Aid Manager

The New Zealand High Commission in Pretoria is looking for a locally employed Aid Manager to contribute to the delivery of the New Zealand Aid Programme activities in Southern Africa.

The New Zealand Aid Programme is administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade from our Head Office in Wellington and two missions in Pretoria and Addis Ababa.

Reporting directly to the High Commissioner, and working closely with a small team based in Wellington, you will contribute to the management of a portfolio of development projects mostly in neighbouring countries in the Southern African region focused on agriculture, knowledge and skills development, and renewable energy.

A key requirement of the role is availability to travel to neighbouring countries to undertake project monitoring and build relations with key stakeholders.

We are seeking applicants with relevant work experience, a relevant tertiary education, and a sound base of project, contract and financial management skills.

You should bring excellent analytical, written and policy development skills. You will also have a strong understanding of key development challenges facing neighbouring countries.   

The Aid Manager role requires a strong delivery focus and capacity to manage multiple tasks and projects. You will be able to demonstrate initiative and to work both independently and as part of an effective team. 

Integral to the role is an ability to develop effective and positive working relationships across organisations and cultures. You will be responsible for supervising one staff member.

The High Commission is looking for the successful appointee to commence duties in April 2017.  The successful applicant will be employed on local terms and conditions. 

You will need to obtain and maintain appropriate levels of security clearance and the appropriate working visa if required.

Full details of the job description can be obtained from the following email address:   

To apply for this position, send an email to  with:

  • A completed application form
  • A cover letter of no more than one page
  • A CV (resume) of no more than four pages.

No other documentation is required at this stage.  The deadline for applications is 10 March 2017.

Finance Co-ordinator

Are you an Accounts Payable and Receivable professional who also has Navision knowledge? Put your previous experience to good use within this dynamic public sector organisation?

Typical responsibilities include:

  • • End to end AP and/or AR
  • • Receipting and allocating payments
  • • Managing of new and replacement credit cards
  • • Manage expense management system with FMIS and balance sheet clearing accounts
  • • Liaising with stakeholders
  • • Ad hoc duties

You will be someone who:

Can demonstrate previous experience within an AP and AR role. MFAT use Navision, so experience in this would be an advantage. You will have the ability to pick up new systems and processes with ease and have fantastic written and verbal communication skills.  You will also be a team player who enjoys supporting the wider team.

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and covering letter by 9am Tuesday 28 February 2017.  Please ensure your CV is in Word format.

Senior Group Administrator, Pacific and Development Group

This role is an opportunity for someone with a passion for business improvement who enjoys a diverse and varied people leadership role.  This is a new role, working closely with the Sustainable Economic Development Division’s managers to support delivery of the New Zealand Aid Programme, lead process improvements, coordinate recruitment for the group and, support the Divisional Manager. 
You will work across the Division in the areas of aid activity and business management, corporate services, financial management and reporting, and support services to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the Division.  You will have line management responsibility for the Team Administrators/Development Support Officers in SED.
The ideal candidate will be flexible, organised, possess a strong achievement/delivery focus, have a good understanding of financial and business management, have used technology to drive business improvement, and be experienced at leading a team to provide excellent support.
The role requires strong analytical ability, well developed multi-tasking skills, experience managing conflicting priorities, excellent communication and stakeholder management skills, decision-making ability, strong people management skills and the drive to manage and deliver programs of work with an emphasis on a continued approach to business improvement.
Your ability to plan, prioritise, anticipate issues and the needs of others, and develop a high performing team will be the keys to your success.
You must be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate New Zealand Government security clearance. 

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and covering letter by 9am on Monday 27 February 2017.

Team Administrator/Development Support Officer

Pacific and Development Group

Open Tenure, Wellington

Have you got initiative, experience in general administration, contract administration and attention to detail? The Pacific and Development Group is looking for a pro-active administrator to join the Pacific Branch within the ministry's Pacific and Development Group.

The key purpose of the Team Administrator/ Development Support Officer role is to provide contract administration for the New Zealand Aid Programme in addition to general administrative services across the branch including information and database management, correspondence and meeting/event coordination.

This role forms part of a team of Administrators providing centralised support across the Pacific Branch.

To succeed in this role you will need a strong customer focus, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, strong computer skills covering the Microsoft office suite, excellent attention to detail, and be a natural planner and organiser with the ability to self-manage and use initiative. You will have a positive attitude and strong written and verbal skills and the ability to effectively manage relationships with a variety of stakeholders.

Please note you must be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate New Zealand Government security clearance.

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and covering letter by 9am Monday 6 March 2017.

You must be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate New Zealand Government security clearance.

Senior Adviser - Executive Services Division

We are looking for a Senior Adviser to join our fast paced and busy team.  You’ll be responsible for managing the development of responses to around 1000 pieces of Ministerial correspondence, 350 Official Information Act requests and 300 Parliamentary Questions, as well as twice yearly responses to Select Committees, covering all aspects of the Ministry’s foreign, trade and development work. As a Senior Adviser you will also be expected to effectively coach and mentor junior members of the team.

We are looking for applicants who can:

  • Work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Manage multiple tasks and adjust priorities as needed.
  • Provide high quality technical advice and assistance to the core business divisions of the Ministry.
  • Quickly develop effective relationships with a range of subject matter experts across the Ministry.

Also strongly desirable:

  • Experience and understanding of the operation of New Zealand Government systems, particularly around the processes of ministerial and parliamentary servicing.
  • A solid working knowledge of the Official Information Act 1982.
  • Previous experience in a ministerial services function

You must:

  • Have a relevant tertiary qualification.
  • Hold New Zealand citizenship.
  • Be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate New Zealand Government security clearance

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and covering letter by 5pm, Friday 10 March 2017.

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