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Principal Technical Specialist (Geospatial)

Ministry of Health
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Are you a talented geospatial analyst who is passionate about sharing your specialist skills with others?


Do you have a track record of delivering research projects and analysis in the health sector?

If you have a post-graduate tertiary qualification in health and medical geography, public health or spatial epidemiology then this newly created position could be for you.


Our client focussed work programme reflects our changing environment and the challenges faced by the health system for “All New Zealanders to live well, stay well and get well”. 


As we monitor population health (including health inequalities) and the performance of the health and disability sector we will improve access to health services and health outcomes for all New Zealanders. To do this, we need to build our geo-spatial skills across the Ministry to help us to translate evidence-based insights and research for service design and delivery.  The purpose of this role is to ensure that Client Insights and Analytics and the Ministry’s wider work programme is informed by relevant expert knowledge. In particular the Principal Technical Specialist (Geospatial) will be expected to:


•           provide expert spatial analysis, advice and interpretation

•           undertake analytical and research projects

•           interpret data from the New Zealand Health Survey and administrative datasets.


For further information about this role please contact Jolene Ingram on 04 8162947 or


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


This is a permanent full time position and based in Wellington.


The Ministry of Health has a commitment to Equal Employment opportunities.