Senior Analyst Research and Data

Date:  18 Sep 2023

Wellington, NZ, 6011 Auckland, NZ, 1010

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


  • Are you interested in understanding how government policies and programmes affect the economic wellbeing of New Zealanders?
  • Do you have well-honed research and evaluation skills?
  • Would you like to work in a team of diverse, curious and passionate people? 
  • Competitive salary range - $110,098 - $138,028 plus KiwiSaver and wellness benefits
  • Permanent opportunity based in Wellington Central


Tēnei tūranga - About the Role:


We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Analyst with research and evaluation experience to join the Markets team at the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE).

As a Senior Analyst you will work across all aspects of research and evaluation. You will lead and support evaluations of government initiatives and utilise research methodology to answer questions across a range of regulatory systems.


The Markets team is a multidisciplinary group delivering research, analysis, modelling and evaluation across 7 of MBIE’s 16 regulatory systems.  The team’s work is primarily focused on the energy and resources sectors.  Other markets that are supported with monitoring and evaluation include the consumer, commercial, competition, financial markets, and communications systems.


You will use your research and evaluation skills to: design fit-for-purpose research and evaluation approaches; synthesis evidence and communicate insights; provide research and evaluation advice; mentor junior staff; supervise contractors. While your technical skills are important, to be successful in this role you will also require good interpersonal and communication skills.


We value creative and curious people who are committed to innovation and continuous improvement and new ideas and ways of doing things. We will enable you to develop your professional practice, including through learning from other highly experienced researchers and evaluators through MBIE’s Evaluation Community of Practice.  


We also take the time to foster a work environment that is enjoyable for all.  This means we like to collaborate, support and encourage our people, encourage excellence and innovation, and take the time to have some fun and celebrate our successes.


Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana - Skills and Experience Required:


We are keen to hear from applicants with experience who can demonstrate:


  • An understanding of different research methods and strong critical thinking, establishing clear and logical evaluation to analyse evidence and issues
  • A proactive, can-do attitude with a high level of initiative, sound judgement and discretion
  • The ability to quickly establish and build strong working relationships and to develop trust and credibility with senior managers, staff and key internal and external stakeholders
  • Exceptional teamwork and collaborative abilities and a willingness to share knowledge and expertise with others
  • An ability to convey evidence and insights in a jargon free way that engages and meets the needs of the audience
  • A strong customer focus
  • Previous public sector experience is preferred but not essential. 
  • Must have the legal right to live and 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 and include a Cover Letter and CV outlining your interest and suitability for the role. 


Email Jackie Johnson at quoting ref MBIE/13553 if you have any further questions.


Applications close on Tuesday 3 October at 11:59pm.