Opportunities at the Australian High Commission Ghana
The Australian High Commission in Ghana is seeking to employ locally engaged staff (LES) to support and complement the Australian Public Service (APS) officers posted as representatives of the Australian Government at our overseas Mission in Accra.
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, providing consular assistance and notarial services to 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 role - AC013 Public Affairs Officer – Level 4
Under the general direction of the Deputy Head of Mission, the Public Affairs Officer works to deadlines; exercising good judgement in managing priorities related to promoting Australia’s profile in West Africa, thus maximising Australia’s visibility, and influence in the region. The Public Affairs Officer uses their strong research, analytical and writing skills to monitor media on security, trade, human rights, elections, and other issues of interest to Australia and thereby provide advice on domestic and regional strategic messaging, including by managing the High Commission’s website.
The Officer builds and cultivates networks with key clients, managing correspondence, representing the High Commission as appropriate, including organising official events. There are occasional evening or weekend duties and short-term travel, as well as occasional driving and lifting.
About the role – AC006 Executive Assistant to the Head of Mission – Level 3
(Six months maternity cover: Temporary contract)
Under the direction of the High Commissioner and in cooperation with Post Management, the Executive Assistant provides high-level support to the Head of Mission (HOM) including calendar management, coordinating appointments and travel, arranging social functions, and coordinating official residence staff. The position also prepares acquittal documentation for official functions hosted by the HOM and correspondence in English and French as appropriate. The Executive Assistant provides general administrative support to the High Commission as required, including support on protocol, public affairs, media monitoring and policy analysis. There are occasional evening or weekend duties and short-term travel, as well as occasional driving and lifting.