What you will doWe are creating a new team of data management and analytics specialists to design and deliver the New Zealand Defence Force's Enterprise Analytics system (including people, processes, practices, and technologies) to improve our strategic, operational and tactical decision making. As a Senior Analyst, you will bring technical leadership to the planning, development, and implementation of an enterprise approach to data management and analytics. You will provide best practice technical data management and analytics subject matter expertise for information management related initiatives. You have experience acting as a trusted advisor on how to improve data quality and mature data management and analytics practices. You are passionate about engaging with colleagues across the organisation to support the maturing of NZDF's data management and analytics people capability.Together, the team will ensure that the NZDF has confidence in its data and information as a trusted source and will enable decisions to be information-led so that we can exploit opportunities, prioritise resources, and resolve trade-offs.What we needThe Knowledge and Information Management Directorate (KIMD) is leading the design and delivery of a complex enterprise analytics systems for an organisation that performs all the functions of a small country, for the purpose of keeping New Zealand safe and secure.We require people who love being part of building something new! You will be the type of person who looks for opportunities to learn and add value. We are seeking people with first class technical skills demonstrated through a career in data management, data analysis, business intelligence, or similar roles. We need people with awesome relationship management skills, who know how to ask good questions and understand what a complex organisation needs from an enterprise data management and analytics function.Who we areThe NZDF Strategy25 positions information as a strategic asset and that it's a key enabler to operational effectiveness and the integration of the Defence Force through the provision of quality information for decision makingThe KIMD is the NZDF's centre of information management excellence responsible for ensuring the NZDF is deriving value from its information asset, by leveraging it for broader effect. We provide leadership and expertise on how the NZDF can better govern, manage and use its information for best effect and are working to build our people capability so everyone has the confidence and ability to make information led decisions.Our mission is that everyone in the NZDF has the best information, for what they need it for, where they need it, when they need it. Every time. KIMD works collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation to enable our people to have access to fast and intuitive analytics and information management tools and services; they can share and use information effectively and can collect and create information in the right way and know how to manage it.KIMD is an ecosystem operating within other ecosystems. No one part can succeed without the whole so we put a lot of effort into thinking about, and acting on, the behaviours and ways of working that will enable and empower NZDF members to move to working intuitively digital.Why UsThis is your opportunity to bring your passion, knowledge and experience to the New Zealand Defence Force's Knowledge and Information Management Directorate. In return, we can reward you with challenging opportunities working in a supportive, motivated and forward-thinking team and working environment. There is the freedom and flexibility to get on with your work and maintain a work life balance. You will be inspired to go the extra mile to help NZDF succeed.NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:
Great benefits for you and your family;
5 weeks annual leave per year;
Opportunities for career development.
How to ApplyTo view the Position Description and to Apply Online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact Cynthia Patterson on 021 928 059.Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.Applications close on Wednesday 22 January 2020.Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows: Higher level Security Clearance
most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR
is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.
If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.