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Independent Adjudicator to the Compliance Panel for Implementing and Monitoring the WHO International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes in NZ

14 May 2020


Closing date 12 June 2020

The Ministry is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Code of Practice for Health Workers, and the Infant Nutrition Council Code of Practice for the Marketing of Infant Formula. Its Compliance Panel is responsible for making decisions on complaints referred to it relating to a breach of either of these Codes. If a Compliance Panel’s decision is appealed, the Independent Adjudicator reviews the complaint and Panel decision to make a final decision. The Independent Adjudicator is likely to receive up to two appeals per annum.

The Independent Adjudicator should:

  • Have a strong procedural background, with a background in law desirable
  • Understand legal procedures and principles, particularly knowledge of procedural fairness based on the principles of natural justice
  • Be aware of the WHO International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and knowledge of how the International Code is implemented in New Zealand
  • Not be affiliated with any related businesses or stakeholder groups (i.e., independent)
  • Have excellent written communication skills
  • Have an understanding of regulatory and self-regulatory systems (advantageous).

More information about the Code in New Zealand is available at: This includes information about the Compliance Panel.

To apply, please forward your application and current curriculum vitae (CV) to by 12 June 2020.

Last updated on the 14th May 2020