Australian High Commission
Port Vila
Vanuatu

About Us

About Us

Head of Mission

 

Ms Jenny Da Rin is the Australian High Commissioner to Vanuatu

Australian Heads of Mission

Opening hours

The High Commission is open from 8.00am to 4:30pm Mondays to Fridays, except on public holidays.

 

Job vacancies

 The Australian High Commission is looking for a part-time Research Officer to join our team. The Research Officer will provide support to the political and economic section at the Australian High Commission.

 

About the Position

The Research Officer will be responsible for analysing topical developments and undertaking research as required at the High Commission in Port Vila. The officer will report to the First Secretary, Political and Economic Section. The position is permanent part-time (15 hours per week) but there is scope for increased hours during peak times.

 

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

  • Conduct research and provide reporting and/or analysis on topical developments in Vanuatu
  • Draft reports and provide oral briefings as required
  • Follow and analyse Vanuatu Government foreign and domestic policy decisions e.g. diplomatic relations, United Nations issues, Commonwealth issues etc
  • Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with key contacts

 

Qualifications/ Experience 

  • Experience in a research or similar role
  • High level written and oral communication skills

 

Essential Requirements
• Strong written and spoken English is essential and spoken Bislama are essential.

 

Applicants should hold Vanuatu citizenship or residents able to undertake work in Vanuatu. The Australian High Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

 

The  Posistion descriptions  are available here and from the reception of the Australian High Commission.

Applications must include:

  • a Curriculum Vitae;
  • a statement in support of the application; and 
  • the names and contact details of at least two referees.

 

Applications should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager at the Australian High Commission, P.O. Box 111, Port Vila or emailed to pvla.hrexecsupp@dfat.gov.au.  Please direct enquiries about the position to the Human Resources Manager on +678 22777. Applications close on Wednesday 22 February 2017.

 

Only applicants who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

 

Public holidays

The High Commission will be closed on the following days in 2017:

Monday

2 January 2017

 

New Year's Day (in lieu)

Thursday

26 January 2017

 

Australia Day

Monday

6 March 2017

 

Customs Chief's Day (in lieu)

Friday

14 April 2017

 

Good Friday

Monday

17 April 2017

 

Easter Monday

Tuesday

25 April 2017

 

ANZAC Day

Monday

12 June 2017

 

Queen’s Birthday

Monday

24 July  2017

 

Children’s Day

Monday

31 July 2017

 

Independence Day (in lieu)

Wednesday

5 October 2017

 

Constitution Day

Monday

25 December 2017

 

Christmas Day

Tuesday

26 December 2017

 

Boxing Day

Wednesday

27 December 2017

 

Additional DFAT Holiday

Thursday

28 December 2017

 

Additional DFAT Holiday