Senior Analysts

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Analyst
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 24-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: MOH/1451762
  • Job Title: Senior Analysts
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  • Summary:

The National Screening Unit at the Ministry of Health is in the midst of an exciting period, with a new national screening programme being implemented while many of the existing programmes are undergoing significant development.  The Ministry is also in the process of refreshing our technology and tools and this creates a number of exciting new ways to do our work.


We are looking for two top notch analysts with a real eye for detail coupled with the ability to talk with those that need their analytics.  We can provide the opportunity to work with data that has meaning and can make a difference to New Zealanders lives.


The National Screening Unit is responsible for the national leadership of three important cancer screening programmes (breast, cervical and bowel cancers), two newborn screening programmes (hearing and rare metabolic conditions) and one antenatal quality initiative.  You will be part of a close, busy and supportive team that is committed to ‘helping make screening programmes better’ by providing leadership and technical support for the on-going monitoring and evaluation of these programmes.


As a member of the analytical team, you will build a close working relationship with the screening programmes and support them to improve programme outcomes with regular monitoring and reporting, as well as being involved in a range of interesting projects.  You will use your technical skills to extract and summarise data from a number of different databases, and use your analytical skills to identify ways to investigate issues and answer questions from the available data.  You will be working closely with a team of analysts, senior analysts and public health medicine specialists.


You’ll have experience analysing health data and be skilled in translating data into information.  Your analytical expertise will enable you to rapidly extract and manipulate data from our various data sources and give meaning to the numbers.  Your oral and written communication skills will mean that customers receive the information that best suits their needs.


To excel in this role you will have:

  • A keen eye for detail and passion for delivering a quality product
  • Experience using SAS EG
  • Strong statistical analysis and interpretation skills (proven ability to analyse data to produce meaningful, fit for purpose information)
  • Experienced in producing reports containing epidemiological information to a publishable standard
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to write and talk about technical issues clearly and concisely to non-technical people in plain English
  • Strong customer focus, able to manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders and develop new products to meet end user needs
  • A background in screening or public health will be an advantage as well as experience using Qlik Sense, R, and/or SQL


The Ministry of Health is the kaitiaki of the health and disability system in New Zealand.  We are responsible for providing active stewardship and leadership across the nations health and disability system.  We ensure the system provides people with the highest levels of care, regardless of who they are or where they live. 


You will find a copy of the Position Description attached or online at

For further information, contact  Please click Apply for this Job to upload your CV and cover letter.


Advertising for this role closes at midnight on Friday 13 March 2020.


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