Vacancy – Senior/Development Programme Coordinator

Are you passionate about sustainable development in the Cook Islands?

The New Zealand High Commission in the Cook Islands has a vacancy for a Development Programme Coordinator or Senior Development Programme Coordinator. The successful applicant will join a team of people managing New Zealand’s aid programme across sectors including water and wastewater, education, health, tourism and public sector strengthening.

The successful applicant will have project management experience in development, business, government or civil society, including planning, financial management, monitoring and evaluation. A relevant tertiary qualification is essential. 

The applicant must have a high standard of written and oral communication skills, including the ability to confidently present to an audience on complex issues. This person must be able to demonstrate the ability to develop, build and maintain relationships with external stakeholders including government officials, interest groups, contractors, and other donors. 

They will be able to effectively prioritise and organise their own workload around competing priorities and be able to quickly develop new ways of working, including new processes and systems. They will be required to work independently without close supervision and must be able to work effectively in a team and have excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrate sound judgement. 

The successful applicant will be employed on local terms and conditions and must have the right to work in the Cook Islands. Any offer of employment is subject to the grant of a work permit by Cook Islands Immigration. In addition any relocation to Rarotonga or accommodation requirements are to be undertaken at the expense of the applicant. Applicants must  be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate level of NZ Government security clearance. Further information, including a position description and application forms are available by emailing or telephoning +682 22201 extn 26.

Application forms, CVs and cover letters should be addressed to the First Secretary Development, New Zealand High Commission, PO Box 21, Rarotonga, Cook Islands or via the email address above.

Applications close: 5pm Wednesday 24 January 2018 (Cook Islands Time)

Consular Advisers (Two Roles)

Would you like to play a part in supporting New Zealanders who travel or live overseas?

Are you someone who:
• Has excellent interpersonal, communication, and influencing skills?
• Would enjoy helping New Zealanders who are in difficulty in other countries?
• Wants to be part of New Zealand’s planning for, and response to, emergencies overseas?
• Has good judgement, and can provide sound advice in stressful or demanding situations?

We are recruiting two Consular Advisers  to work in the Ministry’s head office in Wellington. 

We are looking for well-rounded individuals who have experience in social services, case management, and/or emergency response.

Working within Consular Division, you may be involved in:
• Delivering consular guidance and support to New Zealand Embassies and High Commissions overseas and to the New Zealand public,
• Crisis contingency planning and preparing for and responding to emergencies.
Consular Advisers work primarily in either the Case Management or the Emergency Response teams. 

However, they may be deployed to work in either team.  Consular Advisers participate in the Division’s after-hours duty roster and emergency responses. 

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

You may be required to travel from time to time also.

Application details
To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and covering letter by 9am on Friday 2 February 2018.

Principal Adviser, Organisational Resilience, Wellington

• Take the lead on Incident Management, Emergency Management and Business Continuity

• Start 2018 making a difference and leading the way The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is seeking a full-time permanent Principal Adviser, Organisational Resilience. 

This role is based in Wellington.

About the role:

The Organisational Resilience Principal Adviser is the subject matter expert responsible for providing advice and services on Organisational Resilience (which includes Incident Management, Emergency Management and Business Continuity) to safeguard and secure Ministry assets, including people and information.

This is both an operational and strategic role that requires a high performing leader.

Communications, stakeholder engagement and leadership skills are vital to the success of the role in both dealing with the Ministry’s senior leadership, key external stakeholders and mentoring staff in Incident management and developing Business Continuity Plans.

Key Responsibilities:

The Principal Adviser, Organisational Resilience is responsible for driving organisational change to increase resilience capability for both Incident Management and Business Continuity.

You will support the development, implementation, testing, improvement and ongoing support of incident management and business continuity.  Specifically this position supports the achievement of the Ministry’s strategic priorities and high level outcomes as outlined under the key accountabilities.

We are looking for someone who really understands and cares about emergency management and business continuity and who can inspire others to feel the same.  You will be able to gather information, conduct analysis and identify gaps, have a relevant qualification or working knowledge and the ability to influence others to enable delivery of process improvements.

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

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit along with your CV and cover letter by 5pm 26 January 2018.

