About the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT):
The role of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is to advance the interests of Australia
and Australians internationally through its network of Embassies. This involves strengthening Australia’s
security, enhancing Australia’s prosperity, delivering an effective and high-quality overseas aid program
and helping Australian travelers 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 Australian Embassy in Amman is seeking a high-performing, proactive, and service-focused person to work in the DFAT section within the Embassy.
About the position:
The Human Resources (HR) Officer, under direction, performs a wide range of administrative functions and
assists with finance processing tasks.
The key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Assist in the coordination of Australian diplomatic staff and their families’ arrivals and departures;
• Assist in the induction training for all new staff;
• Maintain personnel records for diplomats and Locally Engaged Staff (LES) etc.;
• Coordinate LES recruitment processes and prepare LES staff contracts;
• Assist in managing the LES Medical Insurance Scheme;
• Assist with and process diplomatic staff medical requests;
• Maintain and update records in the Overseas Staff Profile;
• Assist in developing and maintaining LES skills training plans;
• Assist the Finance/HR Manager in the calculation of monthly LES salaries and final entitlements monies
for payment processing;
• Act as backup to the Accounts Assistant/Cashier and Junior Accountant;
• Act as a backup for transport, hotel, and travel bookings;
• Understand and implement various financial policies;
• Prepare monthly bank statement reconciliation; and
• Other duties as required.
The monthly salary range for the HR Officer position is between 1,117 JD – 1,257 JD.
A successful applicant should be able:
• Communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders and clients, including but not limited to,
client inquiries, managing service provider relationships, and engaging with internal and external
Embassy contacts. Officers must exercise sound judgment and reasoning when communicating
with clients and stakeholders.
• Apply excellent organizational skills to work efficiently and balance competing priorities. Expect
to manage your own work in addition to providing support to junior officers.
• Contribute to, and support, work practice improvements and data monitoring to identify risks
and analyze trends.
• Actively support the HR and Finance Manager.
• Act professionally, ethically, and with integrity at all times.
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Applications must include:
1) A short resume (maximum two pages).
2) A written response addressing each of the selection criteria listed above. Note:
– Please base your responses on your previous work experience (i.e. use work examples). You may use
the same work example to address more than one selection criterion if you wish. You are encouraged
to use the STAR Method when describing your work example:
– Situation – describe the situation you were faced with.
– Task – what were the task/s you were responsible for?
– Action – what steps did you take to address the issue and if relevant, why did you choose this course
– Result – what outcomes or benefits did your action/s achieve?
3) The contact details of at least two work referees.
– If currently working, one of these referees should be your current supervisor.
Please forward applications no later than 5 pm 17 April 2022 UTC/GMT +2 to
– Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.
– Any inquiries, including in relation to salary details, should be directed to the above email address.
– The Australian Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We have a non-discriminatory work
– New staff are employed on a non-ongoing contract of up to twelve months, with a three-month
– Please advise if you have a relative or friend working at the Australian Embassy. This will not harm your
application but will ensure transparency and avoid potential conflicts of interest in the assessment process.
All applications will be assessed by neutral parties, on their individual merits and using standardized criteria