Deputy Chief Executive – Service Development and Relations (Auckland or Wellington)

Te Mana Hauora Māori | The Māori Health Authority

  • Full Time
  • Multiple Location Options

Commission kaupapa Māori services, developing Māori health providers and the wider Māori health workforce, and work closely and enable Iwi Māori Partnership Boards.

Kei ngā kaihoe o tō tatou waka hauora, nau mai haere atu ēnei kupu whakatau i a koutou.  Hoea atu rā ki te ākau whakaoho i te mahara kia toitū ai te ora o te tangata, o te whānau, o te marae, o te iwi.  Arahina ō tātou iwi ki te pae Māori; ki te pae hihiri; ki te pae ora!

Ko wai mātou – Who are we?

Te Mana Hauora Māori | The Māori Health Authority (MHA) has been set up to enable greater Māori participation in the design and delivery of health services for the betterment of all.  This will be achieved by embedding the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi as central components of Aotearoa New Zealand’s health reform.

The MHA will play an essential role in enhancing Māori rangatiratanga, ensuring everyone has the equitable access to healthcare and supporting whānau to take control of their own health and wellbeing. The MHA will work in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Health New Zealand (HNZ) and enable Iwi-Māori Partnerships Boards (IMPBs), Māori health providers, iwi, hapū and Māori communities to achieve Māori health aspirations.

The MHA will be the primary source of strategy and policy for hauora Māori. The organisation will identify and monitor equitable health outcomes and will be responsible for leading the development of the Māori health workforce and the direct commissioning of kaupapa Māori services. The newly created role of Deputy Chief Executive – Service Development and Relations is a critical role that will help transform the sector through a Te Ao Māori worldview and the opportunity to influence inequity within the system.

Te āhua o Te Tūrunga – The nature of the position

The newly created position of DCE, Service Development and Relations, reports to the CE of MHA, and is responsible for the commissioning of kaupapa Māori services and those high impact Māori service areas. Developing Māori providers and the wider Māori health workforce, the position works closely with IMPBs. This role also leads the co-commission health services, to ensure equitable health outcomes.  A key focus will be to ensure Te Tiriti o Waitangi and mātauranga Māori are embedded across the system operating model, enabling systemic Māori health equity focus, and whānau voice to be heard.

Overarching to this, there is a responsibility to improve equity and drive improved outcomes across the system. Focusing on population health, you will be partnering with public health in confirming its operating model and how the MHA interacts across the sector. Furthermore, you will be guaranteeing health equity is clearly articulated across service planning, delivery, and monitoring. A strong knowledge and evidenced-based understanding of the determinants of health is essential.

In partnership, you will develop and deliver on national plans, advocating for health service pathways for Māori, including improved access, use and outcomes for Māori in specialist, acute and planned care services. Responsible for overarching funding and commissioning strategy, you will lead the development and delivery approach for the transition of the commissioning responsibility Māori health services from MOH to MHA.

Responsible for development and delivery of Māori Workforce development strategy and policy, you will provide expert advice to MHA and the Board and bring to the role strong foundations and expertise across areas such as Māori Health Oranga Hinengaro; Public and Population Health; Primary and Community Care; and Hospital and Specialist Services.

Te tono – How to apply:

To apply or to enquire further in confidence, contact Heather Walker for a confidential conversation now on + 64 9 632 1108 or email for an information kete.

Applications close:  5.00pm, Monday 30th of May 2022.



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