Senior Business Analyst

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    2 months ago
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  • Category: Business Analysts
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 02-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: MPI21/1508560
  • Job Title: Senior Business Analyst
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About the Role | Kōrero mō te tūranga

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is progressing the development and implementation of a range of measures designed to strengthen the integrity of the forestry supply chain. The regulatory components are: 

  • Regulation of log traders and forestry advisers; and
  • Establishing a wood legality assurance system.

Working alongside the Legislation and Regulations development, this role will be focused on high-level requirements, benefit analysis to support the development of a Treasury Better Business Case and solution options.

This role will be involved in the activities associated with establishment of regulatory bodies required to manage the ongoing operational activities.   

Work-streams include:

  • Facilitate the development and promulgation of primary and secondary legislation and associated stakeholder engagement to enable the establishment of flexible, durable and cost-effective regulatory systems.
  • Develop service design and establishment programme plans and budgets that enable the formation and operation of operational policies, processes and systems required for the regulatory systems to ‘go live.’
  • Establish a regulatory function and delegations to give effect to the legislation and regulations
  • Procurement preparation for the implementation of supporting systems


Mōu | About You

You will ideally be someone who:

  • Comes with a wealth of experience working as a Senior Business Analyst
  • Has experience in traditional SDLC and Agile life cycles
  • Has demonstratable experience in workshop facilitation, interviewing, presenting ideas and working with external third-party vendors
  • Demonstrable BPMN experience for future state process modelling
  • Has experience writing/supporting the drafting of business cases (Treasury Better Business Case experience preferable)
  • Works collaboratively within a team environment, developing and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Proven time management and organisation skills
  • Has exposure to organisational change management principles and methodologies
  • Has experience working on large programmes and complex projects is advantageous


About the team | Mō tō mātou rōpū

Ministry of Primary Industries is delivering two unique, but related initiatives to help strengthen the integrity of the forestry supply chain.  The new, and dedicated project team based within Te Uru Rākau will be supported by subject matter experts and key stakeholders from across the organisation as well as key cross agency stakeholders. 

Working across Government and with industry stakeholders, the team will deliver projects that improve professional standards and market assurance within the forestry sector.  Improving the access to small landowners to benefit from the forestry market is at the heart of these initiatives.


About Te Uru Rākau

Te Uru Rākau is a business unit within the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and is leading the Government’s renewed focus on forestry. Comprising teams with diverse responsibilities spanning operational delivery through to strategic policy development we provide the focus and direction needed to strengthen and grow the forestry sector in New Zealand. You’ll be joining a dynamic and diverse team who all share a common goal of improving the social, environmental, and economic outcomes for New Zealand.

To find out more about Te Uru Rākau and what we do please click here.


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

  • Surrounded by passionate and supportive colleagues
  • Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
  • Flexible working
  • Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
  • Strong support networks that promote diversity and inclusion
  • Health and wellness benefits
  • Free annual flu vaccination
  • Refurbished offices close to Railway Station

See the benefits of working at MPI


The salary band for this role is broad banded D and E which is between $75k to $108k depending on skills and experience. 


How to Apply│Me pēhea te tuku tono

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

For detailed information on this role please refer to the position description or contact

Applications close at 16th February 2021.

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.


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.