Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Administration Manager

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Government Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 18-11-2016



Work type:

The New Zealand Embassy is seeking an Administration Manager.   The position plays a critical role in ensuring the smooth running of the Post which is currently going through an exciting phase of development and growth in Myanmar.

Description of the Embassy:

The New Zealand Embassy is a small office focused on advancing New Zealand’s political, economic and development interests in Myanmar.  There are two seconded staff members (shortly increasing to three), as well as local staff members.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing and developing staff in order to build highly effective teams
  • Carrying out finance and budget functions, in accordance with relevant internal policies
  • Managing issues (e.g. lease negotiations, maintenance) in relation to Embassy properties and assets
  • Ensuring all aspects of the office administration are carried out efficiently, and adheres to New Zealand health and safety policies.

Person Specification:

Applicants must have the following qualifications, skills and experience

  • At least three years in an administration role;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (in English and Myanmar/Burmese). English language testing may be sought for shortlisted applicants;
  • Highly competent in Microsoft Office and an ability to learn and use new systems;
  • Attention to detail, particularly in relation to financial records, and ability to prioritise and complete tasks as assigned;
  • Well-developed planning and organisation skills;
  • Ability to build effective internal and external relationships and work within a team; and
  • Strong customer focus and ability to show and use initiative. 

A full position description and application form are below. Interested parties should send their completed application form, covering letter, and CV to All applications must be made in English, and be received by Friday 18 November 2016.

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