Employment Opportunities

2021/11/19
Research/Administrative Assistant to the Economic Section – Embassy of Japan
Full Time

Duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Monitor Australian media coverage of economic issues from the perspective of the Japan-Australia bilateral relationship and report to diplomats
  • Monitor Australian government and industry media releases and report relevant information to diplomats
  • Advise Economic Section on issues relevant to the bilateral relationships and Australian economy
  • Undertake a broad range of administrative/management support tasks
  • Attend to various phone/email enquiries with a particular focus on business, medicine, vaccinations, quarantine and custom enquiries
  • Provide support to Japanese delegations visiting Australia
  • Provide administrative and logistical support for Embassy events
  • Undertake various research projects as requested by diplomats
  • Assist other Economic Section staff as required
     
Requirements for this position include:
  • Must have citizenship, permanent residency or a similar visa to work in Australia
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Superior research skills
  • Comprehensive IT skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Good knowledge of Australian economic and social issues and reasonable analytical skills in economics
  • Highly organised, motivated and flexible approach to assigned duties
  • Ability to multitask, work independently, and prioritise tasks to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated capacity to promote Embassy work ethics
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and promote a friendly, safe working environment for all staff
  • Willingness to take on new tasks and challenges where required
     
It would also be advantageous if the applicant has:
  • Experience researching Australian government policy or industry trends
  • Experience working in a Japanese office environment and familiarity with Japanese language and culture
  • Experience in event management
     
NOTES:
This position is full-time commencing in January 2022 at the earliest (due to administrative requirements).
Salary is commensurate with experience.
*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, they will be required to take the necessary steps to change their citizenship status to reflect this.
 
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.
 
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications should be submitted through seek.com by COB 2nd December 2021.
www.seek.com.au/job/54999044


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Assistant to Cultural Affairs - Embassy of Japan
Full Time

The Japan Information and Culture Centre (JICC) at the Embassy of Japan in Australia is seeking a well-organised and responsible person for the role of Assistant to Cultural Affairs (A possibility to transfer internally within the Embassy at a later date based on demands and personal skills also remains.)

Duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Speech writing in English and translation between Japanese and English
  • Manage public inquiries relating to JICC business (face-to-face, phone, and email)
  • Organise events, including seminars, symposiums, cultural exchange events, and invitation programs to Japan
  • Assist with administrative duties of exchange programs
  • Liaise with both internal and external stakeholders, such as media and tertiary institutions
  • Promote Japan and Japanese government activities at public events, such as festivals, seminars, exchange fairs, and schools
  • Undertake Master of Ceremony duties at Embassy events
  • Update and maintain the Embassy’s website and official Facebook page
  • Editing photo and video content for the Embassy’s social media and website
  • Provide Support to Japanese delegations visiting Australia
  • Assist with JICC activities 
Requirements for this position include:
  • Must have Australian citizenship, permanent residency or a similar visa to work in Australia
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with proven experience in both Japanese and English
  • Strong organisation and planning skills
  • The ability to multitask, work under pressure, organise and prioritise tasks to meet deadlines
  • Comprehensive computer skills to support and maintain the Embassy website and Facebook page and undertake digital editing tasks
  • Demonstrated capacity to promote Embassy work ethics
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment with minimal supervision and direction
*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, they will be required to take the necessary steps to change their citizenship status to reflect this.
 
It would also be advantageous if the applicant has:
  • Experience working in a Japanese office environment and an understanding of Japanese cultural sensitivities
  • Familiarity with MEXT scholarships or the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme
  • N1 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test or equivalent Japanese ability
  • Experience using digital Photo and Video editing software

NOTES:
A starting salary will be calculated commensurate with experience based on the salary scale of the Embassy.
 
For further information regarding this position, please contact the JICC on cultural@cb.mofa.go.jp  Due to the high number of applications expected, only those shortlisted will be contacted.

HOW TO APPLY:
Applications should be submitted through seek.com by COB 11 November, 2021.
https://www.seek.com.au/job/54580209