Senior Evaluator, Approvals & Accreditation


  • Permanent Full Time
  • Wellington

Whakatairangatia ngā kete o te mātauranga ki te ao mārama! E te tai whakarunga, e te tai whakararo – nau piki mai, nau kake mai ki te Mana Tohu Mātauranga o Aotearoa.

May the baskets of knowledge (education) be brought into the world of light. We welcome one and all to join us at the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

Are you passionate about quality tertiary education?

We have a vacancy for a Senior Evaluator to join the Approvals and Accreditation business unit of the Quality Assurance Division (QAD) of NZQA. The unit is responsible for managing the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) and ensuring the quality of non-university qualifications, assessment standards and vocational programmes delivered across New Zealand and we do that using an integrated quality assurance system as part of our evaluative quality assurance framework (EQAF).

We are looking for a Senior Evaluator to join the Transitional Industry Training Organisations and Qualifications Team.

We are looking for someone with deep knowledge of education practice and quality assurance to independently manage complex and challenging cases.

The Senior Evaluator is responsible for managing relationships with and evaluating approval and accreditation applications from tertiary education organisations (TEOs) in their allocated portfolio using a case management approach.  

You will hold a relevant qualification at Bachelor level or above and have extensive, relevant experience in education and training in the tertiary education sector. You will have knowledge of the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE), NCEA Change Programme and/or Review of Achievement Standards (RAS).

Your excellent communication, relationship management and quality assurance skills will enable you to work well with colleagues, government agencies, standard setting bodies, professional and registration bodies, education sector peak bodies, TEOs and schools.

Strong analytical skills and proven technical expertise will enable you to use an evaluative approach and professional judgement to make consistent decisions for approving applications and provide feedback on applications to influence and enhance education organisation capability in self-assessment and development.

If you are motivated to make a positive and lasting contribution to the quality of tertiary education in New Zealand and in particular, vocational education, we are keen to hear from you.

We offer a family-friendly and inclusive working environment that offers flexible working hours where practicable.

NZQA is a te reo Māori learning organisation and is committed to equity and lifelong learning. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds that will enrich our understanding of the education system. We prioritise the importance of understanding tikanga in building a culturally responsive workplace.  NZQA is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment to Māori and Pacific staff and has active Māori and Pacific staff networks which contribute to NZQA's strategic action plans - Te Kōkiritanga and Takiala Pasifika.

What we can offer:

  • A supportive team / whanau environment
  • A role with lots of variety
  • Development and career progression opportunities
  • To find out more click here NZQA Staff Benefits

Apply Now!

For more information about this role and NZQA please refer to the job description, NZQA's Customer Charter and Organisational Values. If you are applying/viewing through Seek, please click ‘apply now' to access these links.

If you would like to discuss further, please call Phillipa Junger on 04 463 3293.

Applications close at 5.00 pm on Friday 30 July 2021.


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