Senior Business Analyst, APEC21

APEC21 Senior Business Analyst

  • Fixed Term until December 2021
  • Biggest event ever hosted by NZ Government
  • Wellington based

Are you interested in being part of the largest event the Government has ever hosted, that brings 20 World Leaders New Zealand?  The APEC21 planning team is looking for a Senior Business Analyst, a key role in the delivery of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

APEC involves a 12-month period of hosting from December 2020 to November 2021 and attracts up to 22,000 attendees to 12 significant events held throughout the year. APEC will bring decision-makers and leaders from across the Asia-Pacific together and will create significant opportunities for New Zealand to promote its economic interests with trading nations including China, the US and Japan.

You will be part of an all-of-government programme led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, to plan and deliver a successful Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) which New Zealand will host in 2021. We are a small but rapidly growing team, our work is varied and demanding, and your ability to identify requirements and implement processes and procedures – plus have lots of initiative - will be relied upon every day.

To be successful in this role you will be an energetic self-starter capable of working as part of an integrated team but who is sufficiently experienced to work independently and achieve results on your own. You will be a generalist business analyst who is highly capable of working across a variety of work streams including technical, logistics and security requirements. 

During the host year the Senior Business Analyst role will transition into an operational role to support the delivery of the APEC events across the year.

There will be significant engagement across other agencies, including security agencies, so the person must be comfortable working across multidisciplinary teams.

We are in the early stages of a complex, cross-government programme and are laying the foundations to enable a large and diverse team to work effectively, and with agility.   The Senior Business Analyst will work alongside the project managers and worstream leads to deliver in this fast-paced development environment.

You will offer us your:

  • Experience in business process analysis.
  • Experience in requirements gathering and the preparation of requirements artefacts.
  • Experience in working in a programme/project environment and reporting to governance boards.
  • Experience in working across government agencies.

Other Requirements

  • Ability to be agile and flexible in your approach to work.
  • Willing to travel domestically and internationally to fulfil job requirements.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate New Zealand Government Security clearance; and hold New Zealand citizenship.   

You will be the kind of person who plans ahead to avoid last minute pressure and stress.  You will be focused on results and understand how to effectively influence people to achieve them.

This role is Wellington based.

 

How to apply:

Please apply attaching your CV and a cover letter outlining the skills, knowledge and experience you can bring to the role explaining why you are the ideal candidate toCharlotte.Holmes@robertwalters.co.nz

For more information, please contact Carolyn Ayre, APEC21 Programme Manager carolyn.ayre@mfat.govt.nz

Applications close:  Thursday, 2 May 2019 @ 12noon

 

Unit Manager, Geopolitics and Security

What you will do

  • Ensure the development of high quality and timely strategic policy advice and the delivery of outcomes on matters relating to New Zealand’s regional engagement in the Pacific, with a focus on geopolitics and security aspects.
  • Deliver, with other members of the PACREG leadership team, the Pacific Regional four-year plan.
  •  Lead and motivate a high performing team.

What we need

  • Be an inclusive leader, modelling the Ministry’s values in all you do;
  • A demonstrated ability to think strategically;
  • A proven track record of delivery; and
  • An ability to build effective relationships across the Ministry, with Ministers, with the public sector, and with counterparts across a diverse range of countries and regional organisations.

The role is available immediately.  To apply for the role, submit your CV and cover letter.  More information is available in the attached job description. 

The contact for inquiries is PACREG Divisional Manager, Charlotte Darlow. 

 

How to apply:

Applications close 9am, 23 April 2019.

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to HRGRecruitment@mfat.govt.nz prior to the close date.

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

 

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.

 

How to apply:

​To apply, please contact Isobel Willmot from Place Recuitment by emailing isobel.willmot@placerecruitment.co.nz or calling 027 547 0205 for a confidential conversation.

Applications close 9.00am, 24 April 2019*

*Please note we will be interviewing on an ad hoc basis

 

Legal Adviser/Senior Legal Adviser, International Law

Exciting opportunity to work on stimulating international legal issues and to be part of a great team

The Legal Division at MFAT provides legal advice to Ministers, Departments and Divisions across a range of international issues.  This advice includes the negotiation of new international instruments; the domestic implementation of international instruments; the interpretation of international legal obligations; and the enforcement of international legal obligations, including through dispute settlement action. 

The General International Law Unit of the Division provides advice across the broad range of general international law (including international criminal law, international humanitarian law, security and disarmament, space, human rights and constitutional issues).


Reporting to the Unit Manager, this role provides specialist legal advice across the range of issues within the unit, but with a likely weighting towards international humanitarian law and international criminal law, including liaison with other agencies and governments on extradition and mutual legal assistance matters. 


For the right candidate, the role can be appointed at legal adviser or senior legal adviser level.

