Australian Embassy
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Km 4, Thadeua Road, Watnak (P.O. Box 292)

Application instructions Senior Water Resources Specialist

                                                       Application instructions

Your application should consist of the following documents and information:

  • A brief covering letter
  • A resume (curriculum vitae) which outlines relevant personal information and career history
  • A supporting statement outlining your qualifications and experience supporting your suitability for the position.

The Covering Letter

The covering letter should:

a) State the name of the position, and where the advertisement appeared and the date it appeared, in the first paragraph.

b) State your interest in the job and, in broad terms, your suitability for the position. A short summary statement of your skills and abilities, key qualifications and experience which clearly supports your suitability for the position might be useful.

The Resume

Your resume should be a brief summary of your personal details, education, and the qualifications, work experience and other relevant material. We would suggest that you should include the following information:

Personal Details: name, address, and contact telephone numbers.

Educational Background: we suggest that you list details from most recent to past – include your university, college, school and any other significant training courses and qualifications.

Work History: Please list your work history details starting from the most recent to past. You should outline your position and key duties involved in the job, and the length of time spent in the position. We may subsequently ask for the name and contact details of your former supervisor.

Referees: Please provide the name and telephone numbers of two referees who can provide objective and honest feedback about your work experience and performance. It is preferable that your referees have seen the selection criteria and are able to comment on your work performance against those criteria.

The Supporting Statement

The supporting statement should substantiate your suitability for the position by outlining relevant experience and qualifications as outlined in the job description.

You should use specific examples of work you have done, describing how you have contributed to a process or an outcome, and how this relates to your suitability for the position.  You should seek to demonstrate your ability to meet the requirements of the position by describing your relevant skills, abilities, knowledge, work achievements and experience.

Submitting your application

Applications must be submitted by 4.30pm on Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Applications can be sent by post:

Senior HR Officer

Australian Embassy

P O Box 292

Vientiane, Lao PDR

Or sent by email:

[email protected]

Or delivered to the Embassy:

KM4 Tha Deua Road

Watnak, Sisattanak, Vientiane, Lao PDR

The Australian Embassy is an equal opportunity employer; all applicants will be considered on their merit and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

Other Eligibility & Requirements

This position is based in the Australian Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand, but reports to the Australian Embassy, Vientiane, Lao PDR, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Water Sanitisation and Hygiene section in Canberra, Australia.

The successful applicant will be initially offered a three year contract, with a one year option to extend.

Candidates must be Australian citizens to be eligible for engagement and the successful candidate will need to obtain and maintain a security clearance to Negative Vetting Level 2.  Loss of the security clearance at any time will lead to termination of employment.

Applicants must be able to work as a locally engaged staff member at the Australian Embassy, Thailand, a diplomatic mission, possess a valid passport or be able to obtain a valid passport, and be willing to travel within Thailand, Laos, regionally and internationally as required.