Advisor/Senior Advisor (Child/Youth Wellbeing)

Health Promotion Agency - Te Hiringa Hauora

  • Full Time Fixed Term
  • Wellington

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Ko te kaupapa | About the role

We are looking for an advisor/senior advisor to cover a 12 month maternity leave period in our Child/Youth Wellbeing team. The focus of our team is on promoting health and wellbeing and encouraging healthy lifestyles, focusing on wāhine hapū, the first 1,000 days of a child’s life (the period from conception to the age of two years) and rangatahi who are in transition. 

We will consider both Advisor and Senior Advisor applicants.

The role requires someone who is adaptable and thrives in a complex and sometimes ambiguous environment. Our ideal candidate is a team player who is strong on project management, building positive stakeholder relationships and delivering results. You will be able to think creatively, work under pressure, and prioritise your work. You will bring an understanding of tikanga Māori to ensure that we are able to engage respectfully with our audiences.

This is an exciting opportunity for a resourceful and enterprising person to assist with a number of exciting projects that sit under two new programmes of work (first 1,000 days and young people). 

Te Hiringa Hauora prides itself on providing flexible working options to our staff where possible. If the location, hours, or other conditions of this advert don’t suit your requirements, please ensure you apply and talk to us about what can work for you. We do our best to work with staff to offer opportunities to make things work for them, and for us.

Nga taonga kei roto I tou kete matauranga | What you bring

You will bring the following:

  • Experience in working with wāhine hapū and infants and/or young people, including from a Māori world view, would be an advantage
  • A qualification in nutrition or dietetics and/or experience in the nutrition and physical activity sector is desirable
  • Demonstrated skills in managing projects
  • Well-developed stakeholder relationship skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate with and influence a range of key internal and external stakeholders, at all levels
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills, and the ability to write for a range of audiences
  • An understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tikanga Māori
  • Knowledge and experience of public health approaches that impact on health inequalities
  • A collegial attitude and desire to work with colleagues to achieve results, and share your knowledge and expertise to support the growth of the team. 

Ko wai mātou | Who we are

Te Hiringa Hauora leads and delivers innovative and high quality national health promotion initiatives. Te Hiringa Hauora is a Crown entity that works with partners including iwi, researchers and academics, community groups, public health advocates, and others who are aligned to our goals.

Te Hiringa Hauora acknowledges the special relationship between Māori and the Crown under Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is committed to recognise and respect the articles of Te Tiriti. Te Hiringa Hauora encourages and supports staff to learn and enjoy te reo, waiata and increase knowledge of Te Ao Māori.

Me pēhea te tono | How to apply

To obtain a full job description and to apply, please visit our website

Applications close 8 March 2021. For further information, phone Megan Chapman (Manager Child/Youth Wellbeing) on 021 459 419. Please note, Te Hiringa Hauora is a smoke free organisation. All applicants should be currently eligible to work in New Zealand.


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