Business Analyst

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    6 months ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 05-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/DF-2102011
  • Job Title: Business Analyst
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What you will do

As the Business Analyst, you will be responsible for the development, analysis and management of assigned capability project requirements, and provide support towards validating that they have been met. This will include a variety of projects of all sizes and complexities that will be assigned based on organisational priorities and the individual’s skills, experience and preferences.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Engaging with stakeholders to understand their needs, expectations and preferences;
  • Developing requirements documents that clearly articulate a project’s scope;
  • Maintaining configuration and change control of project requirements;
  • Providing direction, support and advice to project team members;
  • Acting as an advocate for the Defence Requirements Framework and supporting its continuous improvement.

Please note: The formal title for this role within NZDF is Senior Requirements Lead.

What we need

In order to be successful in this role, you will have the ability to engage effectively with stakeholders to ensure understanding, and at times, to reconcile conflicting perspectives.

You will also have:

  • 3+ years proven experience working on complex projects within a requirements management, business analysis or other analytical role;
  • A good understanding of business analysis methods, tools and techniques;
  • The ability to critically analyse complex problems and assess multiple options before making recommendations;
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to build trusting relationships and inspire others; and
  • An understanding of project and change management methodologies.

Who we are

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.  As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.

The purpose of the Capability Branch is to provide efficient and effective management of New Zealand Defence Force capability development and delivery as well as provide capability management oversight. All of these contribute significantly to the total New Zealand Defence Force capability lifecycle. The Capability Branch provides a single point of accountability for these elements and delivers outputs that enable the delivery of joint effects.  The Capability Branch fosters contemporary military specialist knowledge and future thinking, operates using project and financial management disciplines and provides programme and project quality assurance oversight.

Why Us

NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.

In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:

How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact Rob Paternoster on
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Sunday 21 February 2021.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.