Senior advisor - equity lead
Health Quality & Safety Commission
Auckland, Auckland, NZ
3d ago
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Senior advisor - equity lead

Health Quality and Safety Commission Auckland, North Island

Full time

2 days ago , from Institute of Data New Zealand

Oceania is vast, Oceania is expanding, Oceania is hospitable and generous, Oceania is humanity rising from the depths of brine and regions of fire deeper still, Oceania is.

  • You have been called to follow in the footsteps of your heritage and legacy of our forefathers who criss-crossed the oceans;
  • intrepid explorers, seasoned wayfarers, navigators of sea and sky, astronomers and scientists. The time for change is now.

    This time to serve our Pacific family in Aotearoa is now. Fluent in the cultures of the Pacific, you will lend your equity lens and expertise in this senior role.

    The role will see you move through different 'islands' of work in the ocean that is the Commission and the wider health sector.

    Our organisation shines a light on health quality, improvement and safety within the health system. Your role will be varied and will include but is not limited to the following :

    Supporting and leading quality improvement projects, programmes and learning resources that allow for a Pacific worldview to be embedded in order to reduce health inequities for Pacific people

    Supporting and contributing to the normalisation of Pasifika methodologies and frameworks into the fabric of the Commission to achieve Pacific health equity

    Where required, writing and analysing of research and reports pertaining to our function

    Quantitative and qualitative analysis ability, capability and understanding to shape the equity narrative for Pacific peoples in a positive light and utilised as a lever for change Ideally, the preferred candidate will exhibit the following :

    Agile and flexible, and multi-talented

    A 'Sina' or 'Sione' of all trades

    Well-versed in Pacific cultural frameworks and methodologies

    Adept at analysing and collating data

    Have strong written communication skills for policy writing and storytelling

    A digital native and tech-savvy

    A champion for our matua, families and young people.

    Have strong community links and networks

    Be able to work autonomously and concurrently to progress the Tagata o le Moana work programme

    Be able to influence, innovate, improve and inform in the work that we do with the health sector and internally

    Have a frontline, health, education, social justice or community practitioner background

    Although the preference for this role is to be either Auckland or Wellington-based, there is some flexibility. As a sector leader for quality and safety, we work with clinicians, providers, consumers and whanau to improve health and disability support services.

    We are a stand-alone Crown entity with a Board responsible to the Minister of Health, helping providers across the health sector, both private and public, to improve service safety and quality and therefore outcomes for all who use these services in Aotearoa

    New Zealand. You can read more about us, our work and our values on our website : The Commission celebrates inclusion and diversity in all areas of culture and is proud to achieve

    The Rainbow Tick Certification. If you have any questions about this role, please direct them to and to apply for the role please upload your completed application form, cover letter, and CV using the application form on our website.

    https : / / / about-us / vacancies / Applications close at 5pm on Thursday, 12

    May 2022. "... we are the sea. We are the ocean." Quote by Dr. Epeli Hau'ofa, We are the Ocean : Selected works

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