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Assistant to the Head of Mission

The Embassy of Switzerland in Canberra is offering a fulltime position of Personal Assistant to the Ambassador (40 hours per week with contract according to Australian law).


  • Management of agenda and secretariat of the Head of Mission, including correspondence
  • Managing contact networks of the Head of Mission and the Embassy
  • Efficient management of appointments and invitations
  • Coordination of complex travel programs in Australia and the Pacific Region


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English,
  • very good communication skills in German and/or in French
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Reliability, loyalty, discretion, self-discipline
  • Ability to work effectively in a small team
  • Knowledge of the Australian Government’s Organisation and the Swiss Federal Administration is an advantage
  • Swiss citizenship is an advantage

Availability: January 2018 (tbd)

Please address your application including motivation letter, CV and referees to Ms Gaby Hasler, Head of Administration, by 1 November 2017.

Email: Ph: 02 6162 8411 (Office hours)

7 Melbourne Avenue

Forrest ACT 2603

Canberra, Australia


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