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Evaluation Advisor

NZ Police
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Police & emergency services
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Evaluation Advisor

Evidence-Based Policing (EBP) Service Centre

EBP Centre, Lambton Quay

New Zealand Police

Permanent, Full-time


Remuneration range: $76,304 - $103,235

Job Requisition ID 9523


Evidence-Based Policing (EBP) is about using information, crime-science and problem-solving methods to ensure that proven approaches and tactics inform our choices, are seen in the results, and provide confidence that what we do works.

EBP presents an opportunity for New Zealand Police to embed an evidence base into all of our operations. This is an opportunity to contribute to the formation of the newly created EBP Service Centre.

This new Evaluation Advisor role is positioned within the Implementation and Evaluation team to ensure that evaluation thinking and approaches are fully integrated throughout the implementation of any EBP project.

In this position you will undertake and contribute to evaluation activities of initiatives, projects and programmes using structured evaluation methodologies and tools. As well as assessing approaches and projects at an individual level, you will identify emerging national and international trends to help inform strategic opportunities for improvement.   

The new multi-disciplinary EBP Service Centre offers the opportunity for you to work collaboratively with our Senior Continuous Improvement Advisors and Service Designers to ensure a continuous improvement process where services are regularly updated to ensure the needs of end user customers are met.



Skills & Experience:


The following experience and attributes are essential to be successful in this role:

  • An energetic, positive and pro-active approach to your work, with a willingness to "learn the way forward" 
  • A sound background and understanding of evaluation methodologies and academic research protocols 
  • Skilled user of software data analysis tools.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


Competencies – Individual Contributor Level 1


  • Innovate
  • Solve
  • Communicate


For more information about the above Core Competencies, visit “Our Values” on our website to view our Core Competency Framework: How We Do Things.


Additional Information:


  • This is a Wellington based position.


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If this position sounds like you, click APPLY NOW or visit our Police website: select ‘Current vacancies' to apply today! You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae (maximum 4 pages) which provides a brief account of your relevant education, skills and experience. In addition, you must complete an application form telling us why you are interested in the position and how you meet the above Core Competencies of the role, no more than 4000 characters (including spaces), approximately 600-650 words per section.


IMPORTANT: Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs Website are no longer considered. Please visit our Police website: and select ‘Current vacancies' to apply for this position.



If you are an existing Police Employee, you must apply through our internal Careers site and include your QID number in your application.

If you are an existing Contractor working for Police, you must apply through the NZ Police career site and create a profile as an external candidate. Please do not include your QID.

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact the Hiring Manager Bruce O'Brien at Bruce.O'

Applications close at 5pm, Thursday 23 May 2019.




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