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Deputy Director, Economic Development, Sustainable Economic Development Group, International Development Group, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Wellington, Open Tenure

This exciting role offers the opportunity for a dynamic individual to lead a specialist team responsible for leading and advising on economic development programmes and policy in the Asia-Pacific region and around the world.

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. It is managed by development specialists in the International Development Group of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade./

The Deputy Director, Economic Development leads a team of economic development experts focused on programmes and policies that drive sustainable economic growth. The team works with country, regional and multi-lateral teams across the Ministry to assist in delivering a broad range of economic development projects.

The specialists in the Economic Development team include economists and experts in private sector development, trade, public financial management , fisheries, agriculture and tourism. The Economic Development team is also responsible for managing a significant portfolio of projects in the sectors outlined above, particularly flagship Aid Programme investments in the Agriculture sector.

We are seeking candidates who offer a combination of relevant commercial, economic development and people management skills. They will have a reputation for innovation and delivery and will have a passion for economic development.

The role requires strong analytical ability, excellent communication and stakeholder engagement skills, decision-making ability, and the drive to manage and deliver programmes of work. Experience managing a team is sought.

Experience in any of the sectors covered by this role and/or economic development would be an advantage.

Application details

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and covering letter by 9am on Monday 13 July 2015.

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

 

Executive Assistant to the Ambassador, New Zealand Embassy, BEIJING

The New Zealand Embassy in Beijing is seeking an Executive Assistant to provide PA support to the Ambassador. We need someone with senior PA experience who is very organised and able to perform to a high level under pressure. You will also need to demonstrate strong English communication skills, relationship building skills, customer focus and attention to detail. Experience arranging and organising representational and work functions, meetings, presentations, conferences and workshops would also be valuable.

Applicants must be New Zealand citizens and able to obtain and maintain a government security clearance.

The position is a locally-engaged one, based in Beijing. Some assistance may be provided for transfer costs. Salary is negotiable around RMB 255,000 pa.

Application Procedure

Further information including a full job description and terms and conditions of employment will be provided on request. Your application should include your CV and cover letter and should be submitted to Guy Lewis at the New Zealand Embassy in Beijing by close of business on Friday 17 July 2015

Email: guy.lewis@mfat.govt.nz
Phone: +86 10 8531 2707

The successful applicant will need to apply for the appropriate Chinese visa as necessary.

 

Project Manager, Property x 3, Asset Management Division - Fixed Term 3 Years

The Asset Management Division (AMD) within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is seeking three experienced Property Project Managers.  AMD are responsible for leading the strategic and tactical asset planning and management of the Ministry’s properties and other assets.  These roles will play a key part in the division’s ability to deliver the programmed fit-out and construction projects over the next 36 months.

To be successful in these roles you must have:

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These roles represent a great opportunity to utilise your property project management skills in an organisation with a broad property portfolio both nationally and internationally.  If you think you have the skills and experience to add value in these roles and to the Ministry we look forward to receiving your application.

Some international travel will be involved.

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit your CV and covering letter by COB Monday, 13 July to HRGRecruitment@mfat.govt.nz
Applicants must be a New Zealand citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain an appropriate level of NZ government security clearance. 

 

Development Programme Coordinator – New Zealand High Commission Apia, Samoa

Position re-advertised - exciting opportunity for the right person

The New Zealand High Commission in Apia is looking for a well-qualified, experienced, enthusiastic individual for the position of Development Programme Coordinator, to assist with the management of New Zealand’s development programme in Samoa.

This role is responsible for leading or contributing to partner relations, policy engagement and management of a portfolio of development activities. Ideally you will be mid-career with breadth and depth of experience in development policy analysis, relationship building, activity design and management, and results monitoring. Expertise in economic development would be an advantage.

You will have excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to work independently and meet deadlines, the ability to manage information and develop informed, evidence-based solutions. You will have a sound knowledge of the development challenges and opportunities facing Samoa, and have a tertiary qualification in a field relevant to the role.

Click the following links to download the position description and application form or alternatively email mary.hughes@mfat.govt.nz.


Applications close at 12.00 noon on Thursday 9 July 2015. To apply, please send your application form, covering letter and CV by email to mary.hughes@mfat.govt.nz, drop it to reception at our office on Beach Road or send by post to:
First Secretary, Development
New Zealand High Commission
PO Box 1876
Apia

Note: This is a locally employed position and the successful candidate will need to hold residency in Samoa. Previous applicants should not reapply.

 

Development Manager – Disaster Recovery, International Development Group (IDG), Open Tenure, Wellington

This role is an exciting opportunity to lead the disaster recovery efforts of the New Zealand Aid Programme in the Pacific in close coordination with our emergency humanitarian and development programmes. The Pacific region is highly vulnerable to natural disasters and New Zealand plays a key role both in the delivery of immediate humanitarian assistance and in the early and long term social and economic recovery. Following a disaster this new role will provide surge assistance, within the country programme team, to lead the planning, design, delivery and evaluation of an effective and timely recovery programme.

