Australian Embassy
Brazil

Employment

 

 

Department of Home Affairs - Visa Processing Officer

  • Non-Ongoing or Ongoing, Full Time (initial 12-month contract)
  • BRL 6,748 per month (pre-tax and other benefits) 
  • Brasilia, Brazil (closing date: 21 June 2024, 11:30 PM)


About the Department of Home Affairs

The Department of Home Affairs (the Department) is responsible for a diverse portfolio including managing migration, humanitarian and citizenship programmes. It works to keep Australia secure through border management and facilitates travellers to enter Australia. The Department strives to make fair and reasonable decisions for people entering Australia, ensuring compliance with Australia’s immigration laws and integrity in decision-making.

The Visa Office in the Australian Embassy, Brasilia plays a critical role in achieving the Department’s broader strategic goals. Its primary functions are to process Australian permanent migration, visitor, and temporary residence visas for clients across the Americas region.

Further information about the Department can be found on our website: www.homeaffairs.gov.au

About the position

This is a locally engaged staff position at an overseas Australian Diplomatic Mission.

Visa Processing Officers (VPOs) are responsible for assessing and deciding temporary and permanent visa applications within strictly defined parameters. The successful candidate will have the ability to interpret and apply legislation and policy, prepare correspondence and decision records and communicate with clients from diverse backgrounds, their families and advisors. VPOs are responsible for responding to general client enquires which may be over the phone, via email or in person. Where appropriate the VPO will be required to escalate more complex enquires appropriately. The role involves some basic interviewing, research, data entry and analysis activities and assists with verifications and checks related to visa applications.

VPOs work under the direction of the Visa Operations Manager and in a co-operative team environment while taking responsibility for managing their own workload. VPOs work against established priorities and procedures and may exercise some autonomy about how work tasks are performed. VPOs must show initiative and flexibility to ensure a harmonious and effective working environment.

Additional Information

The Department of Home Affairs will establish a merit list of suitable candidates from this exercise and positions will be offered as vacancies arise. The merit list for this round can remain valid for a maximum period of 18 months from the date of this advertisement.

This position requires a probity check to be completed. Employment in the advertised position is dependent on the employee having or acquiring a valid DFAT probity check. Probity checks can take some time to process, and employment cannot be commenced until an appropriate check is confirmed. There is no guarantee that the successful candidate for the position will be successful in obtaining a probity check. The inability to obtain a probity check prevents that applicant from being employed and loss of a probity check at any time will lead to termination of employment.

Only individuals with full work rights in Brazil are eligible to apply for this position.

How to apply

 

To be considered for this position please submit via email to [email protected] a resume with a covering letter detailing relevant experience (both in English). The covering letter should be no more than one-page.

Closing date for applications: 21 June 2024, 11:30 PM

 

Additional Information

Start date is subject to satisfactory pre-employment (medical and security) checks being completed. Only individuals with full work rights in Brazil are eligible to apply for this position.

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Communications Team Intern - BRASÍLIA

  • Applications opening date: 11 June 2024
  • Applications closing date: 17:00 (Brasilia Time), 24 June 2024
  • Applications to be emailed to: [email protected]. Hard copy applications will not be accepted.

 

Stipend:               BRL 1,000 per month, plus transportation allowance of BRL 150 per month

Hours:                  25 hours a week

 

Language

All documents for this position will be available only in English and the selection process – including the interview and test - will also be in English.

Eligibility

University students who are currently studying Communications, International Relations, Applied Foreign Languages or a related field in their fourth semester or above. Only those students with a permit to work in Brazil are eligible to apply.  Fluency in English and Portuguese is a must.

Position Overview

The role of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is to advance the interests of Australia and Australians internationally.  This involves strengthening Australia’s security, enhancing Australia’s prosperity, delivering an effective and high quality overseas aid program, and helping Australian travellers and Australians overseas.

The department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the Australian Government.  DFAT also works with other Australian government agencies to drive coordination of Australia’s pursuit of global, regional and bilateral interests.

