Manager, Therapeutics Policy | Wellington
|Position Type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Attachments:|| PD - Manager,Therapeutics Policy.pdf (PDF, 165KB)
|Application Close Date:||04-Oct-2022|
- Oversee a complex legislative and regulatory work programme as part of an ambitious therapeutics reform agenda
- Lead a team dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of New Zealanders
- Full Time, Permanent role, Wellington based
Our team aims to protect, promote, and improve the health and wellbeing of all New Zealanders by advising Ministers on the effective regulation of therapeutic products. We are working to establish a modern, comprehensive, and cost-effective regulatory regime for therapeutic products and natural health products in New Zealand.
Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our work and team
Therapeutic Products are medicines, including gene, cell and tissue therapies, and medical devices that are used to diagnose, treat and alleviate illness and support health. Therapeutic products are used every day in all parts of the health system and by New Zealanders. This is an area of rapid technological change and will ultimately provide modern and comprehensive safety regulation for therapeutic products and natural health products.
In this role, you will lead the team that is updating the relevant government policies, laws and regulations needed to provide assurance of the safety, quality and efficacy of therapeutic products and ensure New Zealand can benefit from therapeutic products. This role is also special in that involves an opportunity to work closely with the Crown's Treaty partners to embed the spirit and intent of the Treaty of Waitangi as we work to develop a policy and legal framework that is fit for the 21st century and beyond.
Te whainga poto o tēnei tūranga – What is the purpose of this position?
The role of Manager Therapeutics Policy involves overseeing, managing and leading the Therapeutic Products policy and legislative work programme, which is part of broader work on Therapeutics. The role reports to the Director of Policy Projects, who leads and oversees the overall therapeutics work programme and establishment of the future therapeutics regulator.
At this stage of the reforms, the role involves picking up a substantial piece of legislative reform which is already underway, overseeing complex legislative drafting in partnership with key stakeholders, and shepherding the new Bill through legislative processes for primary and a suite of secondary legislative instruments. This role will require excellent listening skills and the ability to provide robust free and frank advice. It will involve extensive stakeholder management, consultation and engagement with the sector and key stakeholders, including our Treaty partners.
Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako – Skills & Experience:
You will bring significant experience developing, managing, and leading the design, delivery and governance of regulatory systems from both a policy and delivery perspective. You'll be a specialist in regulatory policy with success in transitioning programmes of work from policy to implementation – you know what good regulation looks like.
You will have demonstrated success in leading and driving legislative programmes of work and understand core enablers within the broader health system. You understand the machinery of government and know how to get things done. Critically, you'll also be an excellent stakeholder manager and have demonstrated successful negotiation abilities. Experience managing in a Treaty partnership environment would be a plus.
You are an excellent team leader and a naturally collaborative policy professional who can provide clear direction for your teams, ensuring our thinking and advice is robust. You're an inclusive people leader with an open working style and have a drive for developing policy talents across all levels.
This position has a salary range of $138,067 -184,089. The offered salary will be based on skills and experience.
Ngā uaratanga - Our Ministry values
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Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to apply:
Please click ‘Apply' to upload your CV and cover letter.
You will find a copy of the Position Description attached or online at careers.health.govt.nz.
For further information regarding the role, please contact Neha Johnson at Neha.Johnson@health.govt.nz, quoting reference number MOH/1663455.
Advertising for this role closes at midnight on Tuesday, 04 October 2022.
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