Kait&#257tari Matua | Senior Analyst, Data Management and Analysis – Climate Change

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    6 months ago
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  • Category: Advisor/Analyst
  • Location: Christchurch
  • Date Advertised: 28-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: MFE/1507646/C
  • Job Title: Kait&#257tari Matua | Senior Analyst, Data Management and Analysis – Climate Change
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  • Summary:
  • Exciting and high profile work
  • Supportive and inclusive team
  • Flexible working

Our purpose – He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa – a flourishing environment for every generation – be part of this exciting journey. 

Our climate is changing, and this presents one of the greatest challenges of our generation. Now is the time for action, and we have an opportunity to show leadership and actively shape the decisions of government, businesses and our communities to respond to this challenge.   

Mō tēnei tūrangi mahi | About this role

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Senior Analyst to join our busy and dynamic team. 

In this role you be responsible for the development, maintenance and running of our models and databases required to estimate greenhouse gas emissions from New Zealand’s land use and forests. 

A key part of this role involves the configuration and running of various complicated models for input into our annual greenhouse gas inventory and net position reports. You will lead the modelling and data management work-stream to ensure our international reporting obligations are met, and provide analysis, evidence and insights to support our international and domestic policy settings on land-use and forestry. 

You will be key in the scoping and implementation of New Zealand’s future reporting obligations under the Paris Agreement and the Zero Carbon Act.  You will also look to innovate within our system to automate and improve our land use and forestry modelling, projections and report drafting processes. 

This role is in the Climate Change Directorate within the Land Use Carbon Analysis System (LUCAS) team.  The LUCAS team ensures that New Zealand meets its international greenhouse gas reporting obligations and tracks progress against its climate change targets. LUCAS is an integral part of the Climate Change Directorate, providing evidence, research and evaluation into climate change policy. LUCAS has a wider role across government providing information on land use and forestry for environmental reporting purposes. 

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience 

Our ideal candidate will bring: 

  • Proficiency in data management, modelling and programming with experience in R, SQL, VBA and Excel.
  • A high degree of comfort working with quantitative data, and an understanding of the science underpinning data collection and analysis.
  • Proven experience in managing the implementation of complex projects, managing risks and business analysis.
  • Strong analytical ability and a capacity to quickly identify and clearly express core elements of an issue or proposal.
  • An ability to set priorities to achieve deadlines and deliver project outputs.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively (both written and verbal), at all levels across government and public and private sector.
  • Confidence and capability to facilitate group sessions with customers/users and giving presentations.
  • Commitment to developing your cultural capability and capacity in te ao Māori.

Although not essential, it would be beneficial to have experience in modelling forestry, ecological or land-use based processes. 

Mō mātou | About us 

The Ministry’s purpose – He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa – a flourishing environment for every generation.  We offer: 

  • a flexible by default approach to support your work-life balance
  • agile working, allowing you variety and challenges across the organisation as we work as ‘One MfE’
  • generous leave entitlements
  • training to competently and effectively engage with Māori as our Treaty Partner, this includes te reo me ona tikanga Māori courses
  • active social club and employee networks, including a Māori staff network
  • opportunities for development and education.          

A key priority for the Ministry is Te Ao Māori. This means we work with our Treaty partner to advance Māori priorities for the environment and for environmental success. We will be confident and coordinated in our ongoing engagement with Māori and lead the natural resources system in engaging for success with tangata whenua. We will grow our capability and capacity to accurately reflect Māori views in our work. 

We embrace diversity and inclusion and are committed to equal opportunities. What’s important to us is ‘he rau kotahi tangata’ – embracing our multiple talents – by harnessing our diversity and being inclusive. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. 

As a flexible friendly employer we are happy to discuss flexible options that may work for you and the business.  We value and care about enabling our people to work in a way that means they can work at their best.  

Tono ināianei | Apply Now 

Apply directly by completing the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter.  Note: your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role.   

If you require further information about this position please contact Nigel Searles at Nigel.Searles@mfe.govt.nz 

Salary range: $97,033 pa to $121,984 pa.  Appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience. 

Rā Katinga | Applications close: Thursday, 11 February 2021