Data Quality Analyst, Data Management

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
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  • Category: Information Technology
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 08-OCT-20
  • Job Reference: MOH/MOH/148728
  • Job Title: Data Quality Analyst, Data Management
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Are you a data quality analyst looking to support the mental health and addiction sector? 

 This is an opportunity to:

  • Put your technical skills and relationship management abilities to good use
  • Take a lead role in improving health data and working with big data collections
  • Be part of valued work that contributes to the health of NZers


As a Data Quality Analyst you will be working with other analysts to ensure the PRIMHD mental health and addiction data is fit for purpose. Specifically, you will be working with Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and District Health Boards (DHBs) to ensure their data accurately reflects the services that have been provided. You will also be involved in analysis of data and understanding service provision at national and regional levels.


Data is collected from DHBs and NGOs and is stored in the national data warehouse. You will work closely with organisations and be involved in compliance testing and data improvement projects.


The National Collections and Reporting team is part of the wider Data and Digital Directorate which is tasked with the delivery and operation of information solutions that support the Ministry and wider health and disability sector.


To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate:


  • High degree of analytical skills including computer literacy. Experience using data extraction and analytical tools (SAS or R or SQL or TOAD etc) to analyse problems.   
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to foster good stakeholder relationships through consultation and partnership.
  • A sound understanding of data quality and data quality improvement principles
  • A client service focus with a keen sense of purpose and direction
  • Interest in data warehouse systems
  • Huge attention to detail and great organisational skills for solving problems and keeping on top of different work streams
  • Ability to work well within a team environment but also comfortable in making autonomous decisions as required.
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present complex issues clearly and concisely to a variety of technical and non-technical audiences.
  • The ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines whilst preserving the highest levels of accuracy and confidentiality


The Ministry of Health is the kaitiaki of the health and disability system in New Zealand. We are responsible for providing active stewardship and leadership across the nations health and disability system. We ensure the system provides people with the highest levels of care, regardless of who they are or where they live. 


You will find a copy of the Position Description attached or online at Please click ‘Apply for this Job’ to upload your CV and cover letter.

For further information regarding the role, please contact the Recruitment team at If you have any accessibility needs you would like to discuss, please call +64 4 816 2478.

Advertising for this role closes at midnight on Wednesday, 21 October 2020. 



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