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Deputy Secretary, Multilateral and Legal Affairs

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Job Listing Date
9 Aug 2019
Location
Wellington, Wellington Central
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
CEO & General Management, General/Business Unit Manager
Deputy Secretary, Multilateral and Legal Affairs

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) acts in the world to make New Zealanders safer and more prosperous. It does this by building connections with and influencing other countries to advance New Zealand’s interests, project New Zealand values and secure the outcomes that matter to New Zealand.

Over 1,700 staff, based in New Zealand and in 60 overseas posts, work to enhance New Zealanders’ well-being through political, security, economic and development engagement with other countries, participating in multilateral and regional organisations that deal with important issues for New Zealand, and delivering consular services for New Zealanders overseas. MFAT also maintains strong domestic connections with New Zealanders to support the pursuit of the country’s international interests.

 This role provides leadership of New Zealand’s multilateral and legal policy advice, representation and negotiations, in support of the Ministry’s strategic priorities.

Accountable for circa 120 staff, the role’s core focus is on building and sustaining an effective rules-based international system, defined and directed through the operation of multilateral agencies and international treaty processes.

The role also oversees the provision of consular services to New Zealanders travelling and living offshore, as well as host government services to the diplomatic corps resident in, or accredited to, New Zealand.

Ideally, you will be an astute negotiator and influencer at the highest level. In addition, you will demonstrate proven ability in international relations and foreign policy, with a wide circle of influence and political acumen. You will also have a track record of success in strategic leadership and people management.

The depth and maturity of your thought leadership will be a key asset, given the complex issues this role is responsible for, including climate change and a comprehensive multilateral affairs portfolio. This role will work closely with a number of other senior leadership team colleagues. The position is based in MFAT’s corporate head office in Wellington.

Confidential enquiries and applications should be directed to Vishnu Nair or Guy Brew at Ichor Leadership Search by 8.00am on Monday 26 August 2019.

Contact us via email at search@ichor.co.nz or call +64 4 499 8230.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) acts in the world to make New Zealanders safer and more prosperous. It does this by building connections with and influencing other countries to advance New Zealand’s interests, project New Zealand values and secure the outcomes that matter to New Zealand.

Over 1,700 staff, based in New Zealand and in 60 overseas posts, work to enhance New Zealanders’ well-being through political, security, economic and development engagement with other countries, participating in multilateral and regional organisations that deal with important issues for New Zealand, and delivering consular services for New Zealanders overseas. MFAT also maintains strong domestic connections with New Zealanders to support the pursuit of the country’s international interests.

 This role provides leadership of New Zealand’s multilateral and legal policy advice, representation and negotiations, in support of the Ministry’s strategic priorities.

Accountable for circa 120 staff, the role’s core focus is on building and sustaining an effective rules-based international system, defined and directed through the operation of multilateral agencies and international treaty processes.

The role also oversees the provision of consular services to New Zealanders travelling and living offshore, as well as host government services to the diplomatic corps resident in, or accredited to, New Zealand.

Ideally, you will be an astute negotiator and influencer at the highest level. In addition, you will demonstrate proven ability in international relations and foreign policy, with a wide circle of influence and political acumen. You will also have a track record of success in strategic leadership and people management.

The depth and maturity of your thought leadership will be a key asset, given the complex issues this role is responsible for, including climate change and a comprehensive multilateral affairs portfolio. This role will work closely with a number of other senior leadership team colleagues. The position is based in MFAT’s corporate head office in Wellington.

Confidential enquiries and applications should be directed to Vishnu Nair or Guy Brew at Ichor Leadership Search by 8.00am on Monday 26 August 2019.

Contact us via email at search@ichor.co.nz or call +64 4 499 8230.

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