Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Manager, New Zealand Aid Programme, New Zealand High Commission, Pretoria

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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Applications Close - End of Day: 19-09-2016


South Africa

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The New Zealand High Commission Embassy 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 Embassy is looking for the successful appointee to commence duties in October 2016.  The successful applicant will be employed on local terms and conditions.  No assistance is available for relocation to Pretoria if required.  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   

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.

The deadline for applications is Monday 19 September 2016.

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