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Foreign Affairs and Trade Vacancy N.N. 10578738
Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) Closing date: Monday, 6 August 2012
Job Title: Economic Policy Officer
Division: Several
Job Type: Ongoing, Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Salary: $67,789 - $72,609
Location: Canberra
Classification: APS Level 5
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: JB013 | Several Positions
Agency Website:

Job Description


AusAID is seeking economists at the APS 5 level to provide advice that shapes the direction and nature of AusAID’s investments to help in partner countries. By applying rigorous analytical tools and economic concepts you will assist the Government to achieve results and value for money at a time of growth and expansion of the aid program. You will develop a deep understanding of the economies that we work in. This will allow you to provide advice that explains the linkages within these economies and therefore the impact of different aid investments.

Based in Canberra, with opportunities for overseas travel, you will work in multidisciplinary teams with sector experts and development specialists to advise on the design and delivery projects that help developing countries. Your strong capability to conduct economic analysis will be complemented with the ability to work across a range of policy areas such as health, education, social protection, infrastructure or public sector reform. Ideally you will have relevant experience in developing countries or an ability to apply economic concepts in a public policy context.

To be a suitable candidate for these challenging roles you will thrive in a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment. Your impressive personal drive, intellectual rigour and professional credibility will be complemented by strong interpersonal skills, good judgement and a strong results orientation.


Candidates must be Australian citizens. This is a security assessed role and you will be required to either have, or be able to obtain, a security clearance at Negative Vetting 1 level.

AusAID employees at this level should have a willingness and the ability to serve overseas in a developing country at some time in the future. Some travel may be required.

A bachelor or higher degree in economics (or related degree with a strong economics component) is required.


Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

Positions offered will be on an ongoing or non-ongoing basis. Non-ongoing opportunities will be offered for a period of up to 18 months, with the possibility of extension.

To Apply

Position Contact: Nicole Hoffman, (02) 6178 5527
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS29-Thu - 19 Jul 2012 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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