Roles in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville

Executive Assistant

The New Zealand High Commission in Port Moresby is recruiting for the position of Executive Assistant.

Position

Executive Assistant - will be responsible for providing administrative support to the High Commissioner, as well as other staff.
Applicants for the Executive Assistant role must have:
  • minimum five years’ previous successful experience in a secretarial or administration support role to a manager and/or team
  • excellent written and oral communication skills (in both English and the local language)
  • excellent Microsoft Office suite skills
  • well-developed planning and organisational skills, including ability to prioritise tasks effectively and work under pressure
  • ability to work autonomously and within guidelines, demonstrating the use of sound judgement
  • personal integrity and an honest and ethical approach.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, please either download the application form [PDF, 147 KB] and full position description [PDF, 160 KB], or obtain copies from the New Zealand High Commission. The New Zealand High Commission is an equal opportunity employer. People with disabilities who meet the job criteria are also encouraged to apply.
All appointments are subject to security screening and reference checks. Entitlement to work in Papua New Guinea is essential.
Submit your Application Form, detailed CV and a short covering letter. You can email it to NZHCPMY@mfat.govt.nz or drop it into the New Zealand High Commission reception, Section 351 Lot 2 Magani Cres, PO BOX 1051, Waigani, NCD, Port Moresby, PNG.
Close-off date: Wednesday 27 March, 2019 at 4.30pm.
Short-listing: Only those short-listed will be contacted directly.

Policy Adviser

The New Zealand High Commission in Port Moresby is recruiting for the position of Policy Adviser. 

Position

Policy Adviser - will be required to:

  • research and identify key contacts and economic, political and social issues and trends of interest and relevance to New Zealand
  • report on trends and potential contacts of interest/relevance to New Zealand as agreed with the Deputy High Commissioner
  • monitor, analyse and summarise media sources and websites on key issues that are of relevance and interest to the New Zealand Government and the bilateral relationship
  • effectively use and contribute to the High Commission’s map of relationships that matter: decision-makers, policy-makers, thinkers and influencers
  • support the Deputy High Commissioner and other seconded staff as required on official calls and travel, including preparing briefing for meetings
  • support the development and implementation of the High Commission’s Trade Strategy to grow the commercial relationship between New Zealand and PNG. Respond to general policy and trade-related enquiries from the public and from local government agencies
  • propose / develop visit and function objectives, detail desired programme elements, prepare participant and guests lists, specify protocols required during the visit and analyse security needs
  • support the post’s public diplomacy, outreach and media needs in close consultation with the Deputy High Commissioner.
Applicants for the Policy Adviser role must have:
  • a tertiary degree or qualification in relevant fields
  • five to six years’ previous successful experience in a similar or related field
  • excellent written and oral communication skills (in both English and the local language)
  • excellent Microsoft Office suite skills
  • well-developed planning and organisational skills, including ability to prioritise tasks effectively and work under pressure
  • ability to work autonomously and within guidelines, demonstrating the use of sound judgement
  • personal integrity and an honest and ethical approach
  • a strong team spirit and a willingness to adhere to the values of the organisation.

How to Apply

To apply, please either download the application form [PDF, 143 KB] and full position description [PDF, 261 KB] or obtain copies from the New Zealand High Commission.
The New Zealand High Commission is an equal opportunity employer. People with disabilities who meet the job criteria are also encouraged to apply. All appointments are subject to security screening and reference checks. Entitlement to work in Papua New Guinea is essential.
Submit your Application Form, detailed CV and a short covering letter. You can email it to NZHCPMY@mfat.govt.nz or drop it in to the New Zealand High Commission reception, Section 351 Lot 2 Magani Cres, PO BOX 1051, Waigani, NCD, Port Moresby, PNG.
Close-off date: Wednesday 27 March, 2019 at 4.30pm. 
Short-listing: Only those short-listed will be contacted.

New assignments in Bougainville

There are a few new roles including the first position in Buin since 2004. Please refer to the VSA website for full details https://vsa.org.nz/volunteer/volunteer-vacancies/search (external link)

Other MFAT vacancies

A full list of all MFAT vacancies in Wellington and overseas is available here.