Design Analyst

Statistics NZ

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Auckland

Mō mātou |About Us 

As New Zealand's national statistics office, Tatauranga Aotearoa Stats NZ is uniquely positioned to support the decisions that the Government, Māori and Iwi organisations, businesses, NGO's and New Zealanders make every day. Our structure, culture and systems are designed with collaboration and customers in mind - mobilised and working together to realise our ambition: About Aotearoa, for Aotearoa - data that improves lives today and for generations to come.

Mō te tūnga | The role

This role is in the Design and Engagement Team which is part of the Field Collections business unit within Collection Operations.

You will focus on helping design and create the future of social survey data collection. The future is being shaped by changes to survey design, collection systems and tools, and how we can best interact with households to ensure their willingness to respond to our surveys. Analysis of operational data to help understand the data collections world better than we ever have will also help inform our future processes and the way we work. 

Your day to day will see you doing the following:

  • Contributing to initiatives that add value and advance data discovery, sourcing and sustainable collection
  • Extracting data and developing Excel templates, SAS, SQL or R programs for ad hoc analysis or to monitor operational performance
  • Provide advanced analysis and research into survey collections para data
  • Exploring options and contributing towards the future collection design
  • Writing of papers and reports that will assist with key decisions for the Field Collections business unit and the way that we work
  • Liaise and build relationships across the Collection Operations management and operational teams and other areas of Stats NZ 

Starting salary: $75,000 - $85,000 negotiable,dependent on skills and experience. 

Mōu | About you 

To be successful in this role, you will be able to demonstrate a range of expertise across the following:

  • A minimum of 2 years' experience in a similar work environment
  • Advanced technical, research and analytical skills
  • Advanced Excel, SAS, SQL or R programming
  • Data and cost modelling
  • Relevant experience using large datasets and machine learning would be an advantage
  • In-depth knowledge of data collection and able to offer real insight for its advancement
  • Ability to investigate, design and document new and existing business processes and tools
  • Excellent written and verbal communication with the ability to communicate technical information effectively with a wide range of people.
  • Fantastic interpersonal skills and the ability to interact and maintain strong relationships across all levels within the organisation
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • A self-starter with the ability to hit the ground running
  • Knowledge/familiarity or a commitment to learn/understand Te Ao Maori, including ensuring opportunities at Stats NZ reach the Maori community.

You'll be joining an inclusive environment where people, regardless of gender, race, disability, religion or background are supported to be able to do their best work. This includes:

  • ​Flexible by default - Balance life and work commitments!
  • An environment that supports innovation and creativity
  • Exciting and meaningful work that makes a difference to Aotearoa 
  • Opportunity to develop and grow your career (coaching culture, study support, secondments, acting up) 
  • Opportunity to join various social, network and support groups (toastmasters, multi-cultural, social group)

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply 

If the above matches your skills and experience, click apply and upload your CV and cover letter in the one document. 

Any questions that haven't been answered in this advert or the position description or if you have difficulty with your application please email

We will be screening applications as we receive them in order to move swiftly to interview shortly after the advert closes on 25th June 2021 at 23:55pm but may be removed earlier. You may be asked to complete pre-interview screening.

Check out our careers site to find out more about Tatauranga Aotearoa Stats NZ.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: unsolicited CVs will not be accepted, see our careers site for our process.

You must have the right to live and work in Aotearoa New Zealand to apply for this job.


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