Policy Adviser (m/f/x), New Zealand Embassy Berlin

The New Zealand Embassy in Berlin is recruiting a Policy Adviser (m/f/x) to support our diplomatic staff and contribute to the advancement of New Zealand’s interests in Germany, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein. The successful candidate would ideally start in July 2022.

We are a small, committed team in Berlin, and part of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s global network. We aspire to be a workplace that values and utilises diverse and inclusive thinking, people and behaviours. This means that our staff reflect the diversity of New Zealand and the countries we work in. We are strongly motivated, committed, and innovative to make a difference for New Zealanders and through shared interests with the countries we work with.

Our values are:

We recognise the importance of staff having flexibility around work hours and working arrangements to balance meeting our goals and well-being. In turn, there may be some situations where our business deliverables require staff to be available during certain hours of the day or for longer periods to meet a temporary surge in work requirements.

About the Position

The Policy Adviser (m/f/x) is responsible for contributing to the advancement of New Zealand’s foreign policy interests by supporting the Embassy’s engagement with government officials, local contacts, and the business community in the cross-accreditations and the German Bundesländer. This includes economic and political monitoring, conducting research and analysis and preparing reports, briefings and other documentation, as well as organising visits.

The Policy Adviser (m/f/x) also contributes to the Embassy’s public diplomacy by leading the management of our social media presence and relevant public diplomacy initiatives, such as political and cultural events organised or supported by the Embassy. They also manage visits by the Ambassador, VIPs, and staff to Bundesländer and countries of accreditation.

Key Accountabilities

Required Qualifications & Experience:

Skills and knowledge:

Applicants are requested to provide:

Please send these documents as one single PDF file to BERApplications@mfat.govt.nz with the subject line: “Application: Policy Adviser” by Sunday 19 June 2022.