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Job Opportunity – Investment Officer with the Australian Embassy

Job Opportunity – Investment Officer with the Australian Embassy

The Australian Embassy is seeking applications for an Investment Officer. At least one vacancy will be filled through this process, with suitable candidates merit listed for future vacancies.

The Investment Officer will play a key role in achieving Australia’s Southeast Asia Economic Strategy’s objective to increase Australian investment in Cambodia, working closely with colleagues at the Australian Embassy and in other Australian missions in Southeast Asia as well as in Australia. Working under limited direction to implement initiatives under the strategy, working with Cambodian and Australian Government agencies, Australian investors and the Cambodian business community to promote Australian investment in Cambodia.  

This position is available immediately, and after an initial three-month probationary period, the successful candidate may be offered a 24-month fixed term contract. This position may be extended depending on funding availability.  

Our ideal candidate should have:

  • Qualifications in a relevant field are desirable but not mandatory.
  • Work experience in a related field is desirable but not mandatory.
  • Demonstrated skills in building and managing productive working relations with clients, suppliers, business partners and/or government bodies, and a proven ability to utilise a network to achieve business results.
  • High level representation and communication skills (including interpersonal, negotiation, and business writing skills), particularly the ability to articulate investment deal concepts and ideas.
  • Highly developed research and written communication skills, project management and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Knowledge of or the ability to develop knowledge of Cambodian Government policies and regulations relating to foreign investment and/or opportunities and the operating environment for foreign investors in Cambodia.
  • Ability to achieve results in a commercial environment and apply this successfully to investment facilitation.
  • High-level proficiency in English and Khmer required. Experience in translation and interpretation highly desirable but not mandatory.

A competitive salary package is offered, including participation in a performance management and bonus scheme. The basic monthly salary range for the position is USD2,233 to USD2,687.

For a full description of the role is available here. For selection criteria and information on how to apply are available here. Only applications which address the selection criteria will be considered.

Applications must be submitted by email to vacancy.cambodia@dfat.gov.au with “Investment Officer” as the subject line. This vacancy will close on Tuesday, 9 April 2024 at 11:30 PM (Cambodia Standard Time).

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interview.

DFAT is committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace where all employees are valued. We appreciate the experiences, skills and perspectives of all individuals. We actively encourage applications from women, people with disabilities and people from diverse backgrounds.

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