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Technical Consultant - Chancery Projects

Applications are invited for the 24 month Fixed Term role of Technical Consultant – Chancery Projects within the Information Management Division (IMD) at 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 role of Technical Consultant – Chancery Projects is to be responsible for providing an expert level of ICT technical and security consultation and advice to the Asset Management Division (AMD) for the Ministries off-shore office environment projects (Chancery Projects).  This role will provide pro-active input from Chancery project initiation through to completion, and take a lead role in the areas of ICT services and IT security as they apply to a Chancery project and as part of the AMD selection and procurement processes.  The role will carry out the planning, technical specification, documentation, budgeting and coordination of Chancery project work as it relates to IMD at the Ministry and other approved sites world-wide as part of establishment, relocation or upgrades to Chanceries in accordance with the AMD schedule of work.

To be successful in this role you should hold a recognised industry standard qualification/certification and 8+ years’ experience in an ICT operational environment with an in-depth knowledge of project lifecycles, cabling infrastructure technologies, secure communications and technical security practices with extensive experience of IMD and premises systems environment.
 
Additional to the technical skills you will have project management skills, excellent communication skills, expert experience in technical documentation, strong 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 5pm on 2 May 2014.

Any applications not received through our website will not be considered.

 

Senior Messaging Engineer - Wellington

Applications are invited for the open tenure role of Senior Messaging Engineer within the Information Management Division (IMD).

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 role of Senior Messaging Engineer is to be responsible for providing an expert level of technical, administrative, and client support services for the development, maintenance and management of the Ministry’s messaging platforms in all environments.  The role requires the Senior Messaging Engineer to be the subject matter expert and provide technical guidance and mentoring of Messaging Administrators and other IMD staff.  This role provides all aspects of business Messaging administration, systems planning, architectural design input, application performance, capacity management and client support. 

To be successful in this role you ideally should hold a recognised industry standard qualification/certification.  You will also have at least 8 years’ experience in supporting server side business applications and systems in an enterprise wide environment.  The Senior Messaging Engineer will have expert skills in Exchange 2010/2013, Enterprise Vault and OCS/Lync at a platform and administration level. Powershell scripting skills are also essential.  Knowledge and skills of a number of other applications such as Blackberry Enterprise is required. 

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

Application details

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and cover letter by 5pm on Thursday 24 April 2014.

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

 

Development Officer (3 x entry-level/graduate roles) New Zealand Aid Programme

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

The New Zealand Aid Programme is looking to recruit three entry-level/graduate Development Officers (DO1). These newly established roles are aimed at people who have an interest in international development, and would like to develop their knowledge of this field.

Your excellent research and critical analysis skills, along with strong written and oral communication abilities will be valuable to your success in the role. You will bring determination, initiative, and perseverance to the team. You will have an understanding of and interest in development issues.

As a DO1, you will manage a portfolio of exciting development activities under one of our country, regional or thematic programmes thereby contributing to overall delivery of the New Zealand Aid Programme’s strategic goals.

You will actively represent the Ministry’s values of Professionalism, Respect, Innovation, Collaboration, and Leadership.  

We are looking for well-rounded individuals with excellent postgraduate academic records from a range of disciplines including Arts, Humanities, Development Studies, Science and Economics. The ability and willingness to travel is also required for this role.

As we represent New Zealand, an understanding of tikanga Māori is an advantage.

Process

You will be required to undertake ability and personality assessments as well as attend an assessment centre which involves a competency-based interview, written exercise, and a group exercise.

Application details

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and cover letter by 9.00am on Monday 28 April 2014.

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

 

Development Manager (3 vacancies) Pacific Development Division - 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. New Zealand’s bilateral aid programmes in the Pacific are agreed and governed by Joint Commitments for Development.

The Development Manager role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the effective delivery of development outcomes in Pacific Island countries. The role manages strategy for New Zealand’s bilateral development programmes with specified Pacific Island countries and provides policy advice on New Zealand’s development assistance in the Pacific.

Development Managers are required to demonstrate skills and experience in leading, coordinating and managing programmes, projects, and contracts and an aptitude for efficient administration associated with these activities.

Development Managers also need to be able to demonstrate the ability to manage relationships with a range of people in senior positions in Pacific Island government administrations, as well as within MFAT and with other New Zealand agencies and organisations.

We are looking for strong written, analytical, strategic thinking, and planning skills.  Candidates should also have excellent communication skills and experience in writing high quality briefings and submissions for Ministers within tight timeframes.
 
An understanding of the development challenges facing small island developing states in the Pacific is desirable, as is a familiarity with the principles and best practice of effective development assistance.

Application details

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and cover letter by 9.00am on Wednesday 30 April 2014.

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

 

Senior Network Engineer

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 proving 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 and client support 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.

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.

Application details

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and cover letter by 12 noon on Monday 5 May 2014.

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

 

Network Engineer - Wellington

Applications are invited for the Fixed Term role of Network Engineer, supporting Infrastructure systems within the Information Management Division (IMD) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.  This fixed term position is required to backfill for a staff member while on parental leave.  The term will be for approximately 17 months, ending no later than early November 2015.
 
IMD is responsible within the Ministry 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 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 proving technical input to Ministry ICT projects.  This role will support all areas of networking and networking protection, including switching, routing, firewalls, VPNs, WAN optimisation etc.

To be successful in this role you ideally will ideally hold a recognised industry standard qualification/certification and have over 5 years’ experience in supporting network Infrastructure systems in an enterprise wide environment.  It is essential that you have solid 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.

Additional to the technical skills you will have, proven communication skills, experience in technical documentation, strong 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.

Application details

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and cover letter by 12 noon on Monday 5 May 2014.

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

 

Team Administrators - Wellington

Team Administrators, Environment Division (1 x full time, 1 x part time)

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 two Team Administrators to join the Multilateral and Legal Affairs Group (MLG).  

These roles work closely with our Environment Division and  include a bit of everything from basic administration through to the management of complex travel arrangements, meeting/event organisation and completion of division budget processes. The part time role is a 50% job share with another part time Team Administrator.

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 environment, then apply now!

The remuneration range for this role is $42,160-$57,040, with a midpoint of $49,600 (pro-rated for part time hours).

Application details

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and cover letter by 9am on Thurday 8 May 2014.

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

If you have any questions on the role, please contact Cara Goldstone, Group Business Manager MLG.

 

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