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Project Manager - Leaders Week 2020

Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade
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Project managers
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Job Description

The Project Manager Leaders Week oversees the organisation and delivery of Leaders Week 2020.

Leaders Week is the Ministry's biennial conference for Heads of Mission / Post and senior Wellington leadership.  The 2020 event includes a conference programme, a reception hosted by the Prime Minister, engagement with senior political leaders and stakeholders and an outreach programme in Auckland.

Working closely with the Leaders Week Working Group, you will make a significant contribution to the success of Leaders Week including management of the programme, co-ordination of speakers and event logistics. You will have visibility of both the strategic and operational components of Leaders Week, and will ensure delivery of a highly successful and engaging event for the Ministry's leaders.

You will be highly organised and demonstrate a proactive approach to planning and organisation.  You will be experienced working on events and speaker/visitor programmes, including liaison with Ministers, senior public servants and leaders across the Ministry.  You will be good with detail, and also managing an overall programme with many moving parts.  You will enroll and guide staff from across the Ministry in support of the event, including a significant surge in activity toward event itself.

How to apply: 

You must have the ability to travel to Auckland if required, obtain access to a Ministry laptop and phone.

Applications close 13 December 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 submit your CV, cover letter and a completed MFAT job application form to prior to the closing date, quoting the position title and job reference #2019-153. The application form can be found on

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