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One Job vacancy available at the Australian Embassy Baghdad

The Australian Embassy Baghdad has a vacancy for an Interpreter/Translator Administrative Assistant – Defence section (Grade LE4)- Part Time. The Job Description below provides details of the duties of the position.  If you possess the skills and experience we are looking for and would like to be part of a small, hardworking, proactive team which enjoys good working conditions please follow the instructions below to apply.

Applications must provide a written statement (not CV) explaining how you, your skills and experience would be of interest to the Embassy.  In addition to the statement applicants must also complete the application form at: /files/bdad/Application Form.docx

The monthly salary level (basic salary, retention loading and allowances) will be 60% of full salary in the range of USD1,828 for three days a week.

If you have any questions or require further information please send an email to and provide your contact details to enable us to respond.

Applications close at 4.00pm on Tuesday 7 June 2016 and should be sent to  Late applications will not be considered.  Only shortlisted applicants for interview will be contacted.

About the Position

Translator/Interpreter/Administrative Assistant to support the Defence Section.

Assist the Defence Attaché with administration of the Defence Section in the performance of the following administrative tasks:

  • Undertaking translation and interpreting tasks to include written translations from Arabic to English and English to Arabic;
  • Act as interpreter for the Defence Attaché and/or other Embassy officials and visitors as required at meetings both at the Embassy and elsewhere;
  • Assist in arranging calls on ministers, officials, and NGOs for the Defence Section;
  • Monitoring Ministry of Defence media and websites;
  • Managing applications for Australian visas;
  • Administration of English language profiling and candidate results;
  • Planning and managing international travel, accommodation and allowances;
  • Management of the Defence sections financial accounts;
  • Developing and maintaining a network of contacts in the Ministry of Defence. This will require contact with the Ministry of Defence, other Embassies, local authorities, and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).
  • Providing general assistance with Embassy administrative and clerical duties when needed.


  • Be responsible for archiving documents  in EDRMS.

Other duties to support and assist the Research Officer/Translator & Interpreter including:

  • Undertake research on political and economic developments in Iraq
  • Translate official English/Arabic documents. 
  • Provide interpreting services for the Head of  Mission, the Political/Economic Section and other A-based;
  • Translate official English/Arabic documents;
  • Provide interpreting services for the Head of Mission, the Political/Economic Section and other A-based;
  • Liaise with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on protocol matters relating to the operations of the embassy and arrangements for official visits;
  • Assist with arrangement of appointments with Iraqi political figures, officials and with    foreign embassies;
  • Monitor local and regional media and report items of interest;
  • Assist with administrative arrangements for official visits between Australia and Iraq, including:
    • Schedule appointments for Australian visitors to Iraq;
    • Assist with visa facilitation for official Iraqi visitors to Australia.


The successful candidate must satisfy the following selection criteria:
- Be fluent in English and Arabic (essential)
- Have proven translation and interpreting skills (essential)
- Be computer literate (essential)
- Have proven clerical and financial experience and knowledge (essential)
- Hold suitable academic qualifications (desirable)



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