Australian Embassy
Iraq

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Mr Christopher Langman
Ambassador

 

There is one Job vacancy at the Australian Embassy Baghdad

The Australian Embassy Baghdad has a vacancy for a Protocol Liaison Coordinator (Grade LE3). 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: http://www.iraq.embassy.gov.au/files/bdad/Application%20Form.docx

The annual salary level (basic salary, retention loading and allowances)will be in the range of 21,961USD to 23,489USD and the commencing salary will be determined based on education, skills and experience of the successful candidate.

If you have any questions or require further information please send an email to austemb.baghdad@dfat.gov.au and provide your contact details to enable us to respond.

Applications close at 4.00pm on Saturday 30 July 2016 and should be sent to austemb.baghdad@dfat.gov.au.  Late applications will not be considered.  Only shortlisted applicants for interview will be contacted.

Duties of position

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 department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the Australian Government. DFAT also works with other Australian government agencies to drive coordination of Australia’s pursuit of global, regional and bilateral interests.

About the Position

The Protocol Liaison Coordinator and back-up Messenger provides dedicated Protocol liaison duties with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the International Zone Management offices and the National Operations Command office to support he Embassy achieve its interests.

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

  • Coordinate and manage all protocol matters (including the preparation and submission of Third Person Notes) with Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the issuance of official visas and International Zone badging.
  • Coordinate and manage all protocol matters relating (including the preparation and submission of Third Person Notes) to obtaining customs clearances, port and airport clearance approvals for the transportation of all Embassy goods into the International Zone.
  • Manage the submission of visas requests for contractors working on-site at the Australian Embassy.  Routinely liaise with the International Zone Residency Office.
  • Liaise with other missions, international organisations, commercial entities and suppliers for delivery and collection of correspondence.
  • Escort consular clients and visitors in and out of the Embassy.
  • As back-up Messenger manage the delivery (including obtaining necessary approvals from the relevant authorities) and collection of the official correspondence including the diplomatic mail bag.
  • Manage the Chancery’s stocks of consumable items and office supplies and prepare lists of required items including the preparation of costings, market research and spending proposals.
  • Maintain non-armoured official vehicles to a high standard in a clean and roadworthy condition and arrange repairs and servicing.
  • Safely drive non-armoured vehicles as required.
  • Manage, monitor and maintain the vehicle records running sheets of the non-armoured vehicles, petrol consumption and service records.
  • Ensure all registration of all DFAT owned vehicles remain current and up to date.  Provide adequate notice to facilitation renewal
  • Report any vehicle accidents or mechanical problems to the supervisor promptly.

Qualifications/Experience

  • Current Iraqi Driver’s licence
  • Good Arabic and English oral communication skills
  • Good Arabic written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a small team
  • Highly reliable, punctual, courteous and responsible
  • Experience and a thorough understanding of the processes involved in importing products into Iraq by both air and sea freight
  • Experience and a thorough understanding of the processes involved in importing and exporting products into and out of the International Zone
  • Experience and a thorough understanding of the processes involved for obtaining visas, visa extensions and International Zone badges

    The Australian Embassy Baghdad has a vacancy for a Protocol Liaison Coordinator (Grade LE3). 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: http://www.iraq.embassy.gov.au/files/bdad/Application%20Form.docx

    The annual salary level (basic salary, retention loading and allowances)will be in the range of 21,961USD to 23,489USD and the commencing salary will be determined based on education, skills and experience of the successful candidate.

    If you have any questions or require further information please send an email to austemb.baghdad@dfat.gov.au and provide your contact details to enable us to respond.

    Applications close at 4.00pm on Saturday 30 July 2016 and should be sent to austemb.baghdad@dfat.gov.au.  Late applications will not be considered.  Only shortlisted applicants for interview will be contacted.

    Duties of position

    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 department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the Australian Government. DFAT also works with other Australian government agencies to drive coordination of Australia’s pursuit of global, regional and bilateral interests.

    About the Position

    The Protocol Liaison Coordinator and back-up Messenger provides dedicated Protocol liaison duties with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the International Zone Management offices and the National Operations Command office to support he Embassy achieve its interests.

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

  • Coordinate and manage all protocol matters (including the preparation and submission of Third Person Notes) with Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the issuance of official visas and International Zone badging.
  • Coordinate and manage all protocol matters relating (including the preparation and submission of Third Person Notes) to obtaining customs clearances, port and airport clearance approvals for the transportation of all Embassy goods into the International Zone.
  • Manage the submission of visas requests for contractors working on-site at the Australian Embassy.  Routinely liaise with the International Zone Residency Office.
  • Liaise with other missions, international organisations, commercial entities and suppliers for delivery and collection of correspondence.
  • Escort consular clients and visitors in and out of the Embassy.
  • As back-up Messenger manage the delivery (including obtaining necessary approvals from the relevant authorities) and collection of the official correspondence including the diplomatic mail bag.
  • Manage the Chancery’s stocks of consumable items and office supplies and prepare lists of required items including the preparation of costings, market research and spending proposals.
  • Maintain non-armoured official vehicles to a high standard in a clean and roadworthy condition and arrange repairs and servicing.
  • Safely drive non-armoured vehicles as required.
  • Manage, monitor and maintain the vehicle records running sheets of the non-armoured vehicles, petrol consumption and service records.
  • Ensure all registration of all DFAT owned vehicles remain current and up to date.  Provide adequate notice to facilitation renewal
  • Report any vehicle accidents or mechanical problems to the supervisor promptly.
  • Qualifications/Experience

  • Current Iraqi Driver’s licence
  • Good Arabic and English oral communication skills
  • Good Arabic written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a small team
  • Highly reliable, punctual, courteous and responsible
  • Experience and a thorough understanding of the processes involved in importing products into Iraq by both air and sea freight
  • Experience and a thorough understanding of the processes involved in importing and exporting products into and out of the International Zone
  • Experience and a thorough understanding of the processes involved for obtaining visas, visa extensions and International Zone badges