Australian High Commission
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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

NOTE FOR ALL CANDIDATES

  • 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

HOW TO APPLY

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: 3

Senior Policy and Research Officer

The Senior Research Officer (LE5: SGD5,793 - SGD6,270 per month) works to the High Commission’s political and economic section. The position will play a key role in monitoring and analysing Singapore’s domestic political and/or economic developments, including issues in the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. 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 also expected to provide timely and accurate analysis of domestic and regional 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.


DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO

  • Maintain and deepen a current understanding of Singaporean Government 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, business, and non-government stakeholders. 
  • In consultation with the Political Economic team, undertake horizon scanning to inform reporting and preparations, including in advance of high-level visits.
  • Lead regular briefings and information sessions on issues of interest, based on the research and analysis. 
  • Research and identify key stakeholders in Singapore across government, institutions, organisations and businesses that could benefit the objectives and to collaborate and engage with to inform research objectives and reporting on stakeholder views and trends.
  • Build, develop and maintain collaborative networks with external contacts including government officials, other missions, the private sector, civil society, thinktanks and academics.
  • Assist with identifying and coordinating policy forums/discussions/events for the High Commission and for visiting senior Australian officials, including the Prime Minister, Portfolio Ministers, other Ministers, and senior officials on issues of specific relevance to the position.

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for consideration and appointment you must have:

  • 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 political and/or economic issues.
  • Very strong research and written communication skills, project management and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Singaporean Government policies and positions.

CLOSING DATE

Applications close at 11:59pm, Wednesday 20 March, 2024 (Singapore time).

HOW TO APPLY

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

  1. Completed Application Pack
  2. Latest CV with the employment history (MS Words or PDF format only)

 

Investment Officer

The Investment Officer position (LE5: SGD5,793 - SGD6,270 per month) will play a key role in achieving the Southeast Asia Economic strategy’s objective to increase Australian investment in Singapore, working closely with colleagues at the Australian High Commission and in other Australian missions in Southeast Asia. Working under limited direction to implement initiatives under the strategy, working with Singaporean and Australian Government agencies, Australian investors and the business community to promote Australian investment in Singapore.  You may be required to undertake travel within and outside of Singapore and undertake work outside of business hours.

DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO

  • Build, develop and maintain collaborative networks with key business, government agencies and financial sector contacts.
  • Maintain and develop a current understanding of the Singaporean Government policies and emerging issues including and outside of the regulatory requirements for foreign investors.
  • Work collaboratively with local project proponents to better understand Australian investor appetites and to shape investment opportunities to attract Australian investors.
  • Undertake research and analysis to identify and report on investment environment, market insights, regulatory processes and barriers and existing and emerging business opportunities for Australian companies across a range of sectors.
  • Draft information for Australian businesses seeking opportunities in Singapore, including advice on market conditions, the regulatory environment, organising investor business missions and provide other in-market support as required.
  • Contribute to investment outcomes across Southeast Asia by sharing best practice and ensuring consistent services are delivered across Australian missions in Southeast Asia.
  • Monitor and report on investment outcomes, including contributing to the development and delivery of the team business plan and achievement of individual and team objectives and targets.
  • Assist the trade and economic function of the High Commission as required, including preparing cables, research and statistical reports, correspondence and briefings.

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for consideration and appointment you must have:

  • Qualifications in a relevant field are highly desirable
  • Experience in a related field is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated skills in building and managing productive working relations with clients, suppliers, business partners and/or government bodies, and a proven ability to utilise a network to achieve business results.
  • High level representation and communication skills (including interpersonal, negotiation, representation and business writing skills), particularly the ability to articulate investment deal concepts and ideas.
  • Research and written communication skills, project management and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Ability to develop knowledge of Singaporean Government policies and regulations relating to foreign investment and/or opportunities and the operating environment for foreign investors in Singapore.
  • Ability to achieve results in a commercial environment and apply this successfully to investment facilitation.
  • Fluency in English is essential

CLOSING DATE

Applications close at 11:59pm, Thursday 08 March, 2024 (Singapore time).

HOW TO APPLY

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

  1. Completed Application Pack
  2. Latest CV with the employment history (MS Words or PDF format only)

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South Australian Regional Director - Singapore

This position, based at Austrade’s Office at the Australian High Commission in Singapore, is a key business development role to assist in attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to South Australia, as well as supporting the South Australia’s trade and export initiatives and programmes.
You will be required to target priority sectors outlined in South Australia’s International Engagement Strategy and Business Development Strategies with a focus on Singapore and the Southeast Asia region.

DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO

  • Lead South Australia’s trade and investment engagement with Singapore and South-East Asia, including coordination of the state’s resources across the region.
  • Proactively identify, target and work closely with potential investors in Singapore and the Southeast Asia region to secure new FDI for South Australia. This will involve the mapping of potential investors based on South Australia’s opportunities, research and presentation of tailored information on industry capability and articulating the commercial benefits of investing in Australia.
  • Work collaboratively with South Australia-based export advisors and industry partners to support market entry and growth in Southeast Asia for South Australian food, wine, technology and services exporters.
  • Represent South Australia by delivering compelling presentations at business events and in CEO level meetings to promote the advantages of South Australia as a location for investment and trade partnerships.
  • Apply strategic and analytical thought to identify and report issues or barries to investing in South Australia and to propose innovative solutions which will achieve results.
  • Develop and maintain extensive senior level business and industry networks in Singapore, the Southeast Asia region and South Australia. This will include other academic, scientific institutions and industry and regional associations as well as business organisations.
  • Implement a communications and media strategy to address key issues and to facilitate consistent messaging about South Australia’s investment and trade potential.
  • Support the implementation of South Australia’s International Engagement Strategy, including on trade and export, trade missions, delegations and ministerial visits.
  • Actively apply Austrade business practices and maintain accuracy of information in all Austrade Business Systems to deliver accurate and timely report and effective relationship management.
  • Contribute to knowledge creation within Austrade, by adopting information practices, sharing knowledge and information and by embracing best practice and development opportunities.

For more detailed information please view the Job Information Pack found in the application link below. 

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for consideration and appointment you must have:

  • Work Authorisation - to be eligible for employment with Austrade in Singapore, candidates must be legally authorised to live and work in Singapore at the time of appointment, noting Austrade is unable to sponsor a work pass application.
  • Language - the successful candidate must be a highly motivated team member, fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Security Clearance - the successful applicant must be willing to complete an Entry Level Screening Pack and be confirmed as a suitable person to access Government resources prior to commencement in the role.

CLOSING DATE 
Applications close at 11:30pm, Sunday, 10 March 2024, (Singapore time).

HOW TO APPLY

Click here to begin your application.