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Australian High Commission Singapore

There are two categories of staff employed at the Australian High Commission, Singapore. They include Diplomats and Locally Engaged Staff.

Diplomats are posted to Singapore by the Australian Government to undertake specific roles that hold diplomatic responsibilities.

Locally Engaged Staff (LES) are recruited locally and support the roles of Australian Diplomats. LES are employed by the High Commission on either an ongoing basis or a short term (fixed term) temporary basis with High Commission-specific terms and conditions of employment.

Job opportunities are listed below, when available.

Please submit applications in MS Word or PDF formats

The following documents must accompany all applications when applying for vacancies at The Australian High Commission;

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Completed Application Pack

When applying for jobs at the Australian High Commission, Singapore, please refer to the following documents to assist with your application submission.

  1. The relevant job description for which you are applying.
  2. Guidelines to applying for a job with the Australian High Commission
  3. Application Pack

For more information on how recruitment at the Australian High Commission, Singapore is carried out, please click here: Recruitment at the Australian High Commission, Singapore.

Temporary Employment Register

The Australian High Commission, Singapore maintains a Temporary Employment Register, which is used to fill short-term vacancies. The Temporary Employment Register (TER) is open to candidates to submit an expression of interest for temporary, non-ongoing employment at the Australian High Commission (AHC). The TER enables us to temporarily employ appropriately highly skilled, motivated and experienced individuals at short notice for short - term (fixed term) contracts (up to 6 months).

Temporary employment opportunities arise from time to time for a number of different reasons including:

  • When permanent staff members in extended leave
  • During the period prior to filling a vacancy; or
  • To manage specific short term projects

NOTE FOR ALL CANDIDATES

  • The process involves but not limited to the declarations of the code of conduct, code of secrecy, etc.
  • Only candidates being shortlisted considered for a position will be contacted
  • Placement on the temporary employment register does not guarantee an offer of employment

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates must submit the following documents to [email protected]

  1. Completed Temporary Employment Register Application Form
  2. Latest CV with the employment history (MS Words or PDF format only)

Employment Opportunities - Locally Engaged Staff

Position currently open for recruitment: 6

Investment Officer

The Investment Officer position (LE5: SGD5,793 - SGD6,270 per month) will play a key role in achieving the Southeast Asia Economic strategy’s objective to increase Australian investment in Singapore, working closely with colleagues at the Australian High Commission and in other Australian missions in Southeast Asia. Working under limited direction to implement initiatives under the strategy, working with Singaporean and Australian Government agencies, Australian investors and the business community to promote Australian investment in Singapore.  You may be required to undertake travel within and outside of Singapore and undertake work outside of business hours.

DUTIES INCLUDE

  • Build, develop and maintain collaborative networks with key business, government agencies and financial sector contacts.
  • Maintain and develop a current understanding of the Singaporean Government policies and emerging issues including and outside of the regulatory requirements for foreign investors.
  • Work collaboratively with local project proponents to better understand Australian investor appetites and to shape investment opportunities to attract Australian investors.
  • Undertake research and analysis to identify and report on investment environment, market insights, regulatory processes and barriers and existing and emerging business opportunities for Australian companies across a range of sectors.
  • Draft information for Australian businesses seeking opportunities in Singapore, including advice on market conditions, the regulatory environment, organising investor business missions and provide other in-market support as required.
  • Contribute to investment outcomes across Southeast Asia by sharing best practice and ensuring consistent services are delivered across Australian missions in Southeast Asia.
  • Monitor and report on investment outcomes, including contributing to the development and delivery of the team business plan and achievement of individual and team objectives and targets.
  • Assist the trade and economic function of the High Commission as required, including preparing cables, research and statistical reports, correspondence and briefings.

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for consideration and appointment you must have:

  • Qualifications in a relevant field are highly desirable
  • Experience in a related field is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated skills in building and managing productive working relations with clients, suppliers, business partners and/or government bodies, and a proven ability to utilise a network to achieve business results.
  • High level representation and communication skills (including interpersonal, negotiation, representation and business writing skills), particularly the ability to articulate investment deal concepts and ideas.
  • Research and written communication skills, project management and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Ability to develop knowledge of Singaporean Government policies and regulations relating to foreign investment and/or opportunities and the operating environment for foreign investors in Singapore.
  • Ability to achieve results in a commercial environment and apply this successfully to investment facilitation.
  • Fluency in English is essential

CLOSING DATE

Applications close at 11:59pm, Thursday 08 March, 2024 (Singapore time).

