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Lead Adviser, Climate Change (Social and Security) and Lead Adviser, Climate Change (International Negotiations)

Employer:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Job Category:
Science and Environment
City/Town:
Wellington - Wellington
Region:
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Posted Date:
08-Nov-2019
Closing Date:
22-Nov-2019
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Job Description

Are you a thought leader on issues of climate change?

Would you like a key role in representing New Zealand in international negotiations on climate finance? Or to lead on the international development social and security dimensions of climate change? Would you like to be a key part of New Zealand's efforts to make a difference in Pacific Island countries?

We are looking for two Lead Advisers, one to join our Pacific and Development Group's Climate Change and Development Unit, and one for the Climate Change Division of our Multilateral and Legal Group. These are distinct but complementary roles, with different reporting lines, but they will work closely together. 

Lead Adviser, Climate Change (Social and Security)
We are looking for a Lead Adviser to take up a new role in the Climate Change and Environment Unit, Sustainable Development Sector and Thematic Division (DST), Pacific and Development Group (PDG).

DST's Climate Change and Environment Unit is responsible for leading on some of the most exciting and topical development issues in the Pacific and beyond. Your substantial climate change expertise will be used on key country-level and regional issues, including the social and security impacts of climate change, loss and damage, climate-related human mobility, and disaster risk reduction. The Unit is also responsible for the delivery of the Climate Change Programme – a NZ$150 million dollar programme of support focused on boosting the Pacific's resilience to climate change.

We are looking for somebody who is a senior thought leader, as well as a capable people leader, and who can use their expert credibility in order to be influential. You will work closely with a wide range of partners and stakeholders, including the Climate Change Division, other members of the Pacific and Development Group, other MFAT colleagues in Wellington and at Posts, other New Zealand agencies, partner governments in the Pacific, and expert Pacific and global institutions.

The ideal candidate for this role will be a motivated professional who:
• has significant relevant professional experience, with a preference for candidates with experience in or in relation to developing countries, and particularly in the Pacific context;
• demonstrates a strong knowledge of the international development landscape;
• demonstrates deep knowledge of international climate change topics, particularly those relating to the social and security dimensions of this;
• understands how to make change happen in difficult contexts;
• has excellent policy analysis, written and oral communication and relationship management skills; and
• is a strategic thinker, with the ability to influence decision-makers and to represent the Ministry and New Zealand at the highest levels internationally.

A position description is available here.
For any further information about this role, please contact adele.plummer@mfat.govt.nz. 

Lead Adviser, Climate Change (International Negotiations)
We are looking for a Lead Adviser to join the Climate Change Division (CCD), in the Multilateral and Legal Group.

The Climate Change Division (CCD) is responsible for leading New Zealand's engagement in international climate change negotiations and championing implementation of the Paris Agreement. The Lead Advisor in CCD will provide subject matter expertise and intellectual leadership on components of international climate change policy, lead New Zealand's engagement in international negotiations on climate finance, and work with DST's Climate Change and Environment Unit and other MFAT divisions and domestic agencies to support New Zealand's climate finance obligations under the Paris Agreement.

Our ideal candidate is a senior thought leader, as well as a capable people leader, and who can use their expert credibility in order to be influential. We are looking for a
motivated professional who:
• demonstrates sound knowledge of the international climate change policy landscape and New Zealand's role and interests in this;
• is an experienced multilateral negotiator able to operate independently and to mentor others;
• has a strong understanding of New Zealand's domestic climate change policy and the machinery of government generally;
• demonstrates familiarity with the New Zealand finance sector;
• understands the operation of the New Zealand Aid Programme, particularly our approach to climate finance;
• has excellent policy analysis, written and oral communication and relationship management skills; and
• is a strategic thinker, with the ability to influence decision-makers and to represent the Ministry and New Zealand at the highest levels internationally.

A position description is available here.
For any further information about this role, please contact anna.broadhurst@mfat.govt.nz. 

How to apply:

Applications close 22 November 2019, 9am.

These are Wellington-based roles, and we are happy to accommodate flexible work arrangements. A moderate amount of off-shore travel will be required.

You must be a NZ Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate New Zealand Government Security Clearance.

To apply for this role and view a position description, please visit our vacancies page at https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/about-us/work-with-us/vacancies and submit your CV and cover letter and complete a MFAT job application form prior to the closing date, quoting the position title and job reference 2019-134. Please clearly identify which of the 2 positions you wish to be considered for.

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