Assistant Analyst

Assistant Analyst Evaluation Services (Part Time Pemanent) - based in Wellington

ERO is a Government department that evaluates and reports on the education and care of students in schools and early childhood services.

We are currently seeking a candidate to join our Evaluation Services team as an Assistant Analyst, based in our National Office.  Our Evaluation Services team are responsible for the delivery of a programme of national evaluations, publications and policy advice which are used as part of ERO’s contribution to the development and assessment of policy in education.

This opportunity will provide you with the ability to develop and extend your existing analytical skills through project management involvement and working closely with a number of key internal and external stakeholders.  You will be contributing to pieces of work which influence how ERO operates through methodology and Review Services projects through the provision of integral support and analysis.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A demonstrated ability to analyse, interpret and present information
  • Strong qualitative analysis skills
  • Excellent relationship management skills including the ability to quickly establish rapport across a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent self managing skills and the ability to be proactive
  • Well developed computer skills, including the ability to learn new programmes
  • A relevant post graduate tertiary qualification (e.g. social sciences)

Applicants must be immediately available for interview.  We are only able to consider applications from people who are already in New Zealand, and applicants must hold a current work permit or be a NZ resident.

More information on the requirements of the role, the ideal person specification, and how to apply are available at

Please send your completed application form, cover letter and CV to no later than 9am Friday 4 May 2018

Please ensure your application includes a completed application form. 

Position Statement

Position:                     Assistant Analyst

Reports to:                 Group Manager Evaluation Services

Location:                    National Office, Wellington

Date:                           April 2018



Our evaluation insights are a catalyst for change so that every child achieves success as a lifelong learner.


The role of the Assistant Analyst is to provide support for planning, analysis and other project work in the Education Review Office.


The Assistant Analyst will:

  • be responsible to the Group Manager Evaluation Services who is responsible to the Deputy Chief Executive Evaluation and Policy
  • work with the other Evaluation Services staff
  • work with other ERO staff as required, to ensure that the group has strong, positive and enduring relationships within ERO
  • present a positive view of the Education Review Office to external stakeholders, such as the Ministry of Education, through their interactions with them.


The Assistant Analyst will, as a member of the Evaluation Services team, contribute to the delivery of the annual work programme of the unit.  This will include the provision of assistance and support to other members of the team in carrying out education evaluation and methodology projects.  The duties will include the following, and any other sought by the Group Manager Evaluation Services.

Key Result Areas

Provide Support for Indicator and Methodology work

  • To work with the Evaluation Services and others providing admin support and SR/indicators.

Provide support for Evaluation Services data analysis

  • To set up data bases.
  • To input data as required.
  • To collate data.
  • To analyse data using excel, SPSS and NVivo.
  • To provide reliability checks on data.
  • To present data through graphs or word.

Support for project management

  • To search, analyse and summarise research for indicator development.
  • To provide background information to support the preparation of project plans.
  • To maintain a tracking system to help ensure that national data is provided to project managers in a timely fashion.
  • To assist with the development of templates, questionnaires and other key documents.
  • To assist with data management for national evaluation projects.
  • To provide support for evaluation, methodology and policy projects as required by Group Manager Evaluation Services.

 Project work

  • To undertake evaluation projects as required by the Group Manager Evaluation Services.


Experience and Skills

  • Ability to organise, analyse, report and present information in coherent manner.
  • Knowledge of the compulsory education sector.
  • Well developed skills in written and oral communication.
  • Computer literacy, and preferable experience in using data analysis tools.
  • A knowledge of the Treaty of Waitangi and its implications for the work of ERO.

Personal qualities and attributes

The appointee will demonstrate:

  • An ability to work with others
  • Good judgement and common sense
  • A high standard of oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • An ability to work under pressure and maintain high quality outputs
  • Self motivation and an ability to set and work to priorities
  • The ability to be self-managing and proactive in identifying areas of work
  • An ability to interpret qualitative and quantitative information
  • The ability to anticipate, identify, analyse and resolve problems and present solutions that are likely to be practical
  • The capacity to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • A commitment to providing high quality services within an organisation
  • An understanding of the New Zealand public sector, the education sector and government processes.

Educational Qualifications

The Assistant Analyst will have relevant post graduate level tertiary qualifications.


Code of Conduct

The Assistant Analyst  will be expected to be familiar with and abide by ERO’s Code of Conduct.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi (Treaty of Waitangi), Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO), and Good Employer Principles

ERO recognises its responsibility to honour the Tiriti o Waitangi which affirms and advances the principles of partnership between tangata whenua & tauiwi; is committed to the principles of being a 'Good Employer' as stated in the State Sector Act 1988 and is also committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunities. 

Employees are required to have an understanding and commitment to the principles of EEO as stated in the State Sector Act 1988. 

Employees are expected to have:

  • a good understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its implications for the work of ERO, and an active commitment to ERO’s Treaty of Waitangi policy;
  • an understanding and appreciation of the diverse social and cultural backgrounds of staff and clients;
  • commitment to the issues of equity, to treating people fairly and with respect;
  • an understanding of the need for ERO to integrate EEO and cultural sensitivity policies and practices into ongoing operations and to apply and manage the application of other Good Employer principles as set out in the State Sector Act 1988.

Health and Safety

All employees have a responsibility to work towards ensuring that the ERO’s health and safety policy is effective, to keep themselves and others safe while at work and to comply with ERO’s health and safety systems. This includes practising safe work methods, proper use of safety equipment and the elimination of workplace hazards.

Equal Employment Opportunities

The Education Review Office is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunities. Employees of the Education Review Office are required to have an understanding and commitment to the principles of EEO as stated in the State Sector Act 1988.