Executive Assistant to the Ambassador

The New Zealand Embassy in Manila is looking for a professional person to be its next Executive Assistant to the Ambassador.

The overall purpose of this position is to provide secretarial support to the ambassador.  The job description is attached.

The successful applicant must have at least an undergraduate degree, sound judgement, critical and analytical thinking, be familiar with key political trends in this country,  demonstrate attention to detail, motivation, initiative, and an ability to set priorities.  They must be highly organised, have excellent communication skills to build a robust network of contacts and be able to work cooperatively as part of a small team. Events management experience is essential. 

We are looking for the successful appointee to be available to commence duties early June 2017.

To apply for this position, send an email to beni.alcantara@mfat.govt.nz with two Word documents attached:

  • A letter of no more than two pages, setting out why you are applying for this job, with specific examples of how you meet all the criteria set out in the third paragraph of this advertisement.

  • A CV (resumé) of no more than three pages.

Any application that does not meet these specifications will not be read.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The deadline for applications is 5 pm on 30April 2017.


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