Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Adviser

The Pacific and Development Group (PDG) currently has a vacancy for a Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Adviser. PDG leads an integrated approach to New Zealand’s diplomatic engagement with Pacific countries and is responsible for the delivery of the New Zealand Aid Programme in the Pacific and globally.

The role is in the Capability and Insights Division (DCI), which supports effective and efficient delivery of the New Zealand Aid Programme and enables the Ministry to account for results achieved through investment of the aid budget, along with foreign policy engagements.  The Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Adviser is responsible for managing the delivery a portfolio of PDG’s monitoring, evaluation and research work.  You will work closely with PDG and our partners providing monitoring, evaluation and research advice and helping ensure it is utilised.  To qualify for the role, you must hold a relevant qualification and have in-depth professional experience in monitoring, evaluation and/or research, preferably in the public sector and/or international development. You will have strong written and oral communications skills and the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.  

How to apply

Applications close 12.00pm, 5 November 2019.

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to HRGRecruitment@mfat.govt.nz (Please quote the position name and job reference number 2019 -124) and complete an MFAT application form prior to the closing date.

You must be a NZ Citizen and able to obtain and maintain the appropriate New Zealand Government security clearance.

A position description can be found here [PDF, 552 KB].

 

Team Administrator

​Have you got initiative, a positive can-do attitude, administration experience, and the ability to go the extra mile? Are you looking for a change? If so, you should apply for the vacant position of Team Administrator in AAG, working for the Asia and Regional Division (ARD). 

The role involves a variety of administrative task, including support to the ARD staff; organising travel, supporting major international summits and regional workshops and logistics; creating and managing budgets; assisting with recruitment and induction of staff; and event organisation.

Note: Overseas travel is offered (accompanying delegations teams) where appropriate. 

The role is fixed term until 30 September 2020, so this could be considered as a secondment and would suit someone who has some MFAT experience and is now seeking the next step in their administration career. If this sounds like you, then apply now.

How to apply

Applications close 12.00pm, 1 November 2019.

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to HRGRecruitment@mfat.govt.nz (Please quote the position name and job reference number 2019 -123) and complete an MFAT application form prior to the closing date.

You must be a NZ Citizen and able to obtain and maintain the appropriate New Zealand Government security clearance.

A position description can be found here [DOCX, 78 KB]

Solutions Architect

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.  Our purpose is to create the international conditions and connections for New Zealand and New Zealanders to thrive.
The Solutions Architect provides the link between strategy and execution, by establishing a set of current, transitional and future state architectures and roadmaps which are responsive to the current and future business requirements of the Ministry.  You will be thought leaders in the development of the Enterprise Architecture Framework and associated models, viewpoints and reference architectures that span the four Enterprise Architecture domains of Business, Application, Information and Infrastructure.
 
As an Architect in our expanding architecture team you will be working with our diverse base of clients to develop designs and frameworks for smooth and effective integration.  You will work closely alongside development teams, providing technical leadership, ensuring delivery meets customer requirements and fits the technology roadmap and environment.
 
You will have:
• Preferably 10+ years IT industry experience with specific technical architecture experience in large and/or complex environments, however three to five years architecture experience would be considered at a junior level.
• Experience of enabling the delivery of business change/development through facilitation of solutions, within large scale, complex programmes across multiple stakeholders
• Practical experience in the successful development and implementation of architecture frameworks that enable transformational outcomes
• Demonstrated knowledge of architectural approaches and methodologies that span business, application, information and infrastructure domains
• Knowledge of IT controls and governance procedures including technology risk assessment and mitigation strategies
• Broad knowledge of and experience within Microsoft software products, strategies and offerings
• Broad knowledge and experience in Microsoft Azure, VMWare, Hybrid Cloud models and Virtual network, and Microsoft Core Technologies
 
The role is based in Wellington.

How to apply

Applications close 12.00pm, 31 October 2019.

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to HRGRecruitment@mfat.govt.nz (Please quote the position name and job reference number 2019 -121) and complete an MFAT application form prior to the closing date.

You must be a NZ Citizen and able to obtain and maintain the appropriate New Zealand Government security clearance.

A position description can be found here [DOCX, 73 KB]

 

Network Architect

The Information Management Division is looking for a Network Architect to join the team. The Network Architect is responsible for designing and developing network architecture solutions to meet business needs for all Wide Area Networks, Local Area Networks, Data Centre networking, both physical and virtual networks; and ensuring these are secure, technically sound and aligned to the Ministry’s overall architecture and standards.  

