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Procurement Adviser, International Development Group (IDG), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Wellington, Open Tenure

The New Zealand Aid Programme is the New Zealand Government’s international aid and development programme.  It supports sustainable development in developing countries in order to reduce poverty and contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world, and is managed by the International Development Group of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a procurement specialist to provide commercial advice and support to the International Development Group’s staff for the procurement of high value overseas programmes.  This role also supports two Strategic Procurement Managers.

You will have a proven track record in providing efficient, pro-active procurement and commercial transaction advice and support.  You will be a strong team player and have excellent communication skills with the ability to manage conflicting deadlines in a customer focused manner.  Experience in procurement, commercial negotiations and a strong attention to detail and timeliness of delivery are required.

Responsibilities will include:

You must be a New Zealand citizen and be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate New Zealand Government security clearance.

Application details

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and covering letter by 5.00pm on Wednesday 17 September 2014.

 

Development Officer – Scholarships, International Development Group (IDG), Fixed-term for up to 2 years, full-time, Wellington

The New Zealand Aid Programme is the New Zealand Government’s international aid and development programme.  It supports sustainable development in developing countries in order to reduce poverty and contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world.  

The Development Officer – Scholarships role offers the opportunity to manage part of one of New Zealand’s largest individual aid programmes.  As a Development Officer, you will manage a portfolio of contracts with tertiary institutions, and work with New Zealand Embassies and High Commission’s to identify, select and award scholarships to support individuals from developing countries. 

We are seeking a high calibre, dynamic applicant with demonstrated expertise in relationship management, contract management, and financial management.  The successful candidate will understand challenges facing developing countries and the opportunities that tertiary education plays in supporting development. 

This role is based in Wellington and may require domestic and international travel. 

Application details

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and covering letter by 5.00pm on Wednesday 17 September 2014.

You must be a NZ Citizen and able to obtain and maintain an appropriate New Zealand Government Security Clearance.

 

Lead Adviser, Strategic Policy

Do you want to be part of a dynamic team focused on giving New Zealand an edge internationally?  Are you excited by navigating complex issues and helping others to understand opportunities and challenges ahead?

As Lead Adviser you will provide strong analytical and intellectual policy leadership to an emerging strategic policy work programme at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.  You will:

Some knowledge and experience about foreign, trade and development policy would be an advantage.  For this position you must hold New Zealand citizenship, and be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate New Zealand Government security clearance. 

Application details

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and covering letter to HRSRECRUITMENT inbox  by midday on Friday 5 September 2014.

Applicants must have New Zealand citizenship and be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate New Zealand Government security clearance.

 

Policy Adviser - New Zealand High Commission, Bridgetown

The New Zealand High Commission in Bridgetown is seeking to appoint a locally employed Policy Adviser to help advance and support New Zealand’s interests in the Caribbean region.

The New Zealand High Commission (NZHC) in Bridgetown manages the New Zealand Government’s official relations with the Governments of Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and the OECS member states.  The New Zealand High Commission is a small dynamic office and requires staff who are flexible, hardworking, and able to think laterally.

As a Policy Adviser, you will support the High Commissioner with the Post’s engagement with government officials, local contacts, media, the business sector and NGOs.  You will be responsible for conducting research and analysis, preparing reports and speeches, managing small development projects and assisting with visits and events.
 
Your excellent research and analytical skills, coupled with strong written and oral communications skills, and the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, will be key to your success.  You must be able to work effectively with a range of different cultures and systems throughout the Caribbean region.  You must also have a good understanding of the political environment, foreign policy and economic objectives in the Caribbean region.

You should hold a relevant tertiary qualification.  Ideally, you will have some recent policy experience and sound computer skills.  Evidence of report writing, previous experience in journalism, working for a think tank and/or another diplomatic mission will be looked upon favourably.

A local Police Certificate of Character will be required (or a New Zealand police clearance if you are a New Zealand citizen).  You must be resident in Barbados and have the necessary permits allowing you to be employed in Barbados.

Application details

To apply for this position please submit your CV and covering letter to Vacancy.NZHCBridgetown@gmail.com by midnight on Sunday 7 September 2014.

 

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