Policy Adviser (Humanitarian), New Zealand Permanent Mission, Geneva

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

Would you like to be part of the team representing 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 a fixed term 12 months contract with a possibility of renewal. 

The Policy Adviser (Humanitarian) contributes to the advancement of New Zealand’s foreign policy interests (in particular New Zealand’s international development, humanitarian and migration* activities). Working with the Ambassador and Geneva’s United Nations team, you will support the Post’s engagement with key multilateral agencies, representatives from other governments, and local humanitarian and civil society contacts.  Your responsibilities will include: representing New Zealand at key meetings in your portfolio; reporting and making recommendations to Wellington on activities based out of Geneva; conducting research, analysis, and policy development; maintaining an active network with other Missions, multilateral agencies, and civil society stakeholders; 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 New Zealand’s humanitarian funding 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 may be able to assist with obtaining a working visa for Switzerland.  

The starting salary range for this position is between CHF 96,237 and CHF 113,219 per annum, with position in the range dependent upon skills and experience.

You would ideally be available to commence duties in Geneva in January 2018. 

If this sounds like you, please download the application form and full position description. All applications must be made electronically and in English.

* (under review) 

The application form, and a covering letter of no more than two pages, should be emailed to claire.juhel@mfat.govt.nz with the subject line “POLICY ADVISER VACANCY”. 

Applications must be received by 5pm on Friday 1 December 2017.  

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

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Position description

Application form


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