Employment Opportunities


1. Assistant to Consular, Visa and Security Affairs
 
The Embassy of Japan in Australia is seeking a well-organised and responsible person for the role of Assistant to Consular, Visa and Security Affairs (A possibility to transfer internally at a later date based on demands and personal skills is not excluded.)

1 Duties may include, but are not limited to:
-Assisting in issuing Japanese Visas, Passports and Certificates, including processing applications, interviewing, answering phone calls and managing emails etc
-Assisting in registering with Japanese family registration
-Providing consular services to Japanese citizens
-Translating documents into English and/or Japanese
-Contacting Australian Government departments, including organizing and assisting meetings
-Assisting Consular, Visa and Security Affairs staff as required, including interpreting, making enquires, photocopying and filing, etc
 
2 Requirements for this position include:
-Proper legal status to work at the Embassy in Australia
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both Japanese and English
-Comprehensive IT skills (Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint)
-Highly organised, motivated and flexible approach to assigned duties
-Ability to multitask, work under pressure, and prioritise tasks to meet deadlines
-Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
-Demonstrated capacity to promote Embassy work ethics, and work effectively in a team environment
 
*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.

3. It would also be advantageous if the applicant has:
-Experience working in a Japanese office environment and familiarity with Japanese culture
 
NOTES:
This position is full-time commencing from the fourth week of March, 2019.


A starting salary will be calculated in commensurate with experience based on the salary scale of the Embassy.
 
Applications should be submitted through seek.com by close of business February 28th, 2019.
 
For further information regarding this position, please contact the Consular Section on consular@cb.mofa.go.jp. Due to the high number of applications expected, only those shortlisted will be contacted.

 


2. Assistant to Political/General Affairs
 
The Embassy of Japan in Australia is seeking a well-organised and responsible person for the role of Assistant to Political/General Affairs (A possibility to transfer internally at a later date based on demands and personal skills is not excluded.)
 
1. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Undertaking a broad range of administrative/management support tasks, such as arranging meetings, scheduling and managing the Embassy contact database
  • Providing support to Japanese delegations visiting Australia
  • Providing administrative and logistical support for Embassy events
  • Translating news articles and other documents into English and/or Japanese
  • Assisting in the preparation of simple briefing material about domestic and international politics
  • Assisting Political/General Section staff as required
 
2. Requirements for this position include:
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Comprehensive IT skills (Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Highly organised, motivated and flexible approach to assigned duties
  • Ability to multitask, work under pressure, and prioritise tasks to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated capacity to promote Embassy work ethics, and work effectively in a team environment
 
*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.
 
3. It would also be advantageous if the applicant has:
  • Experience working in a Japanese office environment and familiarity with Japanese language and culture
  • High level of Japanese language skills
  • Experience in event management
  • A basic knowledge of database management or MS Access
  • An interest in Australian and Japanese politics
     
     
     
    NOTES:
    This position is full-time commencing in mid or late March, 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.
     
    Applications should be submitted through seek.com by close of business February 28th, 2019.
     
    For further information regarding this position, please contact the Political Section on political@cb.mofa.go.jp. Due to the high number of applications expected, only those shortlisted will be contacted.