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Senior Adviser - Executive Services

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

We are looking for a Senior Adviser with great people and process skills to join our fast paced and busy team.  In this role you'll work across the Ministry to manage responses to Official Information Act requests, Ministerial correspondence, and Parliamentary Questions, as well as twice yearly support for Select Committee processes, covering all aspects of the Ministry's foreign, trade and development work. As a Senior Adviser you will also coach and mentor other members of the team, and help build capability in other Ministry business units.

You'll thrive in this role if you can demonstrate your experience:

  • Quickly and confidently developing effective relationships with subject matter experts at all levels of an organisation.
  • Working effectively and collaboratively in a team when under pressure and meeting tight deadlines.
  • Managing multiple tasks in an organised fashion, across a wide range of subject areas and adjusting priorities as needed, at times with minimal supervision.
  • Providing high quality technical advice and assistance to meet statutory obligations.
  • Working in a ministerial services-type function, including a sound working knowledge of the Official Information Act.
  • Exercising sound judgement with the ability to detect and manage risk appropriately.


How to apply:

To view a position description and apply for this role, please visit our vacancies page at to complete an application form to submit with your CV and cover letter.

Applications close 9am, Tuesday 18 December 2018

Please note that we will be interviewing for this role on Wednesday 19 December 2018, in Wellington

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