Executive Assistant to the High Commissioner

New Zealand High Commission Kuala Lumpur


Are you an experienced Executive Assistant looking for a new challenge?

Would you like to help represent New Zealand in Malaysia?

The New Zealand High Commission in Kuala Lumpur is looking for an experienced Executive Assistant to the High Commissioner.

The overall purpose of this position is to provide secretarial support to the High Commissioner.  In this busy position you will provide professional PA and administrative services to the Head of Mission and other diplomatic staff, arrange and organise functions/meetings as well as help manage official visits among others.

You must have at least an undergraduate degree, sound judgement, critical and analytical thinking, and attention to detail, motivation, initiative, and an ability to set priorities.  You must also be highly organised, have excellent communication skills, the ability to build a robust network of contacts and be able to work cooperatively as part of a small team.

Strong written and oral English and local language communication skills and the ability to multi-task are essential.  Experience in a local and/or international government agency or organisation would be an advantage.

The annual starting salary is RM52,000 and is subject to negotiation, dependent on your skills and experience.   

We are looking for the successful appointee to be available to commence duties in July 2018.

If this sounds like you, please download the application form [DOCX, 20 KB]and full position description [PDF, 47 KB].   For more information on the New Zealand High Commission in Kuala Lumpur please see our website at https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/countries-and-regions/south-east-asia/malaysia/new-zealand-high-commission.

The application form, and a covering letter of no more than two pages, setting out why you are applying for the position and examples of how you meet the job criteria together with a non-returnable CV should be emailed to


Applications must to be received by 27 April 2018.  All applications must be in English.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


A full list of all MFAT vacancies in Wellington and overseas is available here (external link).