Principal Analyst, Service Planning

New zealand government - Wellington City
new offer (06/08/2020)

job description

Exciting new role within the newly established Health Infrastructure Unit
Opportunity to have impact - grow your skills and experience and shape work in an important and interesting area
Contribute to our health system, improve outcomes for all New Zealanders
Great opportunity to make your mark and contribute your skills and experience at various levels to the new Capital Investment Group which is part of the newly-established Health Infrastructure Unit.
We are looking to appoint a Principal Analyst to our Service Planning team. This dynamic role requires a great attitude, good communication skills, an ability to deliver, and a desire to get great outcomes in capital investment to improve the well-being of New Zealanders. We are looking for energetic people who are looking for a challenge and opportunity to work across a range of organisations and stakeholders in health and central government.
The Ministry of Health is the kaitiaki of the health and disability system in New Zealand. We are responsible for providing active stewardship and leadership across the nation\ 's health and disability system. We ensure the system provides people with the highest levels of care, regardless of who they are or where they live.
Within the Ministry of Health we have established a Health Infrastructure Unit to help support and guide health capital strategy and management over the next decade. This new exciting area has responsibility for oversight of District Health Board capital business cases, service planning and asset management, as well as the delivery of some of the key capital redevelopments (including new hospitals) across the country. This is challenging but rewarding work to deliver important health infrastructure projects. Health infrastructure has a vital role in ensuring New Zealanders have access to high quality health services.
To be successful in this role, we are looking for the following qualities:
A tertiary level qualification within maths or computer science or equivaent experience
Experience in developing large, complex data sets and forecasts (including population demand forecasting)
Health service planning as well as demonstrated experience designing and implementing analytical approaches
Flexible across multiple technolgoies (SAS preferred) as well as confidence using Excel
Ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders and demonstrate sound understanding of their operational environment and context
Ability to think strategically with effective risk management radar
A collegial attitude and desire to work with colleagues to achieve results, and share your knowledge and expertise to support the growth of the team
Great leadership and organisation skills, and a willingness to learn.
As kaitiaki of our health and disability system, the Ministry of Health is here to ensure all New Zealanders are being well served ? and that work is incredibly rewarding.
If you\ 're keen to put your skills to use for the wellbeing of all New Zealanders, this role is one of a number of exciting new positions becoming available.
You will find a copy of the Position Description attached or online at www.Careers.Health.Govt.Nz. For further information, contact Please click Apply for this Job to upload your CV and cover letter.
Advertising for this role closes midnight on the 20 July 2020.
We encourage diversity and inclusion at the Ministry of Health and are committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures. In particular, we want to ensure accessibility needs are well supported, so the recruitment process is fair and equitable for all. Therefore, please let us know if there is any support, we can provide to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible to you. You can contact us at if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.

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