Australian Embassy
Mexico
Also accredited to Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama

 

AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY, MEXICO CITY

POSITION VACANT

Administrative Assistant (LE2-MX003)

 

About the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

The role of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is to advance the interests of Australia and Australians internationally.  This involves strengthening Australia’s security, enhancing Australia’s prosperity, delivering an effective and high quality overseas aid program and helping Australian travellers and Australians overseas.

The department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the Australian Government.  DFAT also works with other Australian government agencies to drive coordination of Australia’s pursuit of global, regional and bilateral interests.

About the position

The Australian Embassy in Mexico City requires a bilingual Administrative Assistant for a full-time position under the direction of the Property and ICT Manager.  Among other responsibilities the Administrative Assistant position will perform routine administrative tasks, small repair works to plant and equipment when necessary, and provide back-up driving duties as required.

 

Duties:

The key responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with administrative tasks including those related to support for Accounts processing, Customs clearances for A-based officers, etc.

  • Assist in the procurement processes for the Embassy in accordance with legislation and guidelines, including the preparation of documentation and sourcing quotes as required.

  • Undertake back up receptionist duties when required, including updating directories and official guides.

  • Assist with the supervision of works and projects held at the Chancery, Official Residence and A-based residences when necessary.

  • Assist with minor repair works to plant and equipment when necessary.

  • Assist with delivery duties such as official invitations, TPNs, administrative letters, banking, deliveries for Consular section, and preparation and receipt of diplomatic bags.

  • Assist Property Manager to conduct stock takes and maintain asset registers.

  • Assist with general office work (such as photocopying, scanning, and filing) as required.

  • As required, drive Embassy staff safely for official purposes, ensuring the proper use of official vehicles in accordance with Embassy protocols, and that WHS requirements are met.

 

Selection Criteria:

  • Sound administrative skills, including efficient time management, negotiation and organisational skills, and attention to detail.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English and Spanish, both written and spoken. 

  • Previous experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of applications.  Experience with finance software such as SAP an advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake new tasks quickly, to adapt to different work environments and to respond effectively to challenges.
  • Ability to analyse issues and provide appropriate solutions or recommendations to enquiries.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision, handle multiple tasks simultaneously and set priorities.

  • Proficient driving skills, including knowledge of local transit guidelines and regulations.

  • High level of integrity and ethical conduct.

 

The selected candidates will be required to work from Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and be available for occasional overtime as required.

At commencement, monthly salary will be MXN $ 14,807.56 Pesos per month plus benefits according to the Locally-Engaged Staff Terms and Conditions of Service of the Embassy which includes four weeks annual leave and a medical coverage scheme.

 

Expected commencement date for the position will be Monday 13 November 2017

 

Application requirements:

If you fulfil the requirements of this position, you are invited to submit a written application in English detailing your work experience and demonstrating that you meet the requirements listed above in the selection criteria.  Your application must clearly explain the reasons why you are suitable for the position.  Please include recent written references you have along with the details of up to three business referees and up to three personal referees who can be contacted by telephone.

Applications should be sent to recruitment.mexico@dfat.gov.au.  Applications should only be sent in an electronic format with all attachments included not exceeding 4 MB.

  • Only applications that fully meet the above selection criteria will be considered.

  • Candidates who are selected for interview will be required to undertake further screening in the form of small tests.

  • Applicants will also need to consent to access to police records.

  • Foreign citizens wishing to apply will need to demonstrate that they have an appropriate Mexican work visa or work permit arrangements.

 

Applications will be received until 4:00 pm on Thursday 21 September 2017 (Mexico City time)

 

Australian Embassy in Mexico

Bienvenidos a la Embajada de Australia en México

 

National survey on same sex marriage

The Australian Government will proceed with the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey of all Australians on the Commonwealth Electoral Roll.  Instructions on survey participation will be published on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (http://www.abs.gov.au).

There are multiple options for eligible Australians that are overseas to participate in the survey. See the ABS factsheet.

Fact sheet:  Information for Australian overseas .

If additional information is required for eligible Australians overseas who may not be able to complete a postal survey, please refer to following ABS website link http://www.abs.gov.au/websitedbs/D3310114.nsf/home/AMLPS+-+Process  .

 

Following a number of people experiencing difficulties accessing the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey Information Line (01800 572 113), the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has now provided an alternate number that can be dialled directly from overseas:  +61 2 6252 5262.  Charges apply.

 

Encuesta nacional sobre matrimonio igualitario

El gobierno australiano procederá con la encuesta voluntaria de la Ley Australiana de Matrimonio para todos los votantes Australianos registrados en el padrón electoral del mancomunado.  El buró de estadísticas de Australia publicará las instrucciones para participar (http://www.abs.gov.au).

