Programme Business Analyst – GNS Science

  • Company:
    Science New Zealand
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 days ago
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The Programme Business Analyst will support the GeoNet Programme and the wider Data Science and Geohazards Department to effectively develop, deliver and augment the products and services funded by the GeoNet contracts and led by the Data Science and Geohazards Department. There is a strong focus on delivering stakeholder (internal and external) value.


We are seeking a person with a demonstrated Business Analyst background to be part of the GeoNet Programme Team.

About you

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • A minimum of 3 years demonstrable experience in business analysis
  • Experience of delivering process improvements, with or without an “IT systems” component
  • Presenting information in different formats for non-technical audiences
  • Helping business owners to prepare business cases (the aspects relating to business need etc)
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Familiarity with Agile and Waterfall ways of working
  • Ability to facilitate groups
  • Experience of business process modelling/mapping
  • Understanding of process improvement, change management and risk mitigation methodologies
  • Able to build good working relationships and connections across multiple workstreams and with business users
  • Able to contribute to / participate in project management practices (planning, scheduling, risk management, reporting)
  • Critical thinking, strong analytical skills
  • Desirable:

  • Experience of guiding/coaching/mentoring others in business analysis skills
  • Experience developing Benefits mapping and Investment logic
  • Formal training/certification in BA practices or relevant experience
  • Some experience of working in a science / research / innovation environment