Manager of International Strategy and Engagement - Joint Directors-General Office
Government Communications Security Bureau
Wellington, New Zealand
5d ago

We have an opportunity for a Manager of International Strategy and Engagement to join our Joint Directors-General Office supporting both the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) and New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS).

You will make a difference to how the NZSIS and GCSB manage our international relationships and work across relevant public service agencies to align our approach to international engagement.

You will be responsible for providing expert advice on international engagement activities for the GCSB and NZSIS and assisting both agencies in taking a strategic approach to all international engagement.

The role is varied and challenging and will involve developing a work programme and priorities for the team that balances the interests of GCSB, NZSIS and the New Zealand Intelligence Community (NZIC) overall.

You will also be responsible for developing an international strategy that identifies the key relationships that each organisation should invest in and instituting a framework to measure the success of international engagements, as well overseeing and providing support to the Directors-General on their international travel by ensuring briefing materials are appropriate and in place.

This role will require you to draw on your excellent relationship building skills to ensure that stakeholders and your advice are well-informed.

You will be a strong conceptual thinker and a proven people manager. We are looking for someone with the following :

  • A tertiary education qualification in a relevant area such as international relations or strategic studies
  • Significant experience working at a senior management level
  • Experience working with international partners and protocols at a senior level
  • Experience in strategic and policy development in an international context
  • Experience holding a representational role in an international setting
  • A proven ability to turn strategy into action by working effectively with others
  • Our ideal candidate will have the ability to work collaboratively across GCSB and NZSIS as well as with other agencies to deliver to deadlines.

    The Manager International Strategy and Engagement will be able to manage competing priorities, and use sound judgement, flexibility and excellent interpersonal skills to implement solutions to complex and ambiguous problems.

    If the challenge of working across unique and stimulating subject matter, where you have the opportunity to use your influence and expertise to achieve positive outcomes for the NZIC appeals to you, then we would love to hear from you.

    We can also offer you :

  • Ongoing development and training
  • KiwiSaver employer contribution over base salary
  • Four weeks’ annual leave plus additional leave entitlements
  • Generous parental leave and childcare benefits
  • Subsidised health insurance and vision care
  • Flexible working environment; family friendly
  • Free on-site gym
  • Active, fun social club
  • Salary from $132,005 - $198,007 per annum

    Midpoint of the salary range is $165,006 reflecting full competence in the role.

    A position description can be found attached here.

    How to apply

    Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to careers nzic. quoting reference number C2 / 20 / 57 and placing your full name in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.

    Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to careers

    To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

    You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken.

    Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.

    Applications close 7 June 2020.

    The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality.

    You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career.

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