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Foreign Affairs and Trade Vacancy N.N. 10759898
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) Closing date: Thursday, 10 October 2019
Job Title: Director Multilateral Engagement
Division: Research
Branch: Research Strategy
Section: Multilateral Engagement
Job Type: Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Salary: $128,131 - $139,374
Location: Bruce - ACT
Classification: Executive Level 2
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: PN99134

Job Description


Reporting to the Chief Scientist, the Director Multilateral Engagement is responsible for developing and managing ACIAR’s contribution to multilateral research initiatives, which includes engagement with International Agricultural Research Centres (including but not limited to CGIAR and the Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions APAARI). The position supports the CEO in his role as a member of the CGIAR System Council, including by at times being the alternate delegate for Australia. The position, in consultation with Chief Scientist, General Manager Country Programs, and General Manager Outreach and Capacity Building, leads ACIAR engagement with multilateral fora and organisations such as G20, APEC, ASEAN and UN FAO, looking for opportunities to initiate and expand collaborative partnerships. The position involves representing Australia internationally, at times deputising for the CEO or other Executives. Full details regarding the position can be found on our website at


You must be an Australian Citizen and eligible to obtain and maintain an appropriate security clearance.


Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified task

of five years.

About Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) 

ACIAR is part of Australia’s development assistance program, fostering international agricultural research and development partnerships that will result in more sustainable agricultural systems, higher incomes and strengthened food security, particularly in the Asia–Pacific region. Further information on our current projects and priorities can be found on our website at
ACIAR’s headquarters is in Bruce (Canberra) and we offer flexibility in working practices and employment conditions.

To Apply

Position Contact: Dr Daniel Walker, 02 62170561
Apply Address: Applications should be emailed in one word or PDF attachment to by the closing date. Applications should contain the ACIAR Personal Particulars form, two page 'sales pitch' describing how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role and a CV with details of two professional referees.
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 PS39-Fri - 20 Sep 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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