Advisor, International Engagement at NZ Ministry of Education, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Advisor, International Cooperation and Engagement
- Permanent, full-time
- An exciting opportunity to apply your experience in international relationships in a fast paced, high profile domestic sector
- Leverage New Zealand's domestic education priorities for global outreach
- Connect your analytical and advisory skills to have real impact
He mea tārai e mātou te mātauranga kia rangatira ai, kia mana taurite ai ōna huanga
We work to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes
Our organisation is made up of talented and committed people around Aotearoa, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for our ākonga in our education system.
Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown. We are committed to having Te Tiriti o Waitangi at the forefront of our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.
Mō tēnei tūranga | About this role
We have an exciting opportunity for an Advisor to work with a passionate and experienced International team; and, policy and programme delivery colleagues across the Ministry to:
- Engage key relationships and use your knowledge to provide advice to Ministers and officials on country-to-country and multilateral priorities.
- Engage with key stakeholders to deliver tailored programmes for international delegations directly or in response to requests from Ministers or other government agencies.
- Provide coordination and secretariat support to international and interagency meetings, working groups, visiting delegations and the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO.
The International Cooperation and Engagement Team sits in Te Pou Kaupapahere, which leads the Ministry's wider international education engagement strategies, international education policy and key bilateral and multilateral international engagement to ensure all learners and education providers benefit from flows of knowledge, people and services internationally.
For more information on this position, please read through the attached Job Description
Salary range: $71,859 - $86,939 per annum + 3% kiwi saver. The successful candidate will be appointed at a salary which reflects individual skills and experience.
We also offer:
- Flexible working arrangements where everyone feels valued & supported
- The ability to purchase extra days leave
- A range of employee network groups
- An inclusive environment that encourages your personal cultural competency journey
- Development and learning, including mentorship programmes and internal secondments
- Wellness initiatives to support your overall health and wellbeing
Mōhou ake | About you
People interested in this role need to demonstrate:
- Relationship management and influencing skills, including with diverse stakeholders
- An ability to deliver programmes of work with pace and analytical agility
- Energy, drive and the ability to work with others to get things done
- A well-organised approach, strong customer focus and results orientation
If you want to use your policy, education or international experience to help support New Zealand's fourth largest export industry (international education) and deliver on the Ministry's goals of ensuring our education system is relevant and New Zealanders have the skills and knowledge for work and life, this is a great opportunity.
As an employer we are committed to a focus on leadership, talent, training and development, and flexible work options.
You will demonstrate knowledge of, or a willingness to gain an understanding of Te Ao Māori and promote tikanga and Te Reo Māori. You will also have knowledge of, or a willingness to gain an appreciation of te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi) as it applies in the public sector.
Mātau rōpū ake | About our ministry, group, and team
At Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga, we work to provide services and support nationally, regionally and locally to the education sector, and in some cases, directly to ākonga and whanau. To better deliver on this, we are currently undergoing an organisational design change. The transition phase to improve the way we deliver our purpose will be complete in 2023.
For additional information on the changes we are embarking on, please visit here.
Te Pou Kaupapahere is striving to be one of the leading policy groups in government, known for high-quality evidence-based policy made in partnership with operational hoamahi, a leader in Tiriti analysis, a place that is empowering to work in, and where we strive for equity and excellence for all ākonga.
The Ministry's role in international education offers exciting challenges for policy professionals. Our work sits across social and economic policy, and we work closely with other government agencies including TEC, MFAT, MBIE, ENZ among others.
Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi? | Are you ready to make a difference?
We are committed to reflecting the diverse communities we serve, and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, orientations, and identities.
If this opportunity interests you, please submit your cover letter and CV by using the ‘apply' button below. In your cover letter we'd like to know about you, your values, your whakapapa or anything you'd like to share about your cultural identity. We're keen to know your motivations, strengths, transferable skills, and the diverse perspectives you will bring to the role.
You are also welcome to reach out to Anne Fontaine, Principal Advisor at
Applications close Midnight Sunday 11 June 2023
We want our people to feel valued for their unique qualities and have a sense of belonging. If you require assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the recruitment process, please let us know.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Permanent full-time|
|Category:||Policy & analysis|
|Attachment:||Advisor, International JD - May 2023 .pdf (PDF, 248KB)
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