Assistant to the Higher Education Attaché [fr]

The Culture, Education and Science & Technology (SCAC) Section of the Embassy of France in Canberra is seeking an Assistant to the Higher Education Attaché.

Project management:
-  Manage scholarship programs (Nicolas Baudin Program, Darrell Tryon) for Australian students
-  Promote and administer the French and English Language Teaching Assistant Programs
-  Participate in and organise events for the promotion of French higher education in Australia, and other SCAC events: Exchange Fair Circuit, the “French Australian Conversations” series, the “French Day on Campus”, visits from French university delegations, creation of promotional material, etc.
-  Manage the France Alumni Australie network (in cooperation with Campus France Australie): write articles, update the website, identify potential Alumni, promote France Alumni Australie to Alumni and partner institutions, coordinate events, etc.

-  Regularly update the higher education section’s webpages on the Embassy website
-  Write articles regarding operations undertaken in promoting French higher education in Australia
-  Reply to questions regarding the French higher education system
-  Liaise regularly with Australian university contacts and students

Administrative duties:
-  Provide administrative support to the Higher Education Attaché (diary management, travel arrangements, budget management, handling administrative paperwork, writing and compiling reports, database updating, document filing and archiving, etc.)
-  Translation of documents from French to English and from English to French
-  Preparing briefing notes on key higher education topics

Skills and competencies required:
-  A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an Australian or a French university
-  Excellent English language skills (native speakers preferred) and a strong professional level of French, both spoken and written (fluency in both an advantage)
-  Excellent organisational skills and event management experience
-  Experience with the Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Excel, Word)
-  Demonstrated ability to work in a team – strong interpersonal skills, flexibility and ability to take initiative
-  Responsiveness and adaptability (flexibility around work hours and interstate travels)
-  Previous work experience in an academic structure or in an Australian government office or higher education institution is desirable.

Salary and employment conditions:
Renewable 3 year contract, including a 3 month trial period, from 29 January 2018.
Salary on appointment will be $ 55,939 per annum (gross) paid in 13 monthly installments + 11.75% Superannuation. Working hours are 37 per week, including 5 weeks annual (paid) leave.

To apply:

Please forward your CV, cover letter, and a copy of your Australian visa or Australian passport, via email to:

Please note that applicants must have full working rights in Australia, as the Embassy is unable to sponsor personnel.

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2017
Position available from: 29 January 2018

You can download the position description here:

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Dernière modification : 14/12/2017

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