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Position Title: Public Health Analysts - Public Health
Location: Otago/Southland
FTE (Hours): Part time and full time
Date Posted: 05/10/2020
Application Closing Date: 18/10/2020 11PM
Job #: 064159
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Public Health Analysts - District
Policy, Planning and Support - Public Health 

  • 2x permanent opportunities
  • Part time (18.75 hours per week) and full time (37.5 hours per week) positions

About the Team
As a Public Health Service, we are undergoing an exciting transformational change working collaboratively with our partners and using health in all policies approaches to address the determinants of health and reduce inequities and improve the health and wellbeing of our Southern communities where they live, learn, work and play.

About you
You will be committed to the principles of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi and be actively engaging with the Māori community and stakeholders, and able to apply Te Pae Mahutonga in your work. 

You will have demonstrated ability to research and evaluate information to inform evidence-based service planning.You will bring your experience and skills in helping our service understand communities’ needs, build productive relationships with partners, and provide support for innovative population-based programmes. 

It goes without saying that you have excellent computing skills including the ability to use Microsoft products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and statistical programmes such as Stata, R, Tableau and SQL. Demonstrated ability to work with both quantitative and qualitative data will be something that we will be looking for. You will be good at identifying gaps in information and providing advice on how these can be addressed. You will be able to source and analyse up to date population health status information at a district or local level to help shape effective interventions to address public health priorities. You will be able to advise on and/or lead project or programme evaluations within the service and help determine suitable indicators for programme monitoring.

You may be familiar with policy work, as part of the role will be to contribute to high quality policy advice for both the service, the wider District Health Board and our key stakeholders.

A good knowledge of the Southern District and the public health stakeholders that work within it, will be advantageous but not critical as it is the analytical skills that we are looking for.

As an Analyst you can be based at any of the three Public Health Offices in Dunedin, Invercargill or Queenstown. These roles will be working Monday to Friday, part time and fulltime. One will be 37.5 hours per week and the other part time role, 18.75 hours per week. There is also an opportunity for the part time role to increase to 28.75 hours per week for a fixed term period until February 2022. It is important that you work as a valued team member and are able to travel throughout the Southern District and hold a full clean drivers licence. 

Due to the ongoing service wide Public Health Covid19 response, a proven ability to work under pressure is essential.

About Our Location
The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

Closing Date: Sunday, 18 October 2020
Please not
e we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time. If you’re interested, don’t delay applying! 

For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email: 

Children’s Act 2014
Due to these positions having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment
In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for. 

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