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19 February 2020
Job ID: BK-190886
Regional Executive Officer (REO)


*The Embassy will accept the application through the Embassy’s recruitment email address only, DO NOT click Apply/Apply Now on JobCute advertisement page* สถานเอกอัครราชทูตออสเตรเลียรับใบสมัครผ่านทางอีเมลของแผนกทรัพยากรบุคคลเท่านั้น*

**To access the Embassy’s recruitment email address, please visit, under ‘About Us’ and ‘Job Opportunity’**กรุณาไปที่เว็บไซต์ของสถานทูตฯสำหรับอีเมลของแผนกทรัพยากรบุคคล**

***Applications close on Monday, 2 March 2020, 4.30 pm (Bangkok Time) *** เปิดรับสมัครถึงวันจันทร์ที่ ๒ มีนาคม ๒๕๖๓ เวลา๑๖.๓๐. ***

****Shortlisted candidates will be contacted only after the closing date**** หากใบสมัครของท่านได้รับการคัดเลือกท่านจะได้รับการติดต่อหลังจากวันปิดรับสมัครแล้วเท่านั้น ****


The Department of Home Affairs is inviting applications for a Regional Executive Officer (REO) which is a full-time position, classified at Level 6 (LE6). The closing date for applications is Monday, 2 March 2020, 4.30pm (Bangkok time).

A Position Description which also sets out specific skills and other specifications is attached.

How to Apply

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

  • CV (Resume) (maximum two A4 pages) outlining previous relevant work experience in English language. Please include the names and contact details (phone number and email addresses) of two referees in the CV.
  • 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’.
  • Evidence of current Australian Government security clearance (if held).
  • Evidence of citizenship (Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Canada or the US).

    Please send your application to the Embassy's recruitment email address

    Please name the email subject ‘Application for LE6 REO – [insert first name and last name]’. For example, Application for LE6 REO – Claude Monet’

    Enquiries regarding the position may be directed to the Human Resources Unit at the Embassy's recruitment email address

    Selection Criteria

    Important Notice: Applicants must provide a brief written Statement of Claims 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.

  • Ability to anticipate likely events or future issues and generate solutions to complex problems.
  • Flexible with good prioritisation skills and a proven ability to work independently and be accountable for work output.
  • Highly developed oral and written English communication skills, and the capacity to build productive working relationships with others, both in person and remotely.

  • Ability to develop a very strong understanding of Home Affairs’ business, priorities and direction, particularly as it applies to the offshore service delivery network.
  • Experienced in successfully managing and implementing change to business processes.
  • Proven record infinancial management and quality assurance.

    Contract Conditions:


    Regional Executive Officer (REO)

    Work Level Classification:

    LE 6

    Commencement Salary:

    THB 82,681 per month


    Department of Home Affairs

    Date of Commencement:

    As soon as possible

    Employment Period:

    Two years and six months

    Probationary Period:

    Three months

    Place of Work:

    Australian Embassy, Bangkok


    This position is a designated security assessed position. To be eligible for engagement applicants must be a citizen of Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Canada or the US who hold, or are able to obtain, an Australian Government security clearance. Loss of a security clearance at any time will lead to termination of employment.

    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.

    Position Description


    Department of Home Affairs




    Regional Executive Officer (REO)




    Home Affairs Mekong Region


    Regional Director


    About the Department of Home Affairs

    The Department of Home Affairs is a central policy agency, providing coordinated strategy and policy leadership for Australia's national and transport security, federal law enforcement, criminal justice, cyber security, border, immigration, multicultural affairs, emergency management and trade related functions.

    The Department of Home Affairs protects Australian borders and manages the movement of people and goods across them, contributing to achieving three principal government outcomes of strong national security, a strong economy, and a prosperous and cohesive society.

    Our diverse portfolio includes managing migration, humanitarian and citizenship policy and programs, and keeping Australia secure through border management and facilitating travellers and goods crossing the border.

    About the position

    With limited direction, the Regional Executive Officer works to established policies and procedures to assist with the management of regional resources and assets.  The position promotes sound judgement in the support of communications, strategic and operational planning, performance reporting and service delivery.

    The key responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

    • Manage financial reporting and analysis activities for the operational and property budgets including recommending budget allocations across the region. 
    • Develop, implement and monitor budget controls and strategies for all posts in the region, responding to changing conditions.
    • Contribute to issues management by anticipating problems and providing accurate and specialised advice and training on legislation, policy, guidelines and delegations for procurement and asset management.
    • Develop tools and processes for monitoring compliance with departmental finance, record keeping, and quality assurance requirements within the region.  
    • Undertake and coordinate investigations and audits as necessary.
    • Liaise with onshore business areas and the offshore network regarding change processes and other departmental matters affecting the region, considering implications, making recommendations and putting forward business cases as required.
    • Contribute to business improvement strategies by proposing and facilitating innovation initiatives by reviewing practices and analysing trends within the region.
    • Develop, review, maintain and test regional business planning and contingency documents in consultation with post managers and the Regional Director.
    • Assist the Regional Director in the design, preparation, coordination and facilitation of events within the region.
    • Develop, support and promote communications within the region, and with key stakeholders in head office and the overseas network.
    • Assist with the performance monitoring of migration, refugee and temporary programs against activity forecasts and program targets and assess impacts on budget.
    • Coordinate and present accurate regional responses to requests from National Office, sourcing qualitative and quantitative data as required.
    • Lead and contribute to projects and pilots that contribute to regional and global program development.
    • Represent and promote the department’s interests and needs at a wide range of local, regional and international events.
    • Manage a team providing outputs with accountability for compliance, financial and risk management including developing short-term and strategic team objectives.


    • Strong written and oral communication skills in English.
    • Experience in financial management and performance reporting.
    • Sound Information Technology skills including proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
    • Tertiary qualifications in a related field would be an advantage.


    This position is a designated security assessed position. To be eligible for engagement applicants must be a citizen of Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Canada or the US who hold, or are able to obtain, an Australian Government security clearance. Loss of a security clearance at any time will lead to termination of employment.


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    Job Details:

    • Five-day work week
    • Overtime pay
    • Performance bonus
    • Travel allowance
    • Medical insurance
    • Dental insurance

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