Scholarships Officer

Tetra Tech

Why Tetra Tech International Development?

As a leading global development consulting firm, our purpose is to contribute to a world where people, communities and the planet thrive.

We have 40+ years’ experience delivering effective and sustainable development projects across Australia and the Indo- Pacific. From improving access to education and health services, supporting economic growth and livelihoods, to water, environment and natural resources management, Tetra Tech brings an integrated approach focused on building the capacity of communities and individuals.

Drawing on the technical expertise and geographic experience of our teams around the world, we provide solutions to solve some of the world’s most complex challenges to support thriving people, thriving communities and a thriving planet.

The Program

The goal of Aus4Skills is to support Vietnam to access and use high level professional and technical knowledge, skills, and competencies, to contribute to the country’s sustainable economic and inclusive development. The program also aims to deepen Vietnamese and Australian people-to-people and institutional links and therefore strengthen the partnership between the two countries.

The goals are underpinned by the principle that gender equality, disability and social inclusion are integrated into all Aus4Skills activities, which are organised into five main components as follows:

  1. Australia Awards Scholarships
  2. Alumni Engagement
  3. Capacity Building for Higher Education
  4. Promoting Industry Linkages in Vocational Education and Training
  5. Vietnam Australia Centre, a new initiative to foster leadership and policy development

Aus4Skills is managed by Tetra Tech International Development on behalf of Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

The Position

This position is locally engaged and reserved for National Citizens of Vietnam

Reporting to the Scholarships Manager, the Scholarships Officer will provide support for the promotion, selection, placement, pre-departure preparation, mobilisation and on-award support processes of the Australia Awards Scholarships and related communication activities.

The Scholarships Officer will:

· Support the selection process for Australia Awards Scholarships, including but not limited to screening application documents for eligibility and compliance, supporting the National Academic Adviser and International Assessment Adviser, preparing documents for the Joint Selection Committee meeting

· Liaise with awardees to ensure their supporting documents and information are accurate and up-to-date allowing for successful placement and mobilisation.

· Support the Scholarships Manager to arrange the Joint Selection Committee meetings, develop the budget, manage award variations and implement the Equity of Access fund

· Provide support for Australia Awards Scholarships communication and promotion activities

· Ensure gender equality, disability and social inclusion considerations are promoted and mainstreamed into scholarship activities where possible.

· Ensure scholarship activities adhere to and foster compliance with DFAT’s policies regarding child protection, preventing sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment, privacy, fraud, and other cross-cutting areas.

The Person

The Scholarships Officer will be highly motivated, demonstrate strong self-discipline, and work with minimal supervision.

The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

· Substantial experience in liaising with clients and organising/coordinating/facilitating in-person and virtual event functions, workshops and events

· Experienced in using social media initiatives including Facebook and LinkedIn

· Demonstrated ability to communicate with persons of various cultures and backgrounds representing a range of clients, stakeholders and government departments

· Ability to handle multiple tasks with high attention to detail to ensure quality outcomes

· High-level communication skills in English particularly written skills.

· Knowledge of the Australian university system is desirable

· Undergraduate degree(s) in education or related fields

Tetra Tech International Development is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to safeguarding including technical excellence in gender equality, child protection, respectful workplaces and does not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment of any kind. Our team of dedicated GEDSI advisers work closely with our staff and partners to ensure a context-specific and consistent approach is applied to all our programmes to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalised groups.

How to apply

How to Apply

To view a detailed position description and to apply, please visit and search for job number 499612. Please note that applications will only be accepted via the online application process on the Tetra Tech International Development Website. Emailed applications will be disregarded.**

For any enquiries, please contact [email protected] *a*nd quote the job reference number 499612.

Applications close: Sunday, 24th of April 2022, 11:00 PM ACST