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Group Manager System Design & Provider Development - Commissioning - Pacific Health

Full time
Expires in: EXPIRED
Posted by:Te Whatu Ora
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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

  • Contribute to transforming the future of health in this pivotal role.
  • Ideally based in Auckland or Wellington

Join Te Whatu Ora at a key time of change where you will meaningfully contribute to our kaupapa of creating a more equitable, accessible, cohesive and people-centred health system. This is mahi that will improve the health and well-being of everyone in Aotearoa, and we've got an opportunity for you to be part of it.

Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

Talofa lava, Mālo e lelei, Nisa bula Vinaka, Kia Orana, Taloha ni, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Talofa, Mauri.

Can you bring a Pacific worldview to the work we are doing to achieve better health outcomes for Pacific people in Aotearoa? We know many areas of the health system are not working well for Pacific people, aiga, ngutuare tangata, famili, kāinga, magafoa, kaiga, vuvale and kaaiga (families) and communities. In fact, Pacific health inequities are observed throughout the lifecourse, from pregnancy and early childhood through to older age.

In Pacific Health, we have a clear vision of a system that allows the strength of Pacific families and community voice to be at the heart of what we do, delivering equitable health outcomes for Pacific people and a future where Pacific families live longer, healthier lives.

The Pacific values of family, service, love, reciprocity and respect, along with Pacific culture and customs, influence the way we think and every action we take.

We have an opportunity for a Group Manager, System Design and Provider Development to join our Commissioning team in a key leadership role. The primary focus of the role is to support the design and implementation of the Pacific Health commissioning framework by ensuring high trust and effective engagement across the sector and Pacific communities through proactively working to provide opportunities and eliminate issues for Pacific providers.   While leading the commissioning framework development and implementation for the Business Unit, you will maintain the relationship with Pacific Providers, conduit between providers and system.

Mōu | About you

You are a seasoned leader, experienced in successfully developing, maintaining and influencing relationships and partnerships across sectors and organisations including with Māori and Pacific peoples, communities and groups. Your experience in navigating and operating in a regulated environment, working constructively across functions and your track record of building and maintaining the trust of all stakeholders will be key.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

  • A relevant tertiary or professional qualification or relevant experience 
  • Needs to draw on extensive experience, stretching between 10- 15 years including: 
  • You can demonstrate previous successful partnership with Pacific Peoples Communities 
  • Experience leading, building capability and lifting performance of a team/unit of highly skilled management and professional teams in a multi-faceted and demanding environment.  
  • Experience as a change leader, demonstrating experience to respectfully challenge status quo and continuously improve processes and outcomes
  • Experience developing and implementing effective group strategies and work plans that deliver on organisational objectives 

Ka kawea e koe | You will bring:

  • A commitment to being a good Te Tiriti partner in all your actions. This includes an understanding of the significance of and obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and the ability to apply Te Tiriti principles in a meaningful way in this role
  • Competency with te ao Māori, tikanga, and te reo Māori or a commitment to starting your journey and taking ownership of your learning and growth

Ko te mahi e tika ana mō te ao hurihuri nei |Work that suits today's ever-changing world

Te Whatu Ora supports flexible and hybrid working for our kaimahi. In roles that don't require an in-person element, we encourage you to ‘work from where you are.' We want our national teams to be made up of diverse people from across the motu, just like our health system.

Nau mai, uru mai | Come and join us

When you join us, you become part of transforming the health system. This is a once in a lifetime change that will touch the lives of everyone in Aotearoa, and future generations.

Our name, Te Whatu Ora, means ‘the weaving of wellness'. Whatu is the combining together of people, resources, organisations, thoughts and actions for the betterment and wellbeing of all. Whatu is also a direct reference to the pupil of the eye, and the vision required of the new entity and system.

We are working towards a system that better meets the complex demands of a growing population, addresses the persistent inequalities experienced by Māori and ensures greater access, experience and outcomes for those traditionally not well served by the system – Māori, Pacific and Disabled People.

Tō mātou whakahaere ki te tika, te rerekētanga, me te whai wāhi mai | Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

We want to see the real you in your application and welcome the real you on board if you come and work with us. Skills are gained across many areas of our life, not just in formal employment. If you can demonstrate the skills listed in the ad, but the experience was gained through whānau life, community or mahi aroha (volunteering) we encourage you to apply and share your story with us in your cover letter.

We particularly welcome applications from our diverse Māori, Pacific, disabled, and rainbow communities.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (by submitting your cover letter and CV), please click “APPLY NOW.”  For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career portal. If you have any questions about the role, please feel free to contact Anesha Pillay, Senior Recruitment Consultant by emailing