Hāpai Te Hauora, National Tobacco Control Advisory Board have developed a new process to the election of Advisory Board members.  This voluntary role is significant to provide expertise and advice to the Tobacco Control Department. 


  • Support the Hāpai advocacy service to drive, promote and advocate for key policies that will get priority populations to Smokefree 2025
  • To advise on, support and actively engage in the development of a strong collective tobacco control advocacy voice. This might include participating and helping to design social media campaigns, speaking to media – print, radio, tv, identifying other potential advocates, talking to decision makers.
  • Identify and advise the service of any emerging gaps in relation to supply and demand tobacco control policies and activities and the reduction of inequalities.
  • Support measures to address these gaps.
  • Sharing of Smokefree 2025 practical ideas, research, innovation and inspiration to advance the Hāpai Smokefree 2025 goals. 


The group will utilise models of health, wellbeing, research and practice to identify and prioritise areas. Tikanga me ngā kaupapa Māori will over arch and permeate the activities of the group. 

The Māori Ora Mauri Ora Model values model will guide individual and group communications and values (see attached Māori Ora Mauri Ora document). 


  • We are seeking the following expertise for the Advisory Board -
  • Experience in advocacy at a National and Government level
  • Ability to think strategically and influence policy change
  • Be able to engage with the Tobacco Control sector and community level
  • To engage at the National Government level and provide insights of the Sector’s thinking
  • Advocating within their local communities
  • Ability to engage at all levels
  • Understand the links between high level strategy and population health
  • Proven ability in providing advice
  • Driven and determined - Maintaining good relationships

Hāpai offers expertise for better health outcomes for Māori and values the expert advice.  The minimum requirement of expertise will cover:

  • Research
  • Community
  • Pasifika
  • Legal
  • Sector
  • Media/Communications

How to Apply

Please complete the form below and attach your Curriculum Vitae.

Download application form here

Applications close

Applications should be sent to National Tobacco Control Advocacy Service by Wednesday 22 May 2019. 

These can be emailed to Mihi.Blair@hapai.co.nz

Or posted to: Hāpai Te Hauora, PO Box 21-933, Henderson, Auckland 0650

Selection Criteria

The NTCAS and Hāpai representatives together form the panel that will assess written applications according to the timeframe specified in the application information document. The assessment panel will apply the criteria set out in the application information document and recommend appointment of up to 5-7 applicants who, represent a complementary mix of interest areas, perspectives, experience and expertise.  It is expected who together form a high performing Advisory Group.


  • Applications open: Tuesday 7 May 2019
  • Applications close: Wednesday 22 May 2019
  • Screening and assessment of applicants: 27 – 30 May 2019
  • Appointments made: 1 July 2019
  • Advisory Group meeting: 20 August 2019 (TBC) 

Further information 

For further information about the Tobacco Control Advocacy Service contact: Mihi.Blair@hapai.co.nz

Download application form here