Australian Embassy
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Current Vacancies

Australian Embassy, Abu Dhabi



The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) and the Australian Department of Defence are seeking a motivated and client-focused professional to join their team as Defence Director in Abu Dhabi. 

The position plays a key role in identifying market trends, and developing and promoting trade opportunities for Australian companies in the defence and security industries.

The position requires a highly motivated team member with relevant local industry and/or government experience. Candidates will be required to develop productive senior level business and industry networks within the defence and security sectors in respective priority markets.  An understanding of Australia’s defence industry policy agenda is highly desirable. 

Candidates will have tertiary qualifications, a minimum of five years of relevant business development work experience with excellent written and spoken local and English language skills and an ability to articulate complex concepts concisely and clearly.  

This is a locally based position. Employment will be based on Austrade's Overseas Engaged Employee terms and conditions governed by local labour law.  Austrade offers equal employment conditions, training opportunities and performance-based incentives.

Applications will be accepted via Austrade’s online recruitment system. Please submit your online application through the  link Defence Director AOPLB  

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 20 August 2019.


Australian Consulate-General, Dubai



This full-time position is located at the Australian Consulate-General in Dubai and is responsible for deciding the outcome of visa applications for the Department of Home Affairs and to provide reliable and informed advice both internally and to clients and other external stakeholders.

Locally Engaged Designated Officer’s (LEDs) have a broad set of responsibilities including but not limited to:

  •    Processing, assessing and deciding applications for visas and citizenship in accordance with relevant legislation, policies and procedures
  •    Responding to client enquiries via phone, email or in person
  •    Interviewing clients and where necessary request additional information to support an application

The ideal candidate has:

  •    Excellent interpersonal, liaison and English communication skills, with the ability to deal professionally, effectively and with integrity            with people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds including Department of Home Affairs clients, Australian Public service staff    at all levels and external stakeholders.
  •    Strong ability to work well independently and within a team environment to achieve tasks effectively and efficiently, including setting          priorities.
  •    Demonstrated experience and competence in using IT systems and an ability to adapt to new IT secure systems including the Microsoft        Office suite of programs.
  •    Demonstrated experience in or ability to understand and interpret complex legislation.
  •    A high degree of initiative and the ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality and judgement.
  •    Commitment to self-learning and learning as a member of a team as part of day-to-day business. Commitment to Work, Health & Safety,      respect for individuals, diversity and cultural differences.
  •    An Australian Government Security Vetting Agency clearance or the ability to obtain one (Mandatory)
  •    Dari language skills (Desirable)
  •    Proficient in using Home Affairs IT systems (Iris and ICSE) (Desirable)

Applications will be accepted via Austrade’s online recruitment system, eRecruit. For more information and to submit your online application go to the  Austrade Employment Page. Applications close 11:30 pm (UAE time) 23 July 2019.



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