Senior Advisor, COVID-19 Response & Coordination
Ministry Of Health
Wellington, New Zealand
2d ago

Job Description

  • Contribute directly to the Minisry of Health COVID-19 national response
  • 12-month fixed term Wellington-based contract or secondment
  • Clinical or Health Sector background ideal
  • The Ministry of Health is the lead national Public Health agency and has been operating with a COVID Health Response structure for the past 8 months.

    It is recognised that an ongoing response is required to support the achievements to date, and the Ministry has established a COVID Directorate to provide oversight of all activities contributing to the Ministry's COVID-19 response.

    It is led by the Deputy Chief Executive COVID Directorate and is accountable for the Ministry's COVID-19 plan.

    The functions within the Directorate work in close collaboration with each other, across the Ministry and the wider All of government response.

    The role of Senior Advisor is a new role that is responsible for working in a collaborative manner both within and outside of the team to support the incoming and outgoing Responders, creating clarity on complex or ambiguous queries and seeking appropriate outcomes.

    The COVID-19 Health System Response Directorate provides oversight of all activities contributing to the Ministry's COVID-19 response.

    This team (Response & Coodrination) works closely with all the other teams in the directorate and is responsible for responding to queries that arise.

    To be successful in this position, we are looking for someone who ideally has a clinical or health sector background and can easily navigate throught the machinery of government.

    You will be able to demonstrate a high level of competence operating in a senior policy role, and have the ability to deal with ambiguous queries in a thorough and rapid manner.

    You will be skilled at navigating complex situations and be a networker / connector who can utilise relationships to achieve outcomes.

    The Ministry of Health is the kaitiaki of the health and disability system in New Zealand. We are the lead Public Health agency on the national COVID-19 response and have established the COVID-19 Health System Response Directorate to provide oversight of all activities contributing to the Ministry's COVID-19 response.

    Led by the Deputy Chief Executive, the functions work in close collaboration with each other, across the Ministry, health sector, and the wider All of Government response.

    You will find a copy of the Position Description attached. Please click Apply for this Job' to upload your CV and cover letter.

    For further information regarding the role, please contact the Recruitment team at recruitment health.govt.nz. If you have any accessibility needs you would like to discuss, please call +64 4 816 2478.

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