Australian High Commission

Career Opportunities

Australian High Commission Singapore

There are two categories of staff employed at the Australian High Commission, Singapore. They include Diplomats and Locally Engaged Staff.

Diplomats are posted to Singapore by the Australian Government to undertake specific roles that hold diplomatic responsibilities.

Locally Engaged Staff (LES) are recruited locally and support the roles of Australian Diplomats. LES are employed by the High Commission on either an ongoing basis or a short term (fixed term) temporary basis with High Commission-specific terms and conditions of employment.

Job opportunities are listed below, when available.

Please submit applications in MS Word or PDF formats

The following documents must accompany all applications when applying for vacancies at The Australian High Commission;

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Completed Application Pack

When applying for jobs at the Australian High Commission, Singapore, please refer to the following documents to assist with your application submission.

  1. The relevant job description for which you are applying.
  2. Guidelines to applying for a job with the Australian High Commission
  3. Application Pack

For more information on how recruitment at the Australian High Commission, Singapore is carried out, please click here: Recruitment at the Australian High Commission, Singapore.

Temporary Employment Register

The Australian High Commission, Singapore maintains a Temporary Employment Register, which is used to fill short-term vacancies. The Temporary Employment Register (TER) is open to candidates to submit an expression of interest for temporary, non-ongoing employment at the Australian High Commission (AHC). The TER enables us to temporarily employ appropriately highly skilled, motivated and experienced individuals at short notice for short - term (fixed term) contracts (up to 6 months).

Temporary employment opportunities arise from time to time for a number of different reasons including:

  • When permanent staff members in extended leave
  • During the period prior to filling a vacancy; or
  • To manage specific short term projects


  • The process involves but not limited to the declarations of the code of conduct, code of secrecy, etc.
  • Only candidates being shortlisted considered for a position will be contacted
  • Placement on the temporary employment register does not guarantee an offer of employment


Interested candidates must submit the following documents to [email protected]

  1. Completed Temporary Employment Register Application Form
  2. Latest CV with the employment history (MS Words or PDF format only)

Employment Opportunities - Locally Engaged Staff

Position currently open for recruitment: 1

Senior Policy and Research Officer - Economic & Trade


The Senior Policy and Research Officer (LE5: SGD 6,046 - SGD 6,544) works to the High Commission’s political and economic section. The position will play a key role in monitoring and analysing Singapore’s economic and/or domestic political environment, including policy developments, commercial and investment decisions, and emerging themes and trends of relevance to the Singapore-Australia relationship.

Working under limited supervision, the Senior Policy and Research Officer will undertake significant research projects and be expected to engage with a wide range of sources. The position is expected to provide timely and accurate analysis of domestic and regional economic issues. Research may be presented as written analytical pieces, primary source identification and complex oral briefings to senior staff. As well responding to tasking by the Political and Economic Section, the Senior Policy and Research Officer will be expected to proactively identify issues of interest and concern to better inform the section’s understanding of Singapore and reporting to Canberra.

This position may be required to provide support to other roles and work outside of normal business hours.


  • Maintain and deepen a current understanding of the Singapore Government’s economic policies and emerging issues of interest to Australia to inform reporting, strategies and discussions.
  • Undertake research and analysis in order to provide advice, insights and briefings on key policy trends and drivers, and emerging themes related to government policy and the economic and business environment (topics including but not limited to economics, trade, digital economy, infrastructure, investment, services, innovation, finance, climate change and renewable energy).
  • Lead regular briefings and information sessions for members of the mission on issues of interest, based on your research and analysis.
  • In consultation with the Political Economic team, undertake horizon scanning to inform reporting and preparations, including in advance of high-level visits.
  • Research and identify key stakeholders in Singapore across government, industry, and other institutions that could support the mission’s objectives
  • Build, develop and maintain collaborative networks with external contacts including: government officials, other missions, the private sector, civil society, thinktanks and academics. Engage these networks to inform research objectives and reporting on stakeholder views and trends.
  • Assist with the coordination and development of visit programs for Senior Australian Officials including the Prime Minister, Portfolio Ministers, other Ministers, and senior officials. This will include providing logistical assistance as needed, such as preparation of visit programs, accommodation and transport arrangements, airport facilitation and meeting requests.
  • Assist with identifying and coordinating policy forums/discussions/events for the High Commission and for visiting senior Australian officials on issues of specific relevance to the position.


  • A qualification in a relevant field is desirable but not mandatory.
  • Previous experience in a relevant field is desirable but not mandatory.
  • Demonstrated skills in building and managing productive working relations with contacts, and a proven ability to utilise networks (in-person and online).
  • High-level communication skills (including interpersonal, representation and report writing skills), particularly the ability to quickly and simply explain complex economic, commercial and/or political issues.
  • Very strong research and written communication skills, project management and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Singaporean economic and business environment, including Government policies and positions.


Please note that only complete applications will be accepted. Please ensure that your application contains all of the below requirements:

Applications should be submitted electronically to [email protected] by 23:59, 29 July 2024. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

Only those applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted.  If you are not contacted within six weeks of the date of applications closing, you can consider your application unsuccessful.  The selection process usually takes several weeks, and short-listed applicants will be advised of the outcome.

Position Department Status

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