Senior Advisor International Development and Engagement

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Do you have a vision to inspire others?
Bring your experience in international development in Asia-Pacific region
Fixed term to 24 December 2020 in Wellington CBD
Mō te Tari o te Kaitiaki Mana Tangata – About the Ombudsman
The Chief Ombudsman works with his staff to help New Zealanders in their dealings with government agencies. The focus is on handling complaints against government agencies, undertaking investigations and inspections, and encouraging good administration. The Chief Ombudsman is independent and impartial, with the goal of fairness for all.
Mō tō mātou tira - About our team
The International Development and Engagement (IDE) Team works across the Office to aid Asia/Pacific Ombudsmen and governments establishing integrity functions. The team also helps with the hosting of international delegations, short-term placements and remote mentoring.
Mō te tūranga - About the role
As a Senior Advisor you will provide expert technical advice in support of programme design and monitoring, and internal and external stakeholder liaison. You will make expert recommendations which influence how the Office should provide support and build networks with other international agencies and organisations to support the development of anti-corruption and integrity agencies in the Asia-Pacific region.
He kōrero mōu - About you
To be successful in this role ideally you will have:
Relevant tertiary qualification, preferably in law, international development, or international relations or a related field
Experience as a senior international engagement and development practitioner, including leading the design and delivery of a strategy and work programme
Experience of working in international development and engagement for developing countries across the Asia-Pacific region and those with lower socioeconomic status
Experience of providing advice and expertise across international engagement and development-related matters (including training, policy and practice development), to deliver optimal outcomes
Demonstrated understanding of the role of the Ombudsmen in contemporary society and the office's operating environment
Experience in mentoring, guiding and training staff, along with strong leadership skills
Experience supporting a team manager and working within a team-oriented, collaborative environment
Experience in planning, contributing to and delivering projects using project management methodology and excellent organisational skills
Me pēhea e tono - How to apply
To apply, click on the ‘Apply Now' button where you will need to register through our online career centre, complete our application form and upload your CV and cover letter.
For further information about this vacancy please email
All applicants must have a legal entitlement to work in New Zealand. Appointees will be subject to a criminal convictions check and may be required to achieve and maintain a NZ Government (NZSIS) security clearance.
Depending on skills and experience the starting salary is expected to be between $97,000 and $127,000.
Applications close Monday, 1 March 2021.


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