Australian Embassy

Vacancy - Senior Regional Portfolio Manager


                                                Senior Regional Portfolio Manager/s

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons for two full-time Senior Regional Portfolio Manager positions. The roles are located within the ASEAN Mission Bangkok. Please refer to the attached Position Description for more details of the position.

Selection Criteria

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Applicants must provide a written Statement of Claims of no more than three pages to show their suitability under each of the following Selection Criteria. The Statement of Claims forms the most important part of the application, as this information, together with a CV of no more than two pages, will be used to shortlist applicants for further consideration for the vacancy.  There is no need for a covering letter.

In addressing each criteria please ensure that you provide example(s) based on previous experience where available, to demonstrate your capability.


  1. Proven experience in all aspects of program management, including portfolio coordination, team building, and staff supervision
  2. Substantial knowledge and understanding of Australian aid policy and development related context in South East Asia
  3. Capacity to think strategically and exercise judgement for making sound decisions on complex and sensitive tasks/assignments
  4. Excellent networking and partnership building skills
  5. High level communication in English with ability to convey information to a variety of audiences in a cross-cultural context, including excellent English writing skills


Contract Conditions:


Senior Regional Portfolio Manager

Work Level Standard:



99,050 – 159,386 Baht per month


Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

Date of Commencement:

As soon as possible, subject to the pre-employment checks

Employment Period:

Two years and six months

Probationary Period:

Three months

Place of Work:

Australian Embassy Bangkok



Employment will be subject to a satisfactory medical and police/security checks. The actual start date will be confirmed after advice has been received in regards to the outcome of the police checks which will be carried out in Thailand, Australia, any country where the successful candidate is a citizen, and any country where the successful candidate has resided for 6 months or more in the past 5 years. Please note that costs for police check in any country other than Thailand will be met by the successful candidate.

For expatriate prospective employees, please note that all costs associated with the employee’s relocation to and stay in Thailand, including visa fees, are the employee’s responsibility. The Embassy can provide limited assistance to the employee requesting a Thai visa and permit to stay.  It is the employees’ responsibility to obtain the relevant documents and ensure that they are in compliance with immigration regulations that relate to their employment with the Embassy in Thailand. The Embassy is unable to assist with Thai Visa matters in relation to the spouse or partner or family members of an employee. Prospective applicants are advised to check their eligibility for a visa - and investigate living conditions and costs.

In considering this position, Australian applicants should make themselves aware of the Australian taxation arrangements for Australian citizens working overseas.


For any application to be ELIGIBLE and therefore considered, it must include the following:

  1. CV (Resume) - A maximum of two pages CV outlining previous relevant work experience in English language. Please include the names and contact details (phone number and email addresses) of two referees in the CV.
  2. A Statement of Claim addressing each selection criterion in no more than three pages in total. For guidelines on how to write a Statement of Claims, please visit under ‘About Us’, ‘Job Opportunity’ and ‘Guidelines for addressing Selection Criteria’.

Please address your application to “Chair, Selection Committee: Senior Regional Portfolio Manager” and forward your application to­ by 4.30 pm. Thursday, 21 September 2017 (Bangkok Time).

Enquiries regarding the position may be directed to the Human Resources Unit at

Please note that only ELIGIBLE applications will be considered, and only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview and provided with feedback on the selection process, on request.

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