Intelligence and Insights Specialist at Ministry of Social Development, Wellington - Wairarapa
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
The Ministry of Social Development is a people-centred organisation. We're in communities across the motu, working with partners to help New Zealanders be safe, strong and independent.
We provide social policy and advice to government and assistance, including income, employment and housing support to people of all ages, families, whānau and communities.
As a Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner we are committed to supporting and enabling Māori, whānau, hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.
Our people are as diverse as the communities we serve. We care about the wellbeing and success of our people and provide a supportive and inclusive working environment where people can thrive and be who they are.
Intelligence and Insights Specialist
• Permanent roles
• Wellington based
About the team
Join a team that's all about reducing harm to our clients and ensuring that funds directed to helping New Zealanders make it to those in need.
The Intelligence and Integrity Insights Unit advises MSD's business units to ensure that our policies, products and services are resistant to fraud, accidental non-compliance and MSD error.
We are making an exciting shift towards a prevention-first approach, in which we identify risks more proactively and influence decision makers during the design of our policies and services.
Our multidisciplinary team benefits from people with diverse skill sets including data science, intelligence analysis, risk management and policy advice.
About the role
We're looking for up to three new specialists to take the lead on our prevention first analysis. In this role you will:
- Proactively identify ways that our policies and services could be misused or cause unintentional harm to our clients
- Assess the effectiveness of our integrity system, and ways that our checks and balances could fail or be defeated
- Research interventions to mitigate flaws in our systems
- Help communicate these risks to other business units using clear and persuasive language
- Work collaboratively with other business units to understand their risks and develop potential mitigations
Who we're looking for
We have traditionally hired intelligence analysts to these roles, but will consider applicants that can demonstrate the following characteristics:
- The ability to write persuasively and in plain English
- The problem-solving skills to be given a broad intelligence question and figure out how to answer that question by engaging with team members and subject matter experts, working with our data team and reaching out to other government agencies.
- The initiative to be self-directed and identify your own research topics
- The ability to collaborate and build effective relationships with stakeholders
It would be an advantage if you had
- Experience in regulatory compliance, fraud prevention or a related field
- Data analysis skills
Salary range: $83,011.00 - $101,458.00
How to apply
To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form.
Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key responsibilities listed in the position description.
All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work. This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.
Closing date: 2 October 2022
Joining MSD means being part of a whānau that celebrates the diversity each individual represents. We show manaaki, we care about the wellbeing and success of people and want everyone to thrive, and be who they are in a supportive and inclusive working environment. We work together to make a difference for communities while doing the right thing with integrity. We are a Treaty partner committed to strengthening relationships with Māori, Hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.
If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so we can assist you through the recruitment process.
MSD has a COVID-19 vaccination policy that encourages, but does not require, employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and its variants, unless the role is identified as requiring vaccination at the time.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry of Social Development|
|Location:||Wellington - Wairarapa|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Attachment:||intelligence-and-insights-specialist-sept-2021.docx (Word, 195KB)
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