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Information Analyst

NZ Defence Force
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Defence, corrections & security
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do

The Information Analyst (Navy) is part of Navy's Knowledge Management Team and provides Subject Matter Expertise and technical skills for the provision of robust Information Management Systems reporting and advice.

You will understand the relationships between existing NZDF and Naval Information Systems and prepare strategic and operational advice to the Navy Information Architect that highlights the effects (both positive and negative) of NZDF organisational change initiatives.  You will lead subject matter expert for Navy and will be required to manage aspects of difficult or complex projects that contribute to the delivery of the RNZN Plan.

What we need

To be successful in this role you have will the ability to engage at all levels of the organisation and a thorough knowledge of industry best practice and technology developments.  

Additionally you will:

  • Have the ability to generate and interpret a range of descriptive statistics, and measures of confidence;
  • Understand the factors affecting data/information quality, and any implications;
  • Be able to clearly communicate simple analytical findings in an appropriate and understandable format;
  • Ask questions to ensure sufficient context for any decisions/work – including the importance of knowing how analytical outputs will be used.

Who we are

The Naval Staff provides support to the Chief of Navy in discharging statutory accountabilities to command the Navy, raise, train and maintain the Navy, and act as principal advisor on Navy matters. In doing so the Naval Staff undertakes planning for the future, provides advice, assurance and accountability support, and corporate level co-ordination and reputation management.

The Navy Office of Strategy Management (OSM) leads strategy development and implementation for the NZDF Naval System. The functions of the OSM are; Planning; Performance; Risk; Portfolio and Knowledge Management. This facilitates delivery of the current Naval System and stewardship of the Future Navy.

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.  As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice. 

Why Us

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly engaged team and add tangible value across the Royal New Zealand Navy.  You will be provided with the opportunity to visit Navy Ships and get a real taste of the challenges Military personnel face.

By joining our team you are making a great career decision.  A recent staff satisfaction survey highlighted why:

  • Be part of an effective team with freedom and flexibility to do my job;
  • Able to maintain a balance between my personal and working life;
  • Inspired to go the extra mile to help NZDF succeed.

Check out the great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF!  

How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page.  For further information, contact Matthew Baker on
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Monday 23 September 2019.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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