Are you an experienced Policy Officer looking for a new challenge? NZCIO is seeking a policy adviser to help advance New Zealand’s interests in Taiwan.

Are you an experienced Policy Officer looking for a new challenge?

The New Zealand Commerce and Industry Office (NZCIO) is seeking a policy adviser to help advance New Zealand’s interests in Taiwan. The position will focus on domestic politics, supporting connections between New Zealand’s Maori people and the indigenous people of Taiwan, environmental and tourism cooperation. You will also help assist New Zealanders who are in distress in Taiwan.

In this role you work as a team with one other policy adviser to support the Office’s engagement with officials, local contacts and the think tank/academic sector. You will be responsible for conducting research and analysis, preparing reports and recommending solutions to policy problems. 

Working in a team with the current consular officer, you will be the first point of call for New Zealanders in distress who seek help from the Office. You will explain the way in which the office can support them and provide assistance as required.

Your fluent mandarin and English language communication skills will be important in developing relationships both in Taiwan and with New Zealand contacts, and in supporting non-mandarin speaking staff through interpretation.

Your excellent research and critical analysis skills, coupled with strong bilingual written and oral skills and the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, will be key to your success.

If this sounds like you and to learn more about the the role, please click on this read/download the full position description [DOCX, 68 KB]. All applications must be made in English.

A covering letter of no more than two pages and two references, setting out why you are applying for the position and examples of how you meet the job criteria together with a non-returnable CV, should be emailed to Josephine Chen (Josephine.Chen@mfat.govt.nz).

Deadline: Applications must to be received by close of play 28 December 2018.

The successful applicant will be employed on local terms and conditions and must have the right to work in Taiwan.  Obtaining and maintaining the appropriate working visa is the responsibility of the applicant and any offer of employment is subject to this. In addition any relocation to Taiwan is to be undertaken at the expense of the applicant.