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Manager Office of the Deputy Director General

Ministry of Health
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Job Description

  • Exciting new role
  • Be a communication link across the Ministry 
  • Wellington based


Fantastic time to join the Ministry and step into a new role that you can make your own.

Kaitiakitanga - We lead the Ministry's response to its obligations to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Māori health aspirations and requirements, and equity in health outcomes for all New Zealanders.

The Manager of the Office of the Deputy Director General Maori Health provides support to the Deputy Director General and business support to the wider directorate.

You will enjoy a varied day as you could be developing and/or maintaining annual business plans, to developing process improvement or coordinating Parliamentary questions and responding to Offical Information Act requests or ministerials.  You will operate at a strategic level and have strong relationship/leadership and influencing ability to get things across the line.  A high level of experience in process improvement is required and highly developed written and verbal skills.  A sound understanding of tikanga Māori and te reo is ideal, along with an understanding of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi application in a commercial environment.

The Ministry of Health is the kaitiaki of the health and disability system in New Zealand.  We are responsible for providing active stewardship and leadership across the nations health and disability system.  We ensure the system provides people with the highest levels of care, regardless of who they are or where they live. 

We have embarked on a transformational change programme which is creating some exciting career opportunities.  If you would like to contribute to the important work that we do, please join us.

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Advertising for this role closes at Monday 21 October 2019


We encourage diversity and inclusion at the Ministry of Health and are committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures.  In particular, we want to ensure accessibility needs are well supported, so the recruitment process is fair and equitable for all.  Therefore, please let us know if there is any support we can provide to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible to you.  You can contact us at if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.


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