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AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSION
OFFICE CIRCULAR No. 08/12
VACANCY: RESEARCH OFFICER
The Australian High Commission is seeking a suitably qualified person to fill the position of Research Officer for the Defence Section.
The position is open to Australian citizens only. The successful applicant will be required to have or obtain an Australian security clearance. Preference may be given to applicants who currently hold an Australian security clearance.
A job description for the position is attached. Also attached are the selection criteria that the Interview Panel will use to assess applicants’ suitability for the position. Applicants must address each of the selection criteria and provide contact details of at least two referees.
Subject to the successful completion of a three month probationary period, the successful applicant will be offered a contract of employment of up to two years. The contract may be extended subject to agreement between the employer and employee.
The commencing monthly salary is Rs 146,390.
Applications may be addressed to the undersigned at the Australian High Commission, 1/50G Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021 or lodged electronically at AHCJOBS.NDLI@dfat.gov.au by close of business 22nd June 2012. No late applications will be accepted and only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The role of the RO is to provide research and analytical support to the DA, Defence Section Delhi. It will report directly to the DA. Duties include:
• Research and maintain databases on the defence hierarchy and force structure for both India and Sri Lanka
• Analyse the impacts and likely outcomes of Indian defence key events, policies and politics
• Research and report events in neighboring countries which may impact on defence relationships in India and Sri Lanka
• Research the trends and activities of government, institution and private ‘think tanks’
• Monitor Indian military developments in the area of major capital procurements and capability development
• Monitor local media for items of relevance to Defence
• Maintain broader contact databases as directed
1. Demonstrated analytical experience relevant to understanding Indian defence institution’s policies, trends and activities.
2. Strong ability to liaise with government officials, military-related industry and defence institutions.
3. Demonstrated ability in using various primary and secondary research tools.
4. Demonstrated ability in oral and written communication skills.
5. Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently and meet deadlines.
6. High level skills in the use of IT applications (particularly Word and Excel) and the Internet