National Advisor: Research Programme & Policy
Cancer Society
Wellington, NZ
1d ago
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About us :

While the Cancer Society’s mission is to improve community wellbeing by reducing the incidence and impact of cancer throughout the entire country, with a revised strategic plan and equity charter in place from 2021, we are also focused on overcoming the inequalities relating to prevention, care and survivorship facing Maori, Pacifika, Rural and other communities throughout New Zealand

We are looking for somebody to champion our cause and advise on Research and policy developments that continue to keep us on the cusp of emerging initiatives within the Cancer realm.

Reporting into the Manager Advocacy and Research- Pou Tangata, this role based at National Office in Wellington CBD, will have high level engagement with the National Office staff and Divisional Managers, the National Scientific Advisory Committee and further engagement with the Cancer Society National Executive Committee, Cancer Research Institutes and policy staff from other NGO and government departments.

About the role :

We require an experienced researcher with advisory skills who is comfortable providing oversight and establishing protocols for Research and Policy frameworks, understands grant processes and funding streams / applications and can build relationships and engage with a wide variety of stakeholders.

We are passionate about what we do and work highly collaboratively across the society. We want somebody that can prove their ability to be self-directed, self-motivated and work autonomously yet cohesively with a wide range of personalities while taking a pro-active, mindful, considered and emerging lead in our policy and research space.

Key accountabilities include :

  • Ensure the research strategy is relevant through continual review and refinement
  • Manage the Cancer Society research programme, grant process and funding streams
  • Be the conduit between the Cancer Society and the National Scientific Advisory Council
  • Collaborate with the Communications team to promote research programme achievements
  • Interact with other entities funding cancer research in New Zealand
  • Work with Divisions to align their activities with the strategic objectives or contribute to the policy frameworks where appropriate
  • Provide active support and facilitation to specific projects when needed
  • Proactively lead and develop other research related projects as required
  • Report writing and written communications overviewing research findings and policy frameworks
  • About you :

    Along with the knowledge and expertise resulting from your previous research experience, you will have a passion for policy development, making a difference in the health outcomes for all New Zealanders and an influential and inclusive approach that ensures you can bring people on the journey with you.

    To be successful in this role you will :

  • Be outcome focused, positive yet resilient
  • Have a clear, concise and considerate verbal communication style
  • Be highly adept at report writing and maintain professional standards in all written communications
  • Have the ability to multi-task, reprioritise and project manage effectively according to the designated work streams
  • Take pride in playing your part in Cancer Society’s continuous journey to improve health and well-being outcomes for New Zealanders
  • Be able to think strategically, yet be detail focused and adapt to an evolving environment
  • Take the initiative to translate medical or technical language into everyday terminology
  • Understand and respect that Māori are the Tangata whenua (people of the land) of New Zealand and have unique rights under Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • 71 people are diagnosed with cancer every day and Māori are twice as likely to die from cancer as non-Māori. Our mission is crucial, our cause is transparent, and our people are passionate about what they do.

    If you are looking for a role where you can contribute your skills and capabilities in an environment that needs a fast paced, direct and hands on approach, can be self-motivated, self-directed, a team player and are keen to be part of an organisation making a difference to the well-being of New Zealanders, we’d love to hear from you.

    We have partnered with Kin to fill this key position. Please apply now with your CV and a cover letter letting us know a bit about you and what you would bring to the role.

    If you have any questions before applying, please contact nikkie.white We are reviewing applications as we go, with a close off date no later than Tuesday 15th of June.

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