The Social Media Intern provides assistance on implementing the Australian Embassy’s social communication strategy, including the development, management and monitoring of the Embassy’s Instagram (australianobrasil) and Facebook (fb.com/AustraliaNoBrasil) , as well as the Ambassador's Twitter account (@embausbrasil). You will use your knowledge of current social media engagement to suggest improvements to Post’s approach.

The key responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Working with the Communications Officer to develop and implement strategic social media objectives in accordance with Embassy priorities
  • Developing a forward calendar of key dates and events structured around strategic communications themes, and creating posts to deliver outcomes on these themes
  • Monitoring social media and traditional news for trends and developments of interest, and recommending posts to maximise the Embassy’s positive outreach
  • Translating Australia-sourced social media and other content, and assisting with the preparations of official communications as needed
  • Monitoring and responding to public enquiries received through social media channels, in consultation with relevant teams in the Embassy
  • Developing strategies to actively build the Embassy’s follower base
  • Analysing, reporting and recording social media activities and performance
  • Assisting with the development of content for the embassy website (www.brazil.embassy.gov.au)
  • Providing support to the Embassy's political and economic team as required, including for broader public diplomacy activities such as visits, events and presentations

Selection Criteria

  • Good understanding of or experience with social media platforms
  • Good organisational skills, including the ability to direct efforts to areas of greatest potential return
  • Ability to identify priorities and to plan and deliver events
  • Ability to monitor the media and under supervision to provide advice on and respond to public queries
  • Ability to use image and video editing tools such as Canva, and to develop visual products such as reels and infographics
  • Basic photography and recording skills
  • Capacity to record and manipulate data and generate reports.
  • Aptitude to work collaboratively with colleagues from different teams and backgrounds to achieve shared goals
  • Fluency in English and Portuguese

Application

In order to ensure that your application is eligible for consideration, please provide: 

  • a Curriculum Vitae (CV);
  • contact details for two referees; and
  • a one-page pitch of no more than 300 words

Curriculum Vitae

Applicants should prepare a curriculum vitae (maximum two pages) outlining personal details, relevant work experience, educational qualifications and skills.  The Australian Embassy will not provide a template for the curriculum vitae.

Contact details for two referees

  • Both references should be from professional or academic referees who can support the application
  • If you are currently employed, one must be your current supervisor.  We will seek your prior approval before contacting them.

The One Page Pitch

Applicants should prepare a pitch of no more than 300 words outlining how their skills, experience and qualifications makes them the best person for the job. The pitch should focus on how the applicant’s skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications are applicable to the key responsibilities and selection criteria of the role. Beyond this, the pitch could also outline what the applicant can offer the embassy, why the applicant is interested in the role and why they want to work for the embassy. Where possible, information should not duplicate the information provided in the applicant’s CV, but should highlight specific examples or achievements that demonstrate their ability to perform the role.

Application Closing Date

Applications for this position close at 17:00 (Brasilia Time) on 24 June 2024. Please make sure to include the position ‘Communications Intern’ in the email title.

Security, character and police checks may be conducted during the selection process. We welcome applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to: people from Indigenous and African-Brazilian backgrounds, people with disability, and people who identify as LGBTI+.

 

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Political Economic Team Intern - BRASÍLIA 

  • Applications opening date: 5 June 2024
  • Applications closing date: 9:00am (Brasilia Time), 17 June 2024
  • Applications to be emailed to: [email protected]. Hard copy applications will not be accepted.

 

Stipend:              BRL 1,000 per month, plus transportation allowance of BRL 150 per month

Hours:                  25 hours a week (negotiable)

 

Language

All documents for this position will be available only in English and the selection process – including the interview and test – will also be in English.

Eligibility

University students who are currently pursuing a degree in a relevant field with at least two semesters remaining in their degree. The successful applicant would be expected to stay for at least 12 months in the role (preferably longer). Only students with a permit to work in Brazil are eligible to apply. Fluency in English and Portuguese is a must.

Position Overview

The role of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is to advance the interests of Australia and Australians internationally.  This involves strengthening Australia’s security, enhancing Australia’s prosperity, delivering an effective and high quality overseas aid program and helping Australian travellers and Australians overseas.

