Analyst Senior Analyst
Ministry of Education
Wellington, Newzealand
3d ago
source : Hireejobs

Forecasting and Modelling teamEvidence Data and KnowledgeAbout usAt the Ministry of Education our people shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes About our groupEvidence Data and Knowledges EDK purpose is to inform educational policy and practice with evidence We provide high quality indepth data and information to our customers whilst proactively providing insights and building capability and knowledge in the use of evidence About the roleThe Forecasting and Modelling team is responsible for analysis that supports the Ministrys Early Learning and Schooling policy and operational functions The team works across the organisation to promote the effective use of evidence including the following Delivering high quality forecasts of future public expenditure for large components of the 12 6 billion that the government invests annually in the schooling and early childhood education system and other aspects of education system activity such as student rolls and the demand for and supply of teachersWorking with colleagues across the Ministry of Education and beyond on cuttingedge policy development utilising our expertise in policy costing and impact analysisUndertaking operational ratesetting and eligibility calculations to ensure that schools and early childhood education services are appropriately fundedFraming research questions undertaking data analysis to answer these questions and communicating new insights through published reports and presentations to stakeholdersWe are looking for several Analysts or Senior Analysts to join our established team which is currently undergoing a period of expansion This is an exciting time of vision and change for the Ministry of Education and the wider education system You will have the opportunity to use your skills knowledge and ideas to help shape and deliver the next phase of our Forecasting and Modelling work programme About youTo be successful in this role you will be a highly motivated selfstarter who relishes a challenge and the opportunity to make an impact You will have the opportunity to use your analytical instincts and affinity for data analysis techniques across a broad and everchanging work programme requiring you to develop deep knowledge of subject areas and then apply this knowledge flexibly as the operating environment and strategic priorities evolve This role would be a great fit for an optimistic and enthusiastic team player who enjoys innovating and problemsolving to develop fitforpurpose modelling solutions You will have the following A desire to be close to the action welcoming the responsibility that comes with providing analysis that informs decisions critical to the future of the education systemA demonstrated ability to think conceptually and translate new and emerging ideas into evidencebased quantitative analysis of financial and nonfinancial impactsAn eye for detail taking pride in the accuracy of your work and offering robust and constructive peer review to colleaguesProven technical skills such as advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and experience with analysis database or query products such as SAS SQL or RThe ability to communicate complex concepts and evidence to a variety of audiences both in writing and verballyAn affinity for working collaboratively with internal customers and other stakeholders to determine needs obtain information develop approaches and communicate resultsConfidence and comfort working efficiently and reliably under time pressure to meet the needs of Ministers senior management and other stakeholdersFor Analyst positions a tertiary qualification in an area that involves data manipulation and analysis such as economics finance mathematics or science or professional experience in a relevant fieldFor Senior Analyst positions a tertiary qualification and several years professional experience in a relevant fieldExperience in a discipline relevant to the work of the Forecasting and Modelling team such as policy modelling ratesetting forecasting or manipulation of large and complex datasets is not a prerequisite but would be an advantageYou will be able to do the following Develop strong working relationships with members of the team the broader EDK group and the policy operational and finance arms of the Ministry Leverage off these relationships and employ a collaborative working style to inform and encourage evidencebased decisionmakingFormulate research questions and interrogate data and other sources of evidence to develop robust conclusionsContribute to the design of analytical frameworks and practical methodologies to estimate the financial and nonfinancial impacts of policy initiativesExtract combine and manipulate data from multiple sources to accurately implement policy calculating funding rates and other information that enables the Ministry to resource schools and early childhood education servicesDrive the continuous improvement of expenditure forecasting through developing a deep understanding of the drivers underpinning expenditure maintaining an awareness of policy development and trends in the external environment and experimenting with new technical possibilitiesTranslate complex models and insights into accessible messages for customers and senior leaders to ensure appropriate interpretation achieve buyin and influence decisionmakersThese are permanent positions based in Wellington We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds including M ori Pacific and those with disabilities who will enrich our understanding of the education system There is more information in the position description attached Please take a look and if this opportunity sounds like you please apply now using the apply for this job button If you would like further information please email Sue Singh at EDK recruitment education govt nzPlease ensure that you attach a full academic transcript as part of your application Click here to view the role descriptionApplications close on Wednesday 4 December 2019

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