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Principal Advisor Data Insights

Posted on Mon, 15 Feb 2021

Work type

Permanent - full time



Close date

Sun, 28 Feb 2021

As our Principal Advisor Data Insights, you will be responsible for ensuring that the Electoral Commission has high quality analytical and business insights systems and processes, that allow it to accurately measure its effectiveness against outcomes and identify opportunities to provide better services.

You will work closely with Commission staff, contractors and other government agencies to continuously improve the Commission’s data analysis and reporting techniques and methods. Your assistance to help the Commission to respond to public and media enquiries where data and analysis of information is required will be a great asset to the Commission.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop, test and maintain the Commission’s business intelligence and analytics tools, including interactive web-based dashboards and automated reporting.
  • Participate in business analysis, business case development and process re-engineering projects particularly where data insights are required.

To be successful in this role you need the following:

  • Extensive knowledge and experience using SQL, R and Shiny to analyse data and build dashboards and support other analysis.
  • Enthusiastic and proactive about opportunities to use data insights to help improve processes and systems, whilst understanding and appreciating business context and priority.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain effective working relationships, communicate in ordinary language and be a credible advisor.

Why join the Electoral Commission?

The Commission has an inclusive strength-focused culture where diversity and inclusion are encouraged and valued. We understand how important family is and support a family-friendly work environment. You will be part of a team who are here to promote participation and understanding and is passionate about making people’s voices heard.

About the Electoral Commission | Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri

The Electoral Commission wants every New Zealander to trust, value and take part in parliamentary elections. We are an independent Crown Entity who works with and through communities to inform, engage and educate New Zealanders about the value of participation, make it easy for them to enrol and vote, promote understanding of New Zealand’s democratic processes, and deliver parliamentary elections and referenda.

What’s next?

To apply for this role please go to (job number 1512907) and click on the “APPLY ONLINE” button.

Alternatively, a job description and application form are available by emailing

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday, 28 February 2021.

You must be legally allowed to work in New Zealand.

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