Principal Research Analyst

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    6 days ago
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    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Policy/Analysts
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 29-OCT-18
  • Job Reference: MOJ/1364205
  • Job Title: Principal Research Analyst
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Principal Research Analyst, Waitangi Tribunal Unit

  • Use your knowledge of the Treaty sector to support inquiries at the Waitangi Tribunal
  • Lead research innovation and develop best practice solutions in a dynamic environment
  • Provide authoritative research advice to presiding officers and Tribunal members

The Ministry of Justice provides a range of justice services around New Zealand. We have more than 3000 people working across 120 locations around the country, all working towards our vision of a safe and just New Zealand.

We are currently seeking a fulltime Principal Research Analyst to join the Research Services team for a 6.5 month period to cover parental leave. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the Treaty Sector, be an experienced researcher and capable of supervising multiple research projects.

About the role:

The Research Services team supports the Waitangi Tribunal as it requires evidence to go to hearing.

Responsible to the Manager Research Services and the Chief Historian, the Principal Research Analyst Research Services will provide senior professional leadership and mentoring to research team leaders, staff and contractors. They will prepare research needs assessments and casebook research programmes for historical and kaupapa inquiries on various topics.

The successful candidate will be based in Wellington with the Waitangi Tribunal Unit. The period of cover is 6.5 months, from February to August 2019, and the salary range is $87,196 – 117,967.

Skills and experience required:

  • Extensive professional experience (10 years preferred) in primary historical and/or contemporary research or equivalent relevant research experience in other disciplinary fields;
  •  Experience of working with Māori groups and organisations;
  •  An established track record in the professional evaluation of research reports to scholarly standards;
  •  Substantial experience in research leadership at a senior level, including monitoring developments and literature in relevant areas;
  • Practical experience in group facilitation and project management; and
  • An expert and comprehensive working knowledge of the principal and specialist archival repositories for researching New Zealand history.

How to apply:

To apply, click the Apply button below to be directed to our Careers Website. You can view a detailed position description at the site, as well as complete an online application form by attaching your CV and cover letter. For tracking purposes, all applications must be submitted via our online process.

Applications close 11 November 2018. For any queries, please email