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Senior Analyst - Digital Monitoring

Ministry for Primary Industries
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Policy & analysis
Wellington City
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Job Description

We need a Senior Analyst to join our operational policy team in the fast moving Digital Monitoring programme. This programme is rolling out electronic reporting into our commercial fishing sector. We can offer a fixed term or secondment opportunity until 30 June 2021.


About the Role:

You will assist with work on the development and implementation of various digital monitoring technologies and the regulatory system they are used in. You will be responsible for undertaking in depth analysis to inform requirements, advice and recommendations. This role will also be involved in internal and external stakeholder engagement to support implementation and practice change and will take on other pieces of work across the programme, as required.


You must excel at operating in a fast-paced and rapidly changing work environment, have comfort with ambiguity, be an excellent and innovative problem-solver, and be prepared to go to the extra mile to meet required timeframes. Knowledge of fisheries systems and practices is highly desirable.


Bring your relevant tertiary qualification and/or significant relevant work experience along with your attention to detail and your enjoyment of working in a fast moving, busy environment where no two days are the same. 


Key Skills / Educational Requirements

  • Sound experience in analysing technical operational issues.
  • Sound experience in summarising and presenting complex information in a way that it can be easily understood by various internal and external audiences, both in writing and verbally.
  • Sound experience in providing advice and recommendations based on intellectual rigour and in depth analysis to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Track record in achieving results in a project environment.
  • Understanding of government processes.
  • Demonstrated experience working under time pressure with changing priorities.
  • Proven experience in establishing and maintaining positive working relationships and collaborating with people at all levels in an organisation.


About the Branch:

Fisheries New Zealand is focussed on managing New Zealand's valuable fisheries resources, and their place in the wider marine environment. We are responsible for stewardship of the fisheries system, which includes both regulatory and operational functions, and delivery of our obligations to Māori.


To find out more about Fisheries New Zealand and what we do please click here.


How to Apply:

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click “APPLY NOW” or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.


To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.


In order to be considered for this role, applicants must be available to interview within New Zealand or via Skype.


If you have any questions about the role, you may contact Melissa Heaney for a confidential discussion on


Applications close 28 July 2019


The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.

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