New Zealand Embassy The Hague, The Netherlands

Job vacancies

The New Zealand Embassy in The Hague seeks a part-time Policy Adviser for a fixed term of 1 year (with the possibility of extension).
This is a locally employed position, with terms and conditions being set in accordance with local employment requirements.  The Embassy does not provide assistance with accommodation or airfares.

This person will assist the Deputy Head of Mission in contributing to the advancement of New Zealand’s foreign policy objectives, particularly through its engagement with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

The successful candidate will also assist other Embassy staff with policy and administrative tasks.

We are looking for someone who has: 

  • Experience in developing policy advice and excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships and networks.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, problem-solving and organisational skills, and the ability to work cooperatively in a team.
  • Fluent English.  Dutch or other relevant language skills are desirable.

Previous work experience at a diplomatic mission or international organisation would be beneficial for this position.  A post-graduate tertiary qualification is desirable.

The person we appoint to this position must have the right to live and work in the Netherlands. The ability to obtain and maintain a New Zealand security clearance is also desirable.

The position description can be dowloaded here.

Please complete the application form and email it with your Curriculum Vitae to:

Applications close 9am, Monday 29 September 2014

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade website carries a list of all job vacancies in Wellington and at its overseas posts.

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