24 Nov 2021

Fixed-term Senior Advisor – Data & Information Management

Stats NZ – Posted by Stats NZWellington, Wellington, New Zealand

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Stats NZ

Job Description

Mō mātou | About Us

As New Zealand’s national statistics office, Tatauranga Aotearoa Stats NZ is uniquely positioned to support the decisions that the Government, Māori and Iwi organisations, businesses, NGO’s and New Zealanders make every day. Our structure, culture and systems are designed with collaboration and customers in mind – mobilised and working together to realise our ambition: About Aotearoa, for Aotearoa – data that improves lives today and for generations to come.

Mō te tūnga | The role

Our Data and Information Management team works across our organisation to support better management of data, records, and other information resources. Due to internal movement, we are looking for an Advisor or a Senior Advisor to provide continuity of customer service, advice, training and support to shape the programme of work to improve Stats NZ data management governance and practices.

As an Advisor, you will provide the operational and administration function for some of the data and information systems that our team is responsible for.

As a Senior Advisor, you will maintain the conceptual infrastructure for metadata in our data repositories, respond to complex questions around data discovery, retention and preservation from staff and colleagues in the team, and evaluate requests for enhancements of our data systems

Both roles require you to build rapport with people from different backgrounds and with varying levels of technical abilities; in particular, you will support design analysts, enterprise architects and business analysts on data management questions.  To do this, you’ll be able to:

  • tap into your specialised knowledge to support and advise on good data and information management practices to meet both business and legislative requirements
  • lead and manage improvement initiatives
  • utilise your strong oral and written communications skills to deliver clear and concise key messages
  • build effective stakeholder relationships
  • draw on Māori tikanga and how it might be applied to data and information
  • continuously learn in a rapidly changing and complex evolving environment

This is a fixed term position ending June 2022.  We are open to appointing at the Advisor or Senior Advisor level, depending on applicants skills and experience.  We will also consider secondment.

Advisor starting salary: $70, 131 – $82,507

Senior Advisor starting salary: $76,571 – $90, 084

Mōu | About you

You are passionate about data and information and thrive on improving its management to maximise value, usage and long-term preservation.  You have a sound understanding of legislative obligations for data and information management in the public sector, which you effectively articulate to our internal and external customers who approach you for advice and guidance.  Ideally, you have provided user support and training on data management platforms. You are comfortable working on initiatives with the business and technology sides of the organisation.  You are a quick learner and a self-starter who can juggle priorities with the flexibility to shift focus when required.  As a highly organised and self-managing person, you’re able to work independently and as part of a cross functional team.

In addition to this, to achieve great outcomes we’re looking for:

  • Ability to develop and deliver education and training to individuals and groups.
  • Excellent listening, written and communication skills.
  • An open and fresh approach, inclusive and collaborative style and the desire to delight your customers.
  • Experience with information management platforms coupled with exposure to Colectica and data archives would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of statistical, data and analytics work would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge/familiarity or a commitment to learning/understanding Te Ao Māori, in order to understand and contribute meaningful work and outcomes for Māori communities.

You’ll be joining an inclusive environment where people, regardless of gender, race, disability, religion or background are supported to be able to do their best work. This includes:

  • An environment that’s safe, where you can be yourself
  • Exciting and meaningful work that makes a difference to Aotearoa
  • Health and wellbeing support
  • Opportunity to join various social, network and support groups (toastmasters, multi-cultural, social group)
  • City based offices that cater to a variety of working styles and needs

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications close Sunday 5th December. If the above matches your skills and experience, don’t delay apply via our career site. We will be progressing applications as we receive them. So, apply now!

We aim to interview the week of 13 Dec, however if panel availability is limited, we may need to interview in the New Year.

Any questions that haven’t been answered in this advert or the position description or if you have difficulty with your application please email jobs@stats.govt.nz.

Consequential vacancies may become available as a result of this recruitment.

Check out our careers site to find out more about Tatauranga Aotearoa Stats NZ.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: unsolicited CVs will not be accepted, see our careers site for our process.

You must have the right to live and work in Aotearoa New Zealand to apply for this job.

How to Apply

Apply via our careers site. Applications close Sunday 5th December. If the above matches your skills and experience, don't delay apply via our career site. We will be progressing applications as we receive them. So, apply now!  

Job Categories: Data Analyst. Job Types: Fixed-term. Salary: 80,000 - 100,000.

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