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Key Executive Leadership Appointments

Deputy Chief Executive

A key member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), the Deputy Chief Executive provides MFAT’s SLT with additional capability and capacity, directly supporting the Chief Executive in his strategic leadership role. The appointee will provide essential continuity in the Wellington public sector environment, providing support for the successful delivery of initiatives across the organisation as a whole, with a particular focus on security-related issues. They will also represent MFAT in public and foreign policy discussions, exercising the Chief Executive’s authority and delegations in his absence.

To be considered for this role you will be an astute negotiator and influencer at the highest level, with proven ability in international relations and foreign policy with a wide circle of influence and political acumen. You will also have a track record of success in leadership and management, outstanding interpersonal skills and a history of valuing, motivating and developing people.  The capacity and leadership depth to influence and support at a strategic and organisational level will be recognisable talents.

Chief of Staff

The role of Chief of Staff (CoS) leads the Office of the Chief Executive’s (OCE) Executive Support team and coordinates the efforts of the OCE to provide high quality and trusted advice to MFAT’s executive leadership.

The CoS contributes to effective organisational leadership through collaboration with divisional managers, directly leading staff in support of the Chief Executive and delivery of key outputs that enables Senior Leadership to exercise strategic leadership of the Ministry.

To be considered for this “trusted adviser” role you will have a track record of providing sound judgement, aligned with strong organisational and project management skills. These skills will be supported by proven, outstanding communication and analytical abilities and considerable experience leading the development of complex and innovative organisational solutions. Strong relationship management skills, that can be applied to the OCE’s internal and external stakeholders, are also highly sought after along with deep understanding of robust governance systems and being able to contribute to group decision making at the highest levels.

Group Manager, Services

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), the role of Group Manager, Services provides corporate and organisational leadership across a shared services model. Best practice leadership is required across core functions including finance, property and assets, ICT and knowledge services, and other specialist corporate support functions. With over 100 staff, this position provides enterprise and organisational expertise, working internally as well as with key stakeholders across government. Depending on the skill set and experience of the successful applicant, there may be future opportunities to be involved in the development and delivery of foreign policy and diplomacy.

To be considered for this role you will have proven corporate and strategic leadership experience gained from within a complex public and/or private sector environment. Commercially astute around resource and budget management, you will have contributed to shaping organisational performance by running a streamlined shared services model. Your ability to offer innovative solutions and to be resilient in a demanding, complex environment will be hallmarks. Ideally, you will have proven experience having led corporate functions in your career to date.

Application details

These roles are all Wellington-based. You must be a New Zealand citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain an appropriate New Zealand Government security clearance.

Confidential enquiries and applications should be directed to Grant Pryde, Guy Brew or Vishnu Nair at Ichor Leadership Search by 5.00pm on Friday 7 August. Contact us via email at search@ichor.co.nz or telephone: +64 4 499 8230.

 

Fixed Term Role Programme Coordinator (until 30 June 2016)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is leading a cross-agency programme that will develop capability across the public sector.  Working across multiple agencies the programme involves delivery of a set of initiatives and the programme team need the support of a first class programme coordinator.

What you will be doing:

What we are looking for:

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and covering letter by Friday 7 August 2015

 

Secondment Opportunity – Cross-agency Capability Building Workstream Lead (until 30 June 2016)

Ask yourself these questions, do you:

If you answered yes to these questions we have an exciting opportunity and want to hear from you!

MFAT is leading a cross agency programme that will develop capability across the public sector.  Working across multiple agencies the programme involves delivery of an exciting set of initiatives and the programme team need a motivated self-starter to lead delivery of multiple initiatives.

You’ll provide initiative leadership being responsible for project planning and implementation to successfully deliver results aimed at building a key capability across the public sector. The programme team need your help to design and deliver a new curriculum focused on a key capability required across the public sector.  There are also a number of other initiatives which need to be delivered including developing and implementing processes to identify key resources across the public sector and to more effectively use the skills and experience of existing staff and private sector experts in the development of others.  We want to build a community of practice and implement a forecasting process to enable regular review of future requirements.

What we are looking for:

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and covering letter by Friday 7 August 2015

 

Deputy Director, Kiribati/Samoa/Vanuatu, Pacific Development Division (PACDEV), International Development Group (IDG)

Are you looking for a leadership role that saves lives, works with developing countries, and involves representing New Zealand internationally? 

