Development Legal Counsel

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Government
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Legal & courts
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 14-OCT-20
  • Job Reference: 3079
  • Job Title: Development Legal Counsel
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  • Summary:

Pacific and Development Group – Development Legal Counsel

The New Zealand Aid Programme delivers a broad range of development projects globally and so you’ll need to enjoy a fast paced and diverse work environment.

You’ll have comprehensive legal experience in a commercial and contracting environment.  As a key member of a small collegial legal team, you’ll be customer focused and self-motivated, comfortable working within a team and autonomously.

You’ll be a person who enjoys interacting directly with others. One of your key skills will be an ability to translate complex legal analysis and advice for your non-legal customers.

Mō mātou – About us

Our people represent 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, we 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

  • You’ll provide considered, high quality, timely and practical legal advice to support contracting and the delivery of the aid programme.
  • You’ll support complex contract negotiations, troubleshooting and dispute resolution.
  • You’ll proactively build and foster excellent working relationships within the Ministry.

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

  • You’ll have a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), at least 6 years post admission legal experience and hold a New Zealand Practising Certificate.
  • You’ll have significant sole-lead experience in advising on, designing, drafting and negotiating commercial contract documentation.
  • You’ll be confident and credible, able to provide logical and evidenced analysis and advice.
  • You’ll enjoy building sustainable, responsive relationships with a broad range of people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • You’ll be passionate about mentoring and coaching staff to support the continual improvement of contract and commercial acumen within the business.
  • Experience working in an international environment would be desirable.

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! 

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

Applications close 9pm on 28 October 2020.