Project Manager, New Zealand-Germany Young Business Leaders’ Exchange Programme

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    4 months ago
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    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 17-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/2019-115
  • Job Title: Project Manager, New Zealand-Germany Young Business Leaders’ Exchange Programme
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  • Summary:

New Zealand’s relationship with Germany has strong foundations, with bilateral linkages covering trade, investment, science, education, people-to-people links, security and defence, and the creative arts. Germany is our 6th most important trading partner and the largest economy within the EU. The New Zealand government is looking to strengthen and deepen existing links, taking the relationship between our Governments, peoples, and businesses to new heights.

As part of these efforts, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is launching an exciting new programme to connect the next generation of German and Kiwi entrepreneurs and business leaders.

We are seeking a Project Manager to lead this and to develop reciprocal visits for entrepreneurs and business leaders from New Zealand and Germany. The outcomes you will achieve include:

  • Building sector specific knowledge i.e. the German food and beverage sector to better understand the products and brands out of New Zealand
  • Creating connections and networks between the entrepreneurship eco-systems in both countries
  • Foster and increase business outcomes between Germany and New Zealand

To achieve this you need an understanding of what makes entrepreneurs and business leaders tick, a high level of coordination and an ability to manage stakeholders from a range of industries. Evaluation, event planning  and reporting and budget management are also key performance indicators.

Ideally you will have a tertiary qualification or relevant experience in project management and knowledge of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in either New Zealand or Germany. An understanding of current issues affecting New Zealand’s relationship with Germany and experience of living or working in Germany is desirable.

This role is for a fixed-term contract period of one year and can be based in Auckland or Wellington. Please contact Nicola Reid at if you require further information.

This programme is based on an existing programme which the Ministry contracts the Asia New Zealand Foundation to run. You can read further information about this programme here.


How to apply:

You must be a able to obtain and maintain the appropriate New Zealand Government security clearance.

To apply for this role and view a position description, please visit our vacancies page at submit your CV and cover letter and to complete an application form prior to the closing date.  Please quote the position title and job reference #2019-115.

Applications close on 12 noon,  28 October 2019.