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Unit Manager, Geopolitics and Security

Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Job Category:
Policy & analysis
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do

  • Ensure the development of high quality and timely strategic policy advice and the delivery of outcomes on matters relating to New Zealand's regional engagement in the Pacific, with a focus on geopolitics and security aspects.
  • Deliver, with other members of the PACREG leadership team, the Pacific Regional four-year plan.
  • Lead and motivate a high performing team.

What we need

  • Be an inclusive leader, modelling the Ministry's values in all you do;
  • A demonstrated ability to think strategically;
  • A proven track record of delivery; and
  • An ability to build effective relationships across the Ministry, with Ministers, with the public sector, and with counterparts across a diverse range of countries and regional organisations.


How to apply:

The role is available immediately. 

Applications close 9am, 23 April 2019.

To apply for the role, and view a position description, please visit our vacancies page at

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

The contact for inquiries is PACREG Divisional Manager, Charlotte Darlow. 

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