Senior Research and Data Analyst | Wellington
|Position Type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Position Description for Senior Research and Data Analyst - June 2021 (2).pdf (PDF, 974KB)
|Application Close Date:||27-Sep-2021|
- Join us in creating a dynamic, future-focused, engaging Science and Innovation evidence and insights team
- Unleash the power of research and insights to support MBIE to achieve its Science and Innovation goals
- Permanent position, Wellington based
- Salary range $101K - $132K depending on skills and experience
About the role:
We're looking for an experienced Senior Analyst, with a strong track record of leading and developing evaluation and analytical projects, to join the team. You will be a natural relationship manager with proven analytical and evaluation skills, with the ability to translate complex data into compelling narratives along with the ability to engage and support staff to help further strengthen understanding and awareness across MBIE. This experience will be complemented by well-developed communication skills and an appreciation for the big picture, enabling your analysis to have policy impact. You will be able to apply advanced frameworks and methods of analysis to identify problems, analyse the issues, and identify and assess strategies to advance knowledge and understanding. You will also have a commitment to innovation, continuous improvement, and generating new ideas and ways of doing things.
In this role, you will primarily be responsible for the Research & Development Tax Incentive (RDTI) reporting and evaluation programme. This is a high profile policy intervention, which requires significant cross agency collaboration and a close working relationship with MBIE's innovation policy team. In this role, you will continue the development of the reporting and evaluation framework and provide regular feedback to the RDTI cross agency governance group. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the wider science and innovation analysis and research portfolio.
Skills and Experience:
We are keen to hear from you if you have (several of the following):
- Extensive knowledge of research, evaluation or analytical disciplines
- Demonstrated experience leading and managing research or evaluation projects in a policy environment
- The ability to translate complex and technical information to be easily understood by non-technical staff
- A customer-focused approach, with the ability to quickly establish and build strong working relationships and to develop trust and credibility with senior managers, staff and key internal and external stakeholders
- Foster an open, collaborative environment that encourages quality, innovation, on-going learning and knowledge sharing
- A proactive, can-do attitude with a high level of initiative, sound judgement and discretion
- Exceptional teamwork and collaborative abilities, and a willingness to share knowledge and expertise with others
- Highly developed communication and writing skills
- A tertiary qualification (preferably post-graduate) in economics or a related discipline
About the team:
This role reports to the Manager, Science and Innovation in the Evidence and Insights (E&I) Branch. This is a multi-disciplinary team of analysts, researchers, evaluators and data scientists. We apply a range of analytical skills and methodologies to provide high quality evidence and insights on the New Zealand research, science and innovation system for Government, MBIE, and a range of external stakeholders. Our work is interesting, topical and has impact.
Why work for us?
The 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 policy decisions. We provide the data, analysis, and insights that help decision-makers do their best work. With about 90 staff in the branch, we have a broad range of expertise and offer excellent opportunities for development. This includes active Communities of Practice enabling sharing of knowledge and skills.
MBIE has recently been recognised as the third best employer to work for in New Zealand, according to Randstad's 2021 Employer Brand Research.
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/1566073 if you have any further questions.
Applications close at 5pm on Monday 27th September 2021.