Short Description of Role
The Policy Adviser is responsible for research, analysis and advice across a wide range of subject areas, and for supporting the Embassy's engagement with decision-makers, policy-makers, thinkers, influencers and the business sector in Chile, Peru and Bolivia.
This is a permanent, locally employed position.
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.
About the role / Ngā hua o te mahi i te Manatū Aorere
The Embassy represents the New Zealand Government to the highest standards of professional excellence in diplomacy, trade negotiations, international development and consular services.
This is done by building connections with Chile and the other countries of accreditation (Peru, Bolivia) that enable the New Zealand Government to achieve its strategic objectives in foreign policy, trade and development.
The Policy Adviser is part of a small policy team at the Embassy. The Policy Adviser supports the Embassy to achieve New Zealand's strategic objectives in Chile (also Peru and Bolivia) by providing policy advice and support to the Ambassador and Deputy Head of Mission in a wide range of foreign policy, trade and development areas.
To do this, the Policy Adviser maintains and leverages relationships with a wide network of stakeholders : across the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in New Zealand, with other New Zealand Government agencies in Chile and Wellington, with the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other host country government agencies, and with other foreign diplomatic missions in Santiago.
Mā wai te mahi nei? - Who are we looking for?
We are looking for someone with an ability to think critically and analytically, with strong research skills, excellent written and oral communication skills in both English and Spanish, sound judgment and good problem solving capabilities.
They must be flexible and adaptable, able to build and maintain effective relationships, and able to work as part of a high achieving team.
The preferred candidate will have an understanding of the Chilean political context. A background in government work, trade policy or private sector engagement is desirable.
Me pēhea te tuku tono - Interested?
We want our people to reflect the diversity of New Zealand and the communities we represent - valuing and respecting the contributions of staff with diverse backgrounds, experiences, skills and perspectives.
We value the transferable skills and points of view that both career and life experience bring to the table. As an employer we are committed to a focus on leadership, talent, training and development, and flexible work options.
If you bring an authentic view of New Zealand's place in the world, we'd love to hear from you!
This is a permanent, locally employed position, with terms and conditions in accordance with Chilean employment regulations.
No off-shore allowance, transfer allowance or provision of housing applies.
The successful applicant must have the right to work in Chile. For any non-Chilean applicant, obtaining and maintaining the appropriate working visa is the responsibility of the applicant and any offer of employment is subject to this.
To apply, please email your current CV and a cover letter outlining your interest, skills and experience relevant to the role to Grafton (mrocco grafton.
cl) with the subject line "Policy Adviser" by 5pm Wednesday 21 October (NZ time).