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Kaiwhakahaere Kaupapa - Māori Maternal and Child Health

Kaiwhakahaere Kaupapa - Māori Maternal and Child Health

Kaiwhakahaere Kaupapa - Māori Maternal and Child Health

Nelson Marlborough Health

Closing Date : 21 Nov 2019

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

Ngā mōhiohio e pā hānga ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

Nelson Marlborough DHB (trading as Nelson Marlborough Health - NMH) is seeking applications for yet another newly established and exciting role - Portfolio Manager Māori Health, with a specific emphasis on maternal and child health, for NMH's Māori Health team - Te Waka Hauora. This position will be based in Nelson office, but will work across the Nelson Marlborough region.

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 area of safe sleep, breastfeeding, smoke free pregnancies and much more - so experience in this area of work, including running or facilitating community projects, is essential. The role will report directly to Ditre Tamatea, the General Manager of Māori Health and Vulnerable Populations - as the head of Te Waka Hauora.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

You must have a sound understanding of tikanga Māori, our local Māori communities and maternal and child health matters - pertaining to Māori. Some understanding of Te Reo Māori would be an asset, though a basic knowledge could be developed further while on the job.

You will also play an important part in facilitating the district's first Kaupapa Māori Pregnancy and Parenting programme, in conjunction with a number of other stakeholders working in the area of maternal health. Ideally you'll hold a certificate in adult teaching; however, we would be prepared to support our preferred applicant to gain an adult teaching qualification, while on the job, if necessary. A Midwifery background would be highly desirable.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health's GM Māori Health and Vulnerable Populations is looking to build a centre of excellence in Māori Health in the top of the South Island and has accelerated the appointment of several key positions to enable this vision to become a working reality. Your ability to work as a cohesive member of a close-knit team and alongside other stakeholders will be essential to the success of Te Waka Hauora at NMH.

Etahi atu mōhiohio (More Information) -

Nga huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

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

Me pehea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

If this new and exciting role sounds like you, please apply to join our waka to help create positive change for those of our whanau who need it most.

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.

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Applications close Thursday, 21 November 2019.

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