Policy Advisor, New Zealand Permanent Mission, Geneva

Policy Advisor, New Zealand Permanent Mission, Geneva

Are you an experienced Policy Adviser looking for a new challenge?

Would you like to help to represent New Zealand at the United Nations in Geneva?

The New Zealand Permanent Mission in Geneva is seeking a Policy Adviser to help advance and support New Zealand’s interests.  This is an open-tenure appointment.   The Policy Adviser (Humanitarian) is responsible for contributing to the advancement of New Zealand’s foreign policy interests (in particular New Zealand’s international development, migration (under review) and humanitarian activities) by supporting the Post’s engagement with key multilateral agencies, representatives from other governments, and local humanitarian and civil society contacts.  This includes meeting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s tasking and objectives, conducting research and analysis, policy engagement and engaging with counterparts from other Missions and UN secretariats, preparing reports, briefings and other documentation, and supporting VIP and MFAT visits from New Zealand.

Your excellent research and analytical skills, flexibility, problem solving capabilities, sound judgement, and ability to build and maintain effective relationships, will be key to your success. French language skills and previous experience in multilateral settings and in policy development would be an advantage.

The position is employed on local terms and conditions.  You must be a New Zealand citizen, and able to obtain and hold a New Zealand Government security clearance.  The Permanent Mission does not provide assistance with airfares or accommodation but will assist with obtaining a legitimation card, an authorization to work for a diplomatic mission in Switzerland.

The starting salary range for this position is between CHF 94,619  and CHF 111,317 per annum, with position in the range dependent upon skills and experience. You would ideally be available to commence duties in Geneva in February/March 2020. 

How to apply:

If this sounds like you, please download the application form [PDF, 192 KB]and full position description [PDF, 641 KB], and for more information on the New Zealand Permanent Mission please see our website at http://www.nzembassy.com/switzerland (external link) (external link). All applications must be made electronically and in English.   The application form, and a covering letter of no more than two pages, should be emailed to mission.nz@bluewin.ch with the subject line “POLICY ADVISER VACANCY”.  

Applications must be received by 5pm on Friday 17 January 2020.

For further information please contact Claire Juhel (claire.juhel@mfat.govt.nz)