Australian Embassy

Vacancy - Senior Political Analyst


                                                               Senior Political Analyst

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) invites applications for a Senior Political Analyst. The closing date for applications is Monday, 2 December 2019, 4.30pm (Bangkok time).

Under limited direction, the Senior Political Analyst has a critical role in providing advice and research and project support to the Ambassador and the Political and Economic section on Thai political, foreign policy and economic issues, issues relevant to the bilateral relationship and on emerging issues. The position pro-actively monitors and analyses developments, and develops, manages and expands Embassy contacts.


How to Apply

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

  1. CV (Resume) - A maximum of two page CV outlining previous relevant work experience and achievements in English. Please include the names and contact details (phone number and email addresses) of two referees in the CV.
  2. A Statement of Claim (maximum two A4 pages) addressing each selection criterion. 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 Senior Political Analyst – [insert first name and last name]’. For example, Application for LE6 Senior Political Analyst – Natta 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 of no more than two pages in total covering all selection criterion 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.     Substantial prior work experience in a political and/or economic field, with a demonstrated familiarity with Thai political, foreign policy and economic issues

2.     Proven ability to anticipate, analyse and make recommendations on relevant policy developments

3.     Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise at a high level with senior interlocutors and government representatives

4.     Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Thai, including the ability to undertake interpreting and translation tasks, and demonstrated competence in the use of computer software including Microsoft Word and Excel

5.     Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team and to work under pressure to meet deadlines.

6.     Knowledge and understanding of Australia, its political, economic and social priorities and context would be an advantage


Contract Conditions:



Senior Political Analyst

Work Level Classification:

LE 6

Commencement Salary:

THB 82,681 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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