New Zealand Embassy Washington, United States of America

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Communications and Events Officer - New Zealand Embassy in Washington DC


Are you a public affairs professional with events management experience looking for a new challenge in a busy Embassy?

The Embassy of New Zealand in Washington DC is seeking a highly organised, energetic and creative thinker with experience working for an Embassy or in Government in a communications role with events management experience.  

The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience in designing and implementing outreach and communications strategies;
  • Experience conceptualising and coordinating formal and informal functions and events;
  • Experience working for an Embassy or in Government;
  • High level of organisational skills and a “can-do” attitude;
  • Demonstrated understanding of social media platforms in a professional context;
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills.

Relevant experience with a proven work history in a reputable organisation is essential.

We are looking for the successful appointee to commence duties in late September 2015. ‚Äč This is a locally-engaged position with terms and conditions of employment set in accordance with local employment requirements.  No financial assistance with transferring to Washington DC is provided.

A copy of the Job Description can be viewed below.


21 August 5:00 p.m. (Washington DC time)


Application Instructions

To apply for this position, send an email to with two Word documents attached:

  • A letter of no more than two pages, addressed to the Deputy Head of Mission setting out why you are applying for this job, with specific examples of how you meet all the criteria set out above;
  • A current CV (résumé)

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.


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