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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 advice to Senior Leaders and management on:

  • Navy and NZDF Information Technology Systems;
  • Data Management;
  • Enterprise Analytics and Reporting.


You will understand the relationships between existing NZDF and RNZN systems and prepare strategic and operational advice to RNZN Senior Leaders that highlight the effects (both positive and negative) of I.T. change initiatives. You will be the lead Data and Analytics 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 Strategic 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:

  • Be able 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 support 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.

NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.

In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:


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 Wednesday 23 October 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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