Senior Associate, Advisory & Insights (Asialink Business)

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 06 Dec 2023

Job no: 0057354
Location: Parkville
Role type: 
Full-time; Fixed-term for 2 years
Department/School: Asialink
UOM 7 – $102,338 - $110,780 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Influence Australia’s business engagement with Asia. Manage projects, craft innovative public reports, and excel in stakeholder interactions. 
  • $102,338 - $110,780 p.a., 17% super, benefits, and a flexible hybrid work environment!  

About the Role
As the Senior Associate, you will join small, dynamic teams driving business in Asia for corporate and government clients. You'll be pivotal in large projects, partnering with managers from planning to client deliverables. Plus, take charge of smaller projects with team support. Ready to make a big impact in the heart of Asia's business landscape? 

Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Supporting the delivery of projects for business and government clients, including project planning, stakeholder management, conducting interviews, research and analysis, forming recommendations, and report writing. 
  • Supporting the development of impactful and innovative public reports and information products. 
  • Leading work streams on larger engagements and project manage smaller engagements 

Who we are looking for
We're on the lookout for individuals with exceptional analytical and interpersonal skills, particularly in navigating interactions with business and government stakeholders to drive successful client outcomes. Your experience should shine in supporting larger projects—conducting interviews, research, analysis, and seamlessly crafting recommendations and deliverables. Independence is key, as you'll also be managing smaller projects with confidence. If you thrive in an environment where you can take the lead with limited direction, initiate tasks, prioritise effectively, and juggle multiple projects simultaneously, we want to hear from you. 

You will also have: 

  • Experience in advisory or corporate roles or a government role focused on trade and investment. 
  • Proven ability to apply structured problem-solving techniques. 
  • Highly proficient operation of standard office IT systems and applications including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and willing to learn new applications. 
  • Asian language skills are an advantage. 
  • A degree in business (e.g. commerce, economics), Asian studies, public policy, or other relevant qualification. 

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements please refer to the attached PD.

This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your new team – Asialink

Asialink Business is a key program area of Asialink, Australia's premier body promoting Australia-Asia engagement. Asialink Business was established with a mandate from the Australian Government to help create an Asia-capable workforce in Australia and works closely with the other program areas of Arts, Diplomacy, and Education under the Asialink Group banner. Asialink is a partnership between the University of Melbourne and the Myer Foundation and operates under the portfolio of Chancellery International.

What we offer you!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services, and discounts on graduate courses. For more information check out our benefits page!

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Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact the Professional Talent Acquisition Team via email at [email protected] , ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application with this email address.  

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