Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Policy Adviser - New Zealand High Commission, Singapore

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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Applications Close - End of Day: 22-11-2016



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The New Zealand High Commission in Singapore is seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic and flexible locally-employed Policy Adviser to help advance and support New Zealand’s policy interests.

The New Zealand High Commission in Singapore is responsible to the New Zealand Government for its official relations with Singapore and the Republic of Maldives. 

The High Commission works closely with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Wellington and other New Zealand agencies, particularly NZ Trade & Enterprise, Tourism New Zealand, the New Zealand Defence Force and others in the promotion of New Zealand’s interests.

As Policy Adviser, you will support the High Commission’s engagement with government officials, other local contacts and the business sector.  There will be a South-East Asia regional dimension to your work.  You will be responsible for conducting research and analysis and preparing policy reports.  You will also be involved in public diplomacy, outreach and communications, visits management and event planning.

Your excellent research and analytical skills, coupled with strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders will be key to your success.

You should hold a relevant tertiary qualification and ideally have an understanding and interest in New Zealand’s political, foreign policy, trade and economic objectives.  Ideally you will have some recent policy experience.  New Zealand citizenship is not essential, but an ability to obtain and maintain an appropriate New Zealand Government security clearance is desirable.  We will also be seeking candidates with sound computer skills.

This is a locally engaged position. The terms and conditions of employment will be in line with Singapore employment legislation. The successful applicant, if resident outside of Singapore, will be responsible for costs associated with relocation to Singapore and accommodation in Singapore. 

We would like the successful candidate to commence duties as soon as practicable. 

If this role sounds like you, please download the attached application form and position description below.
Position description
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Application Procedure

The application form with your CV and a covering letter should be emailed to the following address:  

Applications must be received no later than 5pm Singapore time on Tuesday 22 November 2016.

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