Australian Embassy

Vacancy - Public Diplomacy Manager

                                           Public Diplomacy Manager

                                               *Individuals that have already submitted applications in the round that closed on

                                                                            28 September 2018 do not need to reapply*

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is inviting applications for a Public Diplomacy Manager. This position is classified as Level 6 (LE6). The closing date for applications is Monday, 11 February 2019, 4.30pm (Bangkok time).

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 two A4 pages in total (600 words), tell us why you are the right person for the job. We want to know why you are interested in working with DFAT, 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’.


Please send your application to Please name the email subject ‘Application for LE6 Public Diplomacy Manager – [insert first name and last name]’. For example, Application for LE6 Public Diplomacy Manager – John Smith.

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

Selection Criteria

Important Notice: Applicants must provide a brief written Statement of Claims to show 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.     Proven ability to develop and implement a public relations and communications strategy that targets relevant stakeholders, including media engagement and meets organisational objectives.

2.     Previous experience with managing people to produce communications materials and deliver well-coordinated events that meet or exceed objectives.

3.     Proven strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise with contacts at all levels in both private and government sectors to build effective and influential networks.

4.     Excellent oral and written communication skills, preferably in both English and Thai, including an ability to write high-quality reports and speeches, and demonstrated competence appropriate software products, including Microsoft Word, Excel, database applications and photographic software.

5.     At least five years’ work experience in a relevant area, including public relations / media / marketing/public diplomacy.

6.     Knowledge and understanding of Australia, its public diplomacy, foreign affairs and trade priorities.


Contract Conditions: 


Public Diplomacy Manager

Work Level Classification:

LE 6

Commencement Salary:

THB 81,059 per month


Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

Date of Commencement:

As soon as possible

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 following 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 prospective expatriate 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 compliant with immigration regulations.

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 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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