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Team Manager Information Development

Ministry of Social Development
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IT & computing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Team Manager Information Development (2 positions)


About MSD

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is a lead agency for the social sector, improving the wellbeing of over one million New Zealanders - children and young people, working age people, older people, and in turn building families, whanau and communities.

This is an exciting and challenging place to work!

Our Team

Insights MSD is the Ministry's data and analytics hub. We ensure MSD's administrative data and other information sources are fully exploited to improve strategic and business decision making. The information and advice we provide helps New Zealander's be safe, strong and independent.

Within Insights MSD, the Information Development Unit (IDU) are data stewards responsible for:

  • the acquisition, development and enhancement of MSD's data assets
  • ensuring data and information is made available in ways that work for our users and consumers
  • building awareness and capability so that information is used for evidence based decision making.

We design and develop the key data structures used by a range of specialists across MSD. The IDU is also responsible for the creation of foundational data assets, dashboards, self-service tools and automated reports.

About the Role (2 positions available)

Our Team Manager for the Information Delivery team is responsible for leading a busy team that builds and develops our significant data assets to ensure we get maximum consistency, value and quality. These roles will lead teams and foster a culture of collaboration, innovation and excellence whilst ensuring a safe and leading practice around the management of our data.

Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • an understanding of Agile practices in the context of data management and information delivery
  • excellent IT skills with experience in SAS and other complex or relevant warehousing and information delivery / management tools
  • knowledge and experience in analysing information in large databases and demonstrated ability to manipulate and transform data. In particular demonstrated knowledge and ability to ensure that the most suitable information delivery tool or system is applied in the delivery of business critical information for our consumers
  • an excellent ability to work in a fast paced but fluid environment, work with ambiguity, and deliver high quality outcomes to deadlines and budgets
  • passion to provide useful high quality information to stakeholders in a way that is timely, meaningful and accessible for them.

If this is the leadership opportunity you've been waiting for then apply today.

How to Apply

Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work. This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.

All external applicants (including Ministry of Vulnerable Children) must apply directly through our MSD careers page at

Please note all applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any questions please contact us through

Closing Date: 8 February 2018

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