Employment Opportunities

Researcher to the Economic Section
 
JOB SUMMARY:
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.
 
DUTIES:
  • 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.
 
 
NOTES:
*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.
 
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications should be submitted through seek.com by close of business Wednesday 24 July.