Senior Adviser - Health and Safety (18 Months Fixed Term)

• Build manager capability
• Enhance health and safety
• Offshore focus

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade (MFAT) is seeking a Senior Adviser, Health & Safety to join the Human Resource team.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and dedicated Health & Safety Adviser to provide technical leadership and ensure effective health and safety planning, risk management and support systems are in place particularly in the delivery of the New Zealand Aid Programme and associated activity in the Pacific and globally.
You will be responsible for supporting managers in their execution of health and safety responsibilities in New Zealand Aid Programme activities offshore including the preparation of hazard and risk registers, carrying out due diligence, negotiating the allocation of health and safety responsibilities in contracts and grants and initial quality assurance. You will provide advice and support to managers and other key internal stakeholders, including in the management of incidents.
You will lead continuous improvement initiatives in collaboration with managers and provide regular reporting to senior leaders.  You will organise health and safety training and ensure this is delivered, coordinate the engagement of specialist advice. 
To be successful, you will have specialist experience in health and safety, knowledge of relevant legislation, standards and codes and a good understanding of approaches needed to successfully enhance health and safety in the workplace. A relevant tertiary qualification will be required. 
If you are looking for an interesting, challenging and rewarding position that is going to provide opportunities for professional growth and development within a well-regarded organisation, then this could be the role for you.

To apply for this position, please complete an application form and submit with a covering letter and CV
detailing your relevant skills and experience.

Applications close 5pm on Friday 24 March 2017.
You must meet be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate NZ Government Security clearance.

Senior Development Programme Co-ordinator, NZ High Commission, Tarawa

• Are you passionate about sustainable development in Kiribati?

• Do you have excellent management skills and can meet deadlines?

• Are you highly motivated and able to take on a leadership role? 

The New Zealand High Commission Tarawa is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic individual for the position of Senior Development Programme Coordinator, to assist with the management of New Zealand’s development programme in Kiribati.

This role is responsible for leading and contributing to partner relations and, policy engagement as well as managing a portfolio of development activities. Ideally you will have a breadth and depth of experience in development policy analysis, relationship building, activity design and management, and results monitoring.

The preferred candidate will need to possess excellent written and oral communication skills, have the ability to work independently and meet deadlines, as well as the ability to manage information and develop informed, evidence-based solutions.  You will have a sound knowledge of the development challenges and opportunities facing Kiribati, and have a tertiary qualification in a field relevant to the role.

Position descriptions and application forms are available from the New Zealand High Commission, Bairiki Tarawa, phone 21400; or by emailing

Applications close at 12.00 noon Monday 3 April 2017.   To apply, please send your application form, covering letter and CV by email to or deliver to the NZHC reception. For questions about the role please contact Tauaasa Taafaki

Note:  This is a locally employed position and the successful candidate will need to hold residency in Kiribati.