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 sought from people interested in employment under local terms and conditions as Locally Engaged Staff at The Australian Consulate-General in Noumea as a Policy Officer.

Duty Statement

1. Policy research and analysis, support and report writing; assist with liaison with Australian Consulate General interlocutors;

2. Assist with the translation of documents; and correspondence from French to English, as required;

3. Manage the public diplomacy program including - organising events; reporting and maintaining contacts; and management of Post’s social media;

4. Manage the Consulate General’s internship program; recruitment, induction and supervision of up to two interns at a time;

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

5. Drafting of press statements and speeches;

6. Assist with consular and passports work and with IT systems support;

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

General requirements
• Australian citizenship and the ability to obtain an Australian Government Security Clearance.
• Bachelor degree in relevant area of study.
• Fluency in English and French (oral and written) is essential.
• High level skills in use of IT applications and internet are essential.
• 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:

• Excellent knowledge of Australia, including broad understanding of Australian society, government and foreign and trade policy
• Experience relevant to foreign and trade policy
• Proven research abilities
• Strong organisational skills
• Client service skills
• High level written and oral communication skills
• Flexibility, initiative and ability to work in a small team
• Fluency in French and English
• Current driver’s licence highly desirable.

How to Apply:
Your application and a covering letter (in English and French), setting out why you are applying for the position and examples of how you meet each of the selection criteria together with a CV should be submitted to the Australian Consulate-General, BP 22, 98845 NOUMEA CEDEX, attention Lachlan Roach or by email to by close of business 24 March 2014.