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Ministry of Health
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Job Description


We have a unique opportunity for you to utilise your analytical skills and help improve the health of New Zealanders, does this sound like you? Keep reading…


We are looking for a motivated Analyst to join our team of technical specialists in delivering health services for New Zealand. 


This role offers you challenging and interesting opportunities to continue to develop your analytical and modelling skills, and to develop your health sector knowledge further. You will complement the competencies and skills of a team of multi-disciplinary technical specialists. This involves providing input into key projects that work across the Ministry and the wider Health Sector.


As our Analyst you will work as part of a professional, committed and passionate team to undertake evidence based analysis across a number of exciting areas. You will bring knowledge in using a range of approaches to deliver a high quality and timely service to a variety of stakeholders.


To be successful, applicants need to demonstrate:

  • A passion for analytics and data

  • Experience in successfully providing input into a technical project

  • Experience in writing code in SAS to extract, manipulate and analyse data, or can demonstrate that you could learn it fast and have equivalent skills in another language like R, SQL, SPSS, Stata, or Python, etc.

  • Ability to conceptualise and model complex issues and options using intervention logics.

  • Experience in presenting complex information to suit a variety of audiences (technical and non-technical)

  • Relationship management skills including the ability to develop strong professional relationships with people from different professional and technical disciplines

  • Ability and willingness to learn fast.

  • Ideally you would have experience in using data visualisation techniques to making large and/or complex data more accessible, understandable and usable


For further information about this position please contact Sylvia Yan on 04 470 0613 or email


For a copy of the Position Description, please visit our Ministry of Health Careers site


Interested? For further information on this position please contact the Ministry of Health Recruitment team at To apply for this position provide your current Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter outlining your background and your interest in the role. All applications must be made online.


The Ministry of Health is committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures. All staff – regardless of gender, race, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious or ethical beliefs, political opinion or union affiliation – have access to equal employment opportunities. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workforce and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements.


Applications close on 5pm on Wednesday 26 September


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