Senior Adviser, Research and Evaluation at Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Wellington - Wairarapa
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Pou Tohu Matua - Te Rangahau me te Arotake
Senior Adviser, Research & Evaluation
Te Aka | Policy and Sector Performance
Ki te puāwai te ahurea, Ka ora te iwi
Culture is thriving, the people are well
Make a difference to arts, culture and heritage outcomes in New Zealand through excellent insights.
Kōrero mō te tūranga | About the role
We are seeking an experienced research and evaluation professional who is passionate about using insights to understand the ways arts, culture and heritage make a difference to all New Zealanders.
Manatū Taonga is growing its research, evaluation, and data analysis work to support evidence-informed policy making, investing, and programme delivery across this broad sector. A key goal is to establish a much clearer sector wide view of the value of arts, culture and heritage including programme impacts. Another is to measure important sector characteristics and understand how these are changing over time.
We want our research to make a difference through its excellence, integrity and relevance. We want our research to reflect Te Ao Māori perspectives and make a difference for Māori.
Insights will help Manatū Taonga understand the difference its work is making, build new knowledge about the sector and where change is needed, and help guide new investment decisions.
Kōrero mōu | About you
As a senior adviser you will lead and contribute to wide ranging analytical work that feeds into the policy development process, programme decision-making, and external and internal performance measurement and evaluation.
You will be
- a versatile researcher able to apply fit for purpose quantitative and qualitative approaches to important questions
- able to devise creative solutions to address gaps and seize data and evidence opportunities
- an organisational champion of the value of evidence to good decision-making and demonstrate this value through your outputs and relationships
- comfortable with hard data, quantitative analysis and mixed methods approaches
- a strong comminutor of data and insights to meet the needs of different audiences.
This role will see you scope research with colleagues within Manatū Taonga and externally, commission and manage research by others, and deliver robust and clear research outputs.
An immediate focus will be supporting the assessment of diverse impacts from the Government's Cultural COVID Recovery Programme and reporting these insights.
We will support your development as research professional and give you opportunities to learn new skills. We will support your wild ideas (well, perhaps not all of them).
Ko wai mātou | About us
Manatū Taonga has a broad mandate and wide reach across a complex system. With around 160 staff, we operate a lean and flat structure, with the added advantage of knowing everyone by name. We embrace diversity and inclusiveness, are passionate about our mahi, and welcome experiences from diﬀerent sectors to strengthen and support the pou of our whare.
We work in a sector that contributes $11 billion to New Zealand's GDP over 90,000 jobs, ranging from screen production to symphonies, broadcasting to ballet, kapa haka to heritage, and more. Our mahi helps the government promote our unique cultural identity and Aotearoatanga – from policy to programme delivery. With our partners – Māori, public sector agencies and our funded agencies – we connect local communities to cultural experiences to enrich our mātauranga. Our sector funds and tells stories reﬂecting who New Zealanders are today, helping us to navigate our future – building an inclusive and cohesive nation we want our tamariki to grow up in and call home.
Want to know more about us? Go to https://mch.govt.nz/about-ministry/jobs-and-careers
Me pēhea te tono | How to apply
For the position description and to apply, click on the ‘Apply for this job' 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 competencies listed in the position description.
We are looking for the successful applicant to start as soon as possible and you need to be living in New Zealand at the time of applying.
For enquiries about this position contact Keely Newcombe, Pou Whirinaki | Executive Assistant. Keely.Newcombe@mch.govt.nz
Applications close 5pm on Sunday 22 May 2022
(We will be reviewing resumes throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to withdraw the advert at any time)
Salary Range: Senior Policy Adviser $88,000 - $110,000 (successful candidates will be appointed at a salary which reflects individual skills and experience):
*Te Mahi Hangore | Working Flexibly
Manatū Taonga embraces flexible working. We're open minded about how you can be your best both inside and outside work so please tell us what working arrangements suit you.
Āheinga | Eligibility
If you are not a New Zealand citizen, you must hold current eligibility to work in New Zealand and for Manatū Taonga in order to work for Manatū Taonga. Please refer to the New Zealand Immigration Service for further information
Please Note: In accordance with thePublic Service Workforce Guidance for the COVID-19 Protection Framework, . Manatū Taonga does not require employees, contractors and visitors to be vaccinated to enter Ministry premises but it is encouraged. New COVID-19 variants, outbreaks or Government protection framework settings may result in a change to vaccination requirements to protect the general population. Should this occur, unvaccinated people may be required to take additional steps to comply with any updated policy (including working remotely where required).
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry for Culture and Heritage|
|Location:||Wellington - Wairarapa|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Attachment:||PD Senior Adviser Research and Evaluation - May 2022 FINAL.pdf (PDF, 759KB)
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