Would you like to play a part in New Zealand’s efforts to make a difference in developing countries?
The New Zealand Aid Programme is the New Zealand Government’s international aid and development programme. It supports sustainable development in developing countries in order to reduce poverty and contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world.
The Senior Adviser – Fisheries role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to shaping and delivering New Zealand’s international engagement in Pacific fisheries management and development and supporting Pacific Island countries and Pacific regional agencies to implement the “Regional Roadmap for Sustainable Pacific Fisheries”.
The successful candidate will understand the key challenges facing developing countries and the role that effective development assistance plays in supporting sustainable economic development. Specifically, the successful candidate will have a strong understanding of Pacific fisheries policy, management and development and a clear appreciation of approaches that can lead to improved fisheries performance in the Pacific context.
The competencies required to be successful include a strong intellect (demonstrated by complex analysis and strategic acumen), being a skilled negotiator, a relationship builder, and having superior judgement, combined with a track record in developing, managing and leading projects to deliver intended results.
We are looking for strong written, analytical, strategic thinking, planning and project management skills. Candidates should also have experience in writing high quality briefings and submissions for senior decision makers and Ministers within tight timeframes.
The successful candidate will work with Pacific Island stakeholders and be expected to travel extensively within the region.
Please note you must be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate New Zealand government security clearance.
How to apply
To apply for this role and view a position description, please visit our vacancies page at www.mfat.govt.nz
Applications close 9am 15 November 2018