Senior Analyst Knowledge and Data | Wellington

Senior Analyst Knowledge and Data

Posted on 15-Apr-2019
Application Close Date: 28-Apr-2019
Knowledge Management
Position Type:
Permanent Full Time
Job Reference:
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Job Specification

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  • Are you a skilled Knowledge and Data Analyst?
  • Can you present insights and knowledge in a meaningful way?
  • Do you want to be instrumental in shaping a newly created team?

As an independent Officer of Parliament, we assist the New Zealand public in their dealings with public sector agencies. We handle complaints, carry out investigations, protect the rights of people in detention, provide advice and training to agencies and strive to build awareness of what we do and how we do it. We have seen considerable growth in the activities and functions we deliver, and there is a lot more to come as part of an ambitious vision for the future. We have a friendly and collaborative environment where our people enjoy interesting and challenging work and are passionate about what they do.

From a knowledge and data perspective, the work we do is different, complex and demanding. It can be highly sensitive for political privacy or national security reasons.  As our mandate grows, the Office has an increased need for knowledge and data analysis. We are seeking an enthusiastic person who can take a lead in our knowledge and data analysis space, through providing expert specialist advice, thought-leadership and engaging with stakeholders to enable the achievement of The Office of the Ombudsman's strategic objectives. This role is part of a newly created team of specialists who will play a pivotal role in building capability, as well as, driving and enabling access to knowledge and data for the Office.

What we are looking for:

  • Degree level qualification in a data science, analytics and a knowledge management related field (preferably post-graduate level), and/or the equivalent work experience, knowledge, skills and attributes required to be successful in this position;
  • Significant experience in a knowledge and data practitioner role, leading delivery of knowledge and data analytics operations and services, preferably within the NZ public sector.
  • Experience of query languages, such as SQL, and other appropriate languages; expertise in Excel and other data analysis tools.
  • Experience in developing and managing effective knowledge and data systems, tools, programmes and/or improvement initiatives including ICT enabled platforms e.g., content and case management systems, analytics tools.
  • Experience in using innovation and creativity to identify solutions to organisational knowledge and data challenges and capitalise on opportunities to deliver improved outcomes and value.
  • Experience and a proven track record of providing knowledge and data advice and expertise in order to build a culture of knowledge and data and deliver improved organisational outcomes, preferably within the NZ public sector.
  • Previous experience of managing security of sensitive and personal information and knowledge in an environment that requires high levels of confidentiality and security (including matters of national security); with good working knowledge of relevant legislation and best practice principles.
  • Experience and understanding of knowledge and data and where, and how, this fits as part of an organisation's strategies, work programmes and activities, and as an enabler to improved outcomes in terms of value, quality and volume.

Depending on skills and experience, the salary for this position will likely range between $92,882 and $139,324.

The successful appointee will have a legal entitlement to work in New Zealand and may be required to achieve and maintain a New Zealand government (NZSIS) security clearance.

To apply, click on the ‘Apply Now' button where you will need to register through our online career centre, complete our application form and upload your CV and cover letter. A job description is also available to download from our career centre.  

For further information about this vacancy, please email:

Applications close 5 pm Sunday 28 April 2019.

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