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Internships, International Development Group (IDG)

Approximate dates: November 2015 to February/March 2016 (approximately 16 weeks depending on projects). Please note the Ministry closes for two weeks over the Christmas and New Year period.

Would you like to play a part in New Zealand’s efforts to make a difference in developing countries?

This is a fantastic opportunity to grow your professional experience and work on projects that really make a difference.

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. To deliver its mission, the aid programme focuses on stimulating sustainable economic development. It has a geographic focus on the New Zealand's own region, the Pacific.

These paid internships provide an excellent entry-level view of our organisation and will see you contributing to varied projects supporting New Zealand’s aid programme.   Projects may include pieces of research, data analysis, social media, communications/promotion, and/or other support tasks relating to the policy, planning, management and implementation of the New Zealand Aid Programme.

This is a chance for you to discover more about yourself, and the work of the New Zealand Aid Programme.

You will work alongside a diverse team with varied backgrounds including business owners, educators, diplomats, economists, and experts in a range of different sectors. Many have extensive overseas experience and first-hand, practical knowledge of delivering aid and stimulating development in developing country contexts.

Criteria

We look for well-rounded individuals with excellent academic records that demonstrate strong analytical and problem solving skills or strong data analysis skills and a range of extra-curricular activities. We are open to applicants from a range of disciplines including Arts, Humanities, Development Studies, Economics, and Computer Science.

The candidates we are seeking will already have completed their first degree and will currently be studying for or have recently completed their Honours or other higher level degree. You must also be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate New Zealand Government security clearance.

These internships will be paid the equivalent of $35,000 per annum.

Application details

To apply for this position please email jenna.kerr@madison.co.nz by 5pm, Thursday 10 September 2015, with the following information:

Please do not apply via the MFAT website or jobs.govt.nz.

 

Fixed term Team Administrator – Education Assistant, New Zealand Embassy Santiago, Chile

Are you a highly motivated, organised individual looking to make a key contribution to a busy team?

The New Zealand Embassy in Santiago is recruiting a Team Administrator – Education Assistant to support the efficient running of our Embassy while one of our team is on maternity leave.  The position is for a fixed term of 10 months.

In this position, you will support the Embassy to deliver its strategic outputs.  You will provide administration assistance to the Ambassador and Embassy team and support Education New Zealand in its marketing and promotion efforts.  You will help ensure office processes and systems run smoothly and ensure compliance with all process guidelines and internal controls.

This is a busy and stimulating job, and offers the scope to learn more about New Zealand’s foreign policy and to make a significant contribution to the work of the Embassy.

Previous experience in education promotion or study abroad would be preferable. 

To do this job, you will need to be a focused, organised person with highly developed planning, organisation and implementation skills including the ability to prioritise tasks effectively and work under pressure.  You will also need to demonstrate strong English and Spanish communication skills.  You’ll need to be able to communicate clearly, manage tasks effectively and be flexible, adaptable and resourceful in how you go about your work.   You will need good relationship building skills, customer focus and attention to detail. A positive attitude and a good sense of humour will go a long way in helping you fit quickly into our small, friendly team.

Practical information

This is a locally-employed position. You will need to have the right to work in Chile to be eligible for this position.

Your application should include your CV and a cover letter in English, which should include your salary expectations.

The deadline for applications is 5.00pm Friday 28 August 2015. Please email your CV, cover letter and the names of two referees to embajada@nzembassy.cl with the subject "Job Application: /Team Administrator- Education Assistant”

Interviews will likely be held in early September.

The commencement date will be late September.

 

Development Manager, Donor Engagement, International Development Group (IDG)

Take part in New Zealand’s efforts to make a difference in developing countries.

This role provides an excellent opportunity for a Development Manager who is keen to lead the challenge of improving donor coordination in the Pacific, building a broad knowledge of our business and strong MFAT and external networks along the way.

The Development Manager Donor Engagement offers a unique opportunity to ensure that New Zealand is well linked to and influencing the work of other donors and development partners in order to:  improve development effectiveness, deliver improved outcomes for our developing partner countries and wider foreign policy benefits for New Zealand. The role has a focus on strategy, relationship management, policy development and ministerial servicing. 

The successful applicant will demonstrate skills and experience in strategic policy development as well as in coordinating and managing events.  The successful applicant will be able to work collaboratively, build productive networks and manage relationships with a range of senior people within MFAT and with embassy representatives and development agencies.

Skills, knowledge and experience required:

Please refer to the Position Description below for more detailed information on the role.

Application details

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV cover letter and by 9.00am on Monday 31 August 2015.

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

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

 

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

This role offers an exciting opportunity to lead the New Zealand Aid Programme’s regional ICT delivery strategy. As the Ministry’s most senior ICT development specialist, over the next three years you will develop and deliver an ambitious Asia-Pacific ICT 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 ICT development, work with national, 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 assess, design and deliver ICT infrastructure development activities that enable long-term, sustainable economic development.

The successful candidate will bring extensive experience at a management level in the ICT and/or telecommunications sectors (ideally within a regulatory/policy environment), as well as understanding of international development issues and context. 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 ICT and telecommunications 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

To submit your application, please refer to http://insiderecruitment.co.nz/jobs [external link]. For further information please contact Fraser Leith at Inside Recruitment on 04 913 6945. Please note all applications will be acknowledged electronically.

Applications for this position close at 5.00pm on Friday 28 August 2015.

 

Principal Development Manager, Climate and Environment, International Development Group (IDG), Open Tenure, Wellington

This role offers an exciting opportunity to lead the New Zealand Aid Programme’s climate change, resilience building and environmental field. As the Ministry’s most senior climate change and environment specialist, over the next three years you will develop and deliver an ambitious Pacific-focused climate change and resilience-building 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 climate and environment work, working with national, 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 climate and environment activities that achieve results on the ground.

The successful candidate will bring extensive experience in climate and environment-focused developmental policy and strategy. You will be a strategic and conceptual thinker and 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 climate and environment 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

To submit your application, please refer to http://insiderecruitment.co.nz/jobs. For further information please contact Fraser Leith at Inside Recruitment on 04 913 6945. Please note all applications will be acknowledged electronically.

Applications for this position close at 5.00pm on Friday 28 August 2015.

 

 



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