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Principal Advisor, Investment Planning

Interim Health New Zealand
East Tamaki Wellington Manukau, New Zealand
Competitive Salary
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Jul 10, 2022

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Interim Health New Zealand (iHNZ) - Wellington Central, North Island
  • Exciting role in the Health Infrastructure Unit
  • Opportunity to have impact - apply your skills and experience and shape work in an important and interesting area
  • Contribute to our health system and improve outcomes for all New Zealanders.

We are now looking for an experienced Principal Advisor to lead key work streams relating to capital investment. This is a critical role to ensure that we are meeting our capital and infrastructure objectives and involves working across Health NZ (HNZ) and with the Māori Health Authority (MHA), the Ministry of Helath, and central agencies supporting infrastructure investment.

Great opportunity to make your mark and contribute your skills and experience in our newly-established Health Infrastructure Unit.

Transforming New Zealand's Public Health System

The Minister of Health has committed to transforming New Zealand's Public Health system. The changes will reduce fragmentation, strengthen leadership and accountability. In particular, the changes aim to improve equity of access and outcomes for all New Zealanders. The Partnership between HNZ and MHA in ensuring Te Tiriti obligations to improve Māori health are embodied in the new entities. The formation of HNZ and the MHA is a key component of the transformation of New Zealand's Public Health system. The entities will be formed at the passing of legislation expected to be in place from 1 July 2022.

Te whainga poto o tēnei tūranga - What is the purpose of this position:

In this role, you will be key to help lead the development of the Health NZ Infrastructure Investment Plan. You will assist in driving the delivery of outcomes with a strong focus on building relationships and working as part of a wider team to deliver effective investments across a portfolio by supporting the prioritisation of investments, the development of recommendations for the leadership and board, and monitoring the performance of investments throughout the lifecycle.

You will also be supporting the development of high quality business cases for the complex and large scale investments. This will include working with major project teams and the Health NZ regions to ensure the appropriate information and analysis is undertaken to support the investment decision. It will also involve advice to the leadership and board on submitted business cases.

There is the opportunity for the Principal Advisor to focus primarily on business case support and guidance or on investment planning, dependent on the candidate's expertise.

The programme of work is grounded in Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles, and all roles will involve engagement with diverse stakeholders, and working with Māori to give effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

To be successful, you will need the following qualities:
  • Proven experience in developing or reviewing business cases and/or proven experience in capital strategy
  • Ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders and demonstrate sound understanding of their operational environment and context
  • Ability to think strategically with an effective risk management radar
  • Ability to use and understand data to support programmes of work
  • Great leadership and organisation skills, and a willingness to learn
  • A tertiary level qualification (across various fields including law, business, and humanities) and/or appropriate experience.

It is desirable that you have all or some of the following:
  • Confidence in cultural practices and disability inclusive approaches
  • Show knowledge that is consistent with Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Health New Zealand's and the Maori Health Authority's commitment to being a good employer

HNZ is committed to being a good employer and honouring our equal employment opportunity obligations. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we're working to improve care for, including those which have been historically underserved by the health system. We particularly welcome applications from Māori, Pacific people, disabled people, and the LGBTTIQA+ communities. We endeavour to provide flexible employee practices and conditions to support a healthy work-life balance, including part-time and flexible working arrangements.

All workers on our sites or workers who conduct in-person business need to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Confirmation of your vaccination status is a requirement.

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply:

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

For further information regarding the role, please contact Catherine Walsh at ***************, quoting reference number MOH/1635499.

Advertising for this role closes at11.59pm, Sunday 19 June, 2022.

We encourage diversity and inclusion at HNZ and are committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures.In particular, wewant to ensure accessibility needs are well supported, so the recruitment process is fair and equitable for all. Therefore, please let us know if there is anysupport,we can provide to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible to you. You can contact *********** if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.

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