Senior Adviser - Climate Change (Economic and Environment) at Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Are you an experienced adviser on environment and climate change related issues, particularly in Pacific Island countries?
- Would you like to contribute at a senior level to the international development environment and economic dimensions of climate change?
- Would you like to be a key part of New Zealand's efforts to make a difference in the Pacific and beyond?
We are looking for a Senior Adviser to take up a role in the Climate Change and Environment Unit, Sustainable Development Sector and Thematic Division (DST), Pacific and Development Group (PDG).
Mō mātou - About us
Our people represent New Zealand on and offshore, and in doing so make New Zealanders safer and more prosperous. By building connections with and influencing other countries and international institutions, we advance New Zealand's interests and pursue New Zealand's values. We provide advice to the Government on the implications for New Zealand of what is happening in the world.
Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role
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 expertise will be used on key country-level and regional issues focused on the economic and environment impacts of climate change, including ecosystems and invasive alien species, together with other environmental issues. 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.
Mā wai te mahi nei? - Who are we looking for?
We are looking for somebody who is an experienced adviser who can use their environmental expert credibility in order to be influential. You will work closely with a wide range of partners and stakeholders, including the Environment Division, 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 relevant professional environment and climate change experience, with a strong preference for candidates with experience in or in relation to developing countries, and particularly in the Pacific context;
- demonstrates a strong knowledge of the key challenges facing developing countries and the role that effective development assistance plays in supporting priority issues for the Pacific;
- demonstrates strong knowledge of environment and climate change topics, particularly the economic and environment dimensions of climate change;
- understands how to make change happen in difficult contexts; and
- has excellent policy analysis, written and oral communication, and relationship management skills.
The competencies for success include relationship building, sound judgement, strong analytical skills and strategic acumen. A track record in developing, managing and leading projects to deliver intended results is important. Candidates should also have experience in writing high quality briefings and submissions for senior decision makers and Ministers within tight timeframes.
This is a Wellington-based role, and we are happy to accommodate flexible work arrangements. A moderate amount of off-shore travel will be required, when possible, particularly in the Pacific region. Applications for secondments are welcome.
We want our people to reflect the diversity of New Zealand and the communities we represent - valuing and respecting the contributions of staff with diverse backgrounds, experiences, skills and perspectives. We value the transferable skills and points of view that both career and life experience bring to the table. As an employer we are committed to a focus on leadership, talent, training and development, and flexible work options.
If you bring an authentic view of New Zealand's place in the world, we'd love to hear from you! Apply today with your CV and cover letter!
You must be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate NZ Government Security clearance.
Applications close 9:00pm 2 November 2020.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Category:||Policy & analysis|
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