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Current Vacancies


Treaty Support Officer, Legal Division

The Treaty Support Officer (TSO) is a casual, part-time administrative role, providing support to the Ministry’s Legal Division on matters relating to New Zealand's domestic and international treaty-making obligations, as well as MFAT's obligations to provide information to the wider public sector and the New Zealand public.

Specific tasks include:

The applicant should demonstrate that they pay close attention to detail, are well organised and able to work independently.  It is also important that the applicant possess knowledge of the basic principles of international law, excellent IT skills, and the ability to perform research tasks.

Application details

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and covering letter by Tuesday 10 March 2015.  The preferred candidate must be available to commence employment in March 2015.

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


Contracts Adviser, International Development Group (IDG)

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of people in developing countries?

The International Development Group (IDG) within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade manages the delivery of New Zealand’s official development assistance.  Working within the IDG Procurement Team, Contracts Advisors are part of a team of professionals providing quality commercial contracting advice and support to IDG staff in New Zealand and overseas.  

Tasks include:

This role will suit a self-motivated team player with excellent commercial and contracting skills, a customer service focus. You will need good interpersonal and communication skills, be able to prioritise and organise work with competing priorities to work effectively in a busy environment with a high volume of transactions.

The applicant must have a relevant tertiary qualification (LLB) or equivalent legal qualification and the ability to hold a legal practising certificate.  You must have at least 3 years’ post qualification experience of high value international commercial and/or construction contracting working in-house or at a law firm. 

Application details

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and covering letter by 5pm, Friday 27 February 2015.

Previous applicants for this role are not required to re-apply.

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


Adviser Agency Services, Strategy and Governance Group (SGG)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) is looking for a very capable relationship manager who can look after the agency service agreements between the Ministry and other government agencies with overseas operations.  

The Advisor - Agency Services will represent the Ministry, developing and negotiating pragmatic and cost effective approaches and arrangements with other Government agencies.  They will lead the on-going implementation, monitoring and review of the agreements carefully managing stakeholder relationships.

Your key responsibilities will include:

As an ideal candidate you will have:

This position has a start date planned for mid-May 2015.

Application details

The role has been placed with Powerhouse People who are managing the recruitment for us.  Specifically applicants should contact Chris Hossell via email on chris.hossell@ppl.co.nz or via DDI on (04) 931 9480.

Applications close on Wednesday 4th March 2015.


Team Administrator, APE Group

Have you got initiative, experience in general administration and attention to detail? Then this job may be just for you.  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is looking for a team administrator to join the Australia, Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa (APE) Group.   The role includes a bit of everything from basic administration through to organising travel and supporting transfers to offshore offices across the group.  

You will need to be technologically adept, have good numerical ability, confident MS Office suite skills and the enthusiasm to continue to up skill. We are seeking someone who is flexible and can adapt quickly to a busy workplace, with a proactive and self-motivated approach to work and the ability to work well in a team environment.  We are particularly looking for someone who has the ability and desire to rise to new challenges and responsibilities as the role develops.  This role is suitable for someone who has cut their teeth in an office environment and is seeking the next step in their administration career.

If this sounds like you and you are looking for an opportunity to expand upon your skills in a vibrant corporate environment, then apply now!

The recruitment range for this role is $43,350-$58,650, with a midpoint of $51,000.

Application details

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit your CV and covering letter by 9am Friday 27th February 2015.

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



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