Principal Intelligence Analyst - Auckland

Posted on 12-Apr-2018
Application Close Date: 27-Apr-2018
Job Details
Position Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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  • Are you an experienced intelligence analyst?
  • Do you have experience operating within New Zealand's domestic national security systems including, law enforcement and regulatory systems?
  • Do you want to join dynamic, high tempo team in a growth phase?
  • Can you mentor and guide others to deliver on complex, or ambiguous intelligence requests 
  • Pay range $75k- 90k


About MBIE:

The purpose of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to grow the New Zealand economy to provide a better standard of living for all New Zealanders.  Our goal is to create a strong and high-performing economy by creating an environment that supports businesses to become more productive and internationally competitive.


Why work for us?

To reach its goal, MBIE is investing in its intelligence function, recognising the value this brings to decisions about risk and opportunity. MBIE is expanding its existing intelligence platform to meet the needs of its range of portfolios.  The MBIE Intelligence Unit makes a unique contribution that enables decision makers to assess and manage risk and value at the earliest possible opportunity.


About the role:

The MBIE Intelligence (MIU) unit currently supports the Labour inspectorate and Immigration New Zealand with both operational and strategic intelligence product. In the future the MIU will be expanding to support additional regulatory customers within MBIE. The Unit is looking for staff who can operate in a high tempo and dynamic environment.

The Principal Analyst is a key technical and mentoring position within the MIU. It acts as the technical lead in the development of Intelligence product by MIU and its staff as well as supporting the development of staff skills and relationships across intelligence partners.
Core to being successful in the role is a deep understanding of intelligence methodologies and the application of intelligence tools to product and insight development. Also key is the ability to share and guide others in the development of valuable insights about single or cross cutting regulatory system impacts, including risks and opportunities in relation to the current and future design of MBIE's regulatory systems.

The MIU has a ‘one team' approach, meaning that all members may contribute to the wide spectrum of the unit's intelligence work as needs and development opportunities require. The senior nature of the Principal Analyst requires key mentoring skills to enable the unit's Intelligence Analysts and Senior Intelligence Analysts to deliver on complex, ambiguous and/or sensitive intelligence products, drawing on broader knowledge, experience and cross government relationships to quickly work through the request. 


Skills and experience required:

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance
  • Operational knowledge of the New Zealand National Security system
  • Strong analytical experience in the intelligence space, in a senior role
  • Knowledge of security and the management of classified or sensitive information
  • Proven mentoring and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships
  • A collaborative and action-oriented approach
  • Ability to adapt within a dynamic environment
  • Ability to research / write high quality intelligence products at a strategic and tactical level
  • Good initiative and sound judgement
  • Ability to quickly assimilate new information or areas of work


The following may be an advantage:

  • A tertiary qualification or comparable relevant experience 


Applicants must be a New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent residence visa


How to apply:

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website.  You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

If you have any further questions please contact Rosie Horsfall on Rosie.Horsfall@mbie.govt.nzreferencing MBIE/1329753.

Applications close 5pm on Friday 27 April 2018.