Principal Analyst | Wellington
|Position Type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Position Description for Principal Research and Data Analyst - June 2021 (1).pdf (PDF, 883KB)
|Application Close Date:||28-Sep-2021|
- Leadership role in data and analytics projects that inform immigration policy and services to migrants and refugees
- Permanent position, Wellington-based
- Salary range $132K to 160K depending on skills and experience
We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Analyst to join the Migration team within MBIE's Evidence and Insights branch. You will lead and support work that provides answers to questions like:
- How is the pandemic shaping the future of migration?
- What is the nature and extent of temporary migrant worker exploitation?
- What factors contribute to positive settlement and integration outcomes for migrants and refugees?
We offer a flexible working environment. You will join us at a time when the Ministry is strengthening its analytics and research capabilities.
About the role
As Principal Analyst, you will lead a data and analytics programme that contributes to monitoring, research and evaluation of immigration outcomes of people coming to New Zealand as well as the contribution of immigration to the economy. You will work closely with Policy colleagues to support the development of evidence-based immigration policy settings, and with Immigration New Zealand data teams to better respond to information needs of key stakeholders.
As a thought leader, you will provide strategic direction to the team's data and analytics work programme, ensuring fit-for-purpose tools and data products. You will bring new ideas, techniques and knowledge to enhance the analysis and reporting of migration statistics. You will also lend your expertise in generating insights to inform research and policy discussions in the immigration space. A background in Economics or Statistics would be an advantage.
Skills and experience
We are keen to hear from you if you meet several of the following requirements:
- An in-depth knowledge of research, technical or analytical disciplines and processes, including latest developments in techniques and practices
- Experience in successfully leading large and complex projects, taking into account both strategic and short-term needs, and using data from multiple sources including administrative data
- Excellent communication, writing and coaching skills and a desire to embed a culture of excellence in the Branch
- Experience in influencing policy makers and other stakeholders using a relationship approach
- Know the value of collaboration, and are confident in working with others with diverse skills sets and perspectives.
- A tertiary qualification (preferably post-graduate)
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org quoting ref MBIE/1566344 if you have any further questions.
Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 28th September 2021.