Divisional Manager, Economic

Applications are invited for the above position which is scheduled to become vacant from the beginning of July.


This position will appeal to anyone deeply committed to New Zealand's trade/economic future and the international connections which underpin the country's prosperity. There is significant scope in this position for creativity and thinking. It is a varied role which encompasses significant business liaison, trade related research and analysis, engagement with export Ministers under the Government's Business Growth Agenda (BGA) and working closely with other Government agencies on an 'NZ Inc' basis in the trade and economic space. There is also significant leadership required on a cross-agency basis to intensify the Government's efforts to address non-tariff-barriers impacting our export sector.


Everything the Division does is situated within the Business Growth Agenda (BGA) objective of increasing exports-to-GDP from 30%-to-40% by 2025, to further diversify our exports and our export markets and to add value-to-volume.


With a team of around 15 based in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch (with a link through to our Paris-based OECD representatives) leadership is required to inspire, support and guide a dedicated team of Foreign Policy staff and economist specialists.


We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate: 
- Strong leadership and management abilities
- Demonstrated  trade and economic knowledge 
- An intellectual curiosity about what drives and influences New Zealand's trade intensity
- The capability and desire to meaningfully engage with the business community in order to advance their export/trade-related ambitions    
- A highly developed 'NZ Inc' ('working for a cause not an organisation') instincts.
- Experience working overseas, particularly in a  diplomatic context, would be an asset.

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

To apply for this position please complete the application form, and submit along with your CV and covering letter by 12 noon on Friday 2 June 2017.

Senior Adviser Records and Compliance

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is responsible for protecting and promoting New Zealand's interests overseas. The Documents, Records and Archives Unit sit within the Information Management Division and are responsible for the management and oversight of documents, records and archives to enable staff to access and share information.

We are seeking a Senior Adviser with proven experience or knowledge to provide document and records management services in an electronic information environment. You will work within a team to support the use and operation of a global EDRMS. This will include provision of services for all staff with a focus on organisational compliance to ensure consistency of rules and standards. This will include maintaining and implementing retention and disposal, appraisal, categorisation structures and metadata schemas to meet international standards and legislative requirements. You will develop and deliver effective learning programmes for the use of a global EDRMS and advise on operational approaches to document and records management.

We are seeking candidates who are confident in working with electronic systems and technology. Strong communication skills and the ability to build relationships and provide training are essential. You will utilise both technical knowledge and customer focus to deliver services to support records and information systems, policies and processes.

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and covering letter by 5.00pm on Monday 5 June 2017.

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