Education Manager


Position Education Manager

Department Department of Education (OECD Delegation)

Contract CDI 

Monthly Gross Salary 4337€ + 13th month

Employment conditions LES Level - Prospective applicants should note that this is a Locally Engaged Staff position not entitled to diplomatic conditions of service, and requiring a valid work visa for France.

This is a security-designated position. Applicants must be a national of Australia, New Zealand, the United States of America, Canada, or United Kingdom and must be eligible for an Australian Government security clearance. Persons holding dual French nationality with one of the above nationalities would not be eligible for a security clearance for this position. Applications that do not specifically address and satisfy this requirement will not be considered.

Starting date As soon as possible (Closing date of application => 27/10/2019)

Location Australian Embassy in Paris, 4 Rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris

Application Application to be sent online ONLY to

- CV

- Cover Letter

About your application (Please read carefully before applying)

In order to apply, you will have to answer several questions, including questions to assess your motivations to join the embassy. Should this be more convenient, you can chose to answer those questions in a separate Word/PDF document to be enclosed within your application.

You will also have to provide an indication of your level of English and French skills. To help you assessing your language level, you can use the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

More information available on:

Self-assessment grid in English available here.

Self-assessment grid in French available here.

The Australian Embassy aims to ensure that people are engaged on the basis of their ability rather than their race, gender or background.


About the Department

About the Department of Education. The Australian Government Department of Education is responsible for Australia’s national policies and programs that help Australians access quality and affordable early childhood education, school education and higher education, as well as for Australia’s globally recognised international education and research. More information about the Department’s work and its staff can be found at

The Department’s Education Manager at the Australian Embassy in Paris is a part of Australia’s permanent delegation to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

About the Position

The Education Manager reports to the Director Strategic Projects Section, Strategy and Data Group, within the Department of Education in Canberra. The Education Manager supports the Department in a number of Australia’s key areas of interest: early childhood education and care, schooling, higher education, and educational performance indicators. They also contribute to the work of the Australian Permanent Delegations to the OECD and UNESCO as agreed from time-to-time with the Australian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OECD, the Australian Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, and the Director, Strategic Projects Section within the Department.

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

Support a whole-of-education approach for engagement with:

the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills Level One bodies, including Centre for Education Research and Innovation, Education Policy Committee, Programme for International Student Assessment, Teaching and Learning International Survey, Education at a Glance, Future of Education and Skills 2030, and Network on Early Childhood Education and Care. 

the UNESCO on education related activities, including the Global Convention on the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications. 

the Education and Cultural Directorate of the European Commission and Individual European Union member countries.

Undertake research (often using Paris-based professional networks) and analysis to support the development of Australia’s positions on key issues of interest;

Identify opportunities for collaboration and sharing of information between the Department and other OECD member countries on policy areas of common interest;

Represent and promote the interests of Australia at a range of forums, events and meetings. Both provide predatory advice to the Department and also debriefing on any learnings, governance, operation matters and in regards to Australian participation generally;

Liaise with the OECD on upcoming publications, meetings and conferences relevant to the education portfolio;

• Meeting with and providing assistance to Australian official delegations and visitors to the OECD

Selection Criteria

General Requirements

Fluency in English is essential and a working level of French is desirable. 

Superior communication skills, including written and oral communication in English, with demonstrated ability to represent Australia and its policy interests in international and multilateral forums and other meetings with high-level stakeholders.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a complex office and policy environment.

Knowledge of the structure and procedures of the OECD (in particular, its Directorate for Education and Skills), Australian interests and projects in the OECD, and key Australian and international stakeholders with an interest in the OECD is desirable.

Knowledge of the UNESCO and international/multilateral engagement in education is desirable.