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Senior Analyst - Safe, Strong Families and Communities

Ministry of Social Development
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Policy & analysis
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Fixed Term Contract
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Job Description

Senior Analyst - Safe, Strong Families and Communities
1 x Fixed Term to 30 June 2021

We are seeking a Senior Analysts to join our Safe, Strong Families and Communities team.  This is a full time, fixed term position until the 30th June 2021.


About our Team

The Safe, Strong Families and Communities group sits within the Community, Partnerships and Programmes business unit at MSD. The current focus of the Safe, Strong Families and Communities group involves MSD's response to Family Violence, Sexual Violence, and Building Financial Capability across New Zealand.

In our work, we make a real and positive difference for communities, through the services we invest in and the support we give.


About the Role

In the role of a Senior Analyst, you will be responsible for developing and improving a range of social services for New Zealanders.

This is a fast paced position in an achievement focused workplace. We are looking for a broad set of skills within the role of Senior Analyst. These roles will provide research, insight and analysis at a national level cross our work programme. Functions within this role include:

  • leading projects and/or contributing to work on cross government priorities.
  • identifying and reporting on national trends and issues impacting on programmes and practice
  • providing high quality analysis, advice and reports for key internal and external stakeholders
  • promoting continuous improvement of services and processes


About your Skills and Experience

We are seeking positive individuals, with relevant policy experience in any of the following - social services, health, education, research and evaluation, and work with whānau, hapu and Iwi.

To be successful in this position you will need excellent writing skills and the ability to provide evidence-based and balanced analysis.  

You will need excellent relationship management skills and be able to demonstrate how you have contributed to making your working environments great places to work. You will also be able to demonstrate your ability to develop practical solutions for complex problems and will have led pieces of work from inception through to implementation with a focus on getting the job done. Experience in service development or budget processes is also a distinct advantage.

A significant part of your role will be building relationships with key government stakeholders and internal ministry staff. This means you are an effective communicator in addition to an excellent relationship manager with a collaborative work ethic and values that align to MSD's goals.

You have experience in working constructively with a range of stakeholders and can show how you have mentored colleagues and assisted skill and technical capability development.


If this sounds like you, and you're ready to either take a step up, or broaden your analyst career, then we want to hear from you!


How to apply

All applications must be made online with your CV and cover letter. Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience and capability relates to the competencies listed in the position description.

Please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as an internal candidate.

If you have any further questions about the role please contact us via email at


Applications close: Thursday 25th October 2018

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