Australian Embassy
Algeria, Chad, Mauritania, Monaco, Morocco




(Gross monthly salary: € 3454.36 paid in 13 monthly instalments)

Expressions of interest are invited for the position of Assistant to the Minister-Counsellor (Economic) at the Australian Delegation to the OECD, Paris. The position is available now and at least until 28 February 2014 with the possibility of longer term acting or permanent filling.

Applications for the position should include:
• The Paris-Based local staff application, to be downloaded from the Paris Embassy website:, section: about us
• Letter of application (no more than 1 page)
• CV

Late applications, incomplete applications or applications not meeting general requirements and selection criteria will not be considered.

Applications should be submitted to the Human Resources Section, Australian Embassy, 4 rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris or by email to no later than 03 February.

The Australian Embassy aims to ensure that people are engaged on the basis of their ability rather than their race, gender or background.


1. Provide high quality administrative and secretarial support to the Minister Counsellor (Economic) including written and telephone correspondence in both English and French.

2. Prepare and manage the Minister-Counsellor’s schedule of appointments and assist in the preparation and organisation of programs for visits. Liaise with senior officials from the OECD, French, European and Australian Government ministries, business, other diplomatic missions, and with colleagues in the Australian Paris missions.

3. Undertake office management functions, including financial management (e.g. budget and all expenditure acquittals); keep track of Treasury resources at Post; and timely circulation of information and managing knowledge.

4. Assist the Minister Counsellor in covering relevant OECD meetings and prepare reports as required. This involves policy analysis and advice and representing Australia at the OECD.

5. Manage and maintain access and information security for various information services to Treasury and other Australian government agencies.

6. Manage and facilitate participation by Treasury and other Australian government delegates at OECD meetings.

7. Other duties as directed.

Selection Criteria

Please note: All applications should specifically address each of the following selection criteria.

1. Sound analytical and conceptual experience and knowledge, including demonstrated research capacity

2. Demonstrated experience in representation and provision of quality policy advice.

3. Demonstrated experience and proven ability in the provision of high level secretarial and administrative support to a senior executive.

4. Demonstrated ability to undertake tasks with minimal supervision, set priorities and to meet deadlines. Ability to function effectively in a position of trust.

5. Initiative, enthusiasm and a commitment to excellence.

6. Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a small team. Flexibility and high interpersonal skills required. Superior organisational and communication skills.

7. Working knowledge of structures and procedures of the OECD, Australian government and particularly the Australian Treasury.

General Requirements for the position

1. 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 a national of Australia, New-Zealand, America, Canada, or United Kingdom to be eligible for an Australian Government security clearance. Persons holding dual French nationality with one of the above nationalities would not be eligible for a security clearance for this position. Applications that do not specifically address and satisfy this requirement will not be considered.
2. Candidates must submit a copy of a valid work permit/visa for employment in France.
3. Fluency in English and a high level of written and spoken French is essential. Applicants being considered for the position may be required to undertake, and if so pass at a high level, oral and written tests in English and French.
4. High level skills in Microsoft Office and Internet are essential. Applicants being considered for the position may be required to undertake a test to demonstrate their capacity to use such software.