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Senior Communications Advisor

Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Job Category:
Communications, media, & marketing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Trusted and respected adviser at senior level
  • Skilful relationship manager
  • Focus on trade and economic issues

MFAT acts in the world to make New Zealand safer and more prosperous. The Communications Division works with diplomats, analysts and negotiators supporting engagement on key issues and outreach about MFAT's work and our place in the world. This is a stimulating, dynamic environment focused on issues and projects that make a real difference for New Zealand and its people.  

The Senior Communications Advisor provides leadership and advice on engagement and communications to the organisation, with a focus on trade and economic issues. You will be experienced at developing communications that are aligned with an organisation's strategic objectives, finding creative and impactful ways of telling stories using a wide range of channels and tools, and providing well-considered and savvy advice on issues and project communications. You will be a trusted and respected adviser at a senior level with a good understanding the machinery of government.  

Other key attributes will be a collaborative style of working, the ability to influence and persuade a range of stakeholders and a willingness to share your communications and engagement knowledge with colleagues. Experience or knowledge of trade or economic policy issues would be an advantage.  

You may be required to provide support to the media team, which operates a round-the-clock service.

You must be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate New Zealand Government Security clearance.  

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Monday, 29 January 2018



FURTHER ENQUIRIES: Heather Church or Annabel McCallum on +64 4 550 8000

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