Business Analyst - Business Information Systems and Processes


We are seeking applications for the role of Business Analyst in our Finance Division.

This role is a key position within our Business Information Systems and Processes Unit and is responsible for developing and implementing appropriate financial data management standards and processes.  Other responsibilities include delivery of training and advice to Financial Management Information Systems (FMIS) users and where external support is required to oversee the development and delivery of training material.  You will participate in FMIS development and data analysis; play a key role in the development of management reporting and support systems project work as required.

The position is required to establish and maintain a strong network of internal relationships to ensure that timely advice and support is provided to key stakeholders within the Ministry.

Applicants must hold New Zealand citizenship and must be able to obtain a security clearance at the relevant level.

A position description is available here.

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and covering letter by 5pm Friday 03 June 2016.

Associate Counsel (18-24 months fixed term)

The Associate Counsel is a specialised professional position that sits within the Corporate Legal Unit (CLU) of the Multilateral and Legal Affairs Group of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

CLU is currently experiencing a significant increase in the demand for its support.  This 18-24 month fixed-term role will interest someone either looking for a lengthy fixed-term role or a long-term secondment opportunity. Reporting to the Corporate Counsel, the Associate Counsel will be responsible for providing sound legal advice on a wide range of issues, including but not limited to:

• Corporate legal advice to all divisions on corporate legal matters: property, procurement, employment, health and safety and litigation
• In consultation with the Corporate Counsel, the provision of Privacy/Official Information Act advice across the organisation in conjunction with the Executive Services Division.
• NZ Aid Programme – providing advice to managers on procurement and contract matters
• Diplomatic Law – in consultation with the Corporate Counsel advising the Protocol Division on a wide range of legal issues
• Assisting with the provision of legal advice to consular officers dealing with consular cases

The successful candidate will hold a Bachelor of Laws, New Zealand Law Society Practising certificate and have at least 8 years’ post admission experience preferably working in government and/or public law. In particular, candidates should be able to clearly demonstrate:

• A proven ability to establish trust with a wide range of clients, including an ability to build, maintain and leverage relationships with key internal and external contacts at all levels of the organisation
• A commitment to provide training to internal clients on areas of interest
• Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to convey complex information logically and concisely 
• Experience drafting and negotiating commercial contract and project documentation
• A good working knowledge of the Official Information Act and the Privacy Act and their related processes
• Ideally some litigation experience

This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented public lawyer to put their skills to the test in a challenging and rewarding environment.

You must 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 along with your CV and cover letter by 5pm 01 June 2016.

Asset Strategy Manager, Asset Management Division

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

Our purpose is to create the international conditions and connections for New Zealand and New Zealanders to thrive.

The Ministry has a network of 100+ office and Official Residence premises overseas, providing facilities and work environments for staff to conduct the Government’s official business effectively. It also has approximately 250 offshore staff residential properties, assets and posts' vehicles.

Working out of Wellington, the Asset Strategy Manager is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership of staff to ensure the achievement of the strategic priorities and high level outcomes in the Ministry’s Strategic Framework.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide thought and analytical leadership to the division.
  • Manage and support the successful modernisation of asset management and the related functions.
  • Lead the development, of, a comprehensive Asset Strategy and framework which will be delivered, measured and managed.
  • Ensure that the Ministry’s Asset Strategic Plan is understood and endorsed by Ministry senior management and communicated effectively to other relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide strategic direction and advice on acquisitions, divestments and investment decisions.
  • Contribute to the multi-year Asset Plan and to regional and other plans.
  • Review business cases and investment plans.
  • Lead performance reporting and governance function.

Key requirements:

  • Significant experience in the development, measurement and management of a property portfolio strategy, preferably with global exposure.
  • Significant technical competence and experience in all aspects of the property assets industry.
  • Ability to think and plan conceptually and strategically making the “big picture”.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management acumen.
  • A strong understanding of the machinery of government and the government decision making process.
Joining MFAT in their Asset Management Development (AMD) team gives you the chance to take on the world, be exposed to a complex portfolio and work within one of NZ’s leading agency.

To apply for this position please visit the Robert Walters website.  Applications are due by 9am on Wednesday 08 June 2016.

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

Executive Assistant to Ambassador in Ha Noi

The New Zealand Embassy in Ha Noi is seeking to recruit an Executive Assistant to provide personal assistant support to the Ambassador as well as other administration functions to the Embassy to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the office. The position will also have some responsibility for provision of consular assistance to New Zealanders in Viet Nam. 

Consular training will be provided to the successful applicant. This is a locally employed position, with terms and conditions being set in accordance with local employment requirements. Full bilingual proficiency in Vietnamese and English is essential.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • 5-6 years’ proven experience in a secretarial or administration support role to a manager and/or team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively and supportively in a team environment
  • Strong customer focus, with the ability to communicate effectively with a range of people
  • A strong achievement/delivery focus to a high standard (including accuracy and attention to detail)
  • Expert planning and organisational skills; Microsoft office Highly adaptable and able to work across multi-disciplined areas of work

Email your cover letter and CV to

Email enquiries to or phone (04) 3824 1481. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 3 June 2016. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.