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Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand Runanga Whakapiki Ake i te Hauora o Aotearoa
Jobs

Manager Health Promotion – Whakatairanga Hauora –
Kaiwhakahaere – closing date 28 October

Cancer Society Auckland Northland – Te Kahui Matepukupuku o Tamaki Makaurau me Te Tai Tokerau

Poipoia te kakano – kia puawai Nurture the seed and it will blossom

Cancer Society Auckland Northland is looking for a proven health promotion manager to lead a high performing team working on effective public health strategies to prevent cancer.
The Cancer Society’s mission is to improve community wellbeing by reducing the incidence and impact of cancer. Reducing cancer inequities is a priority for the organisation, especially for Māori who experience a disproportionately high burden of cancer mortality and morbidity.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi is foundational to our work to address this both internally and across the health system.
We are looking for someone who can provide public health leadership in implementing evidence-based cancer prevention strategies in the areas of tobacco, alcohol, obesity and UV radiation. Our focus is on working collaboratively to influence policies and legislation that ensure healthier environments. This includes using scientific research, engaging relevant communities and stakeholders, building relationships with decision makers and undertaking media advocacy.
The Health Promotion Manager is responsible for a small team based in Auckland and Northland and is part of the Division’s Senior Management Team. All departments in the Division are engaged in addressing cancer inequities, in consultation with the Federation’s Chief Executives, Boards and Te Roopu Māori.
If you are a proven leader with strong networks and relationships, a good understanding of evidence based public health practice and experience in policy advocacy, we would love to hear from you.
Skills and experience we are looking for include a strong track record in establishing effective collaborations, cultural competency, a clear understanding of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi and effective communication and presentation skills. An appropriate qualificationin Public Health, Health Promotion or other relevant qualification is essential as well as
experience in senior management and strategic leadership.
A full use vehicle is available to the successful applicant as part of the remuneration package. Free car parking is also provided.
If you would like to work in a dynamic and supportive work environment and can say yes to the above, please apply now with an up-to-date CV and cover letter that outlines why you are suitable for this role. If you have questions about the role or would like a job description,
please email Sally Liggins – sliggins@akcansoc.org.nz

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Environment, News, Pacific

HPF’s Executive Director, Sione Tu’itahi joined a panel of speakers, who are passionate and committed to helping Pacific people combat climate change, at the Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) Pacific Week Symposium on Environment and Sustainability at Auckland Hospital yesterday. (Monday, October 7).

Mr Tu’itahi whose speech was entitled Moana Ola, Fonua Ola, Healthy People, Healthy Environment discussed how Pacific Indigenous knowledge could contribute to addressing the political, socio-economic and ecological determinants of our health and wellbeing.

He looked at the Pacific Conceptual Frameworks of Moana Ola and Fonua Ola, planetary wellbeing and indigenous knowledge and what we can do together to tackle the global challenges that humanity now faces.

Other speakers who are doing some amazing work for Pacific Island communities were:

  • Phil Somerville, EatLessPlastic, CEO shared his research, learnings and insights on plastic waste in the Pacific Ocean and environmental impact on Pacific communities.
  • Mary Curnow, Director Fundraising and Business Development, Volunteer Service Abroad who spoke on “Volunteers, Climate Change & Health: Building capacity across the Pacific”. 
  • Kevin Hague, CEO, Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand Inc. addressed “Hope in the Face of Calamity: charting a positive course through climate change and the 6th mass extinction”.

The ADHB’s sustainability work extends beyond the Auckland catchment working the Pacific Island health teams to help prepare for climate change for the vulnerable communities in the Pacific region.  Pacific Island nations account for emitting less than 1% of greenhouse gases but are among the most vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change, especially sea level rise. 

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