The department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the Australian Government.  DFAT also works with other Australian government agencies to drive coordination of Australia’s pursuit of global, regional and bilateral interests.

The Political Economic Team Intern will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and develop key professional skills in a supportive and dynamic work environment. The intern will be expected to assist the Embassy’s Political and Economic Section with a range of administrative and policy tasks as required and actively contribute to discussions and analysis of political and economic developments in Brazil. The intern will also contribute to administrative and policy tasks in support of Australia’s participation in the G20. A background in or knowledge of economics will be looked on favourably. The position will also be one of the Embassy’s first points of contact for public enquiries.

The key responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Undertaking research, providing analysis, and preparing reports on issues relating to foreign policy, political developments, economic issues, environmental and agricultural issues, and other topics.
  • Monitoring Brazilian media and preparing weekly news summaries.
  • Assisting the political and economic team with a range of administrative tasks such as managing correspondence and translations, maintaining spreadsheets and databases, seeking quotes, and organising meetings.
  • Responding to public enquiries through the Embassy email.
  • Providing support to official visits.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Brazilian politics, foreign policy, and economic policy
  • An ability to undertake research and analysis on a variety of topics
  • A proactive approach, flexibility and good time management skills
  • Sound interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills in English and Portuguese
  • An ability to translate between English and Portuguese
  • Basic Excel skills

Application

In order to ensure that your application is eligible for consideration, please provide:

  • a Curriculum Vitae (CV);
  • contact details for two referees; and
  • a one page pitch of no more than 300 words

Curriculum Vitae

Applicants should prepare a curriculum vitae (maximum two pages) outlining personal details, relevant work experience, educational qualifications, and skills. The Australian Embassy will not provide a template for the curriculum vitae.

Contact details for two referees

  • Both references should be from professional or academic referees who can support the application
  • If you are currently employed, one must be your current supervisor.  We will seek your prior approval before contacting them.

The One Page Pitch

Applicants should prepare a pitch of no more than 300 words outlining how their skills, experience and qualifications makes them the best person for the job. The pitch should focus on how the applicant’s skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications are applicable to the key responsibilities and selection criteria of the role. Beyond this, the pitch could also outline what the applicant can offer the embassy, why the applicant is interested in the role and why they want to work for the embassy. Where possible, information should not duplicate the information provided in the applicant’s CV, but should highlight specific examples or achievements that demonstrate their ability to perform the role.

Contact Officer

Further information about the position can be obtained from the contact officer by emailing [email protected].  Please include your full name, your contact telephone numbers and any time periods you are not available to be contacted in your email.  Wherever possible, the contact officer will respond to you within twenty-four hours of receipt of your email.

Application Closing Date

Applications for this position close at 9:00am (Brasilia Time) on 17 June 2024.   

Applications received after the closing time/date will not be considered.

If you have not been contacted within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Applications should be emailed to the address listed in this document. Please make sure to include the position you are applying for in the email title. Hard copy applications delivered by mail, courier or in-person will not be accepted.

Security, character and police checks may be conducted during the selection process.

Please follow us in Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to learn immediately when we have new openings.

 

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TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT REGISTER - BRASÍLIA 

         · Temporary, Full Time or Part Time

         · Salary will depend on the job requirement

         · Brasília, Brazil

 

About the position(s)

Temporary vacancies are usually filled on a short-term contract basis from those listed on the Embassy's temporary staff register. Most vacancies are full-time but less than 3 months in length. Types of temporary vacancies include executive/administrative assistant, property/procurement assistant, or analyst roles in policy or economics.


Please note that applications are kept on file for 12 months. Your application will be considered when temporary vacancies arise and decisions are based on suitability and availability. Start dates for all temporary vacancies are subject to satisfactory background checks being completed for all individuals. Only those applicants with valid authorisation to work in the Brazil will be considered for the Temporary Registry.


Applying for Temporary Employment

Applicants for temporary employment must be Brazilian citizens, or have rights to work in Brazil.

 

How to apply

To be considered for full-time or part-time temporary work at the Embassy, applicants are required to submit via email to [email protected] a resume (in English) with a covering letter expressing interest in one or more of the roles.