This position is the senior technical expert within the Ministry for logical and physical networks, and the security for these networks.  As a leadership role for this domain, a focus on our core values and a collaborative approach is expected; high level of collaboration with the architecture team, project team members and Network Engineers is paramount. Therefore practicing our values and being able to achieve outcomes through others is meaningful and as important to this role as being technically expert.  The Network Architect will also assist tactically with the resolution of complex technical network operational problems.  

As a member of the Architecture Team, working together to continuously improve our practice and environment is an important goal.  Working with others to document, test and evaluate  systems (including the existing network infrastructure) to ensure optimal performance and maximum uptime; and evaluating and critiquing externally developed designs to ensure the integrity of the subsequent solutions deployment into the Ministry’s IT environment, so ability to build rapport and negotiation skills will serve you well.

The role is based in Wellington. 

How to apply

Applications close 12.00pm, 31 October 2019.

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to HRGRecruitment@mfat.govt.nz (Please quote the position name and job reference number 2019 -120) and complete an MFAT application form prior to the closing date.

You must be a NZ Citizen and able to obtain and maintain the appropriate New Zealand Government security clearance.

A position description can be found here [DOCX, 76 KB]

 

Policy Adviser (locally engaged) | Warsaw

The New Zealand Embassy in Warsaw is seeking a Policy Adviser to join its small, energetic team. This is an open tenure position with responsibility for providing policy support and advice on a range of political, social, trade, economic, defence and security issues for some of the Embassy’s six accredited countries. Fluent Polish and English communication skills are essential for this role, and the ability to translate confidently between Polish and English is highly desirable.

We are looking for someone with an ability to think critically and analytically, with strong research skills, sound judgment and good problem-solving capabilities. They must be flexible and adaptable, able to build and maintain effective relationships, and able to work as part of a high-achieving team. The role may require some after-hours work and there will be opportunities for some domestic and international travel. We welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds.

The successful applicant will be employed on local terms and conditions and must have the right to work in Poland. Obtaining and maintaining an appropriate working visa is the responsibility of the applicant and any offer of employment is subject to this. If relevant, relocation to Warsaw would be the responsibility of the applicant.

How to apply

Applications close at 4.00pm local time (GMT+2 hours) 24 October 2019

The Job Description can be found here [PDF, 193 KB] and the application form here. [DOCX, 46 KB]

Please send a covering letter outlining your skills and experience relevant to the role, your curriculum vitae, and a completed application form in English to nzwsw@nzembassy.pl with the subject line “Policy Adviser application”.

 

Project Manager, New Zealand-Germany Young Business Leaders’ Exchange Programme

New Zealand’s relationship with Germany has strong foundations, with bilateral linkages covering trade, investment, science, education, people-to-people links, security and defence, and the creative arts. Germany is our 6th most important trading partner and the largest economy within the EU. The New Zealand government is looking to strengthen and deepen existing links, taking the relationship between our Governments, peoples, and businesses to new heights. As part of these efforts, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is launching an exciting new programme to connect the next generation of German and Kiwi entrepreneurs and business leaders. We are seeking a Project Manager to lead this and to develop reciprocal visits for entrepreneurs and business leaders from New Zealand and Germany. The outcomes you will achieve include:

  • Building sector specific knowledge i.e. the German food and beverage sector to better understand the products and brands out of New Zealand

  • Creating connections and networks between the entrepreneurship eco-systems in both countries

  • Foster and increase business outcomes between Germany and New Zealand

To achieve this you need an understanding of what makes entrepreneurs and business leaders tick, a high level of coordination and an ability to manage stakeholders from a range of industries. Evaluation, event planning  and reporting and budget management are also key performance indicators.

Ideally you will have a tertiary qualification or relevant experience in project management and knowledge of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in either New Zealand or Germany. An understanding of current issues affecting New Zealand’s relationship with Germany and experience of living or working in Germany is desirable.

This role is for a fixed-term contract period of one year and can be based in Auckland or Wellington. Please contact Nicola Reid at DM-EUR@mfat.govt.nz if you require further information.

This programme is based on an existing programme which the Ministry contracts the Asia New Zealand Foundation to run. You can read further information about this programme here (external link).

How to apply

Applications close 12.00pm, 28 October 2019.

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to HRGRecruitment@mfat.govt.nz (Please quote the position name and job reference number 2019_115) and complete an MFAT application form prior to the closing date.

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

A position description can be found here [DOCX, 66 KB].

