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Portfolio Manager, Climate Change Programme

Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Job Category:
Science and Environment
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

We are looking for a Portfolio Manager – Climate Change to join the Climate Change and Environment Unit (the Unit), Sustainable Development Sector and Thematic Division (DST), Pacific and Development Group (PDG).

The Unit leads on climate change and environment development issues in the Pacific and beyond and is 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.

This senior position will be responsible for providing high-quality analysis and financial advice to the Unit to support the effective delivery of the Climate Change Programme. We seek a person with significant portfolio management experience, strong strategic and business planning skills, excellent financial management and forecasting skills who is adept at navigating complex information management systems. You will have strong political acumen, relationship management, partnering and communication skills, and proven experience in engaging and influencing leaders, teams and partners.  International development cooperation experience is an advantage.  

How to apply: 

This is a Wellington-based role, and we are happy to accommodate flexible work arrangements. 

Applications close 27 November 2019, 12pm.

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 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 2019-135.

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