Policy Adviser (Trade, Economy, Agriculture)

New Zealand Embassy and Mission to the European Union
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Jan 12

Position description

  • Staff employed at post;
  • Full time;
  • Permanent employment contract.

The New Zealand Mission to the European Union wishes to recruit a Policy Adviser, on permanent contract starting as soon as possible.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

In this busy, varied role, you will be responsible for conducting research and analysis, for monitoring developments, and for preparing policy briefings, reports and other outputs on areas of key strategic interest to the Mission. You will also support the Mission’s engagement with government officials, parliamentary staff, the business sector, and other stakeholders.

The ability to build and maintain effective relationships, to take ownership of your portfolio, and to provide quality information at short notice will be key to your success.

The appointment range for this role is 63,000 Eur to 70,000 Eur total remuneration including all benefits – negotiable depending on experience.

Mā‎ wai te mahi nei? – Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Knowledge of European institutions;
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Experience in or knowledge of economic and foreign policy;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, which is essential. Other languages (particularly French or Dutch) would be an advantage;
  • Adaptability and flexibility.

Ngā hua o te mahi i te Manatū Aorere - Why MFAT?

We are committed to a focus on leadership, talent, training and development, and flexible work options.

We are also working to grow the diversity of our workforce and the inclusive nature of our workplace. Click on our diversity and inclusion page to find out more.

Mō mātou - About us

Our people represent New Zealand on and offshore, and in doing so make New Zealanders safer and more prosperous. By building connections with and influencing other countries and international institutions, we advance New Zealand’s interests and pursue New Zealand's values. We provide advice to the Government on the implications for New Zealand of what is happening in the world.

Application instructions

Apply today with your CV and cover letter to [email protected].

For a copy of the position description please see here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fYTZcdc_H3F_cQQhjUpXmJexdfcDtlK9/view?usp=sharing.

Applicants must have the right to reside and work in Belgium. The successful applicant will be employed under local terms and conditions.

The Mission will not be responsible for any costs incurred associated with relocation, accommodation, work permits and visa costs, nor the return of the officer and/or family to their country of origin at the end of the contract.

New Zealand citizenship is not essential, but an ability to obtain and maintain an appropriate New Zealand Government security clearance is required.

Applications close at midnight on 27 January 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The New Zealand Mission thanks all applicants in advance for their applications and regrets it is not in a position to provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates.

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