Senior/principal analyst
NZ Gov MBIE
Wellington, New Zealand
2d ago
source : Jobg8 Ltd.
  • Help to shape a future focused strategy for the employment relations / employment standards regulatory system
  • Use your research, analysis and evaluation skills to develop a framework for measuring desired outcomes for New Zealand's employment regulatory system
  • 12-month fixed-term position, Wellington based
  • We have an opportunity at senior or principal level for an experienced evaluator / project manager to join the Workforce & Workplace team within the Evidence & Insights branch at the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) on a 12-month fixed term basis.

    About the team

    The role reports to the Manager of the Workforce & Workplace team within MBIE's Evidence and Insights branch. This is a high-performing team of economic analysts, social science researchers, evaluators and data scientists.

    The Workforce & Workplace team informs decisions within MBIE and across Government about workplace and employment relations issues, and what is happening in the wider labour market.

    Our work is interesting, topical and informs policy.

    About the role

    In this role as a Principal / Senior Analyst you will lead monitoring and evaluation work associated with the Employment Relations and Employment Standards (ERES) regulatory system.

    You will work closely with policy and service delivery teams to understand their evidence needs, scope out research projects, and deliver robust and timely insights.

    You will also have the opportunity to draw on skills and expertise from across the team, branch and other parts of MBIE in undertaking this work.

    More specifically the appointee will :

  • Lead work to design a measurement framework for the ERES regulatory system (including finalising an intervention logic for the system)
  • Work with Te Whakatairanga Service Delivery and policy teams to set up systems to effectively collect and analyse data and evidence based on the agreed framework
  • Lead work to design an evaluation for the implementation of Fair Pay Agreements
  • The ideal candidate will have expertise in a range of research, evaluation or analysis techniques, complemented by well-developed communication skills enabling your research to have impact.

    You will be a natural relationship manager, with an ability to engage and support staff to help further strengthen understanding and awareness across MBIE.

    You will also have a commitment to innovation and continuous improvement and generating new ideas and ways of doing things.

    An understanding of the current employment relations regulatory framework and how it operates would be a considerable advantage.

    Salary Range (depending on skills and experience) :

    Senior Analyst $101K - $132K

    Principal Analyst $132K - $160K

    Skills and Experience

    We are keen to hear from you if you have :

  • Experience working in employment relations research, policy or operational environments
  • Extensive knowledge of research, evaluation or analytical disciplines
  • The ability to quickly establish and build strong working relationships and develop trust and credibility with senior managers, staff and key internal and external stakeholders
  • A proactive, can-do attitude with a high level of initiative, sound judgement and discretion
  • Exceptional teamwork and collaborative abilities, and a willingness to share knowledge and expertise with others
  • Experience with monitoring or evaluating regulatory systems
  • Why work for us?

    MBIE's Evidence and Insights (E&I) branch develops the evidence base for MBIE's decision making. We provide trusted information on the impact and effectiveness of government initiatives, and formulate insights to inform future policy decisions.

    We provide the data, analysis, and insights that help decision-makers do their best work. With about 90 staff in the branch, we have a broad range of expertise and offer excellent opportunities for development.

    MBIE has recently been recognised as the third best employer to work for in New Zealand, according to Randstad's 2021 Employer Brand Research.

    At MBIE we aim to create a culture where our people are empowered to bring fresh ideas and perspectives to their work, and develop new approaches.

    We also take the time to foster a work environment that is enjoyable for all. This means we like to collaborate, support and encourage our people, encourage excellence and innovation, and take the time to have some fun and celebrate our successes.

    Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or New Zealand permanent residents.

    How to apply :

    Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website. You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter.

    For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

    Email Jo Smith at quoting ref MBIE / if you have any further questions.

    Applications close at 5pm on Monday 25th October 2021.

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