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Assistant Manager Defence Attache Support Services

NZ Defence Force
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Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do

As the Assistant Manager Defence Attaché Support Services - Regional you will be responsible for coordinating all deployment related support for military personnel and their families posted overseas, under the NZDF military diplomacy and mutual assistance programmes, and coordinating Branch events. This includes providing a range of support services (finance, purchasing, liaison with other Government departments and coordination of travel), to the overseas posts and SCE Branch staff. You will ensure that personnel posted overseas are fully supported and have an open conduit back to NZ.      

What we need
The ideal person for this role will be a customer focused self-starter who is a motivated and independent person.  You will be confident and have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with and relate to a variety of people across all levels and ranks of the organisation. You can make those hard decisions and judgement calls and back yourself when you do.
Your excellent planning and organisational skills allow you to effectively work with changing priorities in order to make things happen. You will be experienced in financial monitoring, preparation and reporting and can provide advice and guidance on financial and administrative matters to NZDF personnel based at overseas posts. Developing training packages and coaching and mentoring new Office Managers is an important part of this position. 
This is an unique role which requires someone with a different level of administration and office management expertise. Some international travel may be required so you will need a current passport. 

Who we are

The Strategic Commitments and Engagement Branch is responsible for the strategic development, planning, and oversight of the NZDF's international engagement profile in support of New Zealand's defence and security objectives and broader international interests.  It is led by Assistant Chief Strategic Commitments and Engagement and is divided into two Directorates: Strategic Commitments and Strategic Engagement. 

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.  As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice. 
Why Us

This is your opportunity to bring your passion, knowledge and experience to the Directorate Strategic Engagements.  In return for your knowledge, experience and drive, we can reward you with challenging opportunities working in a supportive, motivated and forward-thinking team and working environment. 
Check out the great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF! 
How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please use the links on this page. For further information, contact Blair Cozens on (04) 439 6621, quoting NZDF-1811013.

Applications close at 4:30pm on Thursday 22 November 2018.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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