Statistics Jobs in Australia:
2012 July - September
ANZSTAT mailing list, 30 July 2012
The New Zealand Ministry of Business
The New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is looking for a dynamic individual with a passion for numbers and the drive to help improve our knowledge about one of the country's most important export industries.
The main task for this individual is to provide statistical analysis that translates numbers into knowledge for policy makers and the tourism industry, analysing data on tourist spend, numbers, activities and behaviour. The role also involves contract management for the production of some of the Ministry's official tourism statistics.
You will join the tourism research and evaluation team during the tourism data improvement programme. The team is investing heavily in capacity building in modern statistical methods, data visualisation and new ways of communicating with stakeholders. This is an opportunity for you to further develop your quantitative skills with training, senior support and new responsibilities, while helping shape the future of tourism data.
To be successful in this role you will have good quantitative skills including expertise in the R statistical computing environment or background with other software such as SAS, Stata or SPSS to quickly develop that expertise. You will have ability and experience in thinking analytically about issues and expressing ideas clearly; but most importantly an enthusiasm to apply new techniques to data to find out "what the numbers tell us". Experience with SQL and Oracle databases would be advantageous but is not essential. Knowledge of the tourism sector is not required.
Applications close Friday 12 August