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Defence Office Manager, Brussels, Belgium

  • Exciting key position for an administration superstar
  • Based at the New Zealand Embassy, Brussels, Belgium
  • Fixed term opportunity

Who we are

The New Zealand Defence Attaché Office (NZDAO) is responsible for facilitating the defence relationship between the New Zealand Defence Force and the Defence Forces of the countries to which the NZDAO is accredited. The office is headed by the New Zealand Defence Attaché and supported by the Defence Office Manager.

What we need

The Defence Office Manager is a key appointment within the NZDAO. The position is responsible for providing the office management function, including administrative, secretarial, financial, information management, defence office organisation and events coordination services.

Your previous experience in an office environment in a large multifaceted organisation along with your effective communication skills will be called upon daily when performing your duties in Brussels’ multinational military and diplomatic environment. You have the ability to have English as a working language, and a good knowledge of French and Dutch would be a definite advantage.

Your high level of computer literacy and excellent skills in the Microsoft Office suite of applications will be essential to your success when undertaking various responsibilities. Time management, cashbook accounting and working within a team environment are also key attributes that we are looking for. Having a valid Five Eyes security clearance would be an advantage.

This is a full-time fixed-term position from mid-September 2020 until mid-March 2021. 

Remuneration band for this role is Euro 47,000 to Euro 50,000 (dependant on experience) pro-rated over the term of employment. 

Please note:

  • The successful applicant for this full time fixed-term position will be employed as a Locally Employed Civilian (LEC) and not a NZDF civil staff member. 
  • All travel, accommodation and living costs are the responsibility of the successful applicant. 
  • Applicants are responsible for ensuring that they have the right to reside and work in Belgium.
  • You must be able to obtain and retain New Zealand Government Clearance.

Find more information in the Position description - Defence Office Manager, Brussels, Belgium [PDF, 143 KB].

How to apply

For further information, please contact Kristel De Ryck on +32 477 88 87 02 

Applications close on Monday 29 June 2020. To apply, please send your Curriculum vitae and covering letter electronically to kristel.deryck@nzdf.mil.nz no later than this date.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The New Zealand Mission thanks all applicants in advance for their applications and regrets it is not in a position to provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates.



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