Australian Embassy
United Arab Emirates

Current Vacancies

Australian Embassy, Abu Dhabi 

 

 AGENCY

 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

 POSITION TITLE

 Property Assistant

 CLASSIFICATION

 LE3

 SECTION

 DFAT

 REPORTS TO

 Property Manager

 SALARY

 AED 107,002.80 per annum plus AED 71,000.00 per annum housing allowance

 CLOSING DATE OF APPLICATIONS

 Friday, 11 November 11.30pm

 

About the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Amend for each agency)

The role of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is to advance the interests of Australia and Australians internationally. This involves strengthening Australia’s security, enhancing Australia’s prosperity, delivering an effective and high-quality overseas aid program, and helping Australian travellers and Australians overseas.  The department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the Australian Government. DFAT also works with other Australian government agencies to drive coordination of Australia’s pursuit of global, regional and bilateral interests.

About the position

This position assists the Property Manager to provide a range of property related services and general administrative support for the Australian Embassy in Abu Dhabi and Australian diplomatic staff in Dubai. 

 

The key responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Property Manager in the management of leased properties in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, including property searches, inspections, lease negotiation and monitor lease renewals.
  • Liaise with property managers, suppliers and contractors to arrange maintenance and services in diplomatic staff residences, the Embassy and the Ambassador’s official residence.
  • Invoice processing for all property expenditure in fiori
  • Manage and record a furniture and fittings inventory, including procurement, disposal, transfers and development and maintenance of an inventory management system.
  • Participate in Property and WHS Committee meetings.
  • Line manages the Maintenance and Administrative Assistant. 
  • Other property and general administrative duties as directed.
  • Act in the role of property manager during periods of absence

Qualifications/Experience

  • Experience in inventory management and property & maintenance.
  • Problem solving skills with a focus on moderately complex property, technical and maintenance issues.
  • Sound interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective stakeholder relationships.
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills.
  • Valid UAE driving licence with ability to drive any fleet vehicle.
  • Experience in financial management and knowledge of SAP is desirable.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software applications.
  • Ability to understand general property policies and ensure they are adhered to during administration of property matters.

 

APPLICATION

Your application should comprise a one (1) page statement detailing why you would like to work for the Australian Embassy and demonstrating your skills and experience against the duties and qualifications listed above.  You should also send a resume of no more than two (2) pages, including contact details for two (2) professional referees.

Applications and enquiries should be sent to [email protected]

Applications that do not comprise both a one-page statement and resume will not be considered. Only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

ASSESSMENT

Applications will be assessed by a Selection Panel and a shortlist established for interview.  Once interviews are held, an offer will be made to the applicant considered as most suitable for the role.  The successful candidate’s contract will be conditional on the successful completion of a mandatory probity assessment, including police check.

DIVERSITY

We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the Australian community and to fostering a positive workplace where people treat each other and the community with respect.  Our recruitment decisions are made on the basis of merit, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, sex, sexual preference, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, religion, political opinion, national extraction or social origin.  Our employees enjoy equity and fairness in the workplace, opportunities for professional development, and support to balance their work and private lives.

The Embassy aims to ensure its recruitment processes are inclusive of people with disabilities and strongly encourages people with a disability to apply.  We are committed to making reasonable adjustments for people with a disability in our selection processes and for our employees in the workplace.

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