Senior Adviser - Executive Services Division

Following the recent progression of the incumbent within the Ministry, we are now looking for an impressive Senior Adviser who is a team player with strong political nous and effective time management skills to join our fast paced and busy team.

You’ll work across the Ministry to manage the development of: responses to Official Information Act requests for complex and often sensitive information, draft responses to Ministerial correspondence and Parliamentary Questions, and the proactive release of OIA responses and Cabinet papers. As a Senior Adviser you will also be expected to effectively coach and mentor other members of the team and build capability in Ministry business units. You must be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate New Zealand Government security clearance, and it would be ideal if you have previously worked in a secure environment.

We are looking for applicants who can demonstrate their experience:

  • Quickly and confidently developing effective relationships with a range of subject matter experts at all levels of leadership.

  • Exercising sound judgement and managing/mitigating risk appropriately.

  • Working under pressure and meeting tight deadlines.

  • Managing multiple tasks well across a wide range of subject areas and adjusting priorities as needed, with minimal supervision.

  • Providing high quality technical advice and assistance to peers and managers to meet statutory obligations.

  • Working with New Zealand government systems, particularly around ministerial and parliamentary servicing, including in a ministerial services-type function or Minister’s office.

  • Applying a working knowledge of the Official Information Act 1982. ​Working in a secure environment (would be advantageous).

How to apply

Applications close 12.00pm, 16 October 2019.

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to HRGRecruitment@mfat.govt.nz (Please quote the position name and job reference number 2019_112) and complete an MFAT application form prior to the closing date.

You must have a relevant tertiary qualification, be a New Zealand Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate New Zealand Government security clearance.

A position description can be found here [DOCX, 64 KB].

Policy Adviser (Foreign Policy - Pacific) - Washington, DC (locally engaged position)

The New Zealand Embassy in Washington, DC is seeking a Policy Adviser for the Embassy team responsible for advancing New Zealand’s policy objectives in political and security relationship with the United States. The Policy Adviser’s role is to provide policy advice and support on a range of foreign and security policy issues, with a focus on the Pacific.

We are looking for someone with an ability to think critically and analytically, with strong research skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, sound judgment and good problem solving capabilities. They must be flexible and adaptable, able to build and maintain effective relationships, and able to work as part of a high achieving team. 

This is a permanent, SEAP position, with terms and conditions being set in accordance with US employment regulations. No off-shore allowance, transfer allowance or provision of housing applies.  The salary range US$60,000 to US$81,000 per annum.  

How to apply

Applications close 12:00pm, 25 October 2019.

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter outlining your skills and experience relevant to the role to wshrecruitment@mfat.govt.nz, and complete an MFAT application form prior to the closing date.  

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

A position description can be found here [PDF, 205 KB].

Policy Adviser (Trade Policy) - Washington, DC (locally engaged position)

The New Zealand Embassy in Washington, DC is seeking a Policy Adviser for the Embassy team responsible for advancing New Zealand’s policy objectives in our trade and economic relationship with the United States. The Policy Adviser’s role is to provide policy advice and support on a range of bilateral and international trade and economic policy issues.

We are looking for someone with an ability to think critically and analytically, with strong research skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, sound judgment and good problem solving capabilities. They must be flexible and adaptable, able to build and maintain effective relationships, and able to work as part of a high achieving team.  

This is a permanent, SEAP position, with terms and conditions being set in accordance with US employment regulations. No off-shore allowance, transfer allowance or provision of housing applies.  The salary range US$60,000 to US$81,000 per annum.

How to apply

Applications close 12:00pm, 25 October 2019.

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter outlining your skills and experience relevant to the role to wshrecruitment@mfat.govt.nz, and complete an MFAT application form prior to the closing date.  

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

A position description can be found here [PDF, 205 KB].

Portfolio Manager - Partnerships

Pacific and Development Group/Ngā Hoe Tuputupu Mai Tawhiti

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade/Manatū Aorere  

The Partnerships Unit, which sits within the Pacific and Development Group of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, is rolling out an innovative new approach to partnering with New Zealand non-government organisations (NGOs).  Called “Partnering for Impact”, this new way of working seeks to deliver more impactful development cooperation results in the Pacific and beyond. Concurrently the team is also continuing to manage a large existing programme of development cooperation activities.   

This senior position will be responsible for providing high-quality analysis and financial advice to the Partnerships Unit to support the effective delivery of its NZ$143.5 million programme of development cooperation activities, with a view to helping the team become an exemplar in international best practice in the area of partnerships.  

