Principal Analyst – Permanent – Full time – Wellington

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    6 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 06-NOV-18
  • Job Reference: NZ/1366044
  • Job Title: Principal Analyst – Permanent – Full time – Wellington
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Principal Analyst – Permanent – Full time – Wellington

About the Ministry of Social Development

The Ministry provides policy advice, and delivers social services and assistance to young people, working age people, older people, and families, whānau and communities. We work directly with New Zealanders of all ages to improve their social wellbeing.

About the Group

The team works with claimants through an alternative dispute resolution process to help them understand their past experience in care. We acknowledge and recognise harm done, and take steps to put this right. We also provide Oranga Tamariki and other care providers with information about what has occurred in the past to help ensure claimants’ experiences do not happen to others. A key focus of the team is continual improvement based on feedback from all parts of the system to ensure we deliver the best possible outcomes for claimants, and that they encounter mana manaaki (a positive experience every time) whenever they come into contact with us.

About the Role

The purpose of this role is to lead the on-going development of the Historic Claims team and the Ministry through the provision of strong intellectual, analytical and leadership advice. In this role the successful applicant will be leading projects and policy initiatives within the Historic Claims team. 

Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline or equivalent operational experience
  • Technical computer and data manipulation skills and the ability to analyse data using the appropriate tools (MS Excel, MS Word, MS Access, SAS, Visual Basic, Statistical Packages and modelling tools, etc.)
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience at a senior level in an analytical  role
  • Comprehensive knowledge of child welfare services and the machinery of Government
  • Highly developed analytical skills and a demonstrated commitment to developing and maintaining specialist skills and knowledge in own area of expertise
  • Ability to produce high quality analytical work and provide peer support and coaching to colleagues
  • Project leadership skills
  • Ability to deal with high levels of intellectual complexity, potential conflict and risk
  • Collaborative and effective worker
  • Demonstrates honesty and integrity
  • Strong client focus and forward thinking

If this sounds like you please apply. We want to hear from you!

For a confidential chat about the role please contact Linda Hrstich-Meyer, General Manager Historic Claims on

  Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key elements on the role and why you are interested in working within our Historic Claims Team.

How to apply

Internal MSD Employees
 – please apply through your myHR portal at work. This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.

External Candidates
 – (including Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children employees) must apply directly through our MSD careers page at

Closing date
: 20 November 2018

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