Senior Adviser Inclusive Development (Gender and Human Rights)

This is a key role in the Ministry’s Pacific and Development Group tasked with strengthening the inclusiveness of New Zealand’s international development effort and that of our partners, in particular through promotion and protection of human rights and the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

You would be the Ministry’s policy lead on inclusiveness, gender and human rights within international development. You will establish and maintain MFAT policy on inclusive development and ensure that this is reflected in strategic and operational frameworks, aid programme standards, and in performance and management information systems.   You will lead policy analysis, advice and engagement in this area. You will champion and influence gender and human rights within MFAT, with our partners and in the Pacific and multilateral arena.

We seek a person with a strong background in inclusive social or economic policy, human rights and gender. You will have well developed public policy skills. You will be a highly effective at engaging and influencing leaders, institutions and people. International development experience is an advantage.

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and cover letter by 12 Noon, Friday 8 December 2017.

Team Administrator / Development Support Officer

Have you got initiative, experience in general administration, contract administration and attention to detail? The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Pacific and Development Group is looking for a pro-active administrator to join the their team.

The key purpose of the Team Administrator/ Development Support Officer role is to provide contract administration for the New Zealand Aid Programme in addition to general administrative services across the branch including information and database management, correspondence and travel, meeting and event coordination.

This role forms part of a team of administrators providing centralised support across the Pacific and Development Group.

To succeed in this role you will need a strong customer focus, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, strong computer skills covering the Microsoft office suite, excellent attention to detail, and be a natural planner and organiser with the ability to self-manage and use initiative. You will have a positive attitude and strong written and verbal skills and the ability to effectively manage relationships with a variety of stakeholders.

Please note 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 your CV and cover letter  by 9am Friday 8 December 2017.

Bogota Locally Employed Staff positions: Administration Manager, Policy Adviser/Translator, Consular/Public Affairs Adviser, Executive Assistant, New Zealand Embassy, Bogotá, Colombia

Are you an experienced Administration Manager, Policy Adviser/Translator, Consular/Public Affairs Adviser or Executive Assistant with finance experience looking for an exciting new opportunity?

Would you like to be part of the team to help establish the first ever resident New Zealand Embassy in Colombia?

The New Zealand Embassy in Bogotá (opening in February 2018) is seeking to fill four permanent local staff positions to help advance and support New Zealand’s interests in Colombia. 

All four roles will contribute to the advancement of New Zealand’s foreign policy and trade interests in Colombia. Working with the Ambassador, Deputy Head of Mission and NZ Inc. staff, you will support the Post’s engagement with key government, business, multilateral agency and civil society representatives.

Your excellent problem solving capabilities, flexibility, sound judgement, and ability to build and maintain effective relationships, will be key to your success. We are looking for team players who have a passion for growing the New Zealand-Colombia relationship and are excited about the challenge of opening a new Embassy. Excellent written and oral communication skills both in Spanish and English are essential.

Specific areas of responsibility will vary across the four roles, and further information about each role can be found in the position descriptions on the recruitment agency website. 

These positions are employed on local terms and conditions. You must be able to obtain and hold an appropriate New Zealand Government security clearance. 

You must be available to commence duties in Bogotá in February 2018.

The application process is being managed by Michael Page’s Colombian office. To enquire further about these roles and/or make an application please follow the links below or contact the following agency staff, in English or Spanish:

Applications must be received by 5pm Tuesday 5 December NZT.

Treaty Support Officer, Legal Division

Part-time (15 hours per week; 1 year fixed-term).  Start date 8 January 2018 or as soon as possible there after.

The Treaty Support Officer provides administrative support to MFAT’s Legal Division in the areas of international treaty-making and mutual legal assistance.

This role is at an intern-equivalent level and is remunerated accordingly.  It would suit a current law student interested in part-time work.

Specific tasks include:

• Formatting, printing and binding treaty and arrangement texts in preparation for signature

• Publication of treaties in the New Zealand Treaty Series and presentation to the House of Representatives

• Maintenance and updating of the New Zealand Treaty Archive and New Zealand Treaties Online ( (external link))

• Registration of treaties with the United Nations

• Responding to treaty-related enquiries from the public and other government agencies

• Processing and forwarding documents in mutual legal assistance and private international law matters

• General legal research for members of Legal Division

Applicants should be able to demonstrate close attention to detail, excellent IT skills, and the ability to work independently and carry out research tasks.  An understanding of the basic principles of international law or government processes would be desirable.

To apply for this position please complete an MFAT job application formand submit with with a covering letter, CV, and academic transcript.

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

Applications close at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday 13 December 2017. No extensions will be granted or late applications received.