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates must submit the following documents to [email protected]

  1. Completed Application Pack
  2. Latest CV with the employment history (MS Words or PDF format only)

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Senior Investment Director - Singapore

The Southeast Asia Investment Deal Teams initiative was announced by the Prime Minister of Australia Anthony Albanese at the ASEAN Indo-Pacific Forum in Jakarta on 6 September 2023 as part of Australia’s Southeast Asia Economic Strategy to 2040. The strategy, developed by Special Envoy for Southeast Asia, Mr Nicholas Moore AO, sets out a practical pathway to increase Australia’s two-way trade and investment with Southeast Asia.

Comprising staff from Austrade, DFAT, and Export Finance Australia (EFA), Investment Deal Teams will help increase investment in Southeast Asia from Australian corporate and institutional investors. As part of the program Austrade will:

  • adopt a key account management approach to working with a portfolio of Australian corporate and institutional investors interested in Southeast Asia;
  • deliver annual outbound investment missions to Southeast Asia to increase investor understanding and develop networks;
  • work with Southeast Asian counterparts to identify investment opportunities of interest to Australian investors; and
  • provide market intelligence to investors (by way of market guides and briefings).

DUTIES INCLUDE

As a Senior Investment Director you will be responsible for:

  • Working as part of a whole-of-government team (including DFAT and EFA) to implement the work of the Deal Team.
  • Developing deep relationships with investment authorities, state-owned-enterprises, conglomerates, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and corporations with regional headquarters in Singapore. 
  • Identifying potential investment opportunities and work with Deal Team staff across the region and in Australia to qualify opportunities. 
  • Supporting investor missions and visits to engage with potential partners and project proponents on investment opportunities.
  • Delivering market insights to support the development of market guides that can be used to help Australian corporate and institutional investors better understand the market.
  • Providing advice, connections and support as required to facilitate Australian corporate and institutional investment into projects in Southeast Asia, taking into consideration Singapore’s role as a regional hub for many global businesses.

For more detailed information please view the Job Information Pack found in the application link below. 

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for consideration and appointment you must have:

  • Work Authorisation - to be eligible for employment with Austrade in Singapore, candidates must be legally authorised to live and work in Singapore at the time of appointment.
  • Language - the successful candidate must be a highly motivated team member, fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Security Clearance - the successful applicant must be willing to complete an Entry Level Screening Pack and be confirmed as a suitable person to access Government resources prior to commencement in the role

CLOSING DATE

Applications close at 11:30pm, Sunday 25 February, 2024 (Singapore time).

HOW TO APPLY

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Investment Analyst and Co-ordinator - Singapore

The Southeast Asia Investment Deal Teams initiative was announced by the Prime Minister of Australia Anthony Albanese at the ASEAN Indo-Pacific Forum in Jakarta on 6 September as part of Australia’s Southeast Asia Economic Strategy to 2040. The strategy, developed by Special Envoy for Southeast Asia, Mr Nicholas Moore AO, sets out a practical pathway to increase Australia’s two-way trade and investment with Southeast Asia.

Comprising staff from Austrade, DFAT, and Export Finance Australia (EFA), Investment Deal Teams will help increase investment in Southeast Asia from Australian corporate and institutional investors. As part of the program Austrade will:

  • Adopt a key account management approach to working with a portfolio of Australian corporate and institutional investors interested in Southeast Asia;
  • Deliver annual outbound investment missions to Southeast Asia to increase investor understanding and develop networks;
  • Work with Southeast Asian counterparts to identify investment opportunities of interest to Australian investors; and
  • Provide market intelligence to investors (by way of market guides and briefings).

DUTIES INCLUDE

As an Investment Analyst and Co-ordinator you will be responsible for:

  • Working with Senior Investment Directors across Southeast Asia as part of a whole-of-government team (including DFAT and EFA) to implement the work of the Deal Teams.
  • Supporting Senior Investment Directors to research and identify potential investment opportunities in the region across priority sectors. 
  • Playing a lead role in the coordination and logistics of investor missions and visits across the region, working closely with colleagues in Australia and other Southeast Asian markets.
  • Researching and delivering market insights to support the development of market guides that can be used to help Australian corporate and institutional investors better understand the region.
  • Provide advice, connections and support as required to facilitate Australian corporate and institutional investment into projects in Southeast Asia. 