The successful candidate will need to have relevant legal qualifications, including in international law, and subject matter expertise. 

You will also ideally have:

  • A good understanding of government processes, ensuring effective coordination with domestic agencies
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Experience in policy development at central government level
  • Strong planning and organising skills with proven success in delivering results

 

How to apply:

Applications close 12:00pm, 3 May 2019.

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to HRGRecruitment@mfat.govt.nz prior to the close date.

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

  

Risk and Assurance Manager, APEC21

  • Fixed Term or Secondment position until February 2022
  • Initially part time moving to full time on negotiation
  • Biggest event ever hosted by NZ Government
  • Wellington-based, modern offices in central location

Are you interested in being part of the largest event the Government has ever hosted, that brings 20 World Leaders to New Zealand?

The APEC21 planning team is looking for a Risk and Assurance Manager, a key role in the delivery of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).  We are a small but rapidly growing team, our work is varied and demanding, and your specialist risk and assurance expertise will be relied upon every day.

APEC involves a 12-month period of hosting from December 2020 to November 2021 and will bring decision-makers and leaders from across the Asia-Pacific together.  The significant opportunities for New Zealand is in promoting its economic interests with trading nations including China, the US and Japan.  Your contribution as Risk and Assurance Manager will be critical to New Zealand achieving its strategic benefits from hosting APEC.

We are in the early stages of a complex, cross-government programme and are laying the foundations to enable a large and diverse team to work effectively, and with agility.  This is an opportunity to work alongside Programme and Project managers, and to lead the Programmes risk and assurance processes from the outset. We think this is a part time role initially moving to full time closer to the event year. We would discuss and agree this transition with the right person.

To be successful in this role you will have senior level leadership and management acumen, with an ability to bring out the best performance in inter and intra-organisational teams. You will bring deep experience of assurance and risk management methodologies and practices, from both an advanced practitioner and a senior business user perspective.  If you have experience of risk and assurance management in a major events environment this would be desirable.

We are looking for a specialist leader to:

  • plan and coordinate a strategic approach to risk and quality assurance across the APEC21 programme;
  • promote, and support commitment to, the agreed APEC21 risk management policy, quality management strategy and associated governance      processes;
  • provide expert advice on risk mitigation and contingency planning;
  • regularly assess the maturity of risk and quality management processes across the programme and manage a comprehensive work stream to build the behaviours, systems, tools and processes to enable a risk intelligent and quality conscious culture.      

You'll offer us your:

  • Experience in leading and managing a specialist risk and assurance function in complex, multiple organisation environments;
  • Excellent relationship management skills to work successfully with, and influence, a wide variety of stakeholders;
  • Ability to bring out the best performance in teams;
  • Strong analytical skills, high levels of judgement and decision-making skills;
  • Willingness to take on a challenge and persevere.

This is a once-every-20 year career opportunity.  We're offering a supportive and fun team environment that you can help shape.

 

How to apply:

Please apply attaching your CV and a cover letter outlining the skills, knowledge and experience you can bring to the role explaining why you are the ideal candidate to HRGRecruitment@mfat.govt.nz

Applications close: Monday 29th April 2019 @ 9am

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

 

 

Divisional Manager, United Nations, Human Rights and Commonwealth Division

  • Lead and motivate a high performing team..
  • Achieve results in demanding and challenging roles.
  • Influence and leverage relationships with Ministerial offices and senior officials.

What you will do

  • This is a key leadership role in the Multilateral and Legal Affairs Group.  You will provide people, policy and programme leadership.
  • What we need
  • You’ll provide thought leadership at a strategic level identifying key opportunities and risks for New Zealand in its UNHC policy approaches.
  • We’re looking for a proactive leader who can provide clear strategic direction and set clear expectations of performance.
  • You’ll have strong experience leading the development of complex and innovative policy solutions

 

How to apply:

The role is available immediately. 

To apply for the role, submit your CV and cover letter to HRGRecruitment@mfat.govt.nz prior to the close-off date. 

Applications close 12 noon Monday 29 April 2019.

 

Divisional Manager, Americas Division

What you will do

  • Ensure the development of high quality and timely strategic policy advice and the delivery of outcomes on matters relating to the US, Canada, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
  • Lead your team in Wellington and manage a network of 10 very diverse Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates
  • Be a positive and inclusive member of the MFAT leadership tea

What we need

  • Be an inclusive leader, modelling the Ministry’s values in all you do;
  • A demonstrated ability to think strategically;
  • A proven track record of delivery; and
  • An ability to build effective relationships across the Ministry, the public sector, with Ministers, with the private sector, and with counterparts across a diverse range of countries.

 

How to apply:

The role is available immediately. 

To apply for the role, submit your CV and cover letter to HRGRecruitment@mfat.govt.nz prior to the close-off date. 

