19 Feb 2016

Australian High Commission Job Vacancy : Political And Economic Research Officer

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The Australian High Commission invites applications for the above position:

Duties and responsibilities:

•   Conduct research and analysis on economic, political and foreign policy issues of interest to the Australian Government. Use all publicly available resources to conduct this research, including contacts and the media.
•   Monitor the media daily and identify issues of interest to the Australian Government, including economic and political developments.
•   Provide written and verbal reports for the High Commissioner and other staff, based on thorough research and analysis.
•   Develop a network of contacts to support the High Commission’s research work, including in government, research institutions and non-governmental organisations.
•   Support Australian-based officers in formal or informal discussions with other governments or private industry to advance bilateral or multilateral issues. This may require occasional travel to the High Commission’s countries of accreditation outside Ghana.
•   Manage and prepare correspondence, including drafting of cables, to advance Australia’s foreign and trade policy interests with Ghana and other countries of accreditation.
•   Represent the High Commission and Australian Government interests at relevant conferences, seminars and other representational events as required.
•   Arrange programmes for Australian visitors to the High Commission’s countries of accreditation.
•   Other duties as directed

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Tertiary qualification is essential, preferably in politics, economics or a related field
•   Minimum of two years relevant professional experience
•   Fluency in French and English, including oral and written
•   High level research and analysis skills
•   Strong communication, interpersonal and representational skills
•   Demonstrated flexibility, adaptability and openness to change
•   Advanced computer literacy

Location: Accra

How to Apply

•   Interested applicants should respond in writing with a short covering letter and a statement demonstrating how they meet the minimum qualification and experience. against the selection criteria, including specific examples of demonstrated experience. •   Applicant should also provide contacts details for two professional referees. Applications must not be longer than four(4) pages, including covering letter. •   An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful applicant. Hours of work and other conditions will be outlined during interview. Applicants are invited to apply by email to:- [email protected] Closing Date: 29 February, 2016

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