Multilateral Adviser - Geneva
Publication date:02 February 2023
Place of work:1211 Genève 19
Job Title: Multilateral Adviser - LE4 - Geneva
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: CHF 92,431 per annum. 37.5 hours work/week. 20 days annual leave, 14 days public holiday. 50% employer contribution to health and accident insurance and to a pension fund.
Multilateral Adviser - Geneva
Applications are sought from persons interested in employment within the Candidacies, Public Diplomacy and Projects team of the Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva.
Please note that this position requires the successful candidate to obtain and maintain an Australian Government Security Clearance to Negative Vetting 1. Applicants must therefore be Australian citizens and not a dual national of Switzerland in order to be eligible.
About The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
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 Mission
The Australian Permanent Missions to the United Nations and the World Trade Organization in Geneva pursue Australia’s interests in the United Nations and World Trade Organization through international diplomacy. The Australian Consulate-General in Geneva provides services to Australian citizens in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
About the position
As a member of the Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations, the Multilateral Adviser will work closely with other team members across the UN Mission and the WTO Mission on cross-cutting multilateral priorities, including Australian candidacies for roles in UN and related organisations, UN reform issues, and support on human rights-related work.
The key responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
- Work with Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade headquarters in Canberra (and other Australian Government offices in the overseas network) to identify and support opportunities for Australian candidacies, including to deliver campaign advocacy.
- With direction, represent Australian interests while meeting with candidates and representatives from other member states.
- Support the Junior Professional Officer program, secondments and engage with Australian nationals working in the UN system in Geneva.
- Under supervision, lead the Mission’s work on Geneva Group issues and other multilateral coordination efforts (such as MIKTA).
- Establish, develop and maintain strong networks in organisations in Geneva and with fellow multilateral advisers in other missions.
- Manage and provide high-level briefing and any other support, including on research priorities and high-level visits, for the Permanent Representative/Head of Mission and the Deputy Head of Mission.
- Develop social media content and campaign events in conjunction with the UN Mission’s Public Diplomacy officer.
- Provide back-up support to other members in the Candidacies, Public Diplomacy and Projects Team; and
- Undertake other high priority tasks as identified by the Head of Mission.
- Demonstrated ability to provide high quality research and strong project management.
- Highly developed written and oral communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills and confidence building networks with other missions and multilateral agencies.
- Knowledge of the United Nations, the World Trade Organization and Australian Government policies, interests, and priorities.
- Demonstrated ability to prioritise, apply judgement and innovation to achieve results.
- Demonstrated high-level organisational, record-keeping, and event management skills.
Please provide a 750-word pitch which addresses the selection criteria listed below and attach to the application form as a separate document to your CV. Please provide examples from your experience where you have demonstrated the required competencies or transferrable skills. The panel will not assess responses that exceed the word limit or do not address the selection criteria.
A. Demonstrated knowledge of foreign affairs including the United Nations, World Trade Organisation and Australian Government policies, interests and priorities.
B. Strong interpersonal skills, including a proven record of high-level stakeholder management and the ability to negotiate with influence and build productive networks.
C. Well-developed planning and organisational skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities to achieve required outcomes and meet deadlines.
D. The ability to conduct research and analysis and to present the findings appropriately for the audience.
E. Effective judgement, decision making and problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to use initiative and innovation
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