Government of Australia


Research Officer (Political/Economic) & Local Area Network Administrator - LE4

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Job Title:
Research Officer (Political/Economic) & Local Area Network Administrator - LE4


Closing date:
4th June 2018

Job Description

Contract: 2 years Fixed Term Contract

Full-Time: 37 hours and 30 minutes per week

Classification: LE4

Salary: EUR 40,432


Applications are sought from persons interested in employment at the Australian Embassy in Dublin engaged on local terms and conditions of employment as a Locally Engaged Staff member.

Please be advised that the Embassy does not provide assistance or sponsorship for work permits. The successful candidate must be able to independently obtain right to work in Ireland prior to commencement and for the duration of the contract.

About the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

The role of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is to advance the interests of Australia and Australians internationally. This involves strengthening Australia’s security, enhancing Australia’s prosperity, delivering an effective and high quality overseas aid program and helping Australian travellers and Australians overseas.

The department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the Australian Government. DFAT also works with other Australian government agencies to drive coordination of Australia’s pursuit of global, regional and bilateral interests.

About the position

The position involves working in a small team under the direct supervision of the Deputy Head of Mission (DHOM) to develop and deliver the Embassy’s policy reporting and public affairs strategies.

The key responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide accurate, timely reporting, research and analysis on current events, policy developments and personalities in Ireland and their relevance to Australian national interests;
  • Develop and maintain a database of contacts within the Irish government and business community;
  • Develop and implement media strategies for public advocacy of Australian policy positions in Ireland, including visits by the Ambassador and DHOM to areas outside Dublin;
  • Support major events/functions, assist in the management of visits to Ireland by Australian ministers and senior officials.
  • As Local Area Network Administrator maintain the Embassy’s unclassified information networks. Duties may include providing day to day desktop support software training/support.
  • Assist with the Embassy’s Cultural Diplomacy and Social Media as required;
  • Other duties as directed.
  • Degree qualified and experience working in a relevant field
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • A strong interest in and knowledge of the Irish and Australian political and business environments and foreign and trade policy priorities
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly word processing and database management, as well as good IT management and troubleshooting skills;


In your written statements, you must include succinct, high-level and relevant examples that support your claims against the role.

  1. Proven ability to draw information from a range of sources quickly into accurate, timely reporting and advocacy materials
  2. Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment and a demonstrated commitment to teamwork
  3. Well developed and accurate records management skills (both physical and electronic) and experience using information management systems for reporting purposes and managing databases
  4. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated professionalism with the ability to build productive working relationships with colleagues, clients and contacts
  5. Demonstrated ability to harness initiative to identify areas of opportunity and drive business process improvements for the benefit of the organisation
  6. Demonstrated IT literacy to a minimum intermediate standard, the ability to develop and/or demonstrate skills at an IT administrator level.  Additional experience or knowledge of developing and/or maintaining comms systems, networks, hardware and websites would be favourably considered (although not essential)


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