Business Process Analyst

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade (MFAT) is New Zealand's lead for international relationships, focused on making New Zealanders safer and more prosperous.

MFAT has around 1400 staff, and is unique in that over half its team is based offshore. Given this structure, its human resources team is always looking ahead to how best provide appropriate HR policy, strategy and functions across the organisation to meet the distinctive challenges they face.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Business Process Analyst to provide centralised oversight, support and advice across corporate policy, processes and standards.  This will involve working across the breadth of the organisation with Senior Manager to support them through the review, approval and publishing process.  This will entail answering operational/corporate policy related queries and keeping the document register current.  This person will be able to identify the implications of a change in policy and what that means in respect to the framework, model and process related documentation.

You will need to demonstrate:

• 3-5 years business process analysis experience with experience reviewing and developing corporate operational policy

• excellent relationship and stakeholder engagement skills

• sound process design principles

To be successful in this role you will have excellent interpersonal skills who enjoys creating relationships across the organisation.  You will have a keen interest in organisational operating models and how they evolve and change with time to stay current and support organisational goals and objectives.  This role offers further development and mentoring for the successful person.  You will need the ability to facilitate a smooth change and to influence and work collaboratively.  If you think you could be this person please apply as soon as possible.

This is a Wellington based role. You must have the ability to obtain and maintain an appropriate New Zealand Government security clearance.

To apply for this position please can you complete an application form and submit along with your CV and cover letter by 5pm 26 January 2018.

Senior Communications Advisor

•Trusted and respected adviser at senior level
•Skilful relationship manager
•Focus on trade and economic issues
MFAT acts in the world to make New Zealand safer and more prosperous. The Communications Division works with diplomats, analysts and negotiators supporting engagement on key issues and outreach about MFAT’s work and our place in the world. This is a stimulating, dynamic environment focused on issues and projects that make a real difference for New Zealand and its people.
The Senior Communications Advisor provides leadership and advice on engagement and communications to the organisation, with a focus on trade and economic issues. You will be experienced at developing communications that are aligned with an organisation’s strategic objectives, finding creative and impactful ways of telling stories using a wide range of channels and tools, and providing well-considered and savvy advice on issues and project communications. You will be a trusted and respected adviser at a senior level with a good understanding the machinery of government.
Other key attributes will be a collaborative style of working, the ability to influence and persuade a range of stakeholders and a willingness to share your communications and engagement knowledge with colleagues. Experience or knowledge of trade or economic policy issues would be an advantage.
You may be required to provide support to the media team, which operates a round-the-clock service.

You must be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate New Zealand Government Security clearance.
Applications close: Monday, 29 January 2018
View the position description: (external link)
Reference: 4499
Further enquiries: Heather Church or Annabel McCallum on +64 4 550 8000

Policy and Public Affairs Adviser, NZ High Commission Singapore

The New Zealand High Commission Singapore has a vacancy for a full time Policy and Public Affairs Adviser. 

In this position, under the guidance of the Deputy Head of Mission, you will help support and promote New Zealand’s relationship with Singapore and Maldives. You will manage the High Commission’s public outreach and communications, including on social media. You will be responsible for reporting and analysis on a range of political and regional issues. You will help organise visits and events that advance New Zealand’s interests.

You will need to demonstrate excellent English written and oral communication skills, as well as strong research and analytical abilities. You will have good organisational skills, including effective prioritisation of tasks and working to deadlines. You will be comfortable working in a team and building good relationships with a wide range of people. You will have an awareness of or interest in New Zealand.   The annual salary for the position starts at SGD69,500 and is subject to negotiation, dependent upon your skills and experience.

If this sounds like you, please download the application form [DOCX, 46 KB]and full position description from (external link). For more information on the High Commission, please see the same website. Your application must be submitted in English.

This is a locally engaged position.  The terms and conditions of employment will be in line with Singapore employment legislation.  The successful applicant, if resident outside of Singapore, will be responsible for costs associated with relocation to Singapore and accommodation in Singapore. 

The application form, and a covering letter of no more than one page, setting out why you are applying for the position and examples of how you meet the job criteria, and  a non-returnable CV, should be emailed to:

Administration Manager New Zealand High Commission Singapore email to

Applications must be received by 4pm on Monday, 5 February 2018.