NZCIO Job Vacancy

29 March 2024

Job Vacancy: Policy Adviser

The New Zealand Commerce and Industry Office (NZCIO), which promotes trade, economic and cultural relations with Taiwan, is seeking a policy adviser covering public affairs, domestic engagement, and consular support.

  • The public affairs component of the role includes managing NZCIO’s online presence, events and cultural activities.
  • The position supports NZCIO’s engagement with a range of domestic organisations, the arts/culture sector, and think tanks/academics, as well as helping deepen connections between indigenous peoples in New Zealand and Taiwan.   
  • The role is part of NZCIO’s consular team, providing support for New Zealanders in distress.

The position requires:

  • excellent research and analysis skills
  • an interest in Taiwan, New Zealand and cultural exchange.
  • fluent written and oral language skills (both Chinese and English), including informal interpretations skills.
  • competence with Microsoft Office products. Familiarity with design and film-editing software, and with social media analytics is desirable.
  • the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders in Taiwan and New Zealand.
  • life experience in New Zealand, such as residence or study, is highly desirable.

The starting salary for this position is NTD1,124,000 - 1,254,000 a year depending on qualifications and experience. For more details of the role, please download the position description from our website link)

Applications must be received by 5pm Friday 19 April 2024.  All applications must be made in English. Please provide a covering letter of no more than two pages and contact details of two referees, setting out why you are applying for the position and examples of how you meet the job criteria, together with a non-returnable CV, by email to Josephine Chen at .

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. Any relocation to Taiwan is at the expense of the applicant.


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