Australian Embassy
Federated States of Micronesia;
Republic of the Marshall Islands; Republic of Palau


JOB VACANCY – Assistant Program Manager


The Embassy is seeking applications from suitably qualified persons to apply for the position of Assistant Program Manager.

The successful applicant will work alongside the Senior Program Manager, and report to the Second Secretary,  and often the Ambassador, to ensure effective management, administration, and monitoring and evaluation of Australia’s Scholarships and Grant programs with the governments of Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The position will be based at the Australian Embassy in Pohnpei and requires regional travel.


  • Experience in project/educational administration by working for a government, or non-government organisation (NGO), or a regional or international organisation, or community group;
  • Knowledge of development, economic, political, social and cultural issues in Micronesia affecting the delivery of Australia’s aid program across the North Pacific (Pohnpeian/Marshallese/Palauan language ability an advantage);
  • High level of organisational and management skills, ability to set priorities, take initiative and respond to challenges;
  • High level of interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with an emphasis on stakeholder engagement and relationship management; and
  • Ability to use a range of IT systems and software packages effectively, particularly Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, etc). 

The Embassy has an attractive remuneration package including recreation, flex-time and sick leave. The successful applicant will be required to obtain satisfactory police and medical clearances.

Click here for the full application package:

Selection Criteria, Duty Statement and Application form 

Email applications (Selection Criteria, Attachments B & C, and Resume/CV) to:

Application closing date is COB Friday 19 August 2016



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ANZAC DAY - Monday 25 April 2016




ANZAC was the name given to the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers who landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey early on the morning of 25 April 1915 during the First World War (1914-1918).

As a result, one day in the year has involved the whole of Australia in solemn ceremonies of remembrance, gratitude and national pride for all our men and women who have fought and died in all wars. That day is ANZAC Day - 25 April.

25 April is the day on which we remember all Australians who served and died in war and on operational service. The spirit of Anzac, with its qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity.

In Pohnpei,  the Australian Embassy will host a dawn service on 25 April that will commence precisely at 5:30AM at the Australian residential compound, next to Cupids Bar & Grill, in Nanpohnmal.

The event is open to the public and in particular veterans and serving military members of any nationality, and Australian and new Zealand expatriated and travellers.

For more information, please contact the Australian Embassy on 320 5448.


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Australian Federal Election 2016


The Australian Federal Election will be held in Australia on Saturday 2 July 2016. It is now too late to enroll to vote for this election.

Online applications for postal vote (for those already registered to vote) are available on the AEC website at . Your application for postal vote must be received by the AEC by 29 June 2016.

The Australian Embassy in Pohnpei will be open for in person pre-poll voting on weekdays from 9 am - 4 pm commencing Monday 20 June until Friday 1 July 2016.

The Embassy will not be open for voting on Election Day.

You can find information relating to being overseas at election time on the Australian Electoral Commission's website (