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Driver/Messenger (fixed term) – New York

 

The New Zealand Permanent Mission in New York is seeking to recruit a Driver/Messenger, for the duration of New Zealand’s 2 year tenure on the United Nations Security Council.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be available to start as soon as possible. This role is fixed term to the end of 2016.

The role will be responsible for the provision of driving and messenger support to the Deputy Permanent Representatives, Political Coordinator, and Mission staff during New Zealand’s UNSC tenure. Applicants must hold a current, clean driver’s licence and have four years previous professional driving experience, as well as previous administrative experience.

This is a locally engaged position based in New York. The successful applicant will be employed on local terms and conditions.

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

Applications, including curriculum vitae, cover letter and the names of at least two referees should be sent to: nzpmun@gmail.com and should be clearly marked ‘Driver/Messenger Application’.

Applications must be received by 9am Tuesday 4 November (New York Time).

 

 

Principal Adviser AAG

​The Principal Adviser AAG works directly with DS AAG in providing strategic policy leadership and expertise across the Group, with particular emphasis on the Asia region.

This is an opportunity for someone with strongly honed strategic and analytical skills to work on the complex cross-regional issues, play a leadership role in delivery of particular projects and to contribute policy leadership across the Group, including in relation to capability development.

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 31 October 2014.

 

Business Process Coordinator

Are you looking for that next step up from your current administration role where you have the opportunity to grow?  Are you looking for something a bit different where you have clear responsibility for your work and a direct impact on the success of the team?

We have a new Business Process Coordinator position that is part of our new Business Process Team and we are looking for someone with initiative who can maintain the organisations’ business process system and associated supporting documentation.

In particular do you have relevant skills and experience that could deliver the following:-

You will need to have good oral and written communication skills, problem solving and analytical skills and most importantly the ability to work collaboratively with the ability to develop effective working relationships.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to champion the business process system and provide support, advice and quality assurance on the business process standards. If you have a tertiary qualification or equivalent work experience, an interest in how an organisation operates with strong attention to detail and the ability to gather and interpret relevant data and undertake basic analysis, this could be the position for you!

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

Please complete an application form and submit your CV and covering letter by 5.00pm on Wednesday 5 November 2014.

 

Business Process Manager

Do you want to drive for consistency in an organisation, provide certainty in outcome and customer experience, and be responsible for the single source of the truth?  Can you explain why business process management is important without sending the business to sleep?

We have an exciting new opportunity in our new Integrated Delivery Division with a brand new position that will be responsible for establishing and leading a small team championing business process management in the Ministry.

We are looking for an experienced Business Process Manager with a proven track record in establishing, maintaining and growing business process capability.  You will need to define, own and manage the business process architecture and assets including the frameworks, model, and maps as well as establish and implement the policy, functional processes, tools, systems, technology and resources that drive improved business process capability in the organisation.  If you want to make a difference, this is an exciting opportunity.

Your skills and experience will need to demonstrate:-

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

Please complete an application form and submit your CV and covering letter by 5.00pm on Wednesday 5 November 2014.

 

Divisional Manager, Integrated Delivery

Tier 3 Divisional Manager, Portfolio and Business Process

Are you an experienced practitioner across portfolio management and programme and project delivery?  Do you want to set up and shape your own division?  Are you passionate about effective business process management and understand why process architecture is important?

We are establishing a new division with this tier 3 position leading the team. We are looking for an experienced individual to set up this new capability covering portfolio management, programme and project delivery, and business process practices.  The portfolio is one that will drive modernisation in the Ministry and management of this will support the organisation to make good investment decisions and realise expected benefits.

Your strong points need to be:

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

Please complete an application form and submit your CV and covering letter by 5.00pm on Wednesday 5 November 2014.

 

Portfolio Analyst

Are you an experienced portfolio analyst that wants to make a difference supporting the set-up of a new portfolio management function?  Do you have a strong focus on supporting the business to understand how they are progressing towards delivering outcomes?  We have an exciting opportunity for someone who has strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills and demonstrates strong initiative.

Reporting to the new Portfolio Manager we have a new Portfolio Analyst position and are looking for someone who can establish performance measures and metrics to accurately report, analyse and make recommendations on overall health of projects and programmes, and the expected outcomes of the portfolio.  In addition we are looking for someone who can support the maintenance and quality of our 3PM processes, standards and supporting documentation, so that it continually improves as the organisation changes.  You’ll need the skills and experience to support development, implementation and ongoing quality assurance of a standard portfolio, programme and project reporting cycles.  We are looking for candidates with:

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

Please complete an application form and submit your CV and covering letter by 5.00pm on Wednesday 5 November 2014.

 

Portfolio Manager

Are you an experienced portfolio manager who can provide expert portfolio management advice and guidance to protect the investment made? 

Do you have a strong focus on supporting the business to deliver their outcomes by measuring success? 

Do you have a focus on performance measures, and reporting and analysis that enables successful management, delivery, and benefit realisation of projects and programmes?

We have an exciting new opportunity where you can really make a difference to the organisation. Our new Portfolio Manager position is being established as part of a new portfolio management, programme and project delivery and business process management team. 

We are looking for candidates who have experience of establishing portfolios that take a portfolio view to establish criteria, measurements and reporting to enable prioritisation, decision making and effective business investment decisions; that actively manage and interpret the portfolio risks, issues and dependencies making appropriate recommendations to mitigate or manage concerns.  In addition the successful candidate will have experience in owning, managing, embedding and maintaining project, programme and portfolio processes within an organisation that has moderate maturity.

