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Senior Analyst

Stats NZ
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Policy & analysis
Wellington - Wellington
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Senior Analyst, Statistical Methods

Wellington or Christchurch

  • Do you have a strong background in statistical methodology, and extensive experience in its application?
  • Are you keen to have a leadership role in the development of methodologies to shape the future directions for official statistics?
  • Are you passionate about developing and mentoring others?

Who we are 

Stats NZ, Tatauranga Aotearoa, is New Zealand s only government agency that lives, breathes and dreams data. We re the home of the Government Statistician and the Chief Data Steward and we think data has the power to change lives.  We re doing this by taking the lead on the tools, policy and evolving digital world of data and statistics. 


The purpose of the role

The Statistical Methods branch provides statistical leadership and methodological solutions to Stats NZ in areas such as sample design and estimation, time series, confidentiality, data integration, editing and imputation, and data analysis. We are looking for technical leaders to provide a high level of statistical expertise, technical leadership and advice to a range of people and teams within Stats NZ.

This vacancy is in the Household and Population Statistics support team. The successful applicant would be expected to provide leadership in household collection design and development, but would also be expected to work in other areas  as required. 

As a Senior Analyst you will identify, develop and deliver research and projects that support the strategic directions of Statistical Methods and Stats NZ. You will establish strong connections with your peers across the Official Statistics System and with the international statistical community. You will play a key role in the development of other statisticians as a coach and mentor. 

If you are looking for an opportunity to play an active part in a community of statisticians and enjoy sharing your knowledge with others, then this job is for you.

Person specifications

To be successful in this role, you ll have:

  • a degree in statistics or related discipline, preferably at the postgraduate level
  • relevant professional experience
  • a broad knowledge of statistical methodology, preferably including household survey design
  • extensive experience in the application of at least one area of statistical methodology
  • excellent written and oral communication skills

If you have a strong customer focus, enjoy connecting and communicating with others and are switched on with loads of initiative, then we want to hear from you.


Contact details

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For more information about this role please contact Penny Barber , by phone 027 222 4392, or

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Applications close: 27 March 2019

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