The Legal Division in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is looking to hire an experienced international legal adviser to contribute to New Zealand’s international law work with an initial focus on international environment and resources law issues.
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
Reporting to the Manager of the Environment and Resources Law Unit, this role provides legal and policy analysis that supports New Zealand’s international environment and resources law priorities, negotiations and legislation.
You will be actively involved in New Zealand’s foreign policy and international law agenda at a critical time due to the impacts of COVID-19, the challenges facing the international rules-based system and an increasing number of issues at the interface of domestic law and international law.
Skills and experience required:
Me pēhea te tuku tono – To Apply
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.
You must be a New Zealand citizen and able to obtain and maintain an appropriate NZ Government Security clearance.
For a confidential discussion please email Alice Revell at firstname.lastname@example.org.