View Vacancy - NZW - PF Programme Administrator, A2(L)
In November 2015, the UK Government announced the creation of a new cross-Whitehall Prosperity Fund, aimed at supporting the conditions for global and UK economic growth. A small part of the Fund will be used to support programme activity in non-ODA countries, including Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). This is a high profile fund: it must be used to deliver high-quality programmes and projects that stand up to scrutiny in terms of impact and value for money.
The jobholder will be responsible for the day-to-day management and oversight of the ANZ Prosperity Fund allocation. This includes budgeting, forecasting and reporting to stakeholders, and supporting the delivery of ANZ’s non-ODA programme for 2018-19. They will need to work with relevant policy teams in ANZ and the UK, and project implementers, to ensure HMG project delivery requirements are met.
Day-to-day oversight and administration of the Prosperity Fund Programme for FY2018-19 and FY2019-20.
- Work with Trade Policy Officers to ensure the overall programme complies with FCO guidance (including procurement rules)
- Follow sound financial management processes and prepare contracts, purchase orders and invoices for payment in conjunction with relevant teams in the wider HMG network
- Budget forecasting, profiling and management, with input from relevant teams
- Develop an understanding of UK trade policy and identify potential projects that may support it. Work with project leads to implement these ideas.
- Build and maintain relationships with project implementers.
- Other work related to the PPF as appropriate, or the wider BHC, to be discussed and agreed as necessary (5% max)
- Ensure the allocation is spent within the financial year, in line with central guidance.
Reporting and evaluation
- Work with policy leads to produce regular financial, progress and project evaluation reports for London-based stakeholders.
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to undertake financial/budget management
- Ability to prioritise and manage several concurrent projects
- Project/programme management experience
- Knowledge of UK trade policy and priorities
- Knowledge of wider UK government priorities
Salary is up to $59,737 per annum (paid monthly) dependent on qualifications and experience, plus up to 5% superannuation subsidy on a $ for $ basis. The role offers great learning and development opportunities, through formal training, on-the-job learning and taking on new challenges.
Appointment is subject to achieving a clean New Zealand Police records search and UK security clearance.
Appointment is subject to a 90 day trial period pursuant to section 67A of the Employment Relations Act 2000.
The British Government supports flexible working practices.
Open to New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, and partners/dependents of UK-based diplomatic staff currently posted in New Zealand. Employment offers are subject to successful clearance of pre-employment checks. No accommodation or relocation expenses are payable in connection with this position. Candidates must have a valid New Zealand work permit or permanent residency for NZ in order to apply. Post will not sponsor an applicant seeking a work permit.
Staff recruited locally by the High Commission are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local New Zealand employment law. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted regarding the next phase of the selection process. To those applicants not short-listed, we extend our appreciation for considering the British Government as a potential employer.
For more information on the work of the British High Commission, visit our website - http://www.gov.uk/government/world/new-zealand.
All applications must be received before 23:55 (NZDT), 6 July 2018.
Applications must address experience against the role responsibilities in the cover letter and also include a current CV.
Incomplete application forms will not be taken into consideration, so please ensure you provide the information requested. We regret to advise that we will only be contacting short-listed candidates. Applicants called for an interview will be assessed on the core competencies listed above.
This opportunity is closed to applications.