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Analyst/Senior Analyst Safe, Strong Families and Communities

Ministry of Social Development
Job Category:
Policy & analysis
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Analyst/Senior Analyst Safe, Strong Families and Communities


  • Are you passionate about helping New Zealand communities?
  • Your chance to work on some front-page issues
  • Join a demanding and diverse working environment!
  • Permanent role, Wellington based


We are seeking a Analyst/Senior Analyst to join our Safe, Strong Families and Communities team.


About our Team


The Safe, Strong Families and Communities (SSFC) team sits within the Māori, Communities and Partnerships Group 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 an Analyst/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 Analyst/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, including Family Violence
  • identifying and analysing national trends and issues impacting on our work programme
  • providing high quality analysis, advice and reports
  • promoting continuous improvement of services and processes including commissioning.


About your Skills and Experience


We are seeking positive individuals, with relevant experience in social services policy, or NGO environment. Knowledge of Te Ao Maori would be an advantage.


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 build 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 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 the Budget process is also a distinct advantage.


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.


How to Apply


To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application form and submit your CV and Cover Letter outlining your suitability for this role.


All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at


Applications close 5.00pm Friday 24th January 2020

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