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Export Controls Administrator

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is looking for an Export Controls Administrator to join the Multilateral and Legal Affairs Group (MLG).  

Working closely with the Counterproliferation Adviser and the wider team, the Export Controls Administrator is responsible for administering export controls, including the export of controlled strategic goods.

We are seeking applicants with the following experience/attributes:

Application details

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and covering letter by 9.00 am on 9 February 2015.

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

If you have further questions please email recruitment@mfat.govt.nz

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

 


Tariff Analyst

A new opportunity has opened up within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in a role that lies at the centre of our efforts to contribute to New Zealand's trade and economic growth and help achieve the Government’s goal of increasing exports from 30% of GDP to 40% by 2025.

The Trade and Economic Group (TEG) leads New Zealand’s participation at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), in the negotiation Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), and provides technical advice on market access issues affecting exporters.  TEG also leads engagement with global economic organisations, provides economic analysis and consults with key exporters in order that MFAT assistance to exporters can be effectively targeted.

The role is responsible for providing high quality technical and policy expertise in the area of tariffs in support of New Zealand’s trade policy and negotiating activities.

You will be actively involved in the trade agenda at a critical time.  With New Zealand involved in a number of negotiations, you will have the opportunity to take a leading role in New Zealand’s negotiating agenda.    You will also be involved in work to ensure the effective implementation of FTA agreements which have been completed.   In Wellington you will work closely with the broader government machinery on tariff policy issues.  You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the Ministry’s work on issues relating to non-tariff barriers to trade.

In addition to the qualifications and attributes outlined in the attached position description, we are seeking candidates skilled in the following areas:

Technical expertise in tariff policy would be an advantage, as would a relevant qualifications or experience in economic, law or international negotiations.

The role is based in Wellington, but there will be a need for frequent travel to participate in negotiations and meetings held outside New Zealand.

Application details

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

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

If you have further questions please email recruitment@mfat.govt.nz

 


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.

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 covering letter by 5pm, Friday 6 February 2015.

 


Office Administrator, CEO Office

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is looking for a dynamic Team Administrator to join our Chief Executive's Office. This role represents an excellent next step in your administration career and will see you focused primarily on providing support to the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive and in her absence provide one to one support to the Chief Executive as well as other senior members of the CE Office as required.

Key to your success in this role will be your ability to build and maintain effective working relationships both within the Ministry and across other Government agencies. Your proven ability to act with professionalism and integrity at all times combined with a breadth of administration experience will stand you in good stead. This is a varied role where you will have the opportunity to use your knowledge in the areas of general administration, travel coordination, financial administration and function/event support.

You will need to be technologically savvy, have strong numerical ability, confident MS Office suite skills and the ability to think on your feet and work to deadlines. We are seeking someone who has sound judgement and decision making skills and can adapt quickly to a busy team environment. Relevant Tertiary qualification is preferred.

Application details

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and covering letter by 5pm on 4 February 2015.

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

 


Team Administrator x2, Services Group

Have you got initiative, administration experience, and a drive to go the extra mile for the customer? The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is looking for two Team Administrators to join its Services Group.

One role involves a variety of administrative tasks for the Services Group i.e. raising purchase orders and sorting invoices, maintaining budgets, organising travel, and supporting recruitment.  The other role works within the Security Team, has a lot of frontline customer interface, is highly multifaceted, and works under pace. 

We are looking for people who can grow into the role, rise to new challenges, tackle complex tasks and take on greater responsibilities over time.

You need to:

Both roles are full time and would suit people who have cut their teeth in an office environment and are seeking the next step in their administration career. A tertiary qualification or equivalent work experience is preferred.

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

Application details

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and covering letter by 5pm 29 January 2015.

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

 


Information Services Librarian

Want to contribute to giving New Zealand an edge internationally through your quality information, research and cataloguing skills?  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is looking for someone to join the Information Service team who has a passion for using their excellent librarianship to help clients find out what they need to know

As our ideal candidate, you would also

Experience in a specialist library environment is highly desirable as are strong information searching and research skills. 

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

Application Details

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and covering letter by 23 January 2015.

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

 


Development Officer (6 month fixed-term) - International Development Group

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

We have a 6 month fixed-term opportunity and are seeking applicants who have sound financial management skills, contract management skills, a background in policy development and IT skills. A strong interest in international development or humanitarian action and an appreciation of development effectiveness are key. Integral to the Development Officer role is the ability to develop effective and positive working relationships across a variety of cultural and ethnic groups and to effectively manage multiple tasks. As a successful candidate you will be a team player with a strong sense of customer service and a passion for delivering high quality outputs. You will hold a relevant tertiary qualification and be able to demonstrate strong research and analysis skills.
 
You will have an understanding of the key challenges facing developing countries and the role that effective development assistance plays in supporting sustainable economic development. Experience working in developing countries would also be an advantage.

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

Application Details

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and covering letter by 9am (NZT) on Monday 26 January 2015.

 


Development Support Officer - International Development Group

We have an exciting six-month fixed-term opportunity as a Development Support Officer in the Pacific Development division of the International Development Group.

We are looking for someone who is a fast learner and keen to work with a team that is passionate about making a difference to the Pacific.

The key responsibility of this role is to provide administrative support to the Pacific Development division, including financial management, information and database management, correspondence, travel arrangements, and meeting and event organisation.

The role requires excellent computer skills covering the Microsoft office suite, great interpersonal skills, and a willing attitude.

The successful applicant will be a team player with a strong sense of customer service and a commitment to the delivery of highest quality outputs.

Application Details

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and covering letter by 9am (NZT) on Monday 26 January 2015.

 

 

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