Senior Adviser at Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- Engage and shape relationships with a broad range of stakeholders across MFAT and other government agencies
- Navigate complex issues in a dynamic environment
- Lead and advise on initiatives that promote inter-agency coordination and alignment
Be part of a specialist team building stronger connections and collaboration across New Zealand’s global diplomatic network.
The NZ Inc global network is comprised of 14 government agencies operating from 72 offshore posts across 54 countries. The NZ Inc Unit within MFAT’s Portfolio and Delivery Services Division (PDS) performs a key role in supporting NZ Inc agencies to operate internationally.
Strong relationships and engaging effectively across our broad stakeholder network are central to our success, and the Senior Advisor is responsible for tools and strategies that guide this, and enable a high-functioning NZ Inc engagement machinery. You will apply a NZ Inc-wide lens in the management of complex issues that arise from our diverse stakeholder needs, and in leading or contributing to operational and strategic initiatives to advance cohesion and alignment across the offshore network. Achieving results means working closely with other members of the NZ Inc Operations Unit, NZ Inc agency partners and relevant Ministry business units.
The appointment range for this role is $95,555 to $112,418 total remuneration – negotiable depending on experience.
This is not a Foreign Policy/diplomatic role. This is a ‘Corporate’ role (known here as a Specialist role) based in central Wellington, NZ.
While it is not usual for specialist staff to be ‘posted’ outside of NZ, from time to time a specialist role overseas becomes available at one of our embassies, high commissions, missions or consulates. To be considered for one of these positions you will need to apply and be considered via a competitive recruitment process.
If you have an interest in an MFAT foreign policy career you will be welcome to apply for this either via our graduate recruitment or mid-level foreign policy recruitment campaigns.
- We will be looking for you to demonstrate the following in your application:
- Your strong stakeholder engagement and relationship management skills, and ability to build and leverage relationships across multiple stakeholder groups.
- Your solid understanding of offshore operations / New Zealand government diplomatic network, and the value of a cohesive NZ Inc global network.
- Experience working in complex organisations and on cross agency initiatives.
- A high degree of organisation, motivation and ability for big picture thinking.
We are committed to a focus on leadership, talent, training and development, and flexible work options. Check out our benefits page to find out more about why we love working here.
We are also working to grow the diversity of our workforce and the inclusive nature of our workplace. Click on our diversity and inclusion page to find out more.
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.
Apply today with your CV and cover letter.
For a confidential discussion please email Brigitte on Brigitte.Bialy@mfat.govt.nz
You must be a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident and able to obtain and maintain an appropriate NZ Government Security clearance.
Use this online tool to self-check your eligibility for a Top Secret security clearance. Please note that this tool is not part of the formal security clearance process:
Applications close at midnight on 29/05/2022
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Category:||Policy & analysis|
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