Operations Officer – Office of Defence Attaché

Australian Embassy
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: MP980-01
Australian Embassy

The Role


The Role


The Australian Embassy in Abu Dhabi is seeking an individual to fill the following position:

Operations Officer – Office of Defence Attaché

The Operations Officer is responsible for the preparation and submission of diplomatic clearances for aircraft and Royal Australian Navy ships, customs clearances for air and sea freight, assist with visa applications for Australian Defence Force personnel to enter both the UAE and Qatar and maintain operational records and databases. In addition the Operations Officer develops relevant defence input into the Consular Contingency plans. To achieve these duties, the Operations Officer provides outstanding administrative support and liaison with local and Australian Government departments including military officials.

Requirements


Requirements


Mandatory Requirements:

• Australian national
• Excellent organisational skills
• Experience working with military personnel
• Strong computer and keyboard skills including sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel)
• Good communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively and discreetly with senior military officials and the general public
• Managing sensitive and confidential material
• Proven ability to contribute strongly to the development of an effective and harmonious work unit
• Be prepared to work overtime and out of normal working hours, to achieve outcomes. Proven ability to work with little or no supervision.

Desirable Requirements:

• Previous military experience in the logistics/administrative fields
• Experience working within an Embassy

The applicant must be an Australian national, who is willing to undertake a security checking assessment. Applicants who are not Australian citizens will not be considered. Former Australian Defence Force members with relevant administrative skills are strongly encouraged to apply.

Conditions: Salary per month Dhs 18,701.00 which includes housing allowance and 15 percent loading for overtime, annual homeward economy leave fares, recreation leave of 30 working days per annum and other conditions.

Applications, including a comprehensive CV detailing experience and qualifications, should be forwarded quoting reference OO/DA. Claims for the position should be made against each requirement.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 21 June 2012.

Please apply now online.

About the Company


About the Company


In recognition of the increasing importance of Australia’s bilateral relationships with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, the Australian Embassy was established in Abu Dhabi in 1999 with concurrent diplomatic accreditation to Qatar.

Our relationships span a wide variety of areas such as defence and security issues to aviation, health and education. With over 100 flights per week to Australia from the UAE and Qatar, our country is increasingly seen as an attractive destination for investment, tourism and tertiary education. At the same time our trade relationships have increased dramatically to over $6 billion in 2010-11.
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