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ACIAR Graduate Program 2020 intake - Graduate Officer applications now open

ACIAR is seeking applications from graduates with studies in Climate, Water, Soil, Forestry, Agribusiness, Economics & Policy and Social Science disciplines, however all applicants with an interest in furthering their Agricultural Science studies to become future researchers for development are welcome to apply.

The purpose of this Graduate position is to provide a unique work experience opportunity for a young Australian graduate with an interest in international agricultural research and policy development within ACIAR.

The graduate will be mentored for the duration of the program by a number of Research Program Managers (RPM) from different disciplines. This position is specifically targeted as a 12 month graduate position. It will provide an experience for the graduate to enable the development for possible roles within international agricultural research institutions in Australia and internationally or the broader public service as opportunities become available.

The purpose of the Research programs is to utilise collaborative partnerships to improve the profitability and sustainability of agricultural production systems through facilitation and funding of collaborative research between developing countries and Australia.

The position has responsibility for assisting Research Program Managers (RPMs) with developing and supporting a portfolio of research for development projects commissioned by ACIAR. The projects involve research institutions in Australia, developing countries and International Agricultural Research Centres carrying out agricultural research within ACIAR's geographical mandate area.

The position will provide the opportunity to improve project management and coordination skills for the incumbent. You will work in small teams consisting of RPMs and Program Support Officers (PSOs). You may be required to travel overseas to assist in the delivery of program objectives, however the amount of travel and opportunity will be determined upon assignment.

Classification: APS4, Non-Ongoing specified term, 12 months, full-time

Salary: $66,434 per annum, plus 15.4% super

Contact: Ms Sharyn Turner: Ph 0262170556 or email Sharyn.Turner [at] aciar.gov.au ( )

Applications: Should be emailed in one attachment (please do not send multiple attachments) in Word or PDF format to Corporatehr [at] aciar.gov.au by the closing date. Applications should include a Personal Particulars form, a two page ‘sales pitch’ detailing how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role, a copy of your academic transcript and a CV with contact details of two professional referees.

Closing Date: 31 October 2019

Eligibility: You must be an Australian Citizen to be eligible to apply for this position.