Research and Data Analyst

Date:  16-Jan-2023

Wellington, NZ, 6011

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


  • Do you want to use your research and analytical skills to inform economic development functions?
  • Can you help solve challenging economic problems?
  • Salary range $81K - $97K depending on skills and experience, permanent role, Wellington CBD

Tēnei tūranga -

About the role:


We have an exciting opportunity for an intermediate level analyst (Research and Data Analyst) to join the Regions, Sectors, Business & Economic Development team at the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE). 


As a Research and Data Analyst you will lead analytical projects aimed at improving the well-being of New Zealanders through supporting our economy to become more productive, resilient and sustainable. You will work closely with policy teams to understand their evidence needs, scope appropriate analysis and deliver robust and timely insights. You will get the opportunity to work across a range of topics and draw on skills and expertise from across the team, branch and other parts of MBIE. 


The ideal candidate will have an understanding of different research and evaluation methods and an interest in taking these further. These might include, for example, economic or statistical analysis or data science techniques. Some experience working in Statistics New Zealand’s research databases is desirable. While a large part of the role involves analysis of quantitative data, the ability to interpret and communicate your findings to non-technical users is key to being successful in this role. It is also essential that you are able to establish good relationships with internal and external stakeholders.


The role reports to the Manager of the Regions, Sectors, Business and Economic Development team within Evidence and Insights in MBIE. This is a multi-disciplinary team of analysts, researchers, evaluators and data scientists who apply a range of analytical skills to support sustainable economic development in New Zealand. Our work is interesting, topical and has impact.


Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana -

Skills and experience required:


We are keen to hear from you if you have (several of the following):


  • two years or more experience in a related field
  • experience applying research, evaluation, and analytical methods, including quantitative and/or qualitative methodologies
  • experience with code-based analytics (R, SQL preferred)
  • an enthusiasm for learning and a passion for generating insights 
  • confidence in sharing and communicating insights to inform key decisions about policies and programmes 
  • the ability to build lasting working relationships with a flexible, adaptable and pragmatic approach 
  • a proactive, can-do attitude with a high level of initiative


Candidates must have the legal right to work in New Zealand 


Ētahi kōrero mō MBIE -

About MBIE:

MBIE's goal is to create a resilient and high-performing economy that delivers real and ongoing quality of life for all New Zealanders.


We do this by working with others to create an environment that supports businesses to be more productive and internationally competitive, enables all New Zealanders to participate in the economy through improved job opportunities and by working to ensure quality housing is more affordable.


People are at the heart of our mahi, our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours.


  • Mahi Tahi – Better Together
  • Māia – Bold and brave
  • Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future
  • Pono Me Te Tika – Own It


Our aspirations are echoed in our Māori identity – Hīkina Whakatutuki – which broadly means ‘lifting to make successful'.

MBIE recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown and is committed to giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We will do this through enduring, meaningful and effective partnerships with iwi, Māori, other Māori groups/organisations and the Crown, as this is critical to enable economic and social development, both for Māori and for wider Aotearoa New Zealand. We are committed to continuing to partner with iwi in order to find new sustainable solutions to address long standing systemic and cross-cutting issues facing Māori and wider Aotearoa New Zealand and we are also committed to identifying opportunities for iwi to lead and creating an enabling environment for iwi to leverage these opportunities.


E mōhio ana a Hīkina Whakatutuki i puea ake te kōtuinga I waenganui i a ngāi Māori me te Karauna i Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ā, kei te whai ia ki te whakaū ake i Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Mā te whai kiko o ngā kōtuinga ahungaroa o ngāi wi, o ngāi Māori, me ētahi atu rōpū Māori ki te Karauna, katutuki tēnei. He āhuatanga nui tēnei e āhei ai ngā mahi whanaketanga ā-ohanga, ā-pāpori hoki ki a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui. E whai tonu ana mātou ki te kōtui atu ki ngā iwi mō te rapu huarahi hou ki te whakaara i ngā kaupapakua roa nei e tāmi ana i a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui, ā, e whai ana hoki ki te tautohu i ngā āheinga kōkiritanga mā ngā iwi, me te tautoko i ngā iwi kia whai mana ake ai ēnei āheinga.


Me pēhea te tono -

How to apply:

Click here to view a position description. All applications must be submitted via our online process.  Email Jackie Johnson at quoting ref MBIE/9898 if you have any further questions.


Applications close on 30th January 2023 at 5pm