Policy Adviser - New Zealand Embassy and Mission to the European Union Brussels, Belgium

Locally engaged staff – Policy Adviser – Full Time – Permanent employment contract.

The New Zealand Embassy and Mission of New Zealand to the European Union wishes to recruit a Policy Adviser, on a permanent contract starting mid-March 2015. We are looking for someone who has:


  • Strong analysis, drafting and reporting skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Experience in or knowledge of economic and foreign policy;
  • Excellent knowledge of European institutions would be an advantage.

In this busy position, you will be responsible for conducting research and analysis, preparing policy reports on areas of key strategic interest to the Embassy. You will also support the Embassy’s engagement with government officials, local contacts and the business sector in its countries of accreditation.


The ability to build and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders will be key to your success.

You should have a sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications as well as excellent written and oral communication skills.

Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Other languages (any of French or Dutch) would be an advantage.

The gross annual starting salary for the position is between 44k€ and 50k€ dependent upon skills and experience.


Applicants must have the right to reside and work in Belgium. The successful applicant will be registered employed under local terms and conditions and will be responsible for meeting all personal tax obligations. The successful applicant will be responsible for transfer costs to and from, and for accommodation in, Belgium.

The Position Description is available on the New Zealand Embassy website www.nzembassy.com/belgium. If this sounds like you, please send your curriculum vitae and letter of motivation, in English, electronically to helene.philippe@mfat.govt.nz.

Applications close at 12 noon on Friday 27 February 2015.