Australian Embassy and Permanent Mission to the United Nations
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Kosovo, Slovakia and Slovenia

Vacancy - Honorary Consul, Sarajevo

 Title   Honorary Consul, Sarajevo
 Reports to  Australian Embassy, Vienna
 Contract  Appointment is for three (3) years
 Annual  Honorarium   AUD 7,500

About the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

The role of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is to advance the interests of Australia and Australians internationally. This involves strengthening Australia’s security, enhancing Australia’s prosperity, delivering an effective and high quality overseas aid program and helping Australian travellers and Australians overseas.

The department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the Australian Government. DFAT also works with other Australian government agencies to drive coordination of Australia’s pursuit of global, regional and bilateral interests.

About the position

Expressions of interest are sought from Australian and/or non-Australian citizens to be appointed as Honorary Consul for Australia, resident in Sarajevo with jurisdiction throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina. The position would be for a period of three years commencing from the receipt of an exequatur from the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The successful candidate is required to have good standing in, access to and influence with the political, bureaucratic, commercial, and media community of Bosnia and Herzegovina. They should also have strong organisational and communication skills, including the ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of people. 

Principle functions of the position include, but are not limited to:

• providing consular assistance to Australian citizens
• providing passports assistance to Australian citizens, including conducting passport interviews (once accredited to do so)
• maintaining contact with the resident Australian community
• assisting in furthering Australian cultural, educational, scientific and technological interests and building general public awareness of Australia
• assisting in projects, for example, Alumni, as instructed by the Australian Embassy, Vienna
• maintaining good relations with the host government and local authorities, in particular branches relevant to Australia's consular and other interests and, when requested by the Australian Embassy, Vienna, acting as a communication channel between it and the host government
• engaging in ceremonial and public affairs activities as a representative of Australia, as requested/authorised by the Australian Embassy, Vienna
• assisting in securing appointment arrangements for visiting Australian officials
• directing enquirers seeking information on migrating or traveling to Australia or about importing or taking goods to Australia to the relevant Australian government department
• other duties as requested by the Australian Embassy, Vienna
Selection criteria:

The applicant must:

• be an Australian citizen, or non-Australian who meets all other selection criteria
• be a long-term resident of Bosnia and Herzegovina
• possess office accommodation in Sarajevo of an appropriate professional standard, suitable for use as a consulate for the representation of Australia’s interests
• have access to the political, business and media community in Bosnia and Herzegovina
• be fluent in English and the official languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina
• be financially independent and have sufficient time available to perform the required duties   
• not hold a consular commission from another country, nor any government or official position in Bosnia and Herzegovina
• be able to obtain a police clearance

The Australian Embassy, Vienna, will provide training in consular and passports functions to the successful applicant. Applications comprising a one-page expression of interest and curriculum vitae (up to two pages) with photo should be submitted to by 18 April 2019.