5 September 2007

New Zealand Ministry of Health HIA Advisor Position

The NZ Ministry of Health has advertised for a position for an advisor/senior advisor to join the Ministry's newly established Health Impact Assessment Suport Unit:

Advisor/Senior Advisor

Office of the Director of Public Health

This is an opportunity to join the Ministry of Health’s newly established Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Support Unit and make an important contribution to improving health and reducing health inequalities in New Zealand.

HIA has been identified as one of the key methods available to strengthen action for health across all sectors at a policy and project level.

You will be a suitably qualified advisor/senior advisor who, as part of the Unit, will be responsible for promoting and supporting the use of HIA across central and local government. You will have a degree or diploma in a relevant field, e.g. public policy, public health, resource management and a sound and practical knowledge of HIA. You will also have excellent communication skills and a proven record of building relations with people at all levels of the organisation.

This is a full time Fixed term/Secondment (two years) position located in Wellington. The closing date for applications is Friday 28 September 2007.

The Ministry of Health has a commitment to Equal Employment opportunities.

For more information and to apply, please contact Paula Hawley-Evans on (04) 816 2837 or Frances Graham on (04) 816 2672. Copies of the job profile and application form are available on the Ministry's website http://www.moh.govt.nz/vacancies.