Senior Advisor, Public Health Capability

Ministry of Health

  • Full Time
  • Wellington
  • Do you have a passion for public health, community development and improving health equity?
  • Opportunity to be part of an exciting team that focuses on public health and prevention initiatives
  • Permanent, Wellington-based role

There is an exciting Senior Advisor role up for grabs based in Wellington. This role will have a primary focus on refugee and migrant health policy and services, which will include extensive sector engagement and relationship management. The role will also contribute to other projects/activities across the Public Health Capability team as needed.

Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako - Skills and experience

To be successful, we are looking for someone with a can-do attitude with the ability to build strong, robust relationships colleagues, providers and partners. You will need to be inquisitive and have a strategic mind, a passion for making a difference in public health, and be a team player with the relevant technical experience and qualifications.

The salary range for this role is $86,197 to $114,929 - the offered salary will be based on the candidates' skills and experience.

Mō tō mātou rōpū - About our team

If successful, you will be part of the Public Health Capability team that sits within the Population Health and Prevention Directorate. This directorate 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 oral health, child health, Pacific Health, tobacco control and immunisation.

Improving equity underpins our groups ethos and work programme with a strong focus on health promotion and prevention. This is an opportunity to draw on your range of skills, knowledge, and life experience to make a significant contribution to the delivery of public health initiatives.

This role falls within scope of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021. Proof of vaccination is a requirement.

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.

You will find a copy of the position description attached or online at

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

For further information regarding the role, please email quoting reference number MOH/1587433.

Please be aware - emails received over the Christmas close-down period will be responded to on or after Monday, 10 January 2022.

Advertising for this role closes at 5pm on Thursday, 20 January 2022.

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 or on +64 4466 5318 if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.

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