Senior Political Officer



Senior Political Officer Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Embassy of Australia in Hanoi is looking for a talented and energetic individual to fulfil the position of Senior Political Officer (LE5).

Working for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Senior Political Officer works under limited direction from the First Secretary (Political) to established policies and procedures to perform a wide range of research, analysis and reporting with a particular focus on the Indo-Pacific, including regional engagement and supporting bilateral visits and events. The position also provides aid program management support.

Applicants should have experience in conducting research and analysis, preparing high-quality written reports on foreign policy and security issues, and providing logistical support. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Vietnamese languages including high-level interpretation, policy dialogue, networking and negotiation skills are essential.

The successful applicant will be offered an initial contract for a 12-month period with an option to renew the contract for another 12 months. The Embassy will consider flexible work arrangements. The full-time monthly gross salary ranges from VND 41,268,375 to VND 47,968,430, depending on skills and experience.

For more information on the position, including the position selection criteria, please visit the Australian Embassy website at:


Applications should be submitted through the online portal and not be sent via email. Information on how to apply for the job can be found in the “Employment Opportunities” under current job vacancies at the Australian Embassy website: Applicants should complete a maximum 650 words pitch outlining the applicant’s abilities and directly addressing each point of the selection criteria (no more than two pages typed). The selection process will be strictly merit-based. Applications that do not address each selection criteria will not be considered. Lodgement of applications are due on Monday, 1 February 2021, 11:30 pm (Vietnam time). Late applications will not be considered.

All position specific inquiries should be sent via email to


Job Details
Organisation Name:
Australian Embassy
Application Deadline:
Mon, 2021-02-01

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