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Senior Advisor: Māori & Health Equity

Te Pou Whakamana Kaimatū o Aotearoa | Pharmacy Council of New Zealand
Closing date: 17 May 2022 Wellington

Kei te mōhio pū rānei koe ki ngā rangai Hauora, Waeture hoki?

  • Kei te mōhio koe ki te reo Māori me te whakamahi i ngā tikanga Māori
  • He tino pūkenga mō te whai wāhi me te mahi rangapū
  • He wheako whai take mō te whakahoahoa me te whakatutuki kaupapa

Sound knowledge of the Regulatory and Health sectors?

  • Competent in Te Reo Maori and applying Tikanga Māori values and ethics
  • Strong engagement and partnership skills
  • Effective and successful track record in designing and delivering on projects
Ko wai mātou – Who we are

Te Pou Whakamana Kaimatū o Aotearoa │The Pharmacy Council (Council) is a Responsible Authority created by the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) 2003 and protects the public by ensuring that pharmacists are competent and fit to practise. We regulate over 4,000 health practitioners to ensure the wellbeing of the public through safe pharmacist practice. All of Council decision-making and its approach to all its functions and activities are guided by our four core values:

  • Whaioranga (pursuit of wellbeing),
  • Tikanga (correct processes),
  • Rangatiratanga (leadership), and
  • Ōritetanga (equity in partnership)

We are looking for a Senior Advisor to lead the development & operationalisation of a Māori & Health Equity programme at the Council. Key responsibilities are to lead and support:

  • Development of a ‘Māori & Health Equity Action Plan’ to give effect to Tiriti partnerships and equity outcomes
  • Operationalisation of Health Equity and Cultural Safety action plan
  • Ōritetanga: Equity in partnership mechanisms
  • Improve cultural safety practices at Council and its regulatory tools
Ngā tino Pūkenga/Wheako – Essential skills/experiences for the role
  • Experience and track record in in project development and delivery for Māori, and preferably other equity groups such as Pacific peoples, and disability communities
  • Relevant undergraduate qualification and/or equivalent experience
  • Competent in Te Reo Māori
  • Confident in applying Tikanga Māori values and ethics, taking a by, for and with Māori, iwi and hapū approach to problem solving
  • Confident in Mātauranga Māori, Te Ao Māori and Kaupapa Māori
  • Working knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Māori health models and frameworks into practice
  • Strong track record in authentic relationship building with good facilitation, communication, and presentation skills
  • Project development and management and/or quality improvement experience
  • Ability to conduct effective environmental scans, critically analyse and summarise data in a way people understand
  • The natural capacity to uplift the mana of others
  • Self-motivated, organised, self-confident, and self-directing, with the ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines

Reporting to the Chief Strategic Advisor and working closely with a strong Māori Advisory Group, you will be in a safe and supportive environment to lead and support the organisation to give greater effect to Te Tiriti. You will have the natural aptitude to apply a variety of skills to engage people in a wide range of situations. You will have an exceptionally strong cultural competence, and able to embed tikanga Māori in all you do.

Remuneration is positioned to attract a senior skill set and calibre of applicant.

Te Tono – How to apply
  • To apply for this position or to enquire further in confidence please contact and/or email your up-dated CV and cover letter through to:
  • Applications close on: Tuesday 17 May 2022 at 5.00pm.