New First Secretary, Embassy of Mongolia in Canberra
Posted: 8 January 2020
Mrs Tsend-Ayush Sharavjamts has recently been appointed as First Secretary, Embassy of Mongolia in Canberra, Australia and is commencing her new role from 1st of August 2019.
Mrs Tsend-Ayush completed her Bachelor in Computer Science at the University of Science and Technology in 1999 and after working for 5 years at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs she decided to pursue her career in Information Systems Management in Australia. Mrs Tsend-Ayush received an Australia Award and graduated with a Master of Information Systems in 2011.
She is currently working in the field of diplomacy and trying to link her Information Systems Management knowledge to the International relation or International security field. Mrs Tsend-Ayush still maintains professional contact with her former supervisor, Professor Wally Smith from the University of Melbourne, who is a recognized expert in knowledge management and research methods in business information systems. As a result of her studies, Mrs Tsend-Ayush is planning to develop an e-diplomacy project initiative.
Working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an IT Officer, I realised the importance of English language and managerial skills for my work, therefore I chose Australia as a native English speaking country and the best condition offered to study and live with family ” Mrs Tsend-Ayush said.
After completing her studies at the University of Melbourne, she returned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a senior officer in the public administration and management department. Then in 2012 she was posted to Warsaw, Republic of Poland as Third Secretary at the Embassy of Mongolia. She was responsible for enhancing diplomacy between the two countries, focusing on the social security of Mongolian residents in Republic of Poland and agreements between two nations.
“It is important to take good care of Mongolian citizens working and studying abroad. It was difficult to assist them back in 2000 but now policies and processing steps have significantly improved. During my time in Warsaw, there were a number of doctors working in Warsaw, and paying labour tax to Government of Poland. However, upon their return to Mongolia they didn’t have any employment records which made them unable to receive retirement entitlements. We researched the issue, and based on the evidence our team submitted to the Government of Mongolia to help these people, the two governments agreed to provide them with retirement entitlements after careful consideration of the facts and evidence”.
In addition, Mrs Tsend-Ayush provided assistance to students who were withdrawing from the Polish Government Scholarship program. The Polish Government Scholarship program waived the full tuition fee for scholars and a monthly stipend being provided from the Government of Mongolia. After researching the issue, Mrs Tsend-Ayush discovered that the reason why students were withdrawing. The stipend provided by the Government of Mongolia wasn’t sufficient to cover the students’ living expenses. Mrs Tsend-Ayush then submitted a proposal to increase the monthly stipend to the related authorities. Her initiative was successful – the stipend was doubled and the students were able to continue their study in Poland.
Mrs Tsend-Ayush highlighted that the skills she acquired from her studies in Australia helped her do the necessary research and compiling information from resources to achieve her work related tasks.