We are looking for candidates with skills and experience who have:-

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

Please complete an application form and submit your CV and covering letter by 5.00pm on Wednesday 5 November 2014.

 

Programme and Project Delivery Manager

Are you an experienced project and programme capability manager with a focus on delivering business outcomes effectively and efficiently?  Do you take an enterprise view across the programme risks, issues, interdependencies, and change release, and manage, mitigate and escalate these appropriately?  Are you passionate about making sure that business outcomes are at the forefront of project delivery?

We have a new Programme and Project Delivery Manager position and are looking for an experienced person to enable and support the delivery of successful programmes and projects.  Through good practice management, quality assurance processes and sound advice programmes and projects will be delivered on plan, to time and within budget.

We are looking for candidates with skills and experience who have:-

This position is responsible for management and coaching of a team of project resources. In addition it will coach and advise governing managers to support the growth of capability across the organisation.

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

Please complete an application form and submit your CV and covering letter by 5.00pm on Wednesday 5 November 2014.

 

Senior Advisor Risk, Audit and Risk Division, SGG

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade works to make New Zealand's voice heard overseas. Its vision is to give New Zealand an edge internationally, and its mission is to create the conditions for New Zealand to thrive and to make its mark as a global citizen. New Zealand has recently been appointed to a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council for 2015-16. 

Two years on from the implementation of its new business model the Ministry has achieved its initial goals and is now in the best position possible to aim for the future. It will continue to build on the special talents of its people, leading edge systems and processes and an overall “can do” culture in order to deliver on its objectives for the benefit of New Zealand.

Key to this is the advice and support provided by the Audit and Risk Division and its team of assurance and risk specialists who work in close partnership with the business. As a division within the Strategy and Governance Group, Audit and Risk has an excellent track-record and is highly rated as a responsive and valuable “member of the team”, possessing specialist skills and capabilities that are valued by the business.

A unique opportunity now exists for a Senior Adviser Risk in the Audit and Risk Division. Reporting directly to the Divisional Manager/Head of Audit and Risk, the Senior Risk Adviser will serve as the Ministry’s primary touch-point for advice and guidance on risk management frameworks, methodologies, tools and processes. This value-add role provides the opportunity to work closely with the CEO, Audit and Risk Committee, Senior Leadership Team and other Ministry Managers in order to ensure the organisation’s operations are best positioned to achieve its strategic outcomes.  

We are seeking a risk management professional who is passionate about risk, believes in the value good risk management brings to a business, and has influenced this success in practice. This is will suit a self-starter with an interpersonal style who relates well to others and who will enjoy coaching and developing Ministry staff in risk management.

A relevant degree, professional qualifications and associations (CA/CIA/CRMA/IIA) and previous hands-on risk experience in the private or public sector is essential.

Applications close 12pm, Monday, 3 November 2014.

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

For further information about the role, please refer to the position description attached or by contacting Wendy Harrison at Wendy.Harrison@mfat.govt.nz

 

​Trade Law Adviser (Specialist)

An exciting 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 to help achieve the Government’s goal of increasing exports from 30% of GDP to 40% by 2025.
Reporting to the Manager of the Trade Law Unit this role provides legal and policy analysis that supports New Zealand’s trade priorities, negotiating activities and international litigation.

You will be actively involved in New Zealand’s trade agenda at a critical time due to the large number of negotiations underway, active trade litigation processes in the World Trade Organisation, and an increasing number of novel trade issues confronting our exporters and government.

The successful candidate will need to have appropriate legal qualifications and at least 3 years professional experience relevant to the unit’s varied trade and economic work. 
                                 
We are looking for applicants who can:

Salary will depend on relevant experience but is likely to fall within a range of $84,000 to $114,000.

Application Details

To apply for this position please complete the on-line application form and submit with your CV and covering letter by 5.00pm on Friday 24 October 2014.

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

If you have questions please email: lgl@mfat.govt.nz 

 

Strategic Procurement Manager New Zealand Aid Programme - Wellington

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) works to make New Zealand's voice heard overseas and contributes directly to the security and well-being of all New Zealanders.

MFAT manages the New Zealand Aid Programme to support sustainable development in developing countries in order to reduce poverty and contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world. Over half of its budget is focused on our own region, the Pacific. MFAT has an exciting opportunity for a procurement manager or an engineer, experienced in procuring high value, strategic projects, to join the New Zealand Aid Programme’s Procurement team.

The Strategic Procurement Manager will design project procurement initiatives and manage high value competitive bidding and negotiations.  These initiatives directly contribute to the efficient and effective delivery of the government's international aid and development programme. They include highly varied, challenging and time critical projects such as New Zealand’s response to overseas disasters.

The primary objectives for this role are to:

Delivering these objectives will entail influencing, leading, facilitating, coaching, training and supporting a wide range of internal and external stakeholders globally. You will be working with technical and subject matter experts, senior managers and overseas government officials to ensure MFAT maximises value and minimises risks in a wide range of markets.

You should have extensive experience of procurement, ideally for high value projects such as civil engineering, construction, infrastructure, health, education, etc. You must have outstanding communication and negotiation skills and work with a collaborative approach. When building and maintaining professional relationships, you must be able to gain the respect of people at all levels and from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

​For more information please contact Shenée Mawhinney at Robert Walters on (04) 471 9731.

All applications must be received by Sunday 2 November 2014.

This process is being managed by Robert Walters on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade (MFAT). Robert Walters reviews all CV's manually and you will be contacted if your skills and experience meet the requirements of this position.

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