Principal Strategic Analyst

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    6 months ago
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  • Category: Policy and Analysis
  • Location: Wellington (Te Whanganui a Tara)
  • Date Advertised: 04-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: APA/1496756
  • Job Title: Principal Strategic Analyst
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  • Full time permanent,
  • National Office location, Wellington
  • Salary range: $110,091 – $155,423


‘Kotahi anō te kaupapa, ko te oranga o te iwi’ – ‘There is only one purpose to our work:  the wellness and wellbeing of our people.


Mō te tūnga | About the role

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.


Mōu | About you

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 will 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.

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.


Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates who can evidence the following skills and expertise:

  • 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
  • Ability to carry out analysis within Statistics New Zealand’s Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI)
  • The ability to work with numbers and cost out options to support recommendations
  • 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
  • A relevant tertiary qualification


Why work for us?   

First and foremost, you will 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 departmentsThis position is based in the Research and Analysis team branch within Ara Poutama, Aotearoa


Further info

 To apply, please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter (PDF) describing your motivation for joining the department highlighting relevant skills and experience. Alignment to our kaupapa is critical to our success – we ask that you provide examples which reflect and demonstrate our organisation values.


Application’s close 9pm on Thursday 18th February.  Interviews will take place at our Wellington National Office.