Principal Analyst Performance

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Policy and Research
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 31-OCT-18
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1365037
  • Job Title: Principal Analyst Performance
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  • Summary:

We are looking for a Principal Analyst to join an energetic and driven team to set the strategic direction for the building system. We have a significant strategic programme and you will have an opportunity to lead and contribute to wide-ranging work across the branch.

About the role

The Principal Analyst Performance is a member of the System Strategy and Performance team. In this role you will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of a performance measurement framework to monitor building sector performance. Doing so includes identifying data requirements and implementing strategies to meet these needs, leading effective stakeholder engagement to improve the quality of data provided to MBIE. This position is also responsible for leading the analysis of performance information and advising on the implications for priorities for improving the regulatory system performance.

In the System Strategy and Performance team you will work with our data, research and evaluation experts and external stakeholders, to strengthen our analytical capability, develop the system performance framework, and work with the policy and operational teams to implement our work programme. This is a fantastic opportunity to shape and impact positive change for New Zealand’s building system that will benefit all New Zealanders. 

In the team, the Principal Analyst Performance is considered a leadership position and is expected to develop and coach staff to higher levels of achievement, consistent with the value of MBIE and the wider public service.

About the team and branch

MBIE is the over-arching regulator of New Zealand’s building system. Our Building System Performance branch provides policy and technical advice on New Zealand’s building system, rules and standards, and implements building legislation and regulations to meet New Zealand’s current and future needs. Our role is to work with stakeholders to deliver fit-for-purpose, performance-based building regulation that protects the public’s safety and property and helps lift the sector’s performance.

The System Strategy and Performance team sits at the front of the end-to-end policy process in the Building System Performance branch.  The team is responsible for leading the development of the regulatory system and branch strategy and frameworks, informed by robust system performance monitoring, research and evaluation. 

You will be joining a new team with a new mandate to define the strategic direction for the system and support the branch in how we can best support and deliver to our role in the system.

Skills and Experience

We are looking for a skilled and enthusiastic individual with diverse perspectives and backgrounds, who love an intellectual challenge.  Key Requirements for the role are:

  • Expertise in performance monitoring for complex regulatory systems, including the development of intervention logic and performance measures
  • Good understanding of regulatory frameworks and levers
  • Able to apply analytical, conceptual and innovative thinking skills process complex information quickly and thoroughly
  • A superb communicator with influencing skills that will allow you to work collaboratively within MBIE and across government
  • Able to demonstrate extensive knowledge and experience of the machinery of government.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to persuade and influence
  • Exceptional stakeholder and relationship management skills


About MBIE


MBIE is one of the country’s largest public sector agencies and we employ more policy people than anyone else in New Zealand across a huge range of policy areas.  You could have an entire policy career here in MBIE and never work on the same thing again.  While we appreciate you may start off providing advice on the building system we know that in the future you may want to try something new, and we can help make that happen through secondments and voluntary rotations. 


Developing our policy staff is a key focus for MBIE. We have a policy competency framework, so you know what’s required of you now and what you need to do to progress in the future and we offer the learning and development support to help you get there. 

To apply:

Please submit your application online by clicking on the ‘Apply Online’ button. This will allow you to register your details and upload your CV and covering letter.

To find out more about this position, please download a copy of the position description, or if you would like more information please contact Fi Sanderson on 

 Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 14th of November 2018.