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4369 NZHC Diplomacy Policy Adviser 13 April - 4 May 2018

New Zealand High Commission


Public Diplomacy and Policy Adviser

The New Zealand High Commission in Nuku’alofa is seeking a Public Diplomacy and Policy Adviser.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to promoting New Zealand’s relationship with Tonga; you will be responsible for developing and managing the High Commission’s public diplomacy and stakeholder engagement strategy and activities which promote and support the interests of the New Zealand government in Tonga.

An ability to manage media and coordinate responses on a day-to-day basis, as well as during crises and official visits, is essential.  Experience with social media, internal communications and knowledge management is also desirable.

You will be politically aware, possess sound judgement and problem solving capabilities and have excellent stakeholder relationship and event management skills.  You will be adaptable, and able to work as part of a high achieving team as well as autonomously.

You will support the Post’s engagement with government officials, local contacts and the business sector. You will conduct policy research and analysis and the High Commission’s security, IT and administrative functions.

You will have excellent written and oral English communication skills.  Knowledge of the Tongan context and language is desirable.

You will have a relevant tertiary qualification and/or work experience. You must also be able to live and work in Tonga and to obtain and maintain a New Zealand security clearance.

This is a locally employed position, with terms and conditions being set in accordance with Tongan employment regulations.

A position description, is available here and the application form can be downloaded here, alterntaively these documents can be picked up at the New Zealand High Commission reception, corner Taufa’ahau & Salote Roads, Nuku’alofa.   

Interested applicants should submit an application form, their CV with cover letter to hotaia [dot] hola [at] mfat [dot] govt [dot] nz or deliver to the New Zealand High Commission.  Applications close 4pm Friday 4 May 2018.