Senior Business Analyst

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Category: Business Analysts
  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 09-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: MPI20/1450346
  • Job Title: Senior Business Analyst
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Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the Role

We are looking for a motivated Business Analyst to join us in the Joint Border Analytics Team. The team is based in Auckland city and consists of staff from Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand Customs Service, and the Ministry for Business Innovation and Employment. This is a unique opportunity that will allow you to work alongside Data Modelling Analysts from all three agencies to develop projects that will make the border of the future more effective in identifying and managing risk.

In this role you will:

  • Develop, define and document business processes
  • Assist with planning a work programme
  • Work on complex projects in a Business Analyst capacity
  • Embed stakeholder engagement activities
  • Mentor and support team members


Mōu – About You

Bring your tertiary qualification in business or economics along with your attention to detail and your enjoyment of working in a fast moving, busy environment where your actions will have a real impact on how we shape the border of the future. 

  • Understanding of the public sector and the machinery of government. 
  • Experience working across a range of organisations/industries.
  • Experience involving provision of advice, analysis, internal consultation and engagement, and interaction with senior decision makers.
  • Sound understanding of how a business works, its core components, and how these fit together to efficiently and effectively deliver its core products or services to meet customers/stakeholders requirements
  • Experience in requirements identification, gathering and assessment.
  • Experience in solution assessment and validation to assess and validate any recommended changes or solutions.
  • Understand and have experience in analytical thinking and problem solving
  • Be able to communicate effectively across all organisational levels, and with external vendors, stakeholders and customers.


Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua – About MPI

The Ministry for Primary Industries is helping to seize export opportunities for our primary industries, improve sector productivity, ensure the food we produce is safe, increase sustainable resource use, and protect New Zealand from biological risk.

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here


Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua: – Benefits of working at MPI

  • Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
  • Career development and internal opportunities across the business unit and organisation
  • Wellness benefit for employees
  • Comprehensive one-week MPI Induction Programme
  • Parental leave ex-gratia payment
  • Flexible working -we support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible

Salary range for this role is $91,000 to $107,000 depending on skills and experience

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Wā Mahi Ngāwari – Flexible Working

If you’re interested we are open to discussing flexible working options with you.  This can take many forms such as (but not limited to) reduced hours, remote working, flexible start and finish times, compressed hours or term-time work.  Please feel free to talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you need and we will explore what’s possible for the role.


Ngā Taki Whakahaumaru – Security checks

Low level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided continuously in NZ for at least the last five (5) years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five (5) years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.
  • click here to find out more about the national security vetting process and access the eligibility self-check tool.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.


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Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to Apply

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click “APPLY NOW” or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.

In order to be considered for this role, applicants must be available to interview within New Zealand or via Skype.

The closing date is Monday 23rd March 2020

If you have any questions about the role, please email  




The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you’ll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you’re growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.