Principal Strategic Analyst

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Strategy, Planning and Research
  • Location: Wellington (Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara)
  • Date Advertised: 05-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: APA/1446850
  • Job Title: Principal Strategic Analyst
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  • Summary:

The Principal Strategic Analyst works under the guidance of the General Manager Research and Analysis to provide comprehensive analysis, insights, and advice for impacts on all aspects of the business strategy.  You will use highly developed data analytic skills to produce understanding and insights to Corrections, and wider justice sector, developments and trends.

You will work collaboratively and collegially with national office colleagues and managers to ensure that high-quality analysis and advice is co-ordinated within the business group reporting to DCE Maori.

As a Principal Strategic Analyst you’ll use your strength in future focused analytical thinking.  This is a great opportunity to make an impact and exert influence and direction of Ara Poutama Aotearoa.


What will you bring to the role:

You will bring significant experience in data extraction and analysis, including strategic performance analysis tools and methodologies, within a complex business environment. You will have proven experience in providing high quality analytical advice.

We are keen to hear from you if you bring:

  • A strong understanding of data-centred strategic analysis
  • Advanced skills in analytical techniques in an Oracle SQL environment
  • Extensive experience with statistical and analytic applications such as SAS, SPSS, or “R”
  • Experience in identifying impacts, risks and issues
  • The ability to work within the Stats NZ integrated data infrastructure
  • Proven business process design understanding and ability to model alternatives for implementation
  • Excellent communications, self-management and interpersonal skills
  • Strong writing skills, with proven ability to clearly articulate analysis and ideas
  • Knowledge of New Zealand’s criminal justice system
  • A relevant tertiary qualification


Why work for us?             

First and foremost, you’ll be part of a team making a real difference for New Zealand. You will also benefit from:

  • Excellent training programmes and development opportunities
  • Industry competitive salary
  • Exposure across one of NZ’s largest Government departments

This position is based in the Research and Analysis team branch within Ara Poutama, Aotearoa


About us

Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us by Iwi and conveys the responsibility we have to support and guide those in our care to reach their potential.  Our strategy, Hōkai Rangi (, provides a clear direction of travel – one that builds on the good things that are already happening, and, most importantly, how we can innovate to find new ways of doing things to achieve better outcomes for Māori, whānau and communities. 

It is an exciting time and we continue to seek out talented individuals who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whānau.

For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site.  If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit or email our team at