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Business Analyst

Stats NZ
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Information / Records Management
Canterbury - Christchurch
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Experienced and ambitious Business Analyst required to join a high performing project delivery team
  • You need to enjoy hard work and enjoy seeing the impact of your work
  • Christchurch Based


At Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa, our vision is to unleash the power of data to change lives.  As New Zealand s official data and statistics agency, we are tasked with leading the way for New Zealand s data future, enabling data-led innovation across society, the economy, and the environment.

Stats NZ are looking for an experienced BA to join the Enterprise Portfolio Office (EPO) in Christchurch.

You will be joining a pool of project delivery professionals that includes other Business Analysts, Project and Programme Managers, Change and Benefits Managers, Portfolio Managers and Project & Portfolio Support. There will be plenty of opportunity to develop your professional capability and learn new skills.


Your first assignment will be around the transformation of Migration Data Statistics. Stats NZ are world leaders in the application of new approaches and techniques in producing Statistics and our vision is Unleashing the Power od Statistics to Change Lives

This work is the practical application of that vision and the implementation of world leading techniques. This project is the next stage in a multi year programme of work to change the way Migration Statistics are produced. It is high profile and rewarding. You will be working in an established team with highly respected Senior BA s and Project Managers.

This is that rare opportunity to be able to comment when statistics are produced and the changes are implemented to say I played a major part in that .

When this project is complete, there are plenty more. Stats NZ is an exciting, dynamic place to work. 


I am looking for a person

  • Who has 3 to 5 years experience, that sees themselves as a Senior BA in about 2 years time
  • You will have demonstratable listening skills
  • You will have relationship skills that enable you to work with people at all levels in the organisation.
  • You will be able to plan and lead workshops and enable diverse groups of people to reach a concensus.
  • You will have worked with Project Executives in producing business cases and project managers in producing project artifacts.
  • You will be able to work in both agile and non agile, and anything in the middle.


You ll be joining an inclusive environment in which all people, regardless of gender, race, religion or background can come do their best work. Our goal is to provide our staff with a working environment that provides them with the opportunity to:

  • have challenging, varied and interesting work
  • develop and grow their careers
  • balance life and work, and
  • work in an agile, dynamic and flexible manner.  


We care about our people, and value your drive, energy and inquisitive nature. Bottom line, we are in search of real people that don t believe in the status quo and seek to add value every day.

If you are a passionate and talented person relishes the idea of becoming part of NZ s data ecosystem, then come join our team!

I m (Dave Alcock) am a bit old school so your cover letter is really important to me, please don t make it a precis of your CV. Your cover letter should give me and the selection panel an insight into your personality.

If this job sounds like you, please apply. For a copy of the Position Description please click on or copy and paste the following link into your browser:

For more information about this role please contact Dave Alcock  on 027 283 6917, or email For more about working for us see

Applications close:  26th July 2019.


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