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Senior Adviser-Transparency

Date:  15-Jun-2022

Wellington, NZ


Senior Adviser- Transparency


  • Opportunity to join a diverse team supporting the New Zealand IDC (Aid and Development) Programme
  • Your skills will support improvements that New Zealand is implementing across the globe.
  • Wellington CBD based with flexible working from home options


Use your skills to drive positive change across the world


Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role


This role will be a member of the Development Data and Systems Team (DDS). The team’s primary function is to manage and continuously improve data, systems and reporting that relate to the New Zealand International Development Cooperation (IDC) Programme (formerly the New Zealand Aid Programme). DDS sits within the Pacific and Development Group (PDG), which leads an integrated approach to New Zealand’s diplomatic and development engagement with Pacific countries and is responsible for the implementation of the New Zealand Aid Programme globally.


The Senior Advisor, IDC Transparency is responsible for developing policies, processes and products to enable and streamline MFAT’s IDC transparency and active release of information and public products. As part of your role you’ll:


  • Mainstream transparency into activity (project) management systems as well as individual activities
  • Oversee and manage the development and operation of the IDC Aid Tracker website.
  • Develop trusted relationships with staff across the Ministry and key external stakeholders.


The appointment range for this role is $113,856 to $133,948 (inclusive of 3% employer KiwiSaver contribution) depending on experience.


Please note:


This is not a Foreign Policy/diplomatic role.  This is a ‘Corporate’ role (known here as a Specialist role) based in central Wellington, NZ.  


While it is not usual for specialist staff to be ‘posted’ outside of NZ, from time to time a specialist role overseas becomes available at one of our embassies, high commissions, missions or consulates. To be considered for one of these positions you will need to apply and be considered via a competitive recruitment process.


If you have an interest in an MFAT foreign policy career you will be welcome to apply for this either via our graduate recruitment or mid-level foreign policy recruitment campaigns.


Mā‎ wai te mahi nei? – Who are we looking for?


  • Keen interest in international development and/or in the importance of transparency, openness and accountability to the public sector.
  • Experience working in a public-facing information sharing role.
  • Ability to visualise the bigger picture and implement it.


Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged.


Ngā hua o te mahi i te Manatū Aorere - Why MFAT?


We are committed to a focus on leadership, talent, training and development, and flexible work options.  Check out our benefits page to find out more about why we love working here.


We are also working to grow the diversity of our workforce and the inclusive nature of our workplace. Click on our diversity and inclusion page to find out more.

Mō mātou - About us


Our people represent New Zealand on and offshore, and in doing so make New Zealanders safer and more prosperous.  By building connections with and influencing other countries and international institutions, we advance New Zealand’s interests and pursue New Zealand's values.  We provide advice to the Government on the implications for New Zealand of what is happening in the world. 

Me pēhea te tuku tono - To Apply/Interested?


Apply today with your CV and cover letter.


For a copy of the Position Description click here


Contact if you have an questions prior to putting in your application.


You must be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate NZ Government Security clearance.


Use this online tool to self-check your eligibility for a Confidential security clearance. Please note that this tool is not part of the formal security clearance process:


Applications close at midnight on Sunday 3rd July 2022