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Senior Analyst, Whenua Māori (12 Months, Fixed-term)

New Zealand Government
Wellington Wellington Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Dec 18, 2023

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Kaimātai Matua | Senior Analyst (Fixed term for 12 months)
Whenua Māori | Regional Partnerships & Operations
Te Whanganui-a-Tara | Wellington

We have an exciting 12-month fixed-term opportunity for an experienced Senior Analyst to join our Whenua Māori team.

Te Whiwhinga Mahi | The opportunity
Whenua Māori Services takes a culturally grounded, holistic, and strengths-based approach to achieving whānau aspirations through whenua. It puts the wants, needs and aspirations of whānau at the centre of decision-making and processes and supports them to achieve their aspirations.
The Senior Analyst role will provide data analysis that will help the Ministry to support whānau aspirations through whenua. The role will be based in Te Puni Kōkiri's National Office in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. The role will be expected to work across the Ministry providing data analysis, support reporting functions, investment outcomes and advice on whenua related matters.

In particular, the Senior Analyst will:

Work closely with the Whenua Māori Manager, Team Leader and Principal Advisors to develop consistent priorities and objectives across Whenua Māori investments.
Identify common themes and trends to improve fund criteria across various investment streams.
Develop and maintain whenua investment pipelines.
Contribute to primary and secondary policy advice regarding whenua priorities which are informed by regional intelligence.
Manage and analyse information to continuously improve Whenua Māori Services strategy, approaches, service design and delivery.
Utilise data and analytics approaches that are supported by the business and organisational engagement tools.
Actively support the team to understand, articulate and utilise the Whenua Māori framework to inform their thinking and work.
Assist the Whenua Māori Manager, Team Leader and other Principal Advisors to monitor work efficiencies across the team to ensure a joined up and collaborative approach.
Ensure quality standards and appropriate processes are maintained in all work that is produced.
Have excellent relationship management and communication skills.
Ko wai koe | About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

A relevant degree or significant experience in relevant public or private sector organisations.
Operational and strategic policy experience.
Highly developed conceptual and analytical skills and experience in developing and implementing workable solutions to ambiguous and complex problems.
A high level of understanding and direct experience of government processes, systems and tools.
Proven ability working in cross-government policy development and/or implementation settings within area and level of expertise.
Highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate and persuade key stakeholders.
Highly developed communication skills both oral and written which enable the person involved to deal effectively with key stakeholder relationships and explain complex issues clearly to a range of audiences, including non-technical experts.
Excellent communication skills including an ability to use conversational Te Reo Māori within the workplace.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to operate with a diverse and flexible team of staff including the ability to build, maintain and enhance strategic relationships within Te Puni Kōkiri, and other government departments.
An understanding of social outcomes measurement and evaluation.
Proven ability to represent Te Puni Kokiri and be recognised for your expertise by other Government agencies or external stakeholders.
Ka whiwhi koe i te aha | What you will get in return
Te Puni Kōkiri is a diverse and rewarding working environment full of passionate people focussed on discovering solutions that will assist in serving our communities. We are guided by our values of excellence, valuing people and relationships, working collectively and being creative and innovative.
We invest in our people, and you will be encouraged to develop and contribute to your fullest potential. We believe strongly in work/life balance and understand that your whānau is just as important as you. We are committed to your wellbeing and learning and development.

Te Puni Kōkiri | Ministry of Māori Development
Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry of Māori Development, supports and works in partnership with the Government to design and deliver policies, as well as innovative targeted investment initiatives that have a significant and positive impact on Māori.
Our commitment to 'Whānau Taurikura' - 'Thriving Whānau' enables whānau, hapū and iwi to succeed underpins everything that we do.
Our people are at the heart of achieving this vision and it is our people who contribute to supporting Māori collective success by creating and maintaining relationships with iwi, hapū and whānau Māori and government at both a local and national level. It is this that enables Māori participation and success as Māori, and it is our people who will create our best future.

Apply Now!
We are actively reviewing talent and an appointment will be made once an ideal candidate is identified. We encourage you to make your application today or get in touch to discuss more about how this great opportunity will fit with your career goals.

Applications close Sunday 3 December 2023 at 11:55pm.

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