Principal Analyst at NZ Ministry of Education, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Lead complex analysis and modelling
- Support pay equity and teacher supply
- Permanent, full-time,
Help shape the future of Education
He mea tārai e mātou te mātauranga kia rangatira ai, kia mana taurite ai ōna huanga
We work to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes
At Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga | Ministry of Education, we work to provide services and support nationally, regionally and locally to the education sector, and in some cases, directly to ākonga and whānau.
We shape the policies, settings and performance of the education system for early learning, schooling and tertiary.
We are making significant changes to how we deliver our purpose
So that we:
- Take practical action to give effect to te Tiriti o Waitangi
- Give priority to regional and local voice.
- Deliver greater responsiveness, accessibility and integrated services and support.
- Improve feedback loops and information flows.
Our organisation is made up of talented and committed people around Aotearoa, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for our ākonga in our education system.
Mō tēnei tūranga | About this role
The Principal Analyst leads significant complex analysis in areas such as pay equity, teacher supply and collective bargaining. Your analytical models will allow efficient and accurate investigation, negotiation, and implementation of bargaining agreements. This essential work directly impacts on our delivery to ākonga and whanau and supports equitable and fair negotiations with the sector
You will also extract and interrogate data to provide insights on topics such as career trajectories of the schooling workforce or the future demand and supply of teachers. You will work on state-of the art models within a capable and dedicated team. You will have the opportunity to mentor and provide technical guidance across the team.
The salary band for this role is $ $110,923 - $135,573 depending on skills and experience.
Please note there is further information in the attached Job Description.
Mōhou ake | About you
We are looking for someone who has significant modelling experience. You will not only be comfortable wrestling large, messy data sets but will have experience in financial modelling/building system dynamic or stochastic models.
You will also have:
- A tertiary qualification in an area that involves data manipulation and analysis, such as economics, mathematics, engineering, or science.
- Experience in forecasting
- Significant coding experience (SAS, R and SQL preferred).
- The ability to communicate complex concepts and evidence to a variety of audiences, both in writing and verbally.
- An affinity for working collaboratively with internal customers and other senior stakeholders to determine needs, obtain information, develop approaches, and communicate results.
- A proven track record in the delivery of complex analysis.
It is a fast paced, reactive environment where your peers and managers are smart, savvy specialists. Although this is a full-time post based in Wellington, we offer a flexible work environment and would consider candidates who wish to work part-time or work remotely.
Mātau rōpū ake | About our group and team
The Evidence, Data and Knowledge Group provides high quality evidence to inform policy and practice. We do this to influence the policies, actions and decisions that help shape the education system and drive excellent and equitable outcomes. We pride ourselves in providing data and analysis that makes information relevant, understandable, and useful for parents, teachers, academics and government.
The Workforce and Strategic Analysis team works with policy and operational teams across the ministry to monitor the education workforce across early learning and compulsory schooling sectors.
Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi? | Are you ready to make a difference?
We provide flexible working environments where everyone feels relevant, valued and supported. So, if working from home and/or having a flexible start and finish to the day will help with this, we can usually make it happen. We'd love to hear what this might look like for you, so feel free to outline this in your Cover Letter.
For more information on the role, please look at the job description. For additional information on the changes Te Tāhuhu are embarking on, please visit our careers centre. If this opportunity interests you, please submit your cover letter and resume by using the ‘apply' button.
In your cover letter we'd like to know:
- about you, your values, your whakapapa
- your interest and motivations for this role
- the abilities, strengths, personal attributes, and diverse perspectives you will bring to the role and this organisation.
The Ministry encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated although currently this is a voluntary requirement. There is no requirement to show evidence of your vaccine status as this role is not covered by the Public Health (Vaccinations) Order.
For further information, please contact Ken Maher at ken.maher@education,govt.nz.
Applications close Midnight Sunday 21st August 2022.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Permanent full-time|
|Attachment:||Job Description - Principal Analyst Workforce Analysis (Jun 2022).pdf (PDF, 286KB)
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