The Legal Division in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is looking to hire experienced legal advisers to contribute to New Zealand's trade and economic growth agenda. This is a fixed term 3 year contract or secondment while our current staff member is posted offshore. We would also like to hear expressions of interest from you if you are interested in a shorter fixed term 12 month contract or secondment.
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.
Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role
Reporting to the Manager of the Trade Law Unit, these roles provide legal and policy analysis that supports New Zealand's trade priorities, negotiating activities and international litigation.
You will be actively involved in New Zealand's trade agenda at a critical time due to the impacts of COVID-19, the numerous negotiations under way, the challenges facing the international rules-based system and an increasing number of issues at the interface of domestic law and international trade law.
The successful candidate or candidates will need to have appropriate legal qualifications (including the professional legal studies course) and at least 3 years professional experience relevant to the Unit's varied trade and legal work.
Mā wai te mahi nei? - We are looking for applicants who can:
Me pēhea te tuku tono - To Apply
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.
You must be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate NZ Government Security clearance.
Please click the following link to apply on our careers page: https://careers.mfat.govt.nz/jobdetails?ajid=qxik7
For a confidential discussion please email Jo McKeagg at firstname.lastname@example.org