Vacancy on the Expert Advisory Committee on Drugs | Wellington
|Category:||Policy and Advisory|
|Position Type:||Fixed Term/Secondment|
|Attachments:|| Declaration Form.docx (Word, 46KB)
|Application Close Date:||26-Mar-2019|
Vacancy on the Expert Advisory Committee on Drugs
The Expert Advisory Committee on Drugs (the Committee) was established under the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Act 2000 to provide expert advice to the Minister of Health regarding drug classification issues.
Section 5AA(2) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 (the Act) specifies that the functions of the Committee are:
(a) to carry out medical and scientific evaluations of controlled drugs, and any other narcotic or psychotropic substances, preparations, mixtures, or articles; and
(b) to make recommendations to the Minister about—
(i) whether and how controlled drugs or other substances, preparations, mixtures, or articles should be classified; and
(ii) the amount, level, or quantity at and over which any substance, preparation, mixture, or article that is a controlled drug (or is proposed to be classified as a controlled drug), and
that is to be specified or described in clause 1 of Schedule 5, is to be presumed to be for supply; and
(iii) the level at and over which controlled drugs to which clause 2 of Schedule 5 applies are presumed to be for supply; and
(c) to increase public awareness of the Committee's work, by (for instance) the timely release of papers, reports, and recommendations.
Members are appointed for a term of 3 years, but can be reappointed for a further term(s) by the Minister of Health. It is envisaged that the Committee will meet at least twice a year, although more meetings may be held if required.
The time required by members is variable and will not likely exceed a few days a year.
The Ministry of Health is seeking applications/nominations for a potential candidate with appropriate expertise in drug and alcohol treatment.
Nominations and applications should be sent to email@example.com. Please include ‘EACD appointment' in the subject line. Applications close Friday 29 March 2019.
To apply for the role, please provide a:
covering letter, detailing your expertise/experience in the field of drug and alcohol treatment that is relevant to the Committee and why the position is of interest
current curriculum vitae.
Appointments to the Committee are made by the Minister of Health. Applicants will be notified of the outcome following the short-listing and consideration process.
For more information on the Committee or if you have any questions about the appointment process, please email the Committee Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.