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Job vacancy: Academic Employee

09.08.2017  16:40

The Danish Embassy in Buenos Aires is looking for a Academic Employee (Local staff)

 Academic Employee for permanent employment
Deadline for applications: Tuesday 22th of August 2017 at 12.00
Location: The Danish Embassy in Buenos Aires

The Danish Embassy is looking for a committed, flexible and outgoing Academic Employee with tasks within administration, politics and public diplomacy.
It is a versatile position at a dynamic smaller workplace whose main purpose is to promote Danish interests in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. The employee will also be part of the management team with the posted Ambassador and Deputy Head of Mission.

The starting date is October 1st or as soon as possible thereafter. Recruitment is on local employment terms. 

The position is at a small, interesting and dynamic workplace, where you will be part of a busy team, where your thoroughness work with administrative matters will be combined with your interest in promoting Danish interest through Public Diplomacy activities primarily in Argentina, but also to some extent in Paraguay and Uruguay.

The position is as local staff, and will be under the same condition as the current local staff at the embassy.

Description of the position
You will be part of a busy smaller embassy, where your many-sided tasks will include:

• Administration, including both overall planning and detail-oriented task solution. You will be responsible for general quality assurance and will have specific management responsibility for the employees within the accounting and consular areas.
• Written analysis and reporting of political and socio-economic development in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, including the regional perspective and relations with the EU.
• Responsibility for the Embassy's cultural and public diplomacy work, including the preparation of the overall strategy and the execution of specific projects.

Furthermore, there will be a wide range of cross-sectorial tasks, including close cooperation with the Embassy's trade department.
You will also be expected to contribute to a cooperative workplace by assisting the other staff of the Embassy when circumstances warrant.

We are looking for a responsible, result-oriented team player with the following qualifications:

• Relevant educational background
• Relevant work experience. Management experience is an advantage, including the ability to handle hectic situations
• Ability to work structured and displaying good governance in the specific case management
• Outgoing and good at creating and maintaining networks
• Knowledge of and interest in the political situation in the region and in Denmark
• Good language skills, including command of Danish, English and Spanish at academic level in both writing and speech will be an advantage
• Innovative and flexible

Applicants should send CV and a motivated application, including relevant documents and picture no later than August 22th, 2017 electronic to Please write “Academic Employee” in the subject.

If you have any questions about the position, you are welcome to contact the Administrative and Political Officer at the Embassy, Nina Skyhøj Olsen:  
The Danish Embassy emphasizes equal opportunities for all, and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, gender, religion or handicap.

About the Embassy
The Danish Embassy is a smaller embassy with 10 employees covering a broad portfolio of tasks from politics, export promotion to consular matters. In addition to Argentina, the embassy also covers Uruguay and Paraguay.
Further information on the Embassy’s work can be found on the Embassy’s website.