Jobs at Australian High Commission - Transport and Public Diplomacy Coordinator Consulate-General

Jobs at Australian High Commission PNG - Transport and Public Diplomacy Coordinator

Consulate-General, Lae

  •  Position number : 200192
  • Position title : Transport and Public Diplomacy Coordinator
  • Position type:  (Full-time/Part-time/Casual) Full-time
  • Classification level : LE3
  • Section/Agency :  Consulate-General, Lae
  • Reports to : (position title) Head of Post
  • Location:  Lae 

About the Australian High Commission in Port Moresby
The Australian High Commission (AHC) represents the Australian Government by advancing the interests of  Australia and Australians in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Our primary national interest is in a strong bilateral  relationship underpinned by a peaceful, secure and prosperous PNG and Pacific Region.
The AHC is also responsible for apprising Canberra about developments in areas such as domestic politics,  immigration, economics, trade and investment, culture, defence and development cooperation, with a view to  informing Australia’s foreign policy. We also promote a positive image of Australia, enhancing people-to-people  links, and delivering consular assistance to Australians in need.
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About the Consulate-General, Lae
Lae is the principal metropolis for northern Papua New Guinea (PNG). The city and surrounding Morobe  Province contain thriving agricultural, manufacturing and resource industries. Lae is home to many long-term  Australian residents and short-term business visitors. Australians also travel to Lae to visit the Lae War
Cemetery, a significant site for Australian and Papua New Guinean soldiers in World War II.
The Consulate-General supports business, development and people-to-people links and provides consular,  passport and notarial services to Australian citizens.
About the position
Under general direction, the Transport and Public Diplomacy Coordinator provides administrative and logistics
support including reception services, and supports public diplomacy activities at the Consulate-General. The  position also provides driving services to transport staff, officials and visitors. The position is based in Lae, Morobe Province. 

The key responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
• Undertake general administrative duties in support of corporate, property, consular and passport
• Assist with planning and logistics for public diplomacy events and activities, including the provision of
support for activities at the Australian High Commission, Port Moresby.
• Undertake research and provide input into post reporting on local politics and community affairs.
• Network and liaise with local government officials and local authorities on protocol/administrative
matters, and build productive working relationships.
• Provide reception duties including answering incoming calls and responding to general enquiries.
• Provide transport services for A-based officers, other staff, officials and visitors.

• Produce transport plans and assist with administrative arrangements for official visits.
• Maintain post’s official vehicle and arrange regular servicing, maintenance, repairs, cleaning, refuelling
and spot checks.
• Maintain accurate vehicle records including running sheets, insurance, registration and fuel purchases,
and maintain relevant databases.
• Collect and deliver mail and other correspondence.

Required skills and qualifications
• Previous experience providing administrative support and preparing written reports.
• Good computer skills including the use of the Microsoft Office suite of applications.
• Sound spoken and written English communication skills.
• A current driver licence with a proven safe driving record.

Eligibility/Other Requirements
Offers of employment are conditional on the satisfactory completion of medical and local police security checks.
The Australian High Commission is a COVID-19 vaccinated workplace. 

The Australian High Commission (AHC), Port Moresby uses the one-page pitch (1,000 word limit)
approach to job applications. The one-page pitch streamlines the recruitment process for the AHC, the
Selection Advisory Committee (SAC) and applicants.
Your one-page pitch should address your work experience and capabilities against the position
description. It is a chance to tell the SAC why you are the right person for the job.
The SAC want to know why you are interested in the role, what you can offer the AHC, and how your
skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications are applicable to the role. In a nutshell – why we should hire you?
Addressing the requirements of the position
The information in the position description (pages two to three), will help you understand the
responsibilities and tasks of the position. The position description describes the skills, knowledge,
experience and qualifications (if any) a person needs to perform the role effectively. The SAC will assess  how applicants address these requirements to create a shortlist of applicants suitable to move to the  next stage of the recruitment process.
It is essential to address any job-specific information or qualities that have been identified in the position description.
The pitch gives you the opportunity to tell a story and use examples that may cover a range of skills and
experiences, such as organisational skills, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work
as part of a team. You should provide relevant examples from your work, study or community roles. Be clear and to the point.
Please make sure you adhere to the 1,000 word limit, and thoroughly review your response checking all
grammar, spelling and punctuation.

Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Section at
by 4:30pm on Friday 17 June 2022.

Late applications will not be accepted.
1. For your application to be considered, you must complete the Job Application Form. The form
captures all the relevant details required at this stage of the recruitment process, including:
• Your personal details;
• Your employment history;
• Information regarding your education, qualifications and relevant training;
• The names and contact details of two professional referees;
• Information on any volunteer programs you have undertaken if they demonstrate personal
achievements or relate to the selection criteria; and
• Your one-page pitch.
2. Please do not include or attach any of the following documents:
• Curriculum vitae; or
• Certificates, awards etc.
These documents may be requested at interview.
Emailed applications must include your name and the job title in the subject line of your email for easy
For example: John Smith – Transport and Public Diplomacy Coordinator

Due date : 17 June 2022

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