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Posted: 4 April 2022

Australia Awards – South Asia & Mongolia

About us

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development, and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value.  We work with governments, businesses, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. With a team of more than 3,000 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of over 35,000 experts, we help improve economies, societies and, most importantly, people’s lives.

About the program

The Australia Awards South Asia & Mongolia program is funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and implemented by Palladium.  It is a multi-country program covering Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka through service delivery offices in Colombo, Dhaka, Islamabad, Kathmandu, Thimphu, and Ulaanbaatar.

Australia Awards are provided to build the skills and knowledge of individuals so that they can contribute to their country’s development and support the ongoing development of links between Australia and the countries to which it provides aid. Australia Awards are an important part of the Australian Government’s focus on public and economic diplomacy, and provide Scholarships, Short Courses, and other training opportunities.

How to apply

Visit https://thepalladiumgroup.com/careers to learn more about the role and submit your online application. Please note that only applications submitted via our online application portal will be considered.

Applications will close 30 April 2022.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce; and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment regardless of their background or personal characteristics. These include: (but are not limited to) socio-economic background, age, race, gender identity, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or Indigenous status.
Should you require any adjustments or accommodations to be made due to a disability or you are a neurodivergent individual or any other circumstance, please email our team at accessibility@thepalladiumgroup.com

Safeguarding – We define Safeguarding as “the preventative action taken by Palladium to protect our people, clients and the communities we work with from harm”. We are committed to ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with Palladium are treated with respect and are free from abuse.  All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced selection process including safeguarding-focused interviews and a rigorous due diligence process.


For further information please contact Enkhee Lunden, Australia Awards – Mongolia Country Program Manager, Enkhee.Lunden@australiaawardsmongolia.org


**Program Officer**

About the opportunity

The Program Officer will support the Country Program Manager (CPM) in the delivery of all components of the Australia Awards program in Mongolia. The position will contribute to effective scholarship management and delivery of CPD activities. The Program Officer will efficiently respond to Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) tasks and activities, supporting the Regional M&E Coordinator as required. The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills and demonstrate sensitivity to cultural diversity, gender and other inclusion considerations.

  • Position reports to: Country Program Manager
  • Location: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Contract start date: 15 June 2022
  • Contract type: Full-time, fixed term until 30 June 2024

About you

  • A tertiary degree in a relevant field such as (but not limited to) Human Resource Management, Public Relations Management or a related management discipline.
  • At least three years’ experience in an administrative or Program management role.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience of working effectively across cultures with a diversity of clients.
  • Demonstrated excellence in client and stakeholder relationship management.
  • High-level English writing and speaking skills.
  • A high standard of computer literacy, including the use of Microsoft Office, internet and email; and experience in data entry and data management.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to gender and inclusion considerations.


  • Study experience in Australia, at tertiary level would be highly advantageous.
  • Experience in consulting and negotiating with clients, stakeholders, and team members.
  • Knowledge of development priorities in Mongolia.


**Finance and Program Officer**

About the opportunity

The Finance and Program Officer will ensure the effective implementation of corporate and program financial and administration policies and procedures in the Mongolia program. The position will manage the day-to-day finance operations of the Mongolia program and provide administrative financial support to the program office.

  • Position reports to: Country Program Manager
  • Location: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Contract start date: 15 June 2022
  • Contract type: Full-time, fixed term until 14 June 2023

About you

  • A degree in Accounting, Commerce, Financial Management or a related discipline.
  • Experience in financial management systems.
  • Experience in management of project budgets.
  • Demonstrated experience with accounting principles, petty cash accounts, reconciliations, bank statements and invoicing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial management procedures including cost management and control.
  • Strong computer skills, including intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel and experience using accounting software packages.
  • Advanced level communication skills, particularly verbal and active listening skills, and including excellent written communication.
  • Ability to allocate and review priorities to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to determine priorities, manage a varied workload and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge in English


  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics AX or other ERPs.
  • Experience in dealing with foreign currency transactions.
  • Experience working in a culturally sensitive environment within multinational teams.