Chief Researcher
Education Review Office
Wellington, NZ
3d ago

Key professional leadership role

Recently established research and evaluation unit

See your work have real impact Exciting and varied work programme

About us

The Education Review Office (ERO) works for the benefit of New Zealand's young children and students.

Within ERO, Te Ihuwaka The Education Evaluation Centre works on a wide variety of topical and timely projects to evaluate the performance of the education system, the effectiveness of programmes and to highlight best practice.

With its strong connection with schools and early childhood centres, along with its specialised evaluation and research expertise, Te Ihuwaka is uniquely positioned to provide the independent and objective advice which is needed by decisionmakers and stakeholders.

About the Role

Reporting to the Head of Te Ihuwaka (ERO's Deputy Chief Executive) and operating as a key member of the leadership team, the Chief Researcher plays a critical role.

In the position you will

  • be the professional lead for research to back the work programme;
  • provide technical expertise and guidance on best practice research methodologies;
  • build the capability and skill set of researchers within Te Ihuwaka;
  • develop professional networks within Te Ihuwaka, ERO, the education sector and with peers in the research and academic community;
  • engage with Ministers and a broad range of stakeholders;
  • directly support ERO's Chief Executive on research questions.
  • We can offer an exciting and varied work programme where the team might be looking at the overall performance of the education system, doing a deep dive into provision for key groups, linking projects to international reviews, or working on a thematic review of aspects of the system.

    Te Ihuwaka and ERO have a team culture that is collaborative, supportive and professional.

    About you

    You will be on top of research theory and practice and will be recognised for your technical skills, communications ability and networks.

    You will think strategically, be able to translate research to have impact, and will be comfortable supporting team members at all levels of experience.

    We are keen to hear from you if you bring strong public sector research and quantitative analysis expertise, experience planning and guiding research projects, and a desire to see your work have a real impact in the education sector.

    For more information, call Michael Hurdle at OCG Consulting on 021 276 6697.

    Applications close on 13 September 2021.

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