• Australian High Commission

Senior Aid Communications Officer


Applications closed on Sun 28 February 2021


● An exciting opportunity to support the Australian High Commission in Port Vila

● Contract Full-time or part-time negotiable position

● Open to Vanuatu citizens and residents and based in Port Vila


The Organisation

The Australian High Commission in Port Vila manages the Australian Government’s presence in Vanuatu. We promote Australia’s interests, facilitate international trade and investment, deliver development assistance, respond to crises and provide services to Australian citizens. Details of our Department's work, as well as our purpose, outcomes and priority functions can be found on our website www.vanuatu.embassy.gov.au


The Position

Under limited direction, the Senior Aid Communications Officer will work within the Australian High Commission’s Public Diplomacy Unit to promote Australia’s development cooperation program in Vanuatu. They will produce aid-focused communications materials including media releases and social media posts and will provide training and capacity building to communications and public affairs staff employed within Australia’s bilateral aid programs in Vanuatu.


Essential Selection Criteria

► Relevant tertiary qualifications as well as a minimum of five years technical expertise and/or experience in communications, public diplomacy, public relations, media or related sectors

► An understanding of aid related issues and organisations in Vanuatu

► High-level communication skills in written and spoken English and Bislama

► Proficiency in photography, videography and use of social media

► Leadership and initiative

► Strategic thinking

► Strong representational ability

► Excellent communication skills, including strong writing skills

► Work well in a team


Must be a Citizen or current Resident with valid Business Licence.


Apply Online


Applications closed on Sun 28 February 2021.

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