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Unit Manager - International Development Business and Financial Support, Finance Division

This outstanding Finance Leadership opportunity exists to lead a team providing business and financial support for the management and delivery of New Zealand’s Official Development Assistance, through the New Zealand Aid Programme - www.aid.govt.nz. The New Zealand Government through Vote Official Development Assistance (Vote ODA) funds over $610 million per year to deliver development activities to developing countries and manage these through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT).

This role sits within the Finance Division of MFAT and is a key adviser providing financial advice and support to the International Development Group (IDG), and the wider Ministry (including NZ Embassy’s).  IDG is responsible for the delivery of the New Zealand Aid Programme through approximately 26 aid programmes and 500 activities around the globe.

As a key member of the Finance Division management team, you will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer. You will also report indirectly to the Deputy Secretary (IDG) and provide information and support to the wider aid management team. Your responsibilities will include:

You will bring proven advisory skills, financial analysis, technical nous and commercial acumen. Understanding the mechanics of Government will be advantageous as well as having exposure to operational process improvement, ICT development and project management.

This is a unique and diverse business critical role in a sector with rewarding career opportunities globally. 

Application details

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

If you have the skills and drive and want to make a difference for New Zealand, then direct your confidential enquiries and applications to peter.campbell@beyond.co.nz or give Peter Campbell a call on (04) 494 7091 for a confidential discussion.

Applications close on 10 January 2016.

Senior Network Engineer, Information Management Division (IMD)

Applications are invited for the open tenure role of Senior Network Engineer, supporting Infrastructure systems within the Information Management Division (IMD) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Within the Ministry IMD is responsible for the provision of cost effective and reliable global technological systems, solutions and support, and the management and oversight of records and archives, with programmes to enable staff to better access and share information and knowledge across the Ministry’s global network.

The Infrastructure team is responsible for the management, stability and integrity of the Ministry’s infrastructure systems, including: global Wide and Local Area Networks, network protection, server hardware, operating systems and Active Directory, virtualisation platforms (VMWARE and Hyper-V), Citrix XenApp and AGEE VPN services, encryption systems, data storage systems (EMC SANs), data backup and recovery and other infrastructural hardware and systems attached to the Ministry’s networks.

This Senior Network Engineer role will be responsible for providing technical, administrative, and client support services for the development, maintenance and management of the Ministry’s network infrastructure systems in all environments, as well as providing technical input to Ministry ICT projects.  This role will lead support on all areas of networking and networking protection, including switching, routing, firewalls, VPNs, WAN optimisation etc.  This role provides all aspects of Infrastructure administration, planning, performance, capacity management, client support and solution design as well as providing technical advice and mentoring to team members and other IMD staff.

To be successful in this role you will ideally hold a recognised industry standard qualification/certification and have over 8 years’ experience in supporting network infrastructure systems in an enterprise wide environment.  It is essential that you have extensive knowledge of, and experience with, switching, routing, firewalls, VPNs, WAN optimisation and ideally with the following vendor technologies:  Cisco (switches, routers), Fortinet (fortigate, fortianalyser, fortimanager), Citrix (Netscaler, AGEE, CloudBridge), Microsoft TMG, VMWare (networking and security).

Additional to the technical skills you will have, excellent communication skills, experience in technical documentation, excellent analytical and problem-solving capability and have a pragmatic collaborative approach with a focus on delivery.  You will also be able to quickly establish effective working relationships at all levels within an organisation.

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

Application details

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and cover letter by 12pm on Monday 7th December 2015.

Attaché, New Zealand Embassy Moscow, fixed term (through until 30 June 2018)

The Attaché will be responsible for facilities management/maintenance of the Chancery, Official Residence, staff apartments and Embassy vehicles (including supervising the work of the LES Maintenance Assistant), support for Embassy re-location project management, oversight of the post’s IT and security systems and procedures, and aspects of general post administration (working closely with the First Secretary (Administration) and the rest of the post management team).

We are seeking someone who is adaptable, resilient, reliable, and able to work independently in a difficult and challenging environment.   Previous work experience in a foreign country, ideally at a New Zealand diplomatic mission, would be an advantage.  Well-developed problem solving, communication, information technology, team working and staff management skills are essential.  Applicants should desirably have project management experience, relevant technical qualifications, and familiarity with MFAT systems and procedures.

Details on terms and conditions of appointment will be discussed at the interview.  The successful applicant will need to be available to commence as soon as possible, and make a commitment to undertake part-time Russian language training during working hours (if not a Russian speaker) on arrival in Moscow.

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

The salary range for the position is $54,550 - $64,177 - $73,804 (plus offshore allowances). 

Application details

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and covering letter by 9am Monday 7 December 2015.

Payroll Administrator, Human Resources Group

This specialist position reports to the Payroll Manager and is responsible for supporting the Senior Payroll Administrator in the accurate processing of the fortnightly payroll for staff on and offshore.

In addition, this role provides administrative support to the HR Group and assists with preparing employment agreements and associated documentation for new staff.

The Payroll Administrator will also work closely with our HR Business Partners and the Principal Adviser, Employment Relations.

Key accountabilities for this position include:

This position would suit someone who is organised, hard working and that has a good level of skill in the Microsoft Office suite of tools and an aptitude for learning new systems.  Previous payroll experience is not required as training will be given.

Application details

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and covering letter by 9.00am Monday 30 November 2015.

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

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