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Senior Advisor Engagement

Ministry of Health
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Job Description

  • New role that will be instrumental in setting the strategic approach for stakeholder engagement for screening programmes in New Zealand
  • Wellington location


The Senior Advisor engagement provides advice to strengthen stakeholder relationships, consumer engagement and communications for the National Screening Unit's cancer, newborn and antenatal screening programmes and support programme delivery in the community.


The National Screening Unit sits within our Population Health and Prevention Directorate which works across sectors to achieve health equity and protect, promote and improve the health and wellbeing of people, families and communities. The Directorate includes our key national public health functions, emergency management, the National Screening Unit and a range of population health programmes such as child health, Pacific Health, tobacco control, immunisation, and cancer control.


The Senior Advisor, Engagement is responsible for working with NSU programme teams, Provider and other stakeholders to develop approaches and innovative solutions to support the delivery of these important Programmes in the community. This includes developing a strategic approach to stakeholder engagement, managing communications campaigns using different communication channels as well as supporting and connecting with local community stakeholders with a strong focus on improving equity.


To be successful, we are looking for your demonstrated skills in engaging with teams and stakeholders in developing consistent, innovative and effective approaches to maximise communications and support engagement with screening programmes. Experience in partnering with iwi, hapū and Māori to improve health outcomes is essential.  You will have the ability to:

  • translate strategy into action
  • develop networks quickly and effectively
  • work at a national level, whilst supporting and linking local initiatives


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.


You will find a copy of the Position Description attached or online at

For further information, contact  Please click Apply for this Job to upload your CV and cover letter.

Advertising for this role closes on Thursday, 21 November 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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