Senior Advisor Heritage Commemorations and Protocol

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    2 months ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 17-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/DF2001092
  • Job Title: Senior Advisor Heritage Commemorations and Protocol
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What you will do

The Senior Advisor HCP Research and Programmes creates and maintains best practice project management processes for all the legacy team work programmes, as well as undertaking policy and research work to support the programme. 

You will work closely with subject matter experts in identifying research priorities and support these with policy and research work. You’ll also manage the NZDF historical work for major projects.

What we need

To be successful in this role you’ll need to be an experienced people leader with excellent relationship and communication skills and have proven project/programme management skills with the ability to plan and prioritise effectively.

You’ll need to be culturally perceptive to the requirements of other groups, have sound working knowledge of the composition, employment, culture and history of the New Zealand Defence Force, and good understanding of the New Zealand Armed Forces’ contribution to New Zealand’s history and society.

Who we are

The Heritage, Commemorations and Protocol (HCP) Group is the Chief of Defence Force’s:

  • Principal policy advisor on NZDF’s military and tikanga ceremonial protocols, its heritage and medallic recognition;
  • Planning and delivery lead for the organisation of New Zealand’s overseas military commemorations and NZDF support to state and national occasions; 
  • Organisational lead for CDF-hosted senior military visits and specified activities.

HCP’s role is to coordinate with the Office of the Chief of Defence Force, Ministry of Defence and the Strategic Engagements Branch to advance the interests of NZDF through international engagement. HCP does this by managing and facilitating the development of programmes, events and associated arrangements for high level Defence officials’ visits and engagements in New Zealand. HCP is also the NZDF lead for the coordination of ceremonial and some tikanga Māori components of State and Government activities.

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand. As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice. 

Why Us

NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.

In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:

How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact John McLeod on 021 936 487.
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Wednesday 19 February 2020.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Low level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last five years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.