This is a new role working in the new National SUDI Prevention Coordination Service at Hāpai Te Hauora. This is a Ministry of Health funded coordination service aiming to reduce the incidence and impact of SUDI in our communities.

60,000 babies are born each year in New Zealand. Our current SUDI rate is approximately 0.7 in every 1,000 babies born, and 1.59 for every 1,000 babies born. In partnership with the Government, Hāpai will lead this new service with the goal of reducing this rate to 0.1 in every 1,000 births by 2025. The national prevention programme will target two of the biggest preventable risks for SUDI, which are being exposed to tobacco smoke during pregnancy and unsafe bed sharing.

The Research and Communications Coordinator will have a key role within this new service, ensuring the sector and the public are provided with up to date, evidence-based and appropriate information. This information will be disseminated via a proprietary website, communications activities and through media engagements facilitated by the SPCS and Hāpai Te Hauora.

The successful applicant will have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • Proven ability to write for a variety of audiences
  • Proven ability to connect and communicate with culturally diverse groups
  • Experience utilising social and traditional media platforms
  • Familiarity with research principles and databases

Applications close 1st September 2017

Please contact for more information

About Hāpai Te Hauora

Hāpai are national leaders in Public Health, Policy and Advocacy, Research and Evaluation and Infrastructure services.

Hāpai provide a strategic focus that is underpinned by evidence-based research for the advancement of health and wellbeing for communities.

The Mission of Hāpai is to increase opportunities for Māori, and all others to enjoy good health and to be sustained by healthy environments.

Website: Twitter: Facebook: