Australian Federal Police (AFP)
AUSTRALIAN FEDRAL POLICE
The AFP is a progressive and multi-faceted law enforcement agency that leads Australia’s efforts to combat transnational crime in the 21st century.
By employing the core principles of prevention, deterrence, partnership and innovation, the AFP strives to build a more secure future for Australian and its international partners. Countering organised crime, terrorism and protection of Australia’s national security are the AFP’s major priorities. The three primary mechanisms by which these can be achieved are through operational cooperation, sharing of criminal intelligence and capacity building.
Through its International Network of AFP members based overseas, the AFP plays a critical role in fighting crime at its source and preventing harm to the Australian community. The AFP’s international engagement makes a strong contribution to Australia’s broader international relations and provides the nation with the capability to address transnational crime threats wherever they occur. At a national level, the AFP cooperates closely with Commonwealth agencies and State/Territory Police on a range of counter-terrorism, crime-fighting and capacity building initiatives.
Title: Office Manager
Term: Full time fixed contract
Agency: Australian Federal Police (AFP)
Salary: AED 137,429 – AED 148,757 per annum plus AED 79,200 per annum housing allowance
Closing Date of Applications: 3rd of April 2019, 11.30pm
The AFP Office Manager works to the Senior Police Liaison Officer to provide critical administrative support to the AFP operational members deployed to the United Arab Emirates. The position is based full time in Abu Dhabi, with occasional travel to other locations possibly required.
The key responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
- Maintain an awareness of key investigations, strategic and operational activities to enable accurate and timely response to domestic and international law enforcement partners under direction of the Senior Police Liaison Officer;
- Maintain and update operational file databases;
- Provide briefings, advice and expertise to the AFP Liaison Officers on a range of financial, administrative and personnel issues;
- Manage office administration functions including but not limited to;
o asset management, including purchasing, maintenance and disposal.
o property management
o human resource support to AFP personnel, including management of leave, performance appraisals and agreements
o facilitate and contribute to AFP, DFAT and Whole of Australian Government reporting requirements.
- Manage and coordinate travel and schedules of meetings for visiting officials and AFP Liaison Officers based in the UAE and region of responsibility;
- Assist with organising and coordinating official functions;
- Provide support for official visits including, but not limited to, preparation of suitable visit programs;
- Maintain and analyse computer based information systems used by the AFP, including but not limited to word processors, database and spreadsheet software.
- Assist with the financial administration of the office including but not limited to;
o accounts payable
o financial expenditure acquittal
o budget management
o management of financial records
o Fringe Benefits Tax reporting
- Prepare correspondence on operational and policy issues on behalf of and at the direction of the AFP Liaison Officers;
- Contribute to the development of AFP UAE business plans.
- Undertake and contribute to projects at the direction of the Senior Police Liaison Officer.
- Liaise, collaborate and build partnerships with key AFP, Australian Embassy, Australian Consulate-General and external agencies to ensure appropriate support as required by the Senior Police Liaison Officer.
A. Excellent administrative and organisational skills including analytic and computer-based skills.
B. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) in English and Arabic preferred.
C. Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion and a very high standard of integrity.
D. Project Management skills.
E. Capacity to work autonomously with minimal supervision and a willingness to take initiative and show professional drive and tenacity.
F. Ability to hold and maintain an Australian security clearance at Negative Vetting One (Secret) standard.
G. Possession of a current UAE Driver’s License.
Your application should comprise a pitch statement of no more than one (1) page detailing why you are the right person for this role, clearly demonstrating your current skills and previous experience relevant to the duties. You should also send a resume of no more than two (2) pages, including contact details for two (2) professional referees.
Applications and enquiries should be emailed to
Applications that do not comprise both a substantive one page statement and resume will not be considered. Only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted.
Applications will be assessed by a Selection Panel and a shortlist established for interviews.
We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the Australian community and to fostering a positive workplace where people treat each other and the community with respect. Our recruitment decisions are made on the basis of merit and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, sex, sexual preference, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, religion, political opinion, national extraction or social origin. Our employees enjoy equity and fairness in the workplace, opportunities for professional development, and support to balance their work and private lives.
The Embassy aims to ensure its recruitment processes are inclusive of people with disabilities and strongly encourages people with a disability to apply. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments for people with a disability in our selection processes and for our employees in the workplace.