Communications Adviser, Pacific and Development

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    6 months ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Communications, media, & marketing
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 22-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: 3699
  • Job Title: Communications Adviser, Pacific and Development
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  • Summary:
  • Help tell the story of New Zealand in the Pacific, raising awareness of New Zealand’s work in the region and the rest of the world.  
  • Apply your communications expertise to build relationships, value and reach for the Ministry.
  • Work with a dedicated team where diversity in experience, perspective and knowledge is recognised in how we communicate and create connections.


The Communications Adviser — Pacific and Development contributes to the delivery of a strategic programme of proactive communications focused on New Zealand’s engagement in the Pacific, and the work of the New Zealand Aid Programme in the Pacific and beyond.


Mō mātou – About us The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade represents New Zealand on and offshore, and in doing so, make New Zealanders safer and more prosperous. By building connections with and influencing other countries and international institutions, our people advance New Zealand’s interests and pursue New Zealand’s values. We provide advice to the Government on the implications for New Zealand of what is happening in the world.


Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

The Communications Adviser — Pacific and Development is part of the Ministry’s Communications Division, with a specific focus on the work of the Pacific and Development Group.

They are responsible for creating quality, engaging content for audiences across a range of media and channels, and play a key role in building and supporting communications across our Pacific network, identifying and implementing ways to raise communications capability, and working with external partners on joint initiatives.

The Communications Adviser — Pacific and Development is also able to participate in, and contribute to, broader opportunities across the Ministry, and assist during significant humanitarian responses, events and activities.


Mā‎ wai te mahi nei? – Who are we looking for? 

  • You will be an experienced communications specialist, with an extensive knowledge of best practice across a range of communications channels, and the ability to draw on this to achieve results.
  • You will be a great writer, a great thinker and have strong videography and photography skills — which you’ll be able to use to create content that encourages people to sit up, take note, and read on.
  • You will be comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where strong judgement, trust and the ability to collaborate and develop connections is key.
  • You will relish applying your skills — and your voice — to help shape and share stories that highlight New Zealand’s place in the Pacific region and the rest of the world.


Me pēhea te tuku tono – To Apply/Interested?  

We want our people to reflect the diversity of New Zealand and the communities we represent — valuing and respecting the contributions of staff with diverse backgrounds, experiences, skills and perspectives. We value the transferable skills and points of view that both career and life experience bring to the table. As an employer we are committed to a focus on leadership, talent, training and development, and flexible work options. 

If you bring an authentic view of New Zealand’s place in the world, we’d love to hear from you. Apply today with your CV and cover letter. For a confidential discussion please call Sonya Peters on +64 21 224 2989.

You must be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate NZ Government Security clearance.

Applications close 9pm on Sunday 14 February 2021.