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Foreign Affairs and Trade Vacancy N.N. 10760717
Austrade Closing date: Sunday, 20 October 2019
Job Title: Senior Trade Commissioner Santiago, CHILE
Division: Global Market and Sector Engagement
Branch: Overseas
Job Type: Ongoing, Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Location: Canberra - ACT
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Agency Website:

Job Description



Our clients’ global operating environment is changing rapidly – driven by digital transformation and significant geo-political, economic and demographic shifts. Over the next five years, these shifts will create new challenges and opportunities for our clients.

Your role is the Lead for the Andean Region of South America helping exporters, investors and buyers to navigate these changes, mitigate risk and be among the first to capitalise on emerging opportunities.

You will manage and lead a team of local business development and/or investment managers across the South American region – including Bogota, Columbia, Lima, Peru and Santiago, Chile. Austrade’s team of highly skilled business/investment managers promote and facilitate new trade and investment business for Australia by building strong relationships with the local business community. In some locations, you will also identify and work with international investors that are looking to invest in Australia and help Australian businesses establish themselves abroad.


We are Australia’s official trade and investment agency, a collaborative team of 1,100 people in over 70 locations around the world. We use our official networks, industry contacts, market expertise and the badge of government to unlock trade and investment opportunities that grow Australia’s economic prosperity. We’re experts at bringing people and potential together to get the best outcome for Australian business.

Our multinational, multicultural staff come from a wide range of backgrounds spanning the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Austrade teams are a unique blend of country experts, industry specialists, and trade and investment analysts.


Austrade offers a comprehensive remuneration and benefits package to support employees and their families embarking on an overseas appointment.

Support to employees commences with full relocation and domestic storage services, provision of housing at post including a medical program, annual home leave airfares, and a range of expatriate benefits. Austrade’s overseas allowance package comprises several elements which are designed to assist employees to maintain their standard of living at the overseas location and to support quality English-language education for their dependent children.

Austrade’s remuneration and benefits package is designed so that employees and their families have the flexibility to determine how to best utilise these allowances to meet their individual needs.



The successful candidate will be subject to a national security assessment to Negative Vetting 2 (NV2).


Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

Specified term positions will be for the period of three (3) or four (4) years

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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 PS41-Fri - 04 Oct 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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