Multilateral Candidacies Advisor -LE 5 – Geneva Job at Australian Embassy – in Genf, GE

Job Description

Contract: On-going

Full-Time: 37.5 hours, Monday – Friday

Classification: LE5

Salary: CHF 100,841 per annum, 20 days annual leave and 14 days public holiday, 50% employer contribution to health and accident insurance and to a pension fund.

General requirement: Applications are sought from persons interested in employment at the Australian Permanent Mission in Geneva. The successful applicant will be engaged on a local contract of employment.

This is a security-designated position. The selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a security assessment to the appropriate level. Applicants must be Australian citizens and can be dual citizens with the following countries only: New Zealand, the United States of America, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Applications that do not specifically address and satisfy this requirement will not be considered.

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 Position

As a member of the Geneva Post, the Candidacies Adviser will work closely with other team members across both the UN Geneva and WTO missions on priority Australian candidacies for roles in UN/WTO and related organisations. This can include campaigns for Australians serving in their individual capacities and campaigns for Australia as a nation to be represented on a UN/WTO or other body. The Candidacies Adviser will also monitor the candidacies of other member states, liaising directly with other countries ahead of relevant elections.

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

Work with the Candidacies Strategy and Elections Section in DFAT Canberra (and other posts in the overseas network) to identify and support opportunities for Australian candidacies.

Engage in, monitor and report on upcoming vacancies and maintain a matrix of key positions for Geneva-based organisations, including executive boards and deputy positions.

Establish, develop and maintain strong networks in organisations in Geneva and with fellow candidacies advisers in other missions.

Work collaboratively, strategically and proactively to track and transmit offers and requests for support to other member states.

Manage, analyse and report on correspondence sent out or received by the Australian Missions in Geneva and respond accordingly.

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.

Manage and provide high-level briefing and any other support, including on research priorities, needed for the Head of Mission (HOM) and Deputy Head of Mission (DHOM).

Develop social media content and campaign events in conjunction with the UN Mission’s Public Diplomacy officer.

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; a working knowledge of and proficiency in a second UN language would be desirable but not essential.

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, think strategically, apply judgement and innovation to achieve results.

Demonstrated high-level organisational, record-keeping, and event management skills.

Selection Criteria

Please address each of the selection criteria below in the spaces provided on the application form. You should use examples from your academic or professional background to support your claims. The word limit is strictly 250 words per response for each of the selection criteria. Applications that exceed this word limit or do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.

A. A high level of written and oral proficiency in English, for both traditional and digital platforms in a professional environment with a proven ability to prepare written material to present information in a logical, succinct and persuasive manner and proficiency in the use of digital social media tools.

B. Ability to independently, conduct high quality thorough and accurate, research from a variety of sources including data, analyse findings to monitor trends, and to present findings/reports to a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders in an appropriate manner.

C. Effective judgment, decision making and complex-problem solving skills, including a demonstrated ability to use initiative and innovation.

D. Proven record of providing high level stakeholder management, negotiating with influence and building productive networks.

E.Demonstrated knowledge of foreign affairs including, United Nations, the World Trade Organization and Australian Government policies, interests, and priorities.

F. Well-developed planning and organisational skills to manage multiple tasks and priorities in order to achieve required outcomes and meet tight deadlines with limited supervision.

We are looking for a hard working individual to join the team in Geneva as a Multilateral Candidacies Adviser.

About Company

Company: Australian Embassy –

Company Location:  Genf, GE

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