Australian Consulate-General
Noumea, New Caledonia
Address: 7th floor of Immeuble Foch, 19 avenue du Marechal Foch, Noumea, New Caledonia - Tel: +687 27 24 14 – Fax: +687 27 80 01


Applications are invited from persons interested in the position of Junior Policy and Research Officer at the Australian Consulate-General, Noumea.

The duty statement and the selection criteria for the position are below.

Applications addressing the selection criteria for the position (including a resume) should be submitted to the Human Resources Manager, Australian Consulate-General, BP 22, 98845 NOUMEA CEDEX or by email to by COB 13 December 2012.


Duty Statement

1. Contribute to policy research, support and report writing; assist with liaison with host government interlocutors;

2. Translate documents; assist with correspondence in English and French as required;

3. Assist with the public diplomacy program as required including - organising public diplomacy events, reporting and maintaining contacts;

4. Contribute to organisation of visit programs for parliamentarians and officials, including making appointments, arranging logistics and accompanying visitors as required;

5. Contribute to drafting of press statements and speeches;

6. Assist with consular and passport reporting and casework;

7. Perform a wide range of administrative and other duties as required.

General requirements

• Fluency in English and French (oral and written) is essential

• High level skills in use of IT applications and internet are essential

• Eligible for security clearance

• Due to the small nature of the mission, applicant must be flexible and willing to perform a wide range of tasks not necessarily listed above. The successful candidate may be required to rotate into other roles from time to time, depending on business requirements

Selection Criteria

• Current knowledge of Australia, including broad understanding of Australian society, government and foreign and trade policy

• Analytical experience relevant to foreign and trade policy

• Strong level research abilities

• Strong organisational skills

• Client service skills

• Good written and oral communication skills

• Flexibility, initiative and ability to work in a small team

• Fluency in French and English