Adviser, Economics and Trade at Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Adviser, Economics and Trade; Sustainable Development Sector and Thematic Division of the Pacific Development Group
- Make a real difference by working on the most critical economic issues facing the Pacific
- Lead analysis to shape development initiatives that will help Pacific economies recover from the economic effects of Covid-19
- Advance your career by collaborating with experienced development economists and experts on cross-cutting issues like climate change, health and supporting Pacific resilience.
Short Description of Role
The Adviser, Economics and Trade, will be responsible for providing high quality advice and analysis on issues relating to development economics, trade and governance in the Pacific.
Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role
You'll be an energetic and ambitious economist or analyst, with a desire to further your career as a development specialist in this new role.
You'll want to work with passionate and knowledgeable colleagues who share a vision of improving living standards and supporting resilience in the Pacific.
You'll understand that the Covid-19 pandemic has caused significant stress for many Pacific economies and that New Zealand wants to partner with Pacific governments to help them recover and look to the future with confidence.
You'll be comfortable using qualitative and quantitative skills to:
- Deliver analytical insights to inform MFAT efforts to support Pacific economies build resilience and improve living standards in a post-Covid environment
- Monitor economic, trade and fiscal conditions in the Pacific
- Brief Ministers and colleagues on the economic and fiscal outlook in the Pacific
- Coordinate economic aspects of briefings for Pacific regional fora
- Support Aid for Trade initiatives across New Zealand's development portfolio
- Contribute to business cases for economics-related aid investments
- Support MFAT efforts to promote good governance and anti-corruption in the Pacific
- Provide technical economic advice to other MFAT teams.
And you'll be ready to travel to represent MFAT at meetings overseas, once travel restrictions ease.
Mā wai te mahi nei? - Who are we looking for?
You'll be developing your career, ideally with three to five years of experience working on development or economic policy issues. You'll be excited about providing robust economic analysis to support important development projects.
You'll have a relevant tertiary qualification, ideally post-graduate, and enjoy gathering and analysing data. You'll know how to translate numbers into useful information for busy colleagues - the more Plain English you can use, the better!
You'll be ready to build strong networks across government agencies and with international stakeholders, and to work closely with your MFAT colleagues.
You'll enjoy having the space to make a new role at MFAT your own, and demonstrate flexibility and agility in a fast-paced environment dealing with policy issues that matter.
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 hold New Zealand citizenship, or be (or be eligible to be) a New Zealand permanent resident, and be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate NZ Government Security clearance.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Category:||Policy & analysis|
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|File links:||MFAT Position Description - PDG, DST, Adviser, Economics_final.docx|
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