Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Recruitment Event Event as iCalendar

02 March 2018

11am - 1pm

Venue: OGGB5 Lecture Theatre (260-051)

Come and work for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade!

They are diplomats, negotiators, analysts, advisers, and specialists, and together contribute solutions to global challenges, and help our country and region towards improved prosperity, resilience and security. 

"Relationships are at the heart of what we do and because of this our people are our most valued resource. We’re big on professional development and this includes cultivating talent to become our future leaders. Our staff work here in New Zealand and in 57 Embassies and High Commissions in 50 countries around the world."

They are looking for people who are able to:

• Analyse information and make everyday decisions that match their priorities and values

• Convey information and communicate ideas clearly

• Build relationships, work collaboratively and develop others

• Understand their own strengths as well as limitations, their values and aspirations

• Manage personal workloads effectively and deliver the results required

They are current recruiting for Policy Officers and Development Officers.

Policy Officers support the government in making decisions that affect New Zealand’s foreign affairs and trade with the rest of the world. This includes contributing to policy recommendations, analysing trends in international political, trade and economic development, and helping to implement policy. The work varies depending on the division but usually includes a combination of researching, preparing communications with different stakeholders, supporting activities such as official visits, conferences and briefings, and taking part in agency, regional and international meetings. As a Policy Officer, you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge, skill and expertise in a range of different roles in Wellington and offshore at one of their embassies, high commissions, missions or consulates. 

Development Officers work in the Pacific and Development Group and provide policy advice and manage the New Zealand Aid Programme. They aim to reduce poverty and to contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world. They place high priority on achieving results for and with their partners, and on transparency and accountability. The work varies depending on the division and team, but usually the work of a Development Officer includes leading and managing activities such as appraisal and monitoring, contract management, contributing to policy reform and the development of programme or country strategies, and relationship management with a range of partners.

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