Employment Opportunities

Researcher to the Economic Section
The successful candidate will be required to perform research and analysis in wide range of areas relating to political and economical issues in support of the Embassy’s activities. He/She must possess outstanding expertise and be professional, reliable, highly organsised, and able to meet competing deadlines.
  • Research and draft analytical and fact-based reports on a broad range of issues relating to Australian politics and economy, international political and economic issues (eg. energy and resources, climate change, trade, agriculture, finance, infrastructure, industrial relations, social welfare), with a minimum amount of guidance and supervision. Undertake statistical and fact-based research and analysis, monitor media reports and government publications.
  • Provide support for the political and economic analysis and reporting functions of the Economic Section and the Mission as a whole, including responding to enquiries from within the Embassy.
  • Respond to enquiries from the Australian Government and the public.
  • Prepare correspondence and memos on ad hoc subject, and take notes during meetings.
  • Other duties as directed, including administrative support tasks, and assisting other Economic section staff as required.
Requirements for this position include:
  • Highly developed research and analytical skills, coherent and logical written skills and academic background.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and to prioritise effectively. Ability to discharge duties in a reliable diligent manner. Highly organised, motivated and flexible approach to assigned duties.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills, including native-level English skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to promote Embassy work ethics, to work effectively in a team environment with minimal supervision and direction.
  • Comprehensive IT skills (Microsoft Office)
It would also be favorably considered if the applicant has:
  • Experience working in a Japanese office environment and familiarity with Japanese language and culture.
*The Embassy of Japan, as an organisation of the Japanese government, will not employ those who simultaneously hold both Japanese citizenship and the citizenship of another country/other countries. If this applies to the successful candidate, he/she will be required to take the necessary steps to change their citizenship status to reflect this.
*This position is full-time commencing in August , 2019 at the earliest (due to administrative requirements).
*A starting salary will be calculated in commensurate with experience based on the salary scale of the Embassy.
*For further information regarding this position, please contact the Economic Section on economics@cb.mofa.go.jp Due to the high number of applications expected, only those shortlisted will be contacted.
Applications should be submitted through seek.com by close of business Wednesday 24 July.