The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s North Asia Division leads and manages New Zealand’s engagement with China, Japan, Korea and Mongolia. Reporting to the Divisional Manager, the Lead Adviser China provides strong analytical and intellectual policy leadership and output in support of New Zealand’s objectives in its relations with China, in particular economic and trade relations.
You will have the ability to think strategically and have extensive experience in developing and providing strategic and technical policy advice in areas of complexity or ambiguity, combined with strong written and verbal skills. You will have the ability to drive performance and set goals, including influencing people outside of your organisation. You will have the drive and resilience to contribute proactively and deliver sustainable high performance.
You will have bilateral policy experience with China, and experience working with New Zealand agencies.
Your ability to build, maintain and leverage relationships will be exemplary. You will have strong planning and organising skills. You will be confident in leading and developing staff who do not directly report to you.
To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and covering letter by midday on 19 September 2014.
Applicants must have New Zealand citizenship and be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate New Zealand Government security clearance.