Analystat NZ Ministry of Education
NZ Ministry of Education
16h ago
source : New Zealand Government

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Forecasting and Modelling


Te Mahau sits within Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga Ministry of Education and is tasked with providing responsive, accessible, and integrated support for the education sector and the others we work with so they can deliver equitable and excellent education for ākonga and their

About our

Te Pae Aronui is a newly formed group within Te Mahau. In Te Pae Aronui we use information, insights and service design functions to help Te Mahau frontline groups design and deliver services for the education sector.

We service and support the frontline groups and play an integration role between the enabling functions and our frontline

This is a great opportunity to join our new and exciting group as we move to focus our efforts more toward more flexible, responsive services for the Education

About the

The Forecasting & Modelling team is responsible for analysis that supports the Ministry's Early Learning and Schooling policy and operational functions.

The team works across the organisation to promote the effective use of evidence, including

  • Delivering high quality forecasts of future public expenditure for large components of the over $11 billion that the government invests annually in the schooling and early childhood education
  • Working with colleagues across Te Tāhuhu, Te Mahau, and beyond on cutting-edge policy development, utilising our expertise in policy costing and impact analysis;
  • Undertaking operational rate-setting and eligibility calculations, to ensure that schools and early childhood education services are appropriately
  • We are currently looking for enthusiastic Analysts to join our team for the coming


    To be successful in this role you will be an organised and highly-motivated learner 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 work programme.

    You will need to develop deep knowledge of subject areas and then apply this knowledge flexibly as operating environment and strategic priorities evolve.

    This role would be a great fit for an optimistic team player, who enjoys learning and problem-solving, is organised, and values great customer

    You will

    A tertiary qualification in an area that involves data manipulation and analysis, such as economics, finance, mathematics, or A penchant for interrogating evidence and data and deriving 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 An ability to think conceptually and translate new and emerging ideas into evidence-based quantitative analysis of financial and non-financial An eye for detail, taking pride in the accuracy of your work and offering robust and constructive peer review to An affinity for working collaboratively with internal customers and other stakeholders to determine needs, obtain information, develop approaches and communicate Technical skills, such as advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, and experience with analysis, database, or query products such as SAS, SQL or R, would be an Professional experience in a relevant discipline such as policy modelling, rate-setting, forecasting, or data extraction, manipulation and reporting is not a pre-requisite, but would be an Experience in using the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) would also be an

    Key responsibilities will potentially

    Following established methods for forecasting expenditure and calculating funding rates and other information that enables the Ministry to resource schools and early childhood education services.

    Contribute to the continuous improvement of these Contributing to the design of analytical frameworks and practical methodologies to estimate the financial and non-financial impacts of policy Translating complex models and insights into accessible messages for customers and senior leaders to ensure appropriate interpretation, achieve buy-in, and influence Developing strong working relationships with members of the team, the broader Te Pae Aronui group, Te Mahau, and the policy, operational and finance arms of Te Tāhuhu.

    Leverage off these relationships and a collaborative working style to inform and encourage evidence-based

    This is a full time, permanent position located in

    Te Tāhuhu The Ministry is an equal opportunities

    If you'd like to bring your skills to a rewarding role within an organisation that's continuously reaching goals and striving for a better future for New Zealand, we'd love to hear from

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