Economic Analysts | Wellington

Economic Analysts

Posted on 03-Aug-2017
Application Close Date: 22-Aug-2017
Health Economics
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Note clipPD Analyst - Economics.doc (Word, 94KB)
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PD Senior Analyst - Economics.doc (Word, 153KB)
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PD Principal Analyst - Economics.doc (Word, 101KB)
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  • Help lead the development and use of health economics in the Ministry of Health
  • Help shape the use of economics across the health system
  • Stretch and build your influencing skills


What is the likely impact on health and disability expenditure of population ageing?

How should fiscal instruments be used to address health problems?

How do we get the best value for money from health spending?

How do we persuade colleagues to take account of economic evidence and principles?


If you are the type of economist who enjoys figuring out ways of communicating with a variety of different types of people, and who wants to help non-economists analyse options for meeting key health challenges, this might be the job for you.


We have two roles available and are keen to hear from Analysts, Senior Analysts and Principal Analysts who have:

  • at least two to three years of post-university work experience, preferably in large organisations where you have had to “sell” your work to non-economists
  • a passion for building understanding about economics, and influencing non-economists
  • strong analytical skills and a keen interest in keeping abreast of economic evidence and methods
  • the ability to work quickly and give real-time advice to decision makers, even with only partial information
  • a commitment to personal and professional development which we are, in turn, keen to support and promote.


Your portfolio of work will reflect your strengths - we have some flexibility since demand for economic advice always outstrips demand. 


You will flourish in an environment where your portfolio is varied, and includes the usual business of a public sector organisation (e.g. OIAs), as well as responsive advice on particular issues (e.g. on ways of measuring health sector inflation), and proactive analytical work (e.g. on the economic impact of a change in the burden of disease). You will also have a commitment to analytical excellence.


This is not a research position, nonetheless we do some empirical work to inform particular projects. If this is your passion and you have advanced analytical skills, e.g. in applied econometrics, we can support this by building it into your portfolio of work.


You will be used to working as part of a team, in a large organisation with the usual corporate reporting processes.


To be successful in this role you will need to have good prioritisation and time-management skills. You will be self-aware and able to work with and influence a range of different types of people.


We offer support for professional development, a flexible portfolio of work with built partly around your strengths and long term career goals, and the opportunity to accommodate flexible or part time working hours.



For further information about this role please contact Sarah Perry on (04) 816 3332, or


To apply for this position provide your current Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter outlining your background and your interest in the role.  We only accept applications via the Ministry of Health careers page. 


The Ministry of Health is committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures. All staff – regardless of gender, race, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious or ethical beliefs, political opinion or union affiliation – have access to equal employment opportunities. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workforce and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements.


Applications close 22 August 2017.

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