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Kaiāwhina Rangahau / Research Assistant, fixed term 1 year

The New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) needs a Kaiāwhina Rangahau / Research Assistant to support contracted research projects. The position will assist project leaders and researchers in our Research and Development Group and Te Wāhanga.  

This role will suit someone starting out in their career as an educational researcher. Most of your work will focus on Māori language revitalisation and adult education. You will be expected to use kaupapa Māori research techniques and will be exposed to different methodologies. Your tasks will vary, and may include contributing to project management and administration. You will help with data analysis and interpretation, and contribute to research reports.  You may be involved in testing resources, preparing support materials for presentations, and any other tasks to support the successful completion and dissemination of our work.   

Applicants are expected to demonstrate a combination of skills they are keen to develop further. Evidence of organised and methodical work habits and a track record of completion would be a great advantage.  

We welcome applications from people with:  

  • a relevant Bachelor's degree 

  • critical thinking, statistical, and analytic skills 

  • strong writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills  

  • an ability in, and desire to improve, te reo Māori 

  • knowledge and understanding of education in New Zealand 

  • strong computer literacy and the capacity to learn/use other software packages. 

NZCER is an independent educational research organisation, with multiple research projects on the go at any time. We have a publishing arm, NZCER Press, and provide and support a suite of educational assessments, tools, and surveys. Our staff interact with people from across the education sector, from policy makers to learners, from early education to vocational training.  

We use the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi as the founding document of Aotearoa to help us uphold mana Māori in our work, relationships, and ways of working. 

This is a full-time position for a fixed term of one year, but there may be flexibility as to the number of hours/appointment(s) made depending on particular skill sets. 

To apply, please forward a covering letter and detailed curriculum vitae showing how your skills match the position description. Your application should be addressed to Marie Sim, HR Advisor: 

Closing date for applications is Monday 6 May 2019. Shortlisted applicants may be required to complete practical tests as well as attend an interview. 

15 April 2019