Unit Manager-Disarmament and Arms Control

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 29-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/2019-128
  • Job Title: Unit Manager-Disarmament and Arms Control
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  • Summary:

Are you concerned about the dangers posed by nuclear, chemical and biological weapons?  How can New Zealand contribute to international efforts to prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction, conventional arms and sensitive technologies? Could you develop innovative ways to progress New Zealand’s disarmament and non-proliferation positions, and help strengthen our domestic regulations over strategic goods and technologies?    

If your answers are “yes” then this may be the job for you.  We are seeking someone able to lead a high-performing team working on non-proliferation, disarmament, and export controls issues. Key attributes we are seeking are:

Good understanding of disarmament and non-proliferation and their contribution to international security;

  • Experience of working with multilateral institutions and initiatives;
  • Experience and skills in offshore representation and negotiations;
  • A good knowledge of domestic regulatory practice and inter-agency collaboration;
  • Demonstrated leadership, influencing and management acumen.

The successful applicant will work closely with other parts of MFAT and government agencies to deliver effective policies and outcomes in the area of disarmament, non-proliferation and export controls that contribute to New Zealand and international security.

Applicants must hold New Zealand citizenship and must be able to obtain a security clearance at the relevant level.

The position is available as of mid-November. We would, however, be willing to hold it open until January 2020 for the right applicant. 

If you have any questions please contact the ISED Divisional Manager Cecile Hillyer (Cecile.Hillyer@mfat.govt.nz).

Applications close at 5:00pm, 11 November 2019.

To apply for this role and view a position description, please visit our vacancies page at https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/about-us/work-with-us/vacancies to submit your CV and cover letter and complete an MFAT application form prior to the closing date, quoting the position title and job reference number #2019-128.