Commercial Specialist
New Zealand Government Jobs
Wellington, Wairarapa, New Zealand
6d ago

Job Description

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (the Ministry) acts in the world to make New Zealanders safer and more prosperous.

We do this by building connections with and influencing other countries to advance New Zealand's interests and project New Zealand values.

We provide advice to the Government on the implications for New Zealand of what is happening in the world.

The Commercial Division is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade's global centre of excellence for its procurement, grant funding, private sector investment, contract management, commercialisation, and supplier management activities.

We are seeking a procurement specialist with extensive experience in construction contracting and commercial management based in Wellington.

The Commercial Specialist is a member of the Ministry's Commercial Pool. You will work with our staff globally to provide advice on structuring, procuring, sourcing and negotiating contracts and investments that successfully deliver embassies and residential property and fit-

outs for the Ministry. You will develop strategies delivered by or through external parties such as suppliers and other government or international organisations.

This may include time critical projects such as New Zealand's response to overseas disasters.


We are looking for a specialist with at least 5 years' experience in drafting, procuring, negotiating and implementing construction-

related contracts. You should hold a graduate degree in a commercial discipline or have equivalent level of experience. Studying for, or attainment of, a relevant professional qualification such as MCIPS, CEng or a legal practising certificate would also be an advantage.


The Commercial Specialist will obtain a breadth of knowledge in international construction contracting and will be mobilised in an agile and flexible manner.

Depending on the requirement, you may work on multiple projects, or may be embedded within a project team.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade aspires 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, and that the contributions of staff with diverse backgrounds, experiences, skills and perspectives are valued and respected.

The Ministry values are :


  • We achieve for New Zealand, everyday, everywhere
  • Kotahitanga

  • We draw strength from our diversity
  • Courage

  • We do the right thing
  • Manaakitanga

  • We honour and respect others
  • How to apply :

    Applications close 5.00pm, 7 January 2019.

    You must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate New Zealand Government Security Clearance

    To view a position description and apply for this role, please visit our vacancies page at https : / / / en / about-

    us / work-with-us / vacancies / to complete an application form and submit with your CV and cover letter prior to the closing date.

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