The New Zealand High Commission in Canberra is seeking a Public DiplomacyAdviser to promote the interests of the New Zealand government in Australia. Based in Canberra, this position develops and implements public diplomacy policy for the High Commission in Canberra and the ConsulateGeneral in Sydney.
This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to promoting New Zealand’s political relationship with Australia; you will be responsible for developing and managing the High Commission’s public diplomacy strategy and activities which ultimately seek to promote the interests of the New Zealand government in Australia.
An ability to manage media and coordinate responses on a day-to-day basis, as well as during crises and official visits, is essential. Experience in internal communications and knowledge management is also desirable.
You will need to be politically aware, possess sound judgement and problem solving capabilities and have excellent stakeholder relationship and event management skills. You should be adaptable, able to work as part of a high achieving team as well as work autonomously.
The successful candidate will be a person with a relevant tertiary qualification and relevant work experience. You must also be able to live and work in Australia and must be able to obtain and maintain a New Zealand security clearance. Information on obtaining a New Zealand security clearance can be found on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website: www.mfat.govt.nz.
This is a locally employed position, with terms and conditions being set in accordance with Australian employment regulations. The High Commission does not provide assistance with accommodation or airfares.
To apply for this position please visit the jobs page atwww.mfat.govt.nz to complete an application form and submit with your CV and cover letter to email@example.com 5.00pm on Monday 15 February 2016 (Canberra time).
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.
A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with
its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United." Affiliated with Georgetown University for over ten years, he shares ideas with students about public diplomacy.
The papers of his deceased father -- poet and diplomat John L. Brown -- are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations.
This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) -- years before "soft power" was ever coined -- that "The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating."