Opportunities with the Australia Pacific Security College

The Australia Pacific Security College (PSC) programs a diverse program of activity in the region, related to employment, research and education.


 

Vacancy: Policy Fellow / Senior Policy Fellow (Pacific Security)

About the Australia Pacific Security College

The Australia Pacific Security College (PSC) is an educational institution within the Australian National University’s Crawford School of Public Policy. The PSC was established to strengthen regional security through collaborative learning and enhanced people-to-people relationships. PSC activities supports critical thinking about national security pressures, opportunities and new pathways by building a facilitative and supportive environment for Forum Island Countries (FICs) to address their security challenges as prioritised in the 2018 Boe Declaration on Regional Security. The Boe Declaration focusses on climate security, human security, environmental/resource security and traditional security.

About the Role

PSC is seeking to appoint a scholar and expert in fields related to Pacific Security at either the Fellow or Senior Fellow level.  The Policy Fellow / Senior Policy Fellow (Pacific Security) will support the PSC Director in leading consultation and engagement with Forum Island Countries regarding their security priorities, national security policy frameworks and security capabilities, with a view to informing the development of relevant and effective national security strategies, professional education on Pacific security, and high impact research on Pacific security.

The Policy Fellow / Senior Policy Fellow will also lead a research and education program focused on enhancing Pacific security, provide direction to PSC researchers and consultants on research priorities and training needs of national and regional security capability across Pacific Island Forum, contribute to these training workshops and courses, and oversee the monitoring and evaluation of programs.

Applications

Detailed information on the role and the application process can be found on the ANU Jobs page here.

The closing date for applications is 18 July 2021.

For a confidential discussion regarding this role and the application process, please contact Professor Meg Keen, Director, Australia Pacific Security College at Meg.Keen@anu.edu.au

 


 

Remotely Facilitated Strategic Analysis Course
28 June – 5 July 2021

In response to requests from stakeholders, the Australia Pacific Security College will be delivering a remotely facilitated Strategic Analysis Course on 28 June – 2 July 2021, and invites interested participants to register here. Registration closes on 21 June 2021.

 

Course Overview

The course is designed to provide you with skills in strategic analysis tradecraft which you can apply to your everyday work. The skills will enable participants to translate key issues at sector, national and regional levels into policy considerations for decision makers.

The course will help you understand the analytical process and the complexity of strategic developments, and to help you process incomplete and ambiguous information. The course emphasises that strategic analysis is strengthened when we can include multiple perspectives through group analytic exercises.

This remotely delivered training is specifically designed to be collaborative, through learning by ‘doing’, and to encourage you – as the participant – to take the lead. Note, there will be some out of course work to complete the learning activities.  Please ensure you have some capacity to work on your draft analysis over the weekend of 3 – 4 July.


Objectives & Outcomes

The main objectives of the course are:

(i) To provide participants a baseline understanding of analytical concepts
(ii) To strengthen the participants’ competency in strategic analysis techniques

At the completion of the Strategic Analysis Course, participants will have:

(i) Undertaken group analytical exercises
(ii) Improved their communication techniques
(iii) Strengthened their understanding of national security considerations
(iv) Appreciated the value of strategic analysis techniques


Course Program

Participants will meet for the program via Zoom (an online meeting platform). The link will be provided to you seven days prior to the course.

The course program in summary is as follows:


Participant Criteria

The course is suitable for middle-level management personnel either in policy and/or analyst roles or preferably from the Government sector and/or a CROP organisation. You must have approval of your supervisor to attend the course and be committed to attend and participate during the course.

Strategic analysis works best when we can draw on participants with a range of experiences. We will need a balance of participants from across the Pacific and from a range of security roles.  As a result, we will be able to confirm your participation closer to course delivery.  If you are not invited to participate in the June 2021 delivery of the course, we will invite you to take up a position in a subsequent program (next scheduled program for October 2021).

 

Internet reliability is a key requirement of the course and if you have any issues with internet connectivity, please contact maima.koro@anu.edu.au immediately for support as your learning should not be impaired by connectivity issues.


Cost

The course is free for participants from the Pacific Forum Island Countries.

 


 

Vacancy: Policy Consultant and Facilitator

Tonga based nationals only

The Australia Pacific Security College invites applications for the position of Policy Consultant and Facilitator, working with the Tonga Police Service.

About the Australia Pacific Security College

The Australia Pacific Security College (PSC) is an educational institution within the Australian National University’s Crawford School of Public Policy. The PSC was established to strengthen regional security through collaborative learning and enhanced people-to-people relationships. PSC activities supports critical thinking about national security pressures, opportunities and new pathways by building a facilitative and supportive environment for Forum Island Countries (FICs) to address their security challenges as prioritised in the 2018 Boe Declaration on Regional Security. The Boe Declaration focusses on climate security, human security, environmental/resource security and traditional security.

About the Role

The Government of the Kingdom of Tonga, through the Police Commissioner (Tonga), has engaged the PSC to support the development of elements of the national security policy for Tonga. The Tonga Police Service is leading the development of the security policy for Tonga.

The PSC would like to engage the services of a suitably qualified person on a short-term basis to support Tonga Police to develop elements of the Kingdom of Tonga’s national security policy. This role will work closely with the PSC to develop and deliver learning/analytic activities that contribute to the development of the national security policy. The successful candidate will demonstrate policy experience, discretion and the capacity to play a supporting role.

Applications

A detailed Terms of Reference can be obtained below. Interested candidates must submit an up-to-date copy of their CV with a one page summary outlining their suitability for the position based on the role specifications.

The closing date for applications is 7 June 2021.

For all queries relating to this position, please contact maima.koro@anu.edu.au.

210525 TONGA Terms of Reference (STA)