Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand


Policy Officer – Trade Section (Deadline to apply: 9 December 2016)

24/11/2016 - 04:20
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The European Union Delegation to New Zealand is looking for: Policy Officer – Trade Section

We are

The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between 28 European countries. It plays an important role in international affairs through diplomacy, trade, development aid and working with global organisations. Abroad, the EU is represented through more than 140 diplomatic representations, known also as EU Delegations, which have a similar function to those of an embassy.

The EU Delegation to New Zealand is strongly committed to improving and expanding our relationship with New Zealand. We ensure the representation of the European Union in New Zealand and work towards increasing the visibility, awareness and understanding of the EU in New Zealand.


We offer

We offer a post of Policy Officer  in the Delegation's Trade Section. Under this post, the recruited person will be attributed functions depending on the needs of the Delegation. Upon recruitment, the successful candidate will occupy a specific job function as Trade officer. Under this job function the successful candidate will serve as support staff to applicant will carry out the Delegation's work mostly on trade and investment matters but also on other Union policies most notably in the following fields: agriculture, sanitary and phytosanitary, climate change, and science and innovation. S/he will work in close consultation with the Head of Trade Section. 


We offer a competitive position in an international environment. Benefits, such as additional pension scheme and medical insurance, are offered to employees and their families under certain conditions.

Success in this role will hinge on the candidate's ability to demonstrate particularly strong analytical, advocacy and relationship building skills.  The candidate must be able to demonstrate a good knowledge in fields related to European Union trade policies as well as in New Zealand's economic and trade fields and the wider region. Knowledge of the EU policies in other than trade fields in particular agriculture, climate and science and innovation is an advantage.


A self-motivated person is sought with a minimum of four years proven experience in one or more of the following fields: political and economic analysis, law and/or trade policy; with a university degree in a related field (additional degrees on science and technology policy, environment policy and/or education policy being an asset), the ability to report accurately and concisely within deadlines, and interpersonal skills of a high order. Proven knowledge of the EU and established contacts with New Zealand government and industry sectors are essential.


How to apply

Applications, including curriculum vitae, should be mailed to:


Trade Officer Application

            Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand

            PO Box 5106, Lambton Quay


Or emailed to:


Applications close 9th December, 2016.


Please address any requests for additional information or queries concerning selection procedure to

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