Senior Policy Analyst

Ministry of Health

  • Wellington
  • Are you looking to play a key part in developing policy and strategy for the future health workforce?
  • Are you experienced in developing and providing high-quality and objective policy analysis?
  • Do you enjoy solving complex problems and comfortable working to challenging time-frames?

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has put the health and disability system in the spotlight like never before. It has shown many of the strengths of our health system and the resilience of those who work in it. Along with the recently released Health and Disability System Review, this is an exciting time to join the Ministry of Health and help to shape the future of the health and disability workforce.

As a Senior Policy Analyst, you will be responsible for developing high-quality and objective policy analysis and advice that will directly impact the 200,000 + people working within New Zealand's health workforce.

In this role you will also develop project plans and frameworks that drive and deliver on the Health Workforce strategic investments in education, training, workforce development, and innovation. You will represent the Ministry at cross-agency meetings and be able to influence staff within the Ministry and across other Agencies through forming networks and good working relationships.

You'll be able to demonstrate significant experience in policy analysis and advising on complex Government policy issues. You will also be a strategic thinker who is able to look at the bigger picture as well as being comfortable in technical detail. You will be adept at influencing and managing a range of stakeholders and be able to demonstrate an excellent understanding of the machinery of government.

As part of the Health Workforce Directorate, we are stewards of the health workforce and we work in partnership across the health system to ensure that there is a diverse workforce pipeline that will provide the health workforce New Zealand needs now and in the future, and that the employment environment is both sustainable and adaptable to new and evolving models of care.

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.

Ngā uaratanga - Our Ministry values https://www.health.govt.nz/about-ministry/careers/our-ministry-values-nga-uaratanga

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 thenationshealth and disability system. We ensure the system provides people with the highest levels of care, regardless of who they are or where they live.

You will find a copy of the position description attached or online at careers.health.govt.nz

Please click 'apply for this job' to upload your CV and cover letter.

For further information regarding the role, please contact Laura O'Sullivan at laura.o'sullivan@health.govt.nz quoting reference number MOH/1536301.

We will be screening applications as we receive them in order to move swiftly to interview shortly after the advert closes on the Sunday, 17 October 2021.

Please note: Only applications through our online system will be accepted.

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 recruitment@health.govt.nz or on+64 4 816 2478if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.


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