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Team Administrator

Date:  09-Mar-2023

Wellington, NZ


Team Administrator


  • Have initiative, great communication skills and an eye for detail?
  • Experience in office administration and supporting a diverse and fast pace team?
  • Want the opportunity to contribute to a high performing team?


MFAT are looking for a skilled administrator to support the group responsible for New Zealand’s relationship with Asia and the Americas.


Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role  


The key purpose of the Team Administrator role is to provide a broad range of administrative support for the office the Americas and Asia Group, providing support in business administration and corporate services such as; financial administration, information and database management, correspondence and travel, diary management and meeting and event coordination and assistign the transfers team on a regular basis.


For more detail you can view a copy of the position description click here



The full salary range for this role is $52,286 and $66,787 total remuneration, inclusive of our 3% KiwiSaver employer contribution.

We expect to appoint with a starting salary of $52,268 to $59,000.



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


To be successful in this role, you would:

  • have a strong customer focus
  • be technologically adept and confident using the MS Office suite
  • outstanding interpersonal and communication skills,
  • excellent attention to detail
  • to be a natural planner and organiser with the ability to self-manage and use initiative.
  • have excellent attention to detail
  • be flexible and able to adapt quickly in a reactive environment


Ideally you will also have a good understanding of tikanga (Māori customs and protocols), with the ability to weave te ao Māori (the Māori worldview) into your work. 


If you are just starting on this journey that’s OK too – as long as you have a willingness to learn and a desire to develop your cultural capability.  As a Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner, this is important to us and we offer training and support. 



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.


MFAT is Rainbow Tick accredited. We value diversity and are committed to providing an inclusive culture where everyone feels supported, valued, and a sense of belonging.  We welcome applications from people from a diverse range of backgrounds. 


You can find out more about our staff networks and our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy here



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 confidential discussion please email Maria Cribb


To be considered for this position you must be a New Zealand Citizen and able to obtain and maintain a NZ Government National Security clearance at Confidential level.


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:


Let us know if you need any support or have any access requirements that will help you through the recruitment process.


Applications close at midnight on Sunday 26th March 2023


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.