Existen multiples opciones para los Australianos elegibles en el extranjero para participar en la encuesta.  Ver la ficha informativa.

Ficha informativa:  Información para Australiano en el extranjero  .

Si requiere información adicional para Australianos elegibles en el extranjero que no puedan completar una encuesta voluntaria, por favor consulte el siguiente enlace del sitio web del buró de estadísticas de Australia http://www.abs.gov.au/websitedbs/D3310114.nsf/home/AMLPS+-+Process  .

 

Después de un número de personas que están experimentando dificultades para acceder a la línea de información telefónica sobre la encuesta voluntaria de la Ley Australiana de Matrimonio (01800 572 113), el buró de estadísticas de Australia ha proporcionado un número telefónico alterno que puede ser marcado directamente desde el extranjero:  +61 2 6252 5262 .  Aplican cargos.  

 

 

 

Declaración de Embajadores y ONU-DH en México en apoyo a la marcha del Orgullo LGBTTTI CDMX, el 24 de junio

 

Tanto en nuestros países como en México y en todo el mundo, estamos convencidos de que todos los individuos y todas las familias deben ser tratados con respeto y dignidad independientemente de su orientación sexual, expresión de género o identidad de género. Tomamos en serio nuestro papel como defensores de la igualdad de derechos humanos para todos y estamos encantados de unirnos a cientos de colegas de nuestras Embajadas, y a sus familias y a miles de familias de todo el país en la Marcha de Orgullo LGBTTTI CDMX ‎este sábado.

El tema de la marcha de este año - "Respeta mi familia, mi libertad, mi vida" - destaca el poder positivo de la familia en todas sus maravillosas variantes. El sábado será un día para celebrar el papel de la familia, la fuerza de la comunidad y la importancia del respeto a la diversidad. Es una celebración en la que participaremos con gusto.

Las 15 Embajadas suscritas y la ONU-DH México esperamos verles el 24 de junio como muestra de apoyo y solidaridad con la comunidad LGBTTTI en México.

Sr. Viktor Elbing, Embajador de Alemania

Dr. David Engel, Embajador de Australia

Sra. Eva Hager, Embajador de Austria

Sr. Hans Christian Kint, Embajador de Bélgica

Sr. Pierre Alarie, Embajador de Canadá

Sr. Luis Fernández-Cid, Embajador de España

Sra. Roberta Jacobson, Embajadora de Estados Unidos

Sr. Roy Eriksson, Embajador de Finlandia

Sra. Anne Grillo, Embajadora de Francia

Sra. Sonja Hyland, Embajadora de Irlanda

Sra. Merethe Nergaard, Embajadora de Noruega

Sra. Lucy Duncan, Encargada de negocios de Nueva Zelanda

Sra. Margriet Leemhuis, Embajadora del Reino de los Paises Bajos

Sr. Duncan Taylor, Embajador de Reino Unido

Dra. Annika Thunborg, Embajadora de Suecia

Sr. Andrew Standley, Embajador de la Unión Europea

Sr. Jan Jarab, Representante en México del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos

 

AVISO IMPORTANTE

 

En virtud de una serie de notas publicadas en diferentes medios de comunicación, la Embajada de Australia en México informa lo siguiente:

•             Actualmente no existe ningún programa migratorio del Gobierno de Australia dedicado a ciudadanos mexicanos.

•             No es obligatoria la contratación de agentes migratorios para presentar solicitudes de visas australianas. Sin embargo, en caso de que el cliente decida contratar los servicios de un agente migratorio, se les invita a visitar el sitio web de la Autoridad de Registro de Agentes Migratorios (MARA por sus siglas en inglés) https://www.mara.gov.au/

•             El Departamento de Inmigración y Protección Fronteriza de Australia es la entidad encargada de procesar todas las aplicaciones de visa para Australia.

•             El 18 de abril del año en curso, el Gobierno de Australia anunció la abolición de la Visa 457. Para mayor información al respecto visiten el sitio web del Departamento de Inmigración y protección Fronteriza de Australia http://www.border.gov.au/.

 

En caso de tener preguntas o dudas acerca de las visas que emite el Gobierno de Australia se recomienda visitar el sitio web de la Embajada de Australia en México http://mexico.embassy.gov.au/.

 

En caso de tener dudas sobre el proceso, requisitos o tiempo de procesamiento de las visas australianas, se recomienda contactar directamente a las autoridades migratorias australianas por medio del Centro de Atención a Clientes llamando al 001 613 238 1040 (lunes a viernes de las 10:00am a las 5:00pm, hora del este).

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

 

 

Programa de Ayuda Directa (DAP- Direct Aid Program)

 

 

 

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