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Administration Manager: New Zealand Consulate-General, Shanghai 

The New Zealand Consulate-General in Shanghai is seeking an experienced Administration Manager to manage the Consulate office in Shanghai. This rare leadership opportunity in a Consulate office requires a person with a broad range of skills, and will require a talented and mature person with at least 8-10 years’ management experience, who is ready to use those various skills in service of the New Zealand government, and the New Zealand community in China.

Shanghai is a vibrant and international city, and a focal point for New Zealand trade with China.  From diplomacy and trade, to business development and cultural outreach, our work is diverse and fascinating. With 14 staff in the Shanghai office, the role requires management of the office to ensure the smooth operations of the Shanghai Post, and the provision of consular services to New Zealanders. The key requirements of the role, include:

  • managing a team of locally-employed staff
  • managing human resources, finance, property, procurement and security requirements;
  • overseeing consular services, and providing assistance to New Zealanders in China
  • strengthening office systems and processes
  • maintaining close liaison with New Zealand agencies based in Shangai (including NZTE, MPI, Immigration, Education, and Tourism) as well as the New Zealand Embassy in Beijing and Consulates in Hong Kong, Guangzhou, and Chengdu     

You would be an important member of the Shanghai Post management team.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced manager and administrator who wants to contribute to New Zealand’s representation in China. The ideal person for this role will be energetic, pro-active and innovative, with good attention to detail, and a strong customer focus. The preferred candidate will also be an excellent people manager, able to get the best from their team and probably familiar with working in a public sector environment.  The role requires this person to be very organised, efficient, a good writer and have strong finance skills. Some Chinese language skills would be an advantage, although a lack of language should not deter a skilled applicant.

The successful applicant must hold a New Zealand passport. The position will be contractually agreed on local terms and conditions and applicants must have the right to work in China. The Ministry can assist with the process of obtaining the appropriate work Visa, however any relocation requirements to Shanghai by an applicant currently living outside the city, are to be initiated and completed at the expense of the applicant.

Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate level of NZ government security clearance.   Details about meeting these requirements can be found on

A covering letter of application, and an updated Curriculum Vitae, should be sent to:

Brian Hewson, New Zealand Consulate-General, 1605-1607 The Center, 989 Chang Le Road, Shanghai 200031, People’s Republic of China or emailed to:

Further information, including a position description, is available, upon request to Brian Hewson, Deputy Consul General, at the contact details above. Applications close on June 30th, 2014.


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