Principal Analyst, Research and Evaluation | Wellington
|Category:||Policy and Research|
|Position Type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Principal Analyst JD May 2018.pdf (PDF, 432KB)
|Application Close Date:||25-Jun-2019|
- Workforce and Workplace team, Evidence and Insights Branch
- Labour Market focus
- Provide professional research and evaluation leadership to others across MBIE
MBIE is one of New Zealand's largest, most influential and most diverse public-sector agencies. This means that we can offer significant opportunities for developing experience across a broad variety of areas.
We aim to create a culture where our people are empowered to bring fresh perspectives to issues and to develop innovative approaches. Teams within the Evidence and Insights Branch are multi-disciplinary, and adopt both evaluative and analytical approaches.
The Workforce and Workplace team provides research and evaluation advice and data insights in respect of all aspects of labour market functioning. This includes monitoring labour market developments, research into current labour market issues, and informing and evaluations labour market interventions. Current issue being looked at by the team include underutilisation, skills matching, regional labour market dynamics, collective bargaining, wages and income and labour market wellbeing.
As Principal Analyst you will be responsible for developing and promoting a multi-disciplinary approaches to labour market research; and supporting the use of evidence and insights in policy development processes. You will be responsible for leading complex projects that involve collaborating with internal and external stakeholders. You will be a natural relationship manager, with an ability to engage and coach people in carrying out multi-disciplinary within MBIE and across Government. You will also have a commitment to innovation and continuous improvement and generating new ideas and ways of doing things; together with a commitment to disseminating findings in ways that accessible to a non-technical audience.
The successful candidate is likely to have either a good understanding of the research and evaluation environment within government, or a research background in labour market issues at a University or in the private sector.
Skills and Experience:
We are keen to hear from you if you have:
- The ability to apply systems, strategic and critical thinking, clear and logical reasoning, and sound judgement to analyse evidence and issues
- A background in research and evaluation methodologies, particularly with respect to labour market issues
- Experience in leading and shaping complex projects to deliver high quality outputs
- The ability to proactively establish and build strong working relationships and to develop trust and credibility with senior managers, staff and key internal and external stakeholders
- A can-do attitude taking a high level of initiative, sound judgement and discretion
- Exceptional teamwork and collaborative abilities and a willingness to share knowledge and coach others
- Highly developed communication and writing skills
- A strong customer focus.
How to apply
Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website (careers.mbie.govt.nz).
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.
Email Sarah Frost at firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference MBIE-1403023 if you have any further questions.
Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday the 25th of June 2019.