30 Nov 2020

Full-Time Analyst

Ministry of Education – Posted by MinEducationWellington, Wellington, New Zealand

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Job Description

  • Permanent, full-time
  • Wellington

Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa and welcome.

Help shape the future of Education

At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.

About our group and team

Evidence, Data and Knowledge group (EDK) – We create high quality evidence to inform policy and practice.

The Analytics and Insights (A&I) team is responsible for undertaking research, evaluation and analysis which supports the Ministry’s early learning and schooling policy and operational functions. The team works across the organisation to promote the effective use of evidence and ensuring the Ministry’s educational priorities fulfil government objectives and meet the needs of stakeholders. The team leads the work and advice on overall education priorities and performance by ensuring pathways and systems from early childhood to the workplace enable studen ts to achieve to the best of their ability. A key focus of this team will be the analytics and evidence supporting the Ministry’s implementation of a social investment approach.

The Analytics and Insights team uses a range of national and international data, from a range of sources including national and international surveys, administrative data and qualitative methods. It will focus its permanent resources on priority pieces of work and will also support other pieces of analysis, research and evaluation that are contracted out to external organisations.

About this role

This role will contribute to increase the analytical, evaluative and research capability of the team and assist in finding innovative ways to translate data into evidence, as well as explaining and communicating the detail behind evidence to users and stakeholders.

You will undertake analysis, research and evaluation activities in order to improve learner outcomes, advance the Ministry’s educational policy development, planning and evaluation. This includes undertaking and commissioning strategic and operational research evaluations and other core services according to Ministry priorities.

About you

To be successful, you will need to have the following:

  • A solid background in data analytics and or statistics
  • Able to effectively use R, SQL and/or SAS
  • An ability to translate and effectively communicate new and emerging ideas into evidence-based analysis
  • A demonstrated ability to think conceptually
  • An affinity for working collaboratively with internal customers and other stakeholders to determine needs, obtain information, develop approaches and communicate results
  • An eye for detail, taking pride in the accuracy of your work and offering robust and constructive peer review to colleagues

Hiring preference to be given to applicants with working experience in the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI).

Are you ready to make a difference?

This is a full-time, permanent role with negotiable flexible working options.

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.

As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi’s guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.

There is more information in the position description attached, please take a look and if this opportunity sounds like you, please apply now using the ‘apply online’ button.

For further information, please contact Simon Williamson at


Applications close on Friday, 18 December 2020.

Please review the position description by copy and pasting this link into your browser: https://expressonline.haineslink.co.nz/pdfs/669441_JobDesc.pdf

Job Categories: Education / Training. Job Types: Full-Time.

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