Data Analyst opportunities – Advisor and Senior roles

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Research and evaluation
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 18-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZHUD/1451166
  • Job Title: Data Analyst opportunities – Advisor and Senior roles
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  • Summary:

Together, let’s find out how people experience housing in New Zealand

We’re growing an insights function to help us learn more about New Zealand’s housing and urban development landscape. We want a continuous picture of what’s happening, so we can focus on strategic issues and get answers to our big questions. We also want to develop an integrated system-wide view of issues and impacts, and work towards shared insights as a partnership across government.

To achieve all that, we need data analysts.

Help us make sense of the data, so we can use it to benefit New Zealand

You’ll use your data analysis skills to support our research, evaluation and monitoring of people’s housing needs and circumstances.

A lot of this work will be done using the Stats NZ Integrated Data Infrastructure, though some will also take place inhouse. Either way, we want a stronger understanding of the data that’s already available, and to use it to inform our programmes and policies.

A new step for your career growth?

We’re working on building our data capability, with the goal of becoming the best in our class. That means that not only do we use innovative, up-to-date systems but we’re committed to your development too.  You can expect a flexible, friendly, and supportive working environment where you’ll have the right tools to do your best work, and room to grow.

What we need from you

Ultimately, we’re looking for smart people who want to use their data knowledge and skills to support our strategy, policy, funding and regulation, and help develop solutions to complex issues. You’ll bring established quantitative skills, an interest in housing and urban development, and a desire to learn and grow.

As well as being the type of person who enjoys building relationships, you’ll always keep customers in mind.

We’re looking for people with:

  • The ability to analyse data to produce descriptive statistics and appropriate significance testing
  • Strategic agility and flexibility with changing needs and priorities
  • Good communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Respect for, and comfort with, tikanga Māori
  • The ability to communicate key insights to inform decision-making within the Ministry and broader system

Other skills useful in this role include:

  • Experience with statistical programming languages, particularly RStudio, Microsoft SQL, and Microsoft PowerBI
  • Experience joining and analysing large administrative and survey datasets
  • Experience in the Stats NZ IDI
  • Current understanding of the Government context, policy agenda and priorities

What to do now

We’re a new Ministry and we’re brimming with positivity about what we can achieve. With a people-focused mandate and a team that genuinely cares about the community, there’s a definite buzz about the place.

If that sounds like what you’ve been looking for, then apply today. You might just be about to make your next career move.

For any confidential enquiries please feel free to contact Jo Attewell at jo.attewell@hud.govt.nz. Applications close on Wednesday 4th March 2020.

Please note, you must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand to be eligible for this position.