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Team Administrator/Development Support Officer

Date:  09-Jun-2022

Wellington, NZ


Team Administrator/Development Support Officer – Pacific and Development Group


  • Join a close-knit, high performing team in a respected government agency.
  • Bring your whole self to an inclusive workplace dedicated to making a difference.
  • Great variety in work with an opportunity to learn and grow.


This role provides a diverse range of admin opportunities for you to make valuable contributions and learn new skills. 

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role


Reporting to the Team Leader, Business Services you will be responsible for providing a range of administrative and business support services to the managers and professional staff within the Pacific and Development Group.


This exciting and varied role will see you involved in a wide range of customer service and administrative tasks including financial administration, information and database management, correspondence and travel, diary management and meeting and event coordination.  


The appointment range for this role $55,913 to $62,125 total remuneration including employer contribution to Kiwisaver – negotiable 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?


You will have experience providing administrative support and customer services and working with a range of software applications and administrative and financial corporate data systems, including word processing, databases, electronic file management systems and presentations. You will be able to juggle tasks with numerous stakeholders and competing priorities with a calm and friendly approach.


We're not all about the technical skills though. Your passion, motivation and focus with the ability to deliver to customer deliverables in a fast-paced environment are key in this role!


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


Creating a meaningful career, one that grows and evolves as you do, is so important. With us you’ll have the opportunity to grow, evolve, learn new skills and do work that matters.  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


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade represents 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, our people 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?


If you are looking for a challenge and a rewarding role in a great, supportive team, we’d love to hear from you. Apply today with your CV and cover letter.


For a copy of the position description click here. Should you have any questions, please contact


You must be a NZ Citizen or NZ Permanent Resident and be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate NZ Government Security clearance. Use this online tool to self-check your eligibility for a confidential level security clearance. Please note that this tool is not part of the formal security clearance process:


Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 26th June 2022.