Salary: $110,767 to $123,902 per annum + 15.4% employer super contribution
The AIFFP is seeking energetic and motivated Assistant Directors to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment delivering quality infrastructure projects at the nexus of Australia’s foreign policy and international development agenda in the Pacific and Timor-Leste. You will contribute to cementing Australia’s reputation as a regional lender of choice financing quality and inclusive infrastructure.
You will be eager to work in a high-performing team brought together by the department from a range of professional backgrounds, including investment bankers, development experts, and public servants. We are looking for individuals who are results driven while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. The AIFFP is an inclusive and supportive workplace that values contributions from all perspectives.
We are seeking professional, expertise in infrastructure, financing, and international development professionals from the private sector, not for profit, public or academic sectors, with strong cross-cultural people skills, a service mentality, and demonstrated capabilities in their selected role.
Please refer to the Applicant Information Pack for further information as multiple vacancies are available across the following teams:
• Investment and Implementation
• Impact and Safeguards, including a climate focal point
• Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning and Communications
• Procurement support
This recruitment process will be used to fill current vacancies as well as those that arise in the associated Divisions over the coming 18 months.
OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE
Investment and Implementation Team:
Our ideal candidates will have a strong client orientation, clear writing, nuanced judgement, strategic thinking, and stakeholder engagement skills. Previous experience demonstrated in one or more of the following capabilities is required:
• infrastructure project/program management in developing countries
• innovative financing and delivering large co-financed projects in developing countries
• provision of advice on project feasibility in developing countries
• preparation of materials for business cases to support investment decisions
• assistance with cost-benefit, development impact and financial analysis to assess the economic, financial, and social impacts of investments, and/or
• risk management in complex aid programs.
Impact and Safeguards Team:
Our ideal candidates will have experience in environment and social safeguards and preferably practical experience on large capital projects or with state-owned enterprises, not-for-profit or communities. An advanced degree in Social or Environmental Sciences is preferred. Previous experience, in emerging markets is highly desirable. You will need to demonstrate your experience in the following:
• designing, overseeing, or advising on implementation of environmental and social safeguarding systems
• empowering women, poor and excluded communities, and people living with disability through infrastructure development
• quality assurance and infrastructure advisory support, and/or
• risk management in complex aid programs.
Our ideal candidate will be from a climate science or engineering background. You will have practical experience delivering infrastructure projects, or programs focussed on climate change and disaster resilience. You will be required to work with a diverse range of stakeholders such as engineers, climate scientists and investment team members to identify and embed energy reduction or climate adaptation or mitigation opportunities into AIFFP investments. Experience with any of the following areas is highly desirable:
• designing, overseeing, or advising on the preparation of climate change risk assessments
• project management in an infrastructure or project design
• engineering design or climate science and/or
• experience in emerging markets.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning and Communications Team:
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning:-
Our ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in supporting complex monitoring and evaluation frameworks, preferably in infrastructure projects in the developing country context.
Our ideal candidate will be experience in communicating with a broad range of stakeholders and writing effectively for different audiences and purposes. You will have held a similar role or worked previously as a professional writer.
Procurement Support Team:
Our ideal candidate will be experienced in contract management and procurement, will be able to support AIFFP staff with procurement processes and plans, specifically providing advice at the project level and for borrower-led procurements.
You need to be an Australian citizen to apply, and you will need to hold, or be able to hold, a security clearance at Negative Vetting Level 2 (NV2).
FURTHER INFORMATION AND HOW TO APPLY
Please visit the DFAT Careers website to view further details of the opportunities and to submit an application by Sunday 15th January 2023 at 11:30pm AEDT.