Analyst/Research and Data Analyst | Wellington
|Position Type:||Fixed Term Contract|
|Attachments:|| Executive Assistant and Advisor - ESGP Position Description - May 2021 (002).pdf (PDF, 621KB)
|Application Close Date:||16-Jun-2021|
- Are you enthusiastic about economic analysis and developing the evidence base for policy?
- Are you looking to further develop your research and analysis skillset?
- Is a flexible working environment what you are after?
- Fixed term or secondment opportunity to April 2022
- Salary range $79K - $94K depending on skills and experience
We have an exciting opportunity for an analyst to join the Business & Economic Development team at the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE).
About the role
We are looking for someone with well-developed research and analysis skills to contribute to our work programme. The ideal candidate will have good quantitative skills and an interest in taking these further. These might include, for example, statistical analysis, survey design and analysis, coding, and modelling. While a large part of the role involves analysis of quantitative data, the ability to interpret and communicate your findings to non-technical users is key to being successful in this role. It is also essential that you are able to establish good relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
The vacancy is for a 9-month fixed term contract, and secondment opportunities will be considered.
Skills and experience required
We want to hear from you if you are someone who:
- has an enthusiasm for learning and delivering robust analysis
- is self-starting and comfortable with ambiguity
- has strong analytical and critical thinking skills
- can work closely with policy areas to understand the issues and create relevant insights
- enjoys an open, collaborative environment that encourages quality, innovation, and on-going learning.
An economics, statistics or related qualification is highly desirable and experience with survey design is beneficial.
About the team
The role reports to the Manager of the Business and Economic Development team within the Evidence and Insights branch. The Business and Economic Development team is a multi-disciplinary team of data scientists, economic analysts, researchers and evaluators. We apply a wide range of research and analytical skills to support the sustainable economic development of New Zealand's businesses, regions and sectors. Our work is interesting, topical and informs policymaking. Some of our recent projects include:
- Analysing the screen sector in New Zealand using administrative and novel datasets
- Supporting transformation of the agritech industry through a first-of-its-kind study of the industry's size, growth, revenue, exports and employment
- Investigating the exposure of tourism-dependent regions to border closures through firm and worker responses
We are also responsible for the regular release of wide range of data and insight products, including the Regional Economic Activity Tools, Modelled Territorial Authority Gross Domestic Product, and the Consumer Spend Dashboard.
We are a vibrant team and value curious and creative minds.
Why work for us?
MBIE's Evidence and Insights (E&I) branch develops the evidence base for MBIE's decision making. We provide trusted information on the impact and effectiveness of government initiatives, and formulate insights to inform future decisions. We provide the data, analysis, and insights that help decision-makers do their best work. We support and influence the policy debate, and provide direct advice and information to government and the public. With about 90 staff in the branch, we have a broad range of expertise and offer excellent opportunities for development.
The purpose of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to Grow New Zealand for All. Our goal is to create a strong and high-performing economy by creating an environment that supports businesses to become more productive, sustainable and inclusive.
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.
Email Jo Smith at email@example.com quoting ref MBIE/1539552 if you have any further questions.
Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 16 June 2021.