DAP 2015 Public Policy – Diplomacy and Negotiating Skills

Desired Applicant Profile – Diplomacy and Negotiating Skills
Target group
  • You are a national of an eligible country.
  • You are a professional working in the field of diplomacy.
  • You are currently employed in a foreign ministry, policy or reform institution, civil society organisation or equivalent.
  • You have a clear vision of how you will use the knowledge gained through the Short Course to improve diplomacy policy, practice, research or reform in your home country.
  • You must meet the age restriction requirements of your country.
  • You must meet the work experience requirements of your country.
  • You must be willing to make a formal commitment to return to your current employment following completion of the Short Course.
  • As this course will be delivered in English, an appropriate level of language proficiency is required, such that Awardees will be able to participate fully and benefit from the course.
  • You must meet the general minimum eligibility criteria outlined below.
  • Female candidates and people with a disability are encouraged to apply..
Support service options
  • Special needs assistance as deemed appropriate on a case-by-case basis.
General eligibility criteria for Africa Fellowship Applicants
To be eligible for an Africa Fellowship, applicants must:
  • have citizenship of and currently be living in the country of your nationality;
  • not be married to/or be a de facto of, or engaged to be married to a person who holds or is eligible to hold Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent resident status;
  • satisfy any specific criteria established by the applicant’s country and/or government of citizenship;
  • satisfy all the requirements of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) for a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) student visa;
  • satisfy any specific admission requirements of the institution at which the Short Course is to be undertaken;
  • hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

Applicants must inform the Australian Government of any connection or relationship to staff employed by the Australian Government or with the managing contractors at the time of application.

Course details
The course will seek to provide participants with skills and knowledge relating to:

  • The history of diplomacy
  • International relations, world politics and modern diplomacy
  • International Law
  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade operating environment
  • Current diplomatic and foreign policy issues facing African governments
  • Peace and security in Africa
  • Diplomacy through multilateral channels, including trade negotiations
  • Dealing with transnational security challenges
  • Conflict resolution and negotiation skills, including case studies
  • Human rights
  • Consular and crisis management
  • Development assistance
  • Protocol
  • Representational skills
  • Public diplomacy and media management
  • Presentation skills and speech writing
  • Cable and report writing
  • Information security
  • Contacts and events training.
  • Broader leadership and organisational management competencies to include project management, implementing change and public speaking
  • Addressing cross-cutting development issues (gender equity, inclusive development, ethics, transparency)

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