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Foreign Affairs and Trade Vacancy N.N. 10762377
Austrade Closing date: Friday, 15 November 2019
Job Title: General Manager, ASEAN
Division: Global Market and Sector Engagement
Branch: ASEAN, Jakarta
Job Type: Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Location: Overseas
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 2
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: PN0387
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.

Leading an experienced Australian and locally engaged teams to advance Australia’s economic and business interests in the fascinating ASEAN region, the General Manager, ASEAN, based in Jakarta, will develop highly valuable business and government networks across the region.
You will significantly contribute to Australia’s global reputation by enhancing economic prosperity and promoting Australian capability in the rapidly growing ASEAN markets.
As General Manager, you will represent Austrade and Australia in a range of high-level corporate and government settings in Australia and offshore. You will seek commercial opportunities where areas of demand can be matched with Australian businesses, expertise, products and services ensuring Australia remains globally competitive.

You will advance Australia’s strengths as a highly attractive destination for investors and promote Australia as a quality provider of education across the ASEAN region. Leveraging the badge of government to establish trusted relationships, you will build strategies for engagement and assist Australian organisations access opportunities in the diverse ASEAN region.


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.



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

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term up to 4 years with the possibility of 3 months onshore before posting.

To Apply

Selection Documentation: Ellen Sparks, 03 8626 0600,
Position Contact: Dr Marianne Broadbent, 03 8626 0600
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 PS44 - Fri - 25 Oct 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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