The International Development Group has this exciting management position available. This leadership role is responsible for the management and delivery of the Kiribati, Samoa and Vanuatu Programme within the New Zealand Aid Programme.

The Deputy Director role is an excellent opportunity for a leader with a desire to make a difference and who excels in a fast-paced environment. You will be results focussed, enjoy leading and managing a team of committed staff, and you will strengthen and enhance the delivery of New Zealand’s Aid Programmes to Kiribati, Samoa and Vanuatu.

The role will suit those who can lead the development of effective aid programme strategies and plans, provide quality policy advice and work exceptionally well with colleagues and stakeholders.  The accountabilities, and further information about the role, can be found in the position description.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

We are seeking a person with an in-depth and practical understanding of New Zealand’s Aid Programmes, experience in development assistance to Pacific microstates, and demonstrated competence in working in partnership with traditional Pacific cultures.

Application details

For more information and to submit your application, please contact Inside Recruitment on 04 472 8877. Please note all applications will be acknowledged electronically. Applications close at 9 am on Wednesday 5 August 2015.

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

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

 

Executive Assistant to the Deputy Permanent Representatives, Fixed Term, New Zealand Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York

The New Zealand Permanent Mission in New York is seeking to recruit a Executive Assistant to the two Deputy Permanent Representatives . This role is fixed term until January 2017. The successful candidate will need to be able to start in this role by early September 2015.

Key areas of responsibility include:

You will be able to demonstrate:

This is a locally engaged position based in New York. The successful applicant will be employed on local terms and conditions. If relocation is required, a contribution will be made towards relocation costs.

Further details are set out in the positions description which can be found below.

The Mission will facilitate a G1 visa for the successful applicant.

Applicants must be available for work in New York by early September 2015.

Application details

For queries about the position please email nzpmun@gmail.com

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

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and covering letter by 9am New York time on Monday 3 August 2015.

 

HR Reporting Analyst, Wellington

MFAT are looking for an HR Analyst with an emphasis on HRIS analysis and reporting, position management, data entry, auditing, systems administration, and analytics. The position will be responsible for maintaining the accuracy of HR data within the PS enterprise system, as well as establishing and maintaining HR reporting and analysis within the business.

This position requires someone who is detail-oriented with high quality analytical skills. Attention to detail and data integrity are of the utmost importance to this role. You must have an understanding of HRIS database design, functions and processes, and experience with reporting tools. You will recommend reporting improvements, provide solutions, along with developing and modifying reports, metrics and dashboards for management and staff.

The right candidate has the ability to look at processes with a critical eye and have the courage to make recommendations for improvement and change with a focus on automation. Building positive business relationships and influencing collaboratively wit h stakeholders will be essential.

Application details

Applications close: Monday, 10 August 2015

Apply or view the position description: www.jacksonstone.co.nz

Reference: 42856

For further enquiries, please contact Liz Ruscoe or David Hollander on 04 550 8000.

 

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

Applications should be submitted through Inside Recruitment's website.

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 5pm Thursday, August 6th.

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

 

Deputy Director - Fiji/Tuvalu/Tonga, International Development Group (IDG), Open Tenure, Wellington

Are you looking for a leadership role that saves lives, works with developing countries, and involves representing New Zealand internationally? 

The International Development Group has this exciting management position available. This leadership role is responsible for the management and delivery of the Fiji, Tuvalu and Tonga Programme within the New Zealand Aid Programme.

The previous incumbent in this role was also the Wellington based High Commissioner to Tuvalu.

The Deputy Director role is an excellent opportunity for a leader with a desire to make a difference and who excels in a fast-paced environment. You will be results focussed, enjoy leading and managing a team of committed staff, and you will strengthen and enhance the delivery of New Zealand’s Aid Programmes to Fiji, Tuvalu and Tonga.

The role will suit those who can lead the development of effective aid programme strategies and plans, provide quality policy advice and work exceptionally well with colleagues and stakeholders.  The accountabilities, and further information about the role, can be found in the position description.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

We are seeking a person with an in-depth and practical understanding of New Zealand’s Aid Programmes, experience in development assistance to Pacific microstates, and demonstrated competence in working in partnership with traditional Polynesian, cultures.

Application details

Applications should be submitted through Inside Recruitment's website.

For more information, please contact Inside Recruitment on 04 472 8877. Please note all applications will be acknowledged electronically. Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday, 29 July 2015.

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

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

 

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