Applications close 12 noon Monday 29 April 2019.

 

Financial Management Information Systems (FMIS) Administrator

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is looking for a permanent FMIS Administrator to join our Finance Team.

The role is responsible for providing system administration, advice, assistance, training and FMIS support to users in Wellington and across the Ministry’s overseas Posts.  In this role you will work to resolve requests related to FMIS and other key business system applications as well as identifying process or training improvements. 

You will also undertake general application maintenance for all Finance Business application systems.  This includes processing month-end procedures, manging interfaces and user and system support.  You will provide system administration expertise for all Finance Business applications systems, as well as identifying, testing and implementing changes.

Finance Business application training will be another core part of this position.  You will be expected to identify training requirements for Ministry staff and subsequently deliver high quality application training for Ministry staff

This is a great opportunity to further enhance your professional skills and be part of a global enterprise.  We are looking for a high calibre, dynamic individual with demonstrated experience and skills in the following areas:

As a member of the Finance Business Information Systems and Processes Team, working together to continuously improve our practice and environment is an important goal.  Working with others to document, test and evaluate  systems and processes to ensure optimal performance and productivity; and evaluating and critiquing user security and access to ensure the integrity of the subsequent solutions deployment into the Ministry’s IT environment remain compliant, so ability to build rapport and negotiation skills will serve you well.

 

How to apply:

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and cover letter to Mark Brewis at Randstad: mark.brewis@randstad.co.nz or call 04 471 6464.

Applications close 9am, 6 May 2019

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

 

Financial Systems Business Analyst

Further your career and join a dynamic and friendly finance team. Develop and deliver modernised financial business systems and processes in Wellington and for our network of global posts.  

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has a vision ‘to give New Zealand an edge internationally’.  Our Finance Division is helping achieve this vision through enhancing the financial systems, processes and support.

The Financial Systems Business Analyst will take a lead role in providing analysis services(technical and business) for appropriate financial data management standards, documentation and processes, providing training and advice and participating in FMIS development, data analysis and project work. The role will liaise with key project stakeholders and ensure that the interests of the Ministry are protected at all times.  The role will be responsible for a range of business analyst tasks that are required at the various stages of the SLDC for Finance Business Systems.

This is a great opportunity to further enhance your professional skills and be part of a global enterprise. 

Candidates must also have NZ citizenship or permanent residency and be able to obtain NZ Government security clearance to be considered for this role.

 

How to apply:

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and cover letter to Lucy Palmer at Randstad: lucy.palmer@randstad.co.nz or call 04 471 4873.

Applications close 9am, 6 May 2019

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

 

Security Adviser

Keeping our people, information and assets safe
Kia haumaru tātou, ngā korero, me ngā rawa

Who are we?

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Security Division works to keep Ministry people, information and asset safe no matter where in the world they are.

We do this by:

  • providing a secure environment to work in
  • providing high quality security advice and support
  • ensuring the Ministry meets Government mandatory security requirements

What is the role?

Our Security Advisers are responsible for managing a portfolio of Posts and support for Head Office to deliver expert security management and advice safeguarding the Ministry’s people, assets and information.  They engage with the business, our Partners, NZ Agencies and suppliers to guide good security decisions.

What do we need?

We are looking for people with excellent knowledge of security systems and practice who have at least five years’ experience in a related role. 

Who are you?

You thrive in challenging work environments and dealing with complex work.  You are agile, learn quickly and can juggle multiple demands.  You are able to build and maintain relationships across all levels and locations of the Ministry.  You enjoy being part of a hardworking team of security experts.  You are resilient and have a sense of humour.  You are able to travel and be part of an on-call duty roster

 

How to apply:

To apply for the role, submit your CV and cover letter to HRGRecruitment@mfat.govt.nz prior to the close-off date. 

Applications close 12 noon 2 May 2019.

 

Communications Adviser

 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade acts in the world to make New Zealand safer and more prosperous.  This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic team working on challenging and interesting projects that help shape New Zealand’s place in the world.

The role will be responsible for advice and support on engagement and communication to groups and divisions within the Ministry, as well as providing support and advice on specific projects and one-off activities.  The Adviser will support a team of Senior Communication Advisers to achieve impact and influence with key audiences and stakeholders.  The Adviser will be responsible for creating high quality editorial content for the Ministry’s website, social media channels and long-form tools such as Shorthand.  

The successful applicant will have a reputation for providing high quality advice, and delivering superb written content.  Experience working in a communication role in a large organisation and an understanding of government processes would be an advantage, as would a background in media or a relevant qualification in communications.

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

 

How to apply:

Applications close 9am, 7 May 2019

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to heather.church@jacksonstone.co.nz prior to the close off date.