For more detailed information please view the Job Information Pack found in the application link below. 

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for consideration and appointment you must have:

  • Work Authorisation - to be eligible for employment with Austrade in Singapore, candidates must be legally authorised to live and work in Singapore at the time of appointment.
  • Language - the successful candidate must be a highly motivated team member, fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Security Clearance - the successful applicant must be willing to complete an Entry Level Screening Pack and be confirmed as a suitable person to access Government resources prior to commencement in the role.

CLOSING DATE
Applications close at 11:30pm, Sunday 25 February 2024 (Singapore time).

HOW TO APPLY

Click here to begin your application.

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Business Development Director - Singapore

The Southeast Asia Business Exchange (SEABX) initiative was announced by the Prime Minister of Australia, Anthony Albanese, at the ASEAN Indo-Pacific Forum in Jakarta on 6 September as part of Australia’s Southeast Asia Economic Strategy to 2040. The strategy, developed by Special Envoy for Southeast Asia, Mr Nicholas Moore AO, sets out a practical pathway to increase Australia’s two-way trade and investment with Southeast Asia.

SEABX will help Australian businesses amplify their trade growth in the region. 

As part of the SEABX program, Austrade is looking for an experienced Business Development Director (BDD) to join the team in Singapore. The SEABX BDD will work with colleagues in Singapore, Australia, and across the region to:

  • Drive awareness amongst Australian businesses of the opportunities in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with industry bodies, business councils, and chambers.
  • Lead or support large, impactful trade missions to Singapore and work with teams in Australia to recruit suitable Australian businesses.
  • Perform and coordinate aftercare services for participants in business missions in collaboration with our regional network. 
  • Work with the team in Australia to connect with the Southeast Asian business community in Australia.

DUTIES INCLUDE

  • Implement SEABX strategies in Singapore across priority sectors by developing and managing relevant initiatives including missions and business-matching activities.
  • Work with existing BDMs responsible for green economy, health and medtech, and digital technologies to advance Australian market priorities.
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with Australian and Singaporean businesses and other stakeholders. 
  • Deliver high quality and professional services to eligible Australian businesses including Austrade’s market-specific advice, connection, and support services. 
  • Undertake market research and analysis to identify market trends for existing and emerging business opportunities for Australian companies across industry sectors. 
  • Work collaboratively within the Austrade network to contribute to service delivery and achieve trade outcomes and uphold the Australian Public Service (APS) Values, Employment Principles and Code of Conduct and Work Health & Safety (WHS) principles.

For more detailed information please view the Job Information Pack found in the application link below. 

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for consideration and appointment you must have:

  • Work Authorisation - to be eligible for employment with Austrade in Singapore, candidates must be legally authorised to live and work in Singapore the time of appointment.
  • Language - the successful candidate must be a highly motivated team member, fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Security Clearance - the successful applicant must be willing to complete an Entry Level Screening Pack and be confirmed as a suitable person to access Government resources prior to commencement in the role.

CLOSING DATE
Applications close at 11:30pm, Sunday 25 February 2024, (Singapore time).

HOW TO APPLY

Click here to begin your application.

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Marketing Manager - Singapore

The Southeast Asia Business Exchange initiative was announced by the Prime Minister of Australia Anthony Albanese at the ASEAN Indo-Pacific Forum in Jakarta on 6 September 2023 as part of Australia’s Southeast Asia Economic Strategy to 2040. The strategy, developed by Special Envoy for Southeast Asia, Mr Nicholas Moore AO, sets out a practical pathway to increase Australia’s two-way trade and investment with Southeast Asia.

The Southeast Asia Business Exchange Team will support Australian exporters to enter, compete and grow in Southeast Asia. They will also support efforts to boost two-way trade. As part of the program, Austrade team members will:

  • Seek to strengthen Southeast Asia literacy in the Australian business community including driving awareness of the opportunities in Southeast Asian markets to Australian business and consumers.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key partners including industry bodies, business councils, and chambers.
  • Recruit for and deliver sector specific business missions across the region in collaboration with partners.
  • Perform and coordinate aftercare services for participants in business missions in collaboration with our regional network. 

