Senior Analyst (Research) at NZ Ministry of Education, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Permanent Full-time
- Lead education research
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
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.
Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown. We are committed to having Te Tiriti o Waitangi at the forefront of our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.
Mō tēnei tūranga | About this role
This role is half project manager, half analyst. The Senior Analyst manages the implementation of either all, or stages of, one of the large-scale educational research or assessment studies in which New Zealand participates.
You and your teammates work with hundreds of schools at any one time, to implement research involving thousands of students and hundreds of teachers and principals. We work to strict international deadlines and quality standards.
This role also provides new insights by undertaking complex analysis, including syntheses of existing data and evidence to develop narratives of interest to stakeholders and policy.
For more information on this position, please read through the attached Job Description.
Salary range: $90,000-$110,000 per annum + 3% kiwi saver. The successful candidate will be appointed at a salary which reflects individual skills and experience.
We also offer:
- Flexible working arrangements where everyone feels valued & supported
- The ability to purchase extra days leave
- A range of employee network groups
- An inclusive environment that encourages your personal cultural competency journey
- Development and learning, including mentorship programmes and internal secondments
- Wellness initiatives to support your overall health and wellbeing
Mōhou ake | About you
Our Senior Analysts need excellent project and people management skills, proficiency using statistical analytical packages such as R and SAS for quantitative analysis. Clear report writing, presentation, knowledge of survey and sampling design and project management are key skills required.
You will also offer:
- Experience in large-scale international research or similar
- Excellent time management
- A previous history of high performance eg. In sport, personal life or career
Mātau rōpū ake | About our ministry, group, and team
At Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga, we work to provide services and support nationally, regionally and locally to the education sector, and in some cases, directly to ākonga and whanau. To better deliver on this, we are currently undergoing an organisational design change. The transition phase to improve the way we deliver our purpose will be complete in 2023.
For additional information on the changes we are embarking on, please visit here.
Te Pae Aronui - one of the largest groups in Te Tāhuhu. Te Pae Aronui has a critical role to play in supporting a proactive and future-focused Te Tāhuhu that delivers on equity and excellence for all ākonga. By 2025, we aspire to transform Te Pae Aronui so that: People are thriving, connections are strong, the system is sound, and we are producing equitable outcomes for ākonga and whānau. This is an exciting opportunity to make some real, positive change in education of our ākonga. Find out more about Te Pae Aronui via this link.
Over the next three years, Te Pae Aronui is being set up to operate at its full potential. Te Pae Aronui Rautaki 2025 - our strategy sets out Te Pae Aronui's strategic goals and aspirations. We are building on the solid foundation that has already been created and making changes to the way we work in Te Pae Aronui, underpinned by the Tūāpapa of Te Mahau.
The Educational Measurement and Assessment Team is part of the Evidence Data and Knowledge Group in Te Pai Aronui. Our team measures the schooling system via large national and international assessment studies and surveys. We perform all the operations to collect assessment and background information from students, their whanau and schools. We analyse and report our findings and via published research and insight reports as well as brief ministers and senior management.
Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi? | Are you ready to make a difference?
We are committed to reflecting the diverse communities we serve, and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, orientations, and identities.
If this opportunity interests you, please submit your cover letter and CV by using the ‘apply' button below. In your cover letter we'd like to know about you, your values, your whakapapa or anything you'd like to share about your cultural identity. We're keen to know your motivations, strengths, transferable skills, and the diverse perspectives you will bring to the role.
You are also welcome to reach out to Barclay Anstiss, Manager of Educational Measurement & Assessment, on 027 403 5657.
Please note that we may progress suitable candidates to interview during that time. We also reserve the right to close our advert early if a successful candidate is found.
Applications close Midnight - Wednesday 01 February 2023.
We want our people to feel valued for their unique qualities and have a sense of belonging. If you require assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the recruitment process, please let us know.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Permanent full-time|
|Category:||Policy & analysis|
|Attachment:||Senior Analyst (Research) JD.pdf (PDF, 244KB)
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