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Senior Analyst

NZ Ministry of Education
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Permanent Full Time position based in Whangarei


Now is an exciting time at the Ministry of Education.   We are taking a whole of system approach, from early learning through to tertiary; where we work in partnership with providers, parents, whānau and the community to raise achievement for all New Zealanders.  

As a Senior Analyst you will work as part of a specialist team providing expertise to the Director and multidisciplinary management teams through the collection, collation and analysis of data from across the education sector.


You will produce one-off or repeatable solutions to questions by manipulating large and complex data sets. The role includes developing and reporting on indicators of performance, analysing and monitoring trends and contributing to evaluation work.


Your skills and experience will include:

  • A tertiary qualification or relevant experience with quantitative/qualitative analysis. Experience in statistical calculations and statistical quality control will be an advantage.
  • Knowledge and understanding of, and ability to utilise, appropriate techniques to aid analysis.
  • Skills in working with qualitative and quantitative data.
  • An understanding of quality assurance and self/peer-review practices.
  • Ability to build constructive and effective relationships.
  • Strong written communication skills, including the ability to write succinctly and concisely.
  • Effective communication skills and ability to present information in a confident, clear, and concise manner.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and SAS.  Experience in using ‘R' software for statistical computing and graphics will be an advantage.



If this opportunity interests you, apply now using the ‘Apply Online' button below. You can view a job description above or for further information please contact Janet MacInnes on 09 4368927.


Applications close on 30 August 2017.


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