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Principal Advisor

Ministry of Health
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Job Description

Bring your critical leadership, strategic thinking and solution orientation

  • Apply your expert writing skills to achieve effective outcomes
  • Ensure high quality advice is delivered in a timely way

We are looking for a multi-skilled Principal Advisor to provide critical leadership and deliver advice that enhances the functions of Ministry of Health as part of the Office of the Director-General.

In this role, as Principal Advisor, you will be expected to provide advice and information to the Director-General on key projects, issues and risks.  You will work across teams and groups to successfully manage projects or processes of major significance to the Ministry.  You will also lead special projects for the Director-General as required.  You will also maintain oversight of all advice and briefings that go to the Director-General, the Executive Leadership Team and Ministers, to ensure they are timely and of high quality.

To be successful in this role you will have the ability to provide professional, independent and objective advice.  Ideally you will have in depth knowledge of the health sector and the wider machinery of government processes. 

This is an exciting time to join the Ministry, with new leadership, as it reconnects with the sector. Working at the Ministry of Health, you'll have the opportunity to make an impact on the health of New Zealanders.

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.

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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