Australian High Commission
New Zealand
Cook Islands and Niue

Vacancies

Job Vacancies

Defence Finance Officer 

Public Affairs Manager 

 

 

Defence Finance Officer 

Agency

Department of Defence

Position Number

PNWN0019

Title

Defence Finance Officer

Classification

LE3

Post

Australian High Commission, Wellington

Supervisor

Defence Office Manager

Due to the security requirements of the position, applications from Australian citizens or dual New Zealand/Australian citizens can only be considered.

The key responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct daily financial accounting and procurement for the Defence Section Wellington (DSW), including the preparation of financial budgets and annual bid submission, reporting and compliance. This includes financial management of the Cook Islands account in conjunction with the New Zealand Defence Force finance office.
  • Maintain the DSW budget spreadsheets by completing monthly reconciliations.
  • Conduct comprehensive file management of finance related information.
  • Process supplier invoices and reimbursements accurately, within delegated authority levels, and in a timely manner.
  • Assist Defence Office Manager (DOM) with administrative tasks for securing leased properties. This includes preparation and submission of all residential lease business cases (that satisfy DFAT lease requirements) to the Directorate of Property Leasing Canberra.
  • Establish and maintain property documents, files and the master lease register.
  • Assist the DOM with the co-ordination of events as required.
  • Provide backup diary management and administrative support for the Defence Adviser and Assistant Defence Adviser.

Apply here. 

Applications close 4pm NZT Tuesday, 10 December 2019. 

 

Public Affairs Manager

Agency

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Position Number

PNWN006

Title

Public Affairs Manager

Classification

LE5

Post

Australian High Commission, Wellington

Supervisor

Deputy High Commissioner

 

About the Agency/Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

The role of DFAT is to advance the interests of Australia and Australians internationally. This involves strengthening Australia’s security, enhancing Australia’s prosperity, delivering an effective and high quality overseas aid program and helping Australian travellers and Australians overseas.

The department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the Australian Government. DFAT also works with other Australian government agencies to drive coordination of Australia’s pursuit of global, regional and bilateral interests.

 

The key responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage the Australian High Commission’s public diplomacy program, including development and implementation of annual public diplomacy plan and project management of events and activities;
  • Monitoring media and engaging on issues important to the Australia and New Zealand relationship;
  • Identify media opportunities to promote Australia, including for visiting Ministers and Parliamentarians;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with major sponsors, suppliers and other external stakeholders;
  • Oversee content on the Australian High Commission website, social media and podcast and promote the Australian High Commission brand across all channels;
  • Supervise Public Affairs and Events Co-ordinator; and
  • Other duties as directed.

Apply here. 

Applications close 4pm NZT Wednesday, 4 December 2019.