Contract Type: Ongoing/Permanent
Starting Salary: Gross monthly salary of EUR 4,576.33
Applications are sought from persons interested in employment at the Australian Embassy in Brussels engaged on local terms and conditions of employment as a Locally Engaged Staff member.
Please be advised that the Embassy does not provide relocation assistance and any costs associated with taking up the position would be the responsibility of the successful candidate.
About the Australian Mission to the European Union and NATO, Embassy of Australia to Belgium and Luxembourg
Our role is to promote Australia`s interests with the European Union, NATO and in Belgium and Luxembourg. We also provide a range of services to Australians. We have diverse interests in maintaining our constructive and substantial relations with the EU, NATO, Belgium and Luxembourg, including to strengthen Australia’s security, enhance Australia’s prosperity, deliver an effective and high-quality overseas aid program in other countries, and helping Australian travellers and Australians in Belgium and Luxembourg.
About the position
We are looking for a highly motivated, creative, and well-organised person to join our dynamic team who will contribute to projecting a positive and sophisticated image of Australia.
Under limited direction, the Public Affairs and Visits Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of the Mission’s public diplomacy strategy to increase Australia’s soft power across the EU, NATO and in Belgium and Luxembourg, and advance Australia’s international policy priorities.
The key responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:
Please address each of the selection criteria for the role in the spaces provided on the application form. Drawing on your prior experience, please provide examples of where you have demonstrated the required competencies or transferable skills.
The word limit is strictly 250 words per response. The panel will not assess responses that exceed the word limit.
A. Demonstrated knowledge of foreign affairs, including Australian, EU bilateral relations and government policies to help develop and implement a Public Diplomacy Strategy;
B. Established supervision and management skills; ensure objectives are set, prioritised, monitored and met; deliver effective results with limited direction;
C. Proven record of providing high level stakeholder management, negotiating with influence and building beneficial networks;
D. Effective judgment, decision making and complex-problem solving skills, including a demonstrated ability to use initiative and innovation;
E. Strong planning and organisational skills with the ability to work under pressure and manage key public events for the Mission under limited supervision and proficiency in the use of digital media tools;
F. A high level of written and oral proficiency in English, for both traditional and digital platforms in a professional environment with a proven ability to prepare written material to present information in a logical, succinct and persuasive manner;
G. Demonstration of high level proficiency in French and/or Dutch.
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