The New Zealand Consulate-General in Los Angeles is seeking to recruit a Policy Adviser. The position will be available Aug-Sep 2014.
This is a locally engaged position based in Los Angeles. Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a Confidential New Zealand Government security clearance.
The Consulate-General will not provide assistance with airfares or accommodation.
Applicants should have a tertiary qualification, strong research, analytical and writing skills, as well as the ability to determine priorities and meet deadlines while maintaining a high degree of accuracy. You will also have knowledge of Microsoft applications as well as an aptitude for flexibility and teamwork. You will have strong advocacy, analytical and interpersonal skills. You will be a highly motivated self-starter who is passionate in advancing New Zealand interests in the largest economy in the world. A current driver's license is essential.
This is a locally engaged position based in Los Angeles. The successful applicant will be employed on local terms and conditions for a fixed term of two years. Applicants must hold New Zealand citizenship and be able to obtain and maintain a New Zealand Government confidential security clearance. The Consulate-General will facilitate an A2 visa for the successful applicant. In addition relocation to Los Angeles is to be undertaken at the expense of the applicant.Applications, including curriculum vitae, cover letter and the names of at least two referees, should be sent to:LOS@mfat.govt.nz marked “Policy Adviser”. Applications must be received no later than 9:30am on Monday 04 August 2014. (LOS Time).
Part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the International Development Group’s role is to strengthen our developing country partners’ ability to create sustainable economic development and thereby reduce poverty.
This role is a unique combination of policy analysis, representation and negotiation which makes it hugely rewarding and challenging. With a focus on relationships with large Pacific Agencies you will be required to balance the requirements of individual states with a regional approach and advocate NZ’s role within this.
Opportunities to build a Development career from outside of the sector are rare. You may have policy and senior stakeholder management experience in Government as a Senior Analyst or Principal Advisor and be seeking to further your leadership credentials. Alternatively you may currently be in the Development Sector and have skills gained from working with Government or within one of the large international agencies (e.g. UN or World Bank). Knowledge of effective governance practices will also be an advantage as you will be assessing performance of diverse regional agencies.
A good post grad degree in an area such as public policy, economics or similar is essential. You will have proven your mettle as a skilled negotiator and strategic thinker, and have demonstrated the ability to advocate and influence at senior levels. You will be rewarded with a role which has a real impact on people and communities across the Pacific. The ability to gain government security clearance is a mandatory requirement.
To apply for the role or for further information please contact Eddie Ng at INSIDE Executive Recruitment on 04 913 6942. Applications close 5pm Friday 1 August. Please note all applications will be acknowledged electronically.
Please do not apply through the MFAT website.