Australian Embassy
Israel

Embassy Vacancies

About the 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 Australian Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applications close: Midnight, Tuesday 11 April 2017 Tel Aviv time.

Application requirements and process

Candidates should include the following documentation in their application:

Curriculum vitae (resumé) in English, containing:

  • personal information, including address and telephone contact details;
  • residency/employment status in Israel;
  • summary of employment history; and
  • contact details (telephone and email) for at least two referees who can comment on work performance.

Statement of claims

This should be a written statement in English. Aligning your responses with the relevant job description, provide:

  • 1. an explanation of how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role (limit your response to one page only);
  • 2. detail about three (3) professional achievements, within the last 5 years, that you are proud of (limit your response to one page only).

Applications should be sent by email only to recruitment.telaviv@dfat.gov.au.  The subject heading should be the title of the position you are applying for.  Applications must be received at the email address above before midnight on Tuesday 11 April 2017, Tel Aviv time.  Please note that no phone call enquiries will be taken and only short-listed applicants will be notified.  Late applications will not be considered.

The Embassy will establish a Selection Assessment Committee (SAC) to assess applications, conduct interviews (in English and Hebrew), check referee reports and prepare a report for the Ambassador recommending the most suitable applicant. The SAC will shortlist applicants for interview based on the information provided in the applications received by the above deadline. Applicants interviewed by the SAC will be required to complete a written exercise in English and Hebrew.

Applicants will receive an email confirmation that their application has been received but the Embassy will not send further acknowledgment messages. Any applicants who are interviewed will be advised of the final outcome. Applicants who are not selected for interview will not be contacted.

Unsuccessful applicants who rate highly in this employment process may be considered for employment with the Embassy should another similar position become vacant within the next 12 months.

TA001 - Political/Economic Research and Public Diplomacy Officer

Under direction, the Research and Public Diplomacy Officer undertakes political, economic and trade research.  The position is also responsible for implementing the public diplomacy program.

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

  • Undertake political, economic and trade research on key developments in Israel of relevance to Australia’s foreign and trade policy interests
  • In consultation with Australian diplomats, prepare reporting on these key developments
  • Provide advice to Australian diplomats on how significant regional and international political, security and economic developments will impact Israel
  • In consultation with Austrade officers, identify opportunities to advance economic diplomacy opportunities in Israel
  • Identify opportunities to promote a positive image of Australia in Israel
  • Plan, develop, manage and implement a coordinated public diplomacy strategy to increase public understanding of Australia’s foreign affairs and trade policies
  • Draft media releases and social media content and coordinate media monitoring and activities for the Embassy
  • Within a team, provide support for high level visits from Australia
  • Contribute to overall Embassy operations and priorities as required

     

Experience/Qualifications

  • Demonstrated understanding of Israel, including the economy, political institutions, society and culture, and of the bilateral relationship with Australia
  • Excellent research and writing skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently to research and produce high-quality written reports within tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills including written and oral communication in English and Hebrew
  • Strong organisational and time management skills. Ability to multi-task and reprioritise in response to changing requirements
  • Capacity to plan and set priorities, and work with limited supervision as a productive member of a small team
  • High-level proficiency with basic IT programs (Outlook, Word, Excel) and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter)
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, recognise opportunities for improvement, and implement change
  • Digital media literacy, familiarity with popular platforms, ability to develop and run social media campaigns and strategies.

TA002 - Accounts and Executive Support

Undertake various financial/administrative duties including processing of payments in SAP and support the offices of the Head of Mission (HOM)/Deputy Head of Mission (DHOM).

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

  • Preparation of paperwork associated with payments and purchase orders (check for accuracy, ensuring all relevant supporting documentation/quotes are attached and that the account has not previously been paid) utilising the department's computerised commercial accounting package - SAP
  • Complete end-of-month financial reporting
  • Issue and monitor debts to Embassy staff
  • Maintain relationship with post’s bank, including maintenance of Post’s bank accounts
  • Produce regular pro-rata expenditure reports for DFAT and other agencies from SAP
  • Prepare VAT refund documentation
  • Maintain the asset management database in SAP
  • Manage HOM’s diary, arrangements for official functions and events, and contact lists
  • Manage DHOM’s diary, arrangements for official functions and events, and contact lists
  • Liaise with various Embassy sections, attached agencies and host-government counterparts as required
  • General financial/administration duties as required

Experience/Qualifications

  • Relevant experience and/or qualifications in accounting/SAP
  • Excellent communication skills including written and oral communication in English and Hebrew
  • Strong organisational and time management skills. Ability to multi-task and reprioritise in response to changing requirements
  • Capacity to plan and set priorities and work as a productive member of a small team.