Senior Analyst Maori - Research & Evaluation - Wellington 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.
Senior Analyst Maori - Research & Evaluation - Wellington
What do we do?
Are you looking for a unique opportunity to apply your understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Mātauranga Māori in research and evaluation to improve social and employment outcomes for whānau, hapū, iwi, Māori and all New Zealanders? We help to show how well initiatives are working and help influence strategy, policy and operational decisions about the future of our services.
Work with a supportive team of people with different backgrounds who share your love of telling stories using evidence. Work closely with your manager, senior leaders and Principal Analyst Māori to use a range of Kaupapa Māori and other frameworks to grow research and insights. Our work is used to understand and strengthen programme or policy outcomes to better support decision making on what social service interventions work best, when, and for whom.
By collaborating on work with experts in their own areas across MSD and external agencies you will be producing outputs that paint the picture of the difference made to New Zealanders and help shape policies of the future.
Our team celebrates difference, fosters strengths and works collaboratively to develop high quality research and evaluation reports. The team is social and supportive - the coffee run is well known and attended; we know a great place!
There is flexibility in working arrangements, we can work with you to find something that works for you and the team. The flexible workspace policy provides the opportunity to sit next to different people to collaborate, learn more or just meet someone different.
We have the full support of our leadership team as strong advocates for evidence-based decision making and are champions and custodians of evidence within the organisation.
Day-to-day work will range from working with others to understand their evidence needs and exploring methodologies to meet those evidence needs, undertaking analysis, and communicating our findings. There will be a balance of contributing to longer term projects such as evidence and insights to assist with preventing family and sexual violence, improving community engagement with MSD initiatives and also responding to quick turn-around ad-hoc requests such as those from the Minister's office or other agencies.
Who are you?
- You will have experience in the application of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and in Kaupapa Māori frameworks, to research and/or policy in areas that impact whānau, hapū, iwi and Māori
- You have an understanding of intervention logics, and Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) frameworks
- You are driven to apply Te Aō Māori views, concepts, knowledge, and practices to research and evaluation
- You are motivated by the core social issues facing Aotearoa New Zealand and want to work in an environment focused on providing better services to all New Zealanders
- You bring a creative, collaborative and problem-solving approach to designing research projects and sharing research findings with a range of audiences
- You like working closely with a supportive team, problem solving with others, and celebrating our achievements together
- You have strong experience leading or managing evaluation or research projects from the procurement/project design stage through to publication
- You are adept with building working relationships, facilitation, and stakeholder management
- As our team development is important, seniors are expected to mentor others in the team especially in research and evaluation methods including quantitative or qualitative methodologies.
As telling the story is the key to our work, you'll be a great communicator capable of sharing insights to a wide range of audiences through different channels, writing being a key one.
You have strong experience leading or managing project-based evaluation or research projects
If you've got to this point and can't wait, we'd love to hear from you! Please send us your CV and a letter telling us how your skills and experience match our capability needs.
If you would like to have a confidential chat with our management team to find out more about the role or the team, please feel free to contact Mel by email at: Mel.Pande005@msd.govt.nz
Salary range: $99,546.00 - $120,778.00
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.
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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: Friday, 29th September 2023
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|
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