The Australian Embassy & Mission to the EU in Brussels has a vacancy for a Research Officer. This position is full-time (37H30 per week) for twelve months, commencing as soon as practicable.
- Monitoring and research of European Parliament developments and legislative proposals;
- Drafting of reports on European Parliament issues with regards to Australian policies and interests, including in areas such as trade, energy, economic policy and EU Common Foreign and Security Policy;
- Providing support for public diplomacy events and official visits;
- Other duties as required.
A. Knowledge of EU institutions, in particular the European Parliament, EU legislative processes and the political environment, and understanding of Australian interests.
B. Demonstrated well-developed communication skills, with strong English-language drafting ability, and competence with IT systems including Microsoft Access.
C. Demonstrated ability to prioritise tasks, exercise sound judgement and take a pro-active approach to issues.
D. Demonstrated ability to be flexible, to focus on the achievement of outputs, and awareness of client service sensitivity.
The terms of engagement and salary for this position will be negotiated with the successful applicant based on their qualifications and experience. Applicants are responsible for ensuring they are legally entitled to work in the EU. Applicants should forward a covering letter, their CV and a statement addressing the selection criteria (1-3 paragraphs for each criterion, in English) to the Embassy by Friday 4 November 2011. The application should be addressed as follows:
Senior Administrative Officer
Rue Guimard 6-8
Fax: +32 (0)2 231 0788
Any queries can be directed to the Senior Administrative Officer on telephone number: +32 (0)2 286 0500.
Note: No late applications will be accepted and applications must address the selection criteria.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 30 November 2011.