International Legal Adviser – Trade Lawat Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade

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    Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade
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    negotiable / month
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    17 hours ago
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About the role Provide timely, strategically sound and accurate legal analysis and policy advice that supports Ministry and government trade priorities Negotiate international trade-related instruments, including FTAs, ensuring the provision of strategic input to help shape the New Zealand position Provide legal advice in relation to compliance with and implementation of New Zealand’s international trade law rights and obligations Contribute to the unit’s involvement in international dispute settlement processes (e.g. WTO disputes). The appointment range for this role is approximately NZ$95,000 – negotiable depending on experience. Mā‎ wai te mahi nei? – Who are we looking for? Develop and deliver robust legal advice through leading or working on complex multi sector issues with significant sensitivity and risk; identify and recommend processes for resolving problems Provide policy leadership within the unit on projects which advance the unit’s objectives Manage a varied and substantive work programme, demonstrating expertise in policy prioritisation in accordance with the Ministry’s strategic priorities Complete rigorous peer review of advice to ensure quality and consistency Encourage an environment where existing assumptions and policy approaches are regularly tested and constructively challenged Ngā hua o te mahi i te Manatū Aorere – Why MFAT? We are committed to a focus on leadership, talent, training and development, and flexible work options. Check out our page to find out more about why we love working here. We are also working to grow the diversity of our workforce and the inclusive nature of our workplace. Click on our to find out more. 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. Me pēhea te tuku tono – To Apply/Interested? Apply today with your CV and cover letter. For a confidential discussion please email Jo McKeagg at You must be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate NZ Government Security clearance. Use this online tool to self-check your eligibility for a Secret security clearance. Please note that this tool is not part of the formal security clearance process: