• Position Senior Research Advisor
  • Division The Johnson Group
  • Job Type Contract
  • Location Wellington - Central
  • Ref# MT56951
  • Posted 23 December 2020
  • Close off 15 January 2021

Our client is looking for an experienced Senior Research Advisor to work across a number of investigations-based research projects. Each of these projects comprises a mixture of primary and secondary research initiatives. We are looking for a contractor with a solid government research background and ideally experience using quantitative and / or qualitative methodologies. You will need to be comfortable taking the lead on projects and be able take a systematic approach to help design an approach that is applicable to multiple research initiatives. In addition to this, you will need to have experience doing a number of literary reviews.  

Looking for candidates who demonstrate the following:

  • Excellent understanding and application of research methodologies and processes
  • Experience in providing high quality research analysis and advice
  • Experience leading research projects using project management disciplines
  • Experience using NVivo would be beneficial
  • A commitment and ability to deliver high quality evidence-based research advice
  • Good understanding of quantitative and / or qualitative research methodologies, research design and use of analytical tools
  • Good understanding of the role of the public service and the machinery of government
  • Social sector knowledge and experience
  • Experience with literary reviews
  • Experience in peer review of research work
  • Contract administration experience
  • Able to take a ‘hands-on’ approach
  • Strong competencies in all aspects of communications including written, oral, and relationship management
  • Experience in stakeholder engagement and consultation
  • Resilience and comfortable working in a highly complex and ambiguous environment

As New Zealand’s only specialist public sector recruitment firm, we are always keen to meet candidates, talk about their career aspirations, share market insights and see how we can assist in your next career move! With Christmas just around the corner please feel free to get in touch if you’re thinking about a change for 2021. 

For enquiries and further info please email your CV in Word Format to info@thejohnsongroup.co.nz and reference Job #MT56951. Please note that we will be out of the office from 23rd Dec to 11th Jan, so will come back to you then.



Or, for further information about this job, please contact:
Marissa Taylor - Senior Consultant
Phone: 04 915 1472

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