Principal Analyst
Ministry Of Health
Wellington, New Zealand
5d ago

Job Description

  • Come and be the technical lead for team of analysts
  • Want to get involved in a range of interesting projects?
  • Full time, Wellington based
  • The National Screening Unit is responsible for the national leadership of three important cancer screening programmes (breast, cervical and bowel cancers), two new-born screening programmes (hearing and rare metabolic conditions) and one antenatal quality initiative.

    You will be part of a close, busy and supportive team that is committed to helping make screening programmes better' by providing leadership and technical support for the on-going monitoring and evaluation of these programmes.

    The National Screening Unit is in the midst of an exciting period with a new national screening programme being implemented while many of the existing programmes are undergoing significant development.

    The Ministry is also in the process of refreshing our technology and tools which creates a number of exciting new ways to do our work.

    As the Principal Analyst you will be the technical lead for team of analysts and will work closely with the manager to support the team to develop high quality analytical products that are fit for purpose and exceed expectations.

    You will be expected to build strong working relationships with the screening programmes and support them to improve programme outcomes with their regular monitoring and reporting as well as being involved in a range of interesting projects.

    We provide the opportunity to work with data that has meaning and can make a difference to New Zealanders lives.

    You will be responsible for building and overseeing the analytical skills of the team and will use your wealth of skills to lead the development of innovative solutions to exceed expectations of the programmes that you are supporting.

    You will lead the team in adding insights to the analysis that supports both the sector and decision makers. You will be delivering on a range of reporting of fixed metrics, adhoc requests as well as being involved in a range of interesting projects, you will be expected to get your boots dirty to achieve the team's goals.

    The team will consist of four senior analysts, a principal analyst and a manager and you will have the support of other analysts, public health experts and technical experts.

    We will provide you with the opportunity to further develop and extend your technical and leadership skills.

    In this role, you will use your superb technical skills to guide the use, structure, extraction and analysis of data from a range of sources to support the teams expected outcomes.

    You will use the mix of your analytical and leadership skills to guide the team to identify better ways to investigate issues and answer questions from the available data and to identify innovative solutions.

    To excel in this role you will have :

  • A tertiary qualification in statistics, data management, data analytics, epidemiology or other relevant field or equivalent experience
  • The demonstrated ability to lead people
  • A background in health or public health
  • A keen eye for detail and passion for delivering a quality product
  • A proven background and experience using SAS EG, R and SQL Strong statistical analysis and interpretation skills (proven ability to analyse data to produce meaningful, fit for purpose information)
  • High quality written and oral communication skills, including the ability to write and talk about technical issues clearly and concisely to non-technical people in plain English
  • Strong customer focus, able to manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders and develop new products to meet end user needs.
  • An understanding and awareness of the Treaty of Waitangi, and the role of the Ministry and health sector in reducing health disparities and improving health outcomes for Māori.
  • Skills and experience in Qlik Sense and / or Salesforce would be an advantage but not essential.
  • You will have experience analysing health data using a wide range of techniques and be skilled in translating data into practical insights for both technical and professional audiences as well as the public.

    Your oral and written communication skills will mean that customers receive the information that best suits their needs.

    We offer a busy work environment where you will have the opportunity to work with people from a range of different disciplines to extend your skills.

    Band 19 has a salary range of $99,355 - $149,032 with a midpoint of $124,193 which is 100% of the band. Salary offered will be based on skills and experience.

    If this opportunity sounds like the challenge you will find a copy of the Position Description attached or online at careers.

    health.govt.nz. Please click Apply for this Job ' to upload your CV and cover letter. Only applications made through our online system can be considered.

    For further information about this role please contact Mandy Mackay (hiring manager) on 021 584 660 or via e-mail mandy.mackay health.govt.nz.

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