Temporary Employment Register

  • Job Type: Non-Ongoing (Full-time/Part-time)
  • Classification range: APS level 1 to APS level 6, Executive Level 1, Executive Level 2
  • Salary Range: $50,878 - $153,978 per annum
  • Location: Bruce ACT

The ACIAR Temporary Employment Register is now open for candidates to register their interest in non-ongoing/casual employment.


ACIAR is an independent agency within the Australian Government's Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio. Our mission is to catalyse more productive, sustainable and resilient food and farming systems for the benefit of developing countries and Australia. We do this through brokering, funding and managing research partnerships between Australian scientists and developing countries. 

Operating under the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research Act 1982, we are a specialist element of Australia’s overseas development assistance program, fostering international agricultural research and development partnerships for more sustainable agricultural, forestry and fisheries systems, improved livelihoods for smallholders and more resilient food systems in partner countries.

The opportunity and process

The ACIAR temporary employment register is for candidates who would like to register a general expression of interest in working with ACIAR. We will use the register to access appropriately skilled and experienced individuals for short-term, non-ongoing employment opportunities when staff are required at short notice. Please note there is no guarantee that any work will be available, nor should there be an expectation of gaining ongoing employment through this register.

Interested applicants will be required to complete an online application form.

ACIAR will review the information provided, and if we identify a vacancy that matches your skills and experience, we will be in contact with you.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for flexible, adaptable, professional staff to contribute to ACIAR work across a broad agenda supporting Australia’s international research aid. We are interested in individuals with expertise across all areas of the agency’s work, both program and corporate management.

By applying, you can express interest in roles from APS Level 1 to Executive Level 2. Positions may be full-time or part-time and for varying periods up to 18 months, depending on business needs and requirements.

Eligibility requirements

The occupant must be an Australian citizen and be able to satisfy ACIAR security requirements, which may include an AFP Police check and/or a requirement to undergo a security assessment by the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency.

Closing date

The Temporary Employment Register is valid until 31 December 2024.

If you are still interested in employment opportunities within ACIAR after December 2023, you will need to reapply to the next advertised temporary register.


Enquiries about the temporary employment register should be emailed to [email protected]. However, please note that this inbox is not monitored daily, so should you require an immediate response, please contact reception on 02 6217 0500.

How to apply:

Complete the online application form linked below. While there is no requirement to upload a Resume/CV, within the application form please provide the details of your 3 most recent and/or relevant positions when prompted.

The temporary employment register will be updated with your details, and should a suitable vacancy arise, we will contact you.

We thank you for your interest and time spent in completing the registration process.