View Vacancy - NZW - PF Programme Administrator, A2(L)

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Economic and Prosperity

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.  

Key Activities: 

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
Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service
6 July 2018
A2 (L)
Fixed Term, Full-time
12 months
Asia Pacific
New Zealand
British High Commission
NZD 4,978 per month or NZD 59,737 per annum
3 September 2018
31 March 2020

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.

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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.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.