AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY, MEXICO CITY
Senior Political Analyst and Media Manager (MX008)
About the position
The Australian Embassy in Mexico requires bilingual (spoken and written) Senior Political Analyst and Media Manager for a full-time position under limited direction of the Second/ Third Secretary (Political). This position undertakes timely and quality research for the Embassy’s Political and Economic Section. The position is key to the Embassy’s successful implementation of the political and Public Diplomacy related aspects of its Business Plan. The occupants undertakes timely and quality research for Australian diplomats, draft reports and analysis of political developments in Mexico and the Embassy’s other countries of accreditation, manages the Embassy’s media engagement and undertakes other duties as required (including as back-up translator and back-up Economic Research Officer). The occupant is required to have a deep knowledge and understanding of Mexican domestic politics.
The key responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
· Produce high quality written political materials and policy advice including briefing, correspondence, proposals, presentations, speeches and minutes
· Proactively monitor media for developments that affect Australian interests and brief Embassy management, including Ambassador, on political developments within Mexico and other countries of accreditation
· Develop and strengthen strategic relationships with Mexican politicians, government officials, commentators, NGO and business representatives and other influencers
· Contribute to issues management by anticipating problems and providing accurate and specialised advice on political developments which affect Australian interests
· Represent the Australian Government at official events
· Provide advice on Australian participation at a wide range of local, regional and international events, as required
· Supervise the Embassy’s Public Diplomacy program, forward calendar of events and social media
· Undertake translation of official documents and correspondence
· Build and maintain constructive relations with external contacts, including from the media, government and politics
· Develop visit programs
· Mentor junior staff
· Back-up Senior Trade and Economic Research Officer (in that officer’s absence)
· Proven knowledge and understanding of Mexican domestic politics
· Demonstrated high-quality research and analysis skills
· Fluency in English and Spanish, both written and spoken
· Experience in managing relationships with external clients or contacts
· Experience in events and/or project management
· University degree in Law, Political Science, International Relations or a related discipline
· Experience providing translation and interpretation services an advantage
The selected candidate will be required to work from Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and be available for occasional overtime as required.
At commencement, monthly salary range will be from to MXN$38,532.50 per month plus benefits according to the Locally-Engaged Staff Terms and Conditions of Employment of the Embassy which includes four weeks annual leave and private medical insurance.
Expected commencement date for the position will be mid-February 2020.
If you fulfil the requirements of this position, you are invited to submit a written application of no more than 2 pages and a separate curriculum vitae (CV), both 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 who can be contacted by telephone and electronic mail.
Applications should be sent to the email shown in the contact information. 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.
- Foreign citizens wishing to apply will need to demonstrate that they have an appropriate Mexican work visa or work permit arrangements.