Vacancies on Kāhui Matatika o te Motu | National Ethics Advisory Committee | Wellington/Auckland/Christchurch/Dunedin
|Category:||Policy and Advisory|
|Position Type:||Fixed Term Contract|
|Attachments:|| Declaration Form.docx (Word, 70KB)
TOR NEAC.docx (Word, 35KB)
|Application Close Date:||02-Apr-2023|
Vacancies on Kāhui Matatika o te Motu | National Ethics Advisory Committee
Manatū Hauora | Ministry of Health is seeking candidates who wish to be considered for appointment to the National Ethics Advisory Committee (the Committee). The Committee is a ministerial advisory committee established under section 92 of the Pae Ora Act 2022 (the Act). The purpose of Committee is to provide the Minister of Health with advice on ethical issues of national significance in respect of any health and disability matter (including research and health services), determine nationally consistent ethical standards across the health sector, and provide scrutiny for national health research and health services.
Kōrero mō te tūranga | About the role
Being a member of the Committee is rewarding and challenging. An ability to work objectively across a range of relevant perspectives and not adopt a narrow advocacy position is required of all members. Members are also expected to demonstrate open and responsive communication skills, with an ability to reach consensus when different points of views are shared.
More information is available in the attached terms of reference, and on the Committee's website.
Appointments to the Board are made by the Minister of Health or their delegate, typically for terms of three years. Members can be reappointed for up to six consecutive years.
The Government recognises that diversity enables our boards and councils to be high-performing and is committed to delivering greater diversity to statutory boards and ensuring they represent the diversity in New Zealand's population, including gender, ethnicity, disability, age and geographic location. Manatū Hauora encourages people from all backgrounds, especially those who can reflect the needs, values, and beliefs of Māori, have an understanding and are committed to meeting obligations of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, to apply for these roles.
Members of NEAC meet every 2 months, a mix of both in person and online meetings, with occasional between-meetings work. Candidates are encouraged to apply for NEAC regardless of location.
Kōrero mōu | About you
For all applicants, governance and/or regulatory experience is a plus but not required. It is beneficial if you have the ability to lead strategically, and to balance competing demands.
In this instance, we are particularly looking to receive applicants from candidates who are registered medical practitioner with ethics experience, and candidates who can represent the perspectives of Māori, Pacific people and people with lived experience of disability.
Manatū Hauora is seeking applications for the following positions:
- Expert in ethics (preferably with experience in service delivery, or a health professional)
- Expert in epidemiology
- Consumer/community representative
Me pēhea te tono | How to apply
Applications must be made using the Manatū Hauora online Career Centre by midnight Sunday 2 April 2023 and include:
- a completed declaration form (attached)
- a covering letter
- a current CV.
Due diligence checks will be undertaken for shortlisted applicants. Your personal information will be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 2020.
The appointment process can be lengthy and your patience and professionalism as we work through the next steps is appreciated. The outcome of the recruitment process for this Council will be confirmed after it has been considered by Cabinet's Appointments and Honours Committee.
Ko wai mātou | Who we are
See the Manatū Hauora Board appointments webpage for more information.
If you would like to obtain further information or clarification, or if your circumstances change or should you wish to withdraw your application, please contact the Statutory Appointments team by emailing: email@example.com.