We seek a person with significant portfolio management experience, strong strategic and business planning skills, excellent financial management and forecasting skills and who is adept at navigating complex information management systems. You will have strong political acumen relationship management, partnering and communication skills, and proven experience in engaging and influencing leaders, teams and partners.  International development cooperation experience is an advantage.    

How to apply

Applications close 12:00pm, 16 October 2019

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to HRGRecruitment@mfat.govt.nz (Please quote the position name and job reference number 2019_111) and complete an MFAT application form prior to the closing date.

You must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate New Zealand Government Security Clearance.

A position description can be found here [PDF, 380 KB].

Lead Adviser - Pacific Ocean and Fisheries

Would you like to be part of New Zealand’s efforts to make a difference in Pacific Island countries?   The Lead Adviser – Pacific Ocean and Fisheries role is a unique opportunity to lead New Zealand’s engagement in development and policy initiatives for Pacific fisheries and the Pacific Ocean.  This work will support Pacific Island countries and Pacific regional agencies to implement the “Regional Roadmap for Sustainable Pacific Fisheries” and to progress issues supporting the vision of Pacific Island Leaders for the “Blue Pacific”. 

To be successful in this role you will bring:

  • Understanding of the key challenges facing developing countries and the role that effective policy engagement and development assistance plays in supporting priority issues for the Pacific region;

  • a strong understanding of Pacific fisheries and/or Pacific oceans policy, management and development and a clear appreciation of approaches that can lead to improved performance in the Pacific context;

  • Demonstrated leadership, coaching and mentoring skills;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

The competencies required to be successful include a strong intellect (demonstrated by complex analysis and strategic acumen), being a skilled negotiator, a relationship builder, and having superior judgement, combined with a track record in developing, managing and leading projects to deliver intended results.

We are looking for strong leadership skills and written, analytical, strategic thinking, planning and project management skills. Candidates should also have experience in writing high quality briefings and submissions for senior decision makers and Ministers within tight timeframes.  Sharing your knowledge through mentoring and thought leadership is an important part of this role.

The successful candidate will work with Pacific Island stakeholders and be expected to travel extensively within the region.

How to apply

Applications close 12:00pm, 16 October 2019.

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to HRGRecruitment@mfat.govt.nz (Please quote the position name and job reference number 2019_110) and complete an MFAT application form prior to the closing date.

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

A position description can be found here [PDF, 329 KB].

Counter-proliferation and Export Controls Adviser

MFAT is seeking a counter-proliferation specialist to fill a vacancy in its export control team.  The role is responsible for the management of export controls covering weapons, dual-use technologies and arms brokering.  You will contribute to policy advice, guidance and implementation on issues associated with export controls, international export control regimes, counter-proliferation, and diplomatic clearances for ships and aircraft.  

You will contribute to the development of policy and technical requirements to ensure that New Zealand plays its part to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and conventional arms.  You will also take part in inter-agency processes on counter-proliferation, and outreach to the business and research community.  This position assists in representing New Zealand at meetings of international export control regimes, such as the Wassenaar Arrangement. 

You will have specialist knowledge of firearms/ weapons and/or dual-use technologies, and be able to apply that knowledge to the operation of export controls.  Experience in policy development or regulatory management would be an advantage, as would contemporary knowledge of international political and security issues.

You must hold New Zealand Citizenship, and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate New Zealand Government Security Clearance.

More details of New Zealand’s export control regime can be found here and here.

How to apply 

Applications close 12.00pm, 25 October 2019.

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to HRGRecruitment@mfat.govt.nz (Please quote the position name and job reference number 2019_114) and complete an MFAT application form prior to the closing date.

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

Senior Adviser Inclusive Development – Child and Youth Wellbeing

This is a key role in the Ministry’s Pacific and Development Group tasked with leading and supporting increased New Zealand advocacy on children and youth development and rights issues within New Zealand’s international development effort and that of our partners.
 
The Government has identified better pathways for children and young people as a top priority change agenda for its development cooperation.  You would be the Ministry’s lead to this change agenda within international development. You will lead analysis, policy and strategic advice on how New Zealand can most effectively deliver on children and youth well-being within our ODA programme internationally. You will develop, coordinate and monitor/report on an Action Plan and Results Framework for the Ministry’s children and young persons change agenda. You will champion this work within MFAT, with international partners, regional agencies, and across NZ Inc to ensure that New Zealand has a distinct and coordinated approach to the development of children and young people.
 
We seek a person with a strong background in children and youth development. 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.

How to apply

Applications close 12.00pm, 31 October 2019.

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

Position Description [DOCX, 74 KB]