from the perspective of people with disabilities

  • A member with expertise in epidemiology

  • A health researcher.


The ideal candidate would also have an understanding of tikanga Māori and the importance of health research as one mechanism to address health disparities for Māori.

Applicants from across New Zealand are welcome.

The committee meet as required to complete their work programme. On average the committee meet every 2-3 months. Members are sent agenda papers at least one week in advance of the meeting. Members are expected to do some additional work between meetings. You will need to have a computer and internet access as work is often sent through to committee members electronically.


For further information on the Committee, its responsibilities, remuneration, and any other details please see the attached "TOR - NEAC" document.


To nominate someone, or apply yourself, please provide:

  • A declaration form (attached) for the relevant position, completed by you/the nominee

  • A covering letter, detailing your/the nominee's experience that is relevant to the committee to which you/they are applying for and why the position is of interest

  • A current CV.

You must be a New Zealand resident and reside in New Zealand in order to be considered for the role. Please note that core public servants are also generally not considered for this role.

Nominations/applications must be made using the Ministry of Health online recruitment tool, and close 15 February 2019.

 If you have any questions, including about whether you are eligible, please do not hesitate to email us at

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