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Kaiwhakaharere Kapupapa (Portfolio Manager) - Maori Maternal and Child Health

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board
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Nelson - Marlborough - Nelson
Nelson - Marlborough
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Māori Health and Vulnerable Populations (Te Waka Hauora)

  • Permanent, full-time position
  • Bring your commitment to Māori maternal and child health to NMH
  • Great team making a real difference

About the role

Nelson Marlborough Health's (NMH's) GM Māori Health and Vulnerable Populations is building a centre of excellence in Māori Health in the top of the South Island and has accelerated the appointment of several new positions to enable this vision to become a working reality.

We are seeking applications for the exciting role of Portfolio Manager within our Te Waka Hauora - Māori Health and Vulnerable Populations team. This role will have a specific, but not exclusive, emphasis on Māori Maternal and Child Health. You will work out of Pae Ora, our Nelson based offices, but will have a district-wide focus across the Nelson Marlborough region, requiring travel.

The role will be diverse in nature and will require project management of a range of programmes of action that seek to improve Māori Maternal/ Child Health in the areas of safe sleep, smoke free, immunisation, healthy homes, oral health, hauora direct warrant of fitness and much, much more. So experience in this type of work is essential.

About you

You will have a sound understanding of tikanga Māori, a health background and experience in child and/or maternal health and running or facilitating community projects. It would also be an asset if you had an established understanding of, and network within, our local Māori communities.

Your ability to work as a member of a close-knit team will be essential as Te Waka Hauora, NMH's Māori Health and Vulnerable Populations team, views teamwork as central to success.

About us

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is the main health service provider for New Zealand's Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions, serving nearly 145,000 people across two main hospitals, public health and a range of community services.

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What we offer

We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

How to apply

For role specific information please contact Ditre Tamatea, GM Māori Health and Vulnerable Populations via

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274.

Keen to apply now, it's easy. Please fill in our online application form.


Applications close: Saturday, 8 June 2019.

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