Principal Technical Specialist | Wellington

Principal Technical Specialist

Posted on 17-Jul-2017
Application Close Date: 31-Jul-2017
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Principal Technical Specialist

Service Analysis and Modelling

Operational Excellence

Service Commissioning


Full-time Permanent, Wellington


We have a unique opportunity for you to utilise your expert technical skills and help improve the health of New Zealanders. Does this sound like you? Keep reading…


We are looking for an experienced Principal Technical Specialist to join our team of technical specialists in delivering health services in to New Zealand. 


This role offers you challenging and interesting opportunities to demonstrate your leadership, analytical and modelling skills and to develop further your health sector knowledge. You will complement the competencies and skills of a team of multi-disciplinary technical specialists. This involves providing input into key project(s) that work across the Ministry and the wider Health Sector.


As our Principal Technical Specialist, you will work as part of the professional, committed and busy team to undertake evidence based analysis across a number of areas. You will bring in expert knowledge in using a range of approaches to deliver a high quality and timely service to a variety of stakeholders.


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Proven experience in leading a technical project and a technical team
  • Well-developed relationship management skills
  • Ability to work strategically and apply critical thinking and sound judgment to the development of options and provision of advice.
  • Has sound knowledge and demonstrated working experience in the use of data analysis tools e.g. coding in SAS, SQL
  • Holds a tertiary qualification  and / or related work experience  in economics, finance, operations research, psychology, statistics, or similar
  • Extensive experience in presenting complex information to suit a variety of audiences (technical and non-technical)


For further information about this position please contact Sylvia Yan on 04 470 0613 or email 

To apply for this position provide your current Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter outlining your background and your interest in the role.  All applications must be made online. 

The Ministry of Health has a commitment to Equal Employment opportunities. 

Applications close 31 July 2017

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