The Southeast Asia (SEA) Regional Marketing Manager will play a crucial role in creating the commercial and policy outcomes for the program.

DUTIES INCLUDE

  • Develop and implement Southeast Asia wide marketing strategies to raise awareness of the Southeast Asia Economic Strategy and commercial potential it forecasts both within Southeast Asia and Australia. 
  • Work with a regional team of marketing managers to amplify Southeast Asian wide messaging, find synergies and efficiencies as they as they localise the sectoral and market strategies included in the Southeast Asia Economic Strategy. 
  • Maximising promotional opportunities to support the success of business missions. 
  • Create content and new opportunities to raise SEA literacy and awareness of the commercial potential between Australia and Southeast Asia within the Australian business community. 
  • Partner with Australian based stakeholders to ensure regional content, insights and context is appropriately reflected in the Australian domestic marketing and communications campaign highlighting Southeast Asian exports to Australia. 
  • Deliver and report against key metrics to track strategic marketing outcomes. 

For more detailed information please view the Job Information Pack found in the application link below. 

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for consideration and appointment you must have:

  • Work Authorisation - to be eligible for employment with Austrade in Singapore, candidates must be legally authorised to live and work in Singapore at the time of appointment.
  • Language - the successful candidate must be a highly motivated team member, fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Security Clearance - the successful applicant must be willing to complete an Entry Level Screening Pack and be confirmed as a suitable person to access Government resources prior to commencement in the role.

CLOSING DATE 
Applications close at 11:30pm, Sunday, 25 February 2024, (Singapore time).

HOW TO APPLY

Click here to begin your application.

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South Australian Regional Director - Singapore

This position, based at Austrade’s Office at the Australian High Commission in Singapore, is a key business development role to assist in attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to South Australia, as well as supporting the South Australia’s trade and export initiatives and programmes.
You will be required to target priority sectors outlined in South Australia’s International Engagement Strategy and Business Development Strategies with a focus on Singapore and the Southeast Asia region.

DUTIES INCLUDE

  • Lead South Australia’s trade and investment engagement with Singapore and South-East Asia, including coordination of the state’s resources across the region.
  • Proactively identify, target and work closely with potential investors in Singapore and the Southeast Asia region to secure new FDI for South Australia. This will involve the mapping of potential investors based on South Australia’s opportunities, research and presentation of tailored information on industry capability and articulating the commercial benefits of investing in Australia.
  • Work collaboratively with South Australia-based export advisors and industry partners to support market entry and growth in Southeast Asia for South Australian food, wine, technology and services exporters.
  • Represent South Australia by delivering compelling presentations at business events and in CEO level meetings to promote the advantages of South Australia as a location for investment and trade partnerships.
  • Apply strategic and analytical thought to identify and report issues or barries to investing in South Australia and to propose innovative solutions which will achieve results.
  • Develop and maintain extensive senior level business and industry networks in Singapore, the Southeast Asia region and South Australia. This will include other academic, scientific institutions and industry and regional associations as well as business organisations.
  • Implement a communications and media strategy to address key issues and to facilitate consistent messaging about South Australia’s investment and trade potential.
  • Support the implementation of South Australia’s International Engagement Strategy, including on trade and export, trade missions, delegations and ministerial visits.
  • Actively apply Austrade business practices and maintain accuracy of information in all Austrade Business Systems to deliver accurate and timely report and effective relationship management.
  • Contribute to knowledge creation within Austrade, by adopting information practices, sharing knowledge and information and by embracing best practice and development opportunities.

For more detailed information please view the Job Information Pack found in the application link below. 

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for consideration and appointment you must have:

  • Work Authorisation - to be eligible for employment with Austrade in Singapore, candidates must be legally authorised to live and work in Singapore at the time of appointment, noting Austrade is unable to sponsor a work pass application.
  • Language - the successful candidate must be a highly motivated team member, fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Security Clearance - the successful applicant must be willing to complete an Entry Level Screening Pack and be confirmed as a suitable person to access Government resources prior to commencement in the role.

CLOSING DATE 
Applications close at 11:30pm, Sunday, 10 March 2024, (Singapore time).

HOW TO APPLY

Click here to begin your application.