The role is part of the International Development Group (IDG) Development Manager cadre for which the attached generic job description applies. It is an open tenure role that will be oriented to disaster recovery for at least the first 2 years but able to take on other development management responsibilities where required. After this time there may be opportunities to rotate into other Development Manager roles within IDG. The role will move between teams and country programmes according to the pattern of disasters and recovery needs. Temporary deployment to affected countries is envisaged.

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. It is managed by development specialists in the International Development Group of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

You will be part of the Pacific Development Division who manage the country development programme and relationships in the Pacific region. The Division collaborates closely with sectoral, partnership, multilateral, humanitarian and in-country teams across the Ministry, other New Zealand Inc agencies and a variety of other external partners in New Zealand and overseas to pursue a stable and prosperous Pacific for the benefit of all its people.

The Development Manager Disaster Recovery will play a leadership role in the delivery of effective disaster recovery activities and also in the provision of policy advice, strategy and learning toward better early and long term disaster recovery practice. The role will collaborate closely with the MFAT humanitarian and emergency response structures and with posted staff in-country.

We are seeking candidates who offer a combination of strong understanding and experience in disaster management in a Pacific developing country context; an ability to strengthen practice through policy, strategy and learning; specialist skills and knowledge of international principles and best practice in areas of disaster risk reduction, humanitarian response, and early and long term recovery. Excellent written and oral communication, relationship management and influencing skills are critical. Project management experience is essential.

Application details

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and covering letter by 9.00am on Monday 13 July 2015.

A secondment of 12 months or more from another Government department would be considered for candidates that meet the requirements for this role.

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

 

Principal Development Manager – Agriculture, International Development Group (IDG), Open Tenure, Wellington

This role offers an exciting opportunity to lead the New Zealand Aid Programme’s agriculture development work, a new flagship priority for the Aid Programme. As the Ministry’s most senior agriculture development specialist, over the next three years you will develop and deliver an ambitious Asia-Pacific agriculture development programme, from strategy and policy development through to activity implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

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

You will lead a team of agriculture development experts that works with country, regional and multilateral teams across the Ministry, other New Zealand Inc agencies, and a variety of other external partners in New Zealand and overseas to deliver agriculture development activities that achieve results on the ground.

The successful candidate will bring extensive experience in international agriculture development coupled with a track record in successful programme design and delivery. You will have a reputation for innovation and strong experience in private sector development. You will be a natural leader who is comfortable managing a variety of stakeholders. Excellent oral and written communication skills are a must, as is the ability to represent the Ministry and influence at a senior level.

You will be a self-starter and strategic thinker who is agile with decision-making. You will bring a network of established relationships in the agriculture sector, both in New Zealand and overseas. Your ability to influence new ideas, coach, share knowledge and work cooperatively within and across teams will be critical to your success.

If you relish an environment which is complex, high profile, and often time critical then you will enjoy the challenges faced in this role.

Application Details

  • Position description
  • To submit your application, please refer to Inside Recruitment

    For more information, please contact Fraser Leith or Troy Turner on 04 472 8877. Please note all applications will be acknowledged electronically. Applications close at 5.00p.m. on Wednesday, 8 July 2015.

    Please note, you must be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate New Zealand Government security clearance.

     

    Strategic Procurement Manager, Wellington

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) works to make New Zealand's voice heard overseas and contributes directly to the security and well-being of all New Zealanders.

    MFAT manages the New Zealand Aid Programme to support sustainable development in developing countries in order to reduce poverty and contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world. Over half of its budget is focused on our own region, the Pacific. Our aid and development programme includes highly varied, challenging and time critical projects such as New Zealand’s response to overseas disasters.

    MFAT has an exciting opportunity for an experienced procurement manager or chartered engineer, with a proven track record in negotiating and managing or supervising civil works or engineering projects, to join the New Zealand Aid Programme’s Procurement team from 1 July 2015.

    The primary objectives for this role are to:

    Delivering these objectives will entail influencing, leading, facilitating, coaching, training and supporting a wide range of internal and external stakeholders globally. You will be working with technical and subject matter experts, senior managers and overseas government officials in a wide range of countries.

    You should have at least 5 years’ experience of high value complex project procurement. You must have outstanding communication and negotiation skills and work with a collaborative approach. When building and maintaining professional relationships, you must be able to gain the respect of people at all levels and from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

    As well as a degree, you should hold a relevant professional qualification such as MCIPS or Chartered Engineer (or an international recognised equivalent) and be able to demonstrate experience of negotiating or managing projects contracted using NZS:3910/3916, FIDIC and/or NEC3 forms.

    For more information please contact Sarah Gerondis at Hays on (04) 471 4490.

    This process is being managed by Hays on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade (MFAT). Please do not apply via our website.

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