Australian Embassy

Vacancy - ABF Senior Project Officer


                                                 Senior Project Officer

The Australian Border Force (ABF) are inviting applications for a Senior Project Officer.  This position is classified as Level 5 (LE5).  The closing date for applications is Friday, 11 May 2018, 4.30pm (Bangkok time).

The LE5 Senior Project Officer works under the general direction of a line manager in the ABF at the Australian Embassy in Bangkok. As a locally engaged officer, employees work within clear guidelines and operate under general direction. The role may involve some structured decision-making and judgment.

How to Apply

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 300 word limit. Tell us why you are the right person for the job.  We want to know why you are interested in working with the Australian Border Force, what you can offer us, and how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications are applicable to a role at this level. Please provide examples to demonstrate your capability. For guidelines on how to write a Statement of Claims, please visit under ‘About Us’, ‘Job Opportunity’ and ‘Guidelines for addressing Selection Criteria’.

Applicants must be fluent in both Thai and English language (both written and oral).


Selection Criteria

­Important Notice: Applicants must provide a brief written Statement of Claims of no more than 300 words per selection criterion to demonstrate their suitability. The Statement of Claims forms the most important part of the application, as this information, together with the resume, will be used to shortlist applicants for further consideration for the vacancy. There is no need for a covering letter.

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

  1. Understands

    Demonstrate your ability to research and interpret complex policy and communicate the results in written form;

  2. Connects

    Provide an example of a time you were able to use your interpersonal and liaison skills to engage and access information with stakeholders outside your organisation;

  3. Serves

    Give an example where you have effectively managed an office, including finances;

  4. Implement

    Explain a time when you have worked with limited supervision, and used your organisation and prioritisation skills, to meet deadlines to produce quality work in a high pressure environment;

  5. Innovate

    Describe a situation where you have shown initiative, flexibility and the willingness to promote and implement workplace improvement.

    Applicants shortlisted for interview will be required to demonstrate their language skills.  Shortlisted applicants may also be asked to undertake a Work Sample Test.


    Contract Conditions:


Senior Project Officer

Work Level Classification:

LE 5

Commencement Salary:

THB 64,013 per month


Department of Home Affairs (Australian Border Force)

Date of Commencement:

As soon as possible

Employment Period:

Up to eleven 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.

Please send your application to

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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