Whatu Aho Pātahi/Analyst

The Evaluation and Review – Māori Group within the Education Review Office (ERO) is seeking candidates interested in joining their team as a Whatu Aho Pātahi/Analyst, based in our National Office in Wellington.  

ERO is a Government department that evaluates and reports on the education and care of children and students in early childhood services and schools. Our Evaluation and Review – Māori Group team is responsible for the delivery of a programme of quality evaluations, reviews, inquiries and investigations into the provision of education in Māori immersion early learning services, kura and wharekura. 

The Whatu Aho Pātahi/Analyst is a key support role that requires you to bring a mix of qualitative and quantitative research skills where Kaupapa Māori research methods will be a strong advantage. You will need to be good with evidence and insights, be confident in your ability and willing to build on your evaluative skill set. We value curious and creative minds who have a particular interest in education. 

The Whatu Aho Pātahi will engage with policy and work amongst the research community, be comfortable with data and provide evidence and analysis across the Education Review Office and the wider education system. 

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • a demonstrated ability to analyse, interpret and present information
  • strong qualitative analysis skills
  • well-developed skills in written and oral communication skills 
  • well-developed computer skills, including an ability to use macros
  • knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its implications for the work of ERO
  • a strong understanding of te reo Māori me ōna tikanga Māori  
  • the ability to exercise sound judgement in a variety of circumstances and to identify, manage and report risks.

The position statement for this position (which more fully outlines the role and the personal qualities, skills and experience required in the role) is available here: Whatu Aho Pātahi/Analyst Position Statement. The ERO application form is available at Working for ERO. Please ensure your application includes a completed ERO application form.

Please send your completed application form, cover letter and CV to Ngaere.Hauiti-Parapara@ero.govt.nz no later than 5pm Monday 17 August 2020.

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.