Vacancy 1 : Executive Assistant to the Ambassador

 

The New Zealand Embassy in Beijing is looking for an Executive Assistant to provide professional PA support to the Ambassador. The Executive Assistant also works closely with Official Residence representational staff and assists with arrangements for functions held in the Chancery and Official Residence, and has responsibility for logistical and planning support for visits, and administration functions of the Post to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the office.

A suitable candidate will have:

  • At least five years’ previous successful experience in a high level secretarial or senior administration support role to a manager and/or team
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to and work within a team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (in both English and Chinese)
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective relationships
  • Well-developed planning and organisational skills, including ability to prioritise tasks effectively and work under pressure
  • Strong customer focus, with the ability to communicate effectively with a range of people
  • Possess a strong achievement/delivery focus – sets high standards including accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to anticipate issues and problems and think of creative solutions

This is an open tenure position and we are looking for someone who is able to start as soon as possible.  Salary is negotiable, depending on skills and experience. 

All enquiries and a copy of the position description can be obtained from Guy Lewis (email guy.lewis@mfat.govt.nz).

Applications should be sent to guy.lewis@mfat.govt.nz and should include a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role. Deadline is close of business on Monday 9 July 2018.

 


 Vacancy 2: New Zealand Embassy Representation Centre Manager

 

The New Zealand Embassy in Beijing is looking for a New Zealand Representation Centre Manager to provide representation management and executive chef and catering services for functions and events which are to be held at the Embassy’s newly-built Representation Centre. 

This is an exciting, high profile and career making opportunity for someone with executive chef/function management experience to be involved in showcasing New Zealand and it products in China.

The job involves managing the embassy’s representation centre and functions, including through executive chef catering, preparation of menus, function planning, management and oversight of events, and utilising New Zealand produce and beverages to showcase the best of modern New Zealand cuisine.

A suitable candidate will have excellent knowledge of New Zealand produce and menu planning, and experience in using NZ products in catering for large functions and events to a high standard. A knowledge of Chinese would also be beneficial but is not essential to this role.  

This is a local six month contract, starting as soon as possible. Accommodation is not provided. Salary is negotiable, depending on skills and experience. For the right person, this is an excellent opportunity.

All enquiries and a copy of the position description can be obtained from Guy Lewis (email guy.lewis@mfat.govt.nz).

Applications should be sent to guy.lewis@mfat.govt.nz and should include a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role. Deadline is close of business on Monday 16 July 2018.

 


Vacancy 3: New Zealand Embassy Visits and Events Officer

 

The New Zealand Embassy in Beijing is looking for a Visits and Events Officer to assist with logistics and programme development for official visits to China and making arrangements for events and functions held at the embassy.

This is a busy job for someone who is organised, able to work under pressure to meet deadlines and has good attention to detail and enjoys being involved in high profile embassy events contributing to New Zealand’s relationship with China. The ability to work as a team player is central to the role.

The ideal candidate will have excellent Chinese and English, with experience in events, functions and programme planning and logistics management.  

This is a local six month contract, starting as soon as possible. Accommodation is not provided.

All enquiries and a copy of the position description can be obtained from Guy Lewis (email guy.lewis@mfat.govt.nz).

Applications should be sent to guy.lewis@mfat.govt.nz and should include a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role. Deadline is close of business on Monday 16 July 2018.

 

 

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