Note - we do not expect applicants to have something to share for all questions below
Please share any relevant life experience that might be applicable to the role you are applying for, e.g. overseas work or life experience, community or sporting leadership roles, voluntary work or interests, other hobbies or interests.
Outline your experience with cultural competency, to include but not limited to any involvement with community groups and stakeholders?
How have you applied your knowledge of Mātauranga Māori within the workplace?
Outline any language competencies other than English? Include the level of spoken or written expertise.
Current or former MFAT employees
Have you ever worked in the core public sector and/or an NZ Inc partner organization? If so where and when?
Permission to discuss your application at MFAT
If you are a current or previous Ministry employee note that a condition of submitting your application is that you provide permission for the Ministry to seek comments from your current and/or former Ministry manager(s) for the purposes of assessing your application.
I authorise the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to contact Human Resources Group and my current and/or former manager(s) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade for the purposes of conducting reference checks to assess my suitability for the position for which I am applying.
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Before taking up an appointment with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, applicants are required to undergo a pre-employment vetting process which may involve criminal and credit checks. For this pre-employment vetting process under the provisions of the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004, you do not have to disclose details of offences against the law if you meet ALL the following criteria:
- No convictions within the last 7 years
- You have never been sentenced to a custodial sentence
- You have never been ordered by a court, following a criminal case, to be detained in a hospital due to a mental condition
- You have no convictions for 'specified offences' under the Act
- You have never been indefinitely disqualified from driving.
If you become the preferred applicant for the position you will be required to provide your consent to the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service to access personal information about you for the purposes of assessing your suitability to have on-going access to classified national security information. This includes:
- Convictions and other records held by New Zealand Police and other law enforcement agencies, including any convictions outside the last 7 years
- Records held by security or intelligence agencies of New Zealand or other countries
- Information held by any other organisation or any person, in addition to those you nominate as referees.
Note: The Criminal records (Clean Slate) Act 2004 does not apply to this NZSIS assessment.
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