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Assistant to the sector counsellor

The Danish Embassy is looking for an Assistant to the Sector Counsellor. 
Type of employment: 20 hours per week 
Starting date: 01/03/2023 (pending security clearance) 
Location: Danish Embassy in Dhaka, Bay’s Edgewater, Gulshan 2, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh      
Deadline for application: 06/12/2022

The Danish Embassy is part of the Danish Foreign Service. The Embassy is an ambitious and dynamic workplace with 28 employees. We co-locate with the Norwegian and Swedish Embassies.

For more information about the Embassy, see www.bangladesh.um.dk or facebook.com/ambdhaka

General Position Summary:
The Sector Counsellor is handling a Government-to-Government Occupational Safety & Health initiative focusing on inspectors in DIFE (Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments). The initiative includes, among other, Danish experts providing training and guidance to DIFE inspectors. Other activities with projects in the same area are foreseen.
The Government-to-Government initiative started in 2016 and it is expected to continue until end of 2025. There is a need for an Assistant to handle day-to day practical tasks and take care of registrations, follow up, detailed planning, financial reporting and translation. 

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
Contribute to the successful registration, implementation & communication of the initiative. 
Manage appointments, logistics and follow up requirements. 
Handle any day-to-day tasks, arrangement of all logistics and bookings when Danish trainers are visiting Bangladesh and Inspectors from DIFE participating in trainings or organising trainings themselves. 
Participate in meetings when translation or support in cultural context is needed.
Any other tasks as required. 

You Must Have:
A Master’s degree in administration or similar qualifications.
Relevant experience in accounting, administration, project management or similar. Preferably at least one year of relevant working experience from a similar position in an international organisation.
Good IT skills including skills in using Microsoft office, Outlook, Teams, Webex and other applications for online meetings and project planning programs.
Good communication skills and excellent command of the Bangla and English language in terms of understanding, speaking and writing. 

We Offer:
An exciting, inter-cultural and dynamic work environment with a wide range of tasks and challenges. 
Great opportunities for further developing your professional and personal competences.

Employment Conditions:
You will be offered a part time employment. The contract is based on the Staff Rules of the Mission. The position is subject to a 3 months’ initial probation period.
Your employment is subject to successful security clearance. 
Working hours are 20 hours per week. 
You will be entitled to twenty (half time) days of paid holiday per year. 
Your salary will reflect your qualifications, relevant experience and proven work-related results. 
As part of your salary, you will be covered by a workplace pension scheme. 
You and your dependant family members will be offered reasonable coverage of sickness expenses.  

Application and Recruitment Process:
To apply for the position, please visit the Embassy webpage: http://bangladesh.um.dk/en/about-us/job-opportunities/. Please include a motivation letter, your CV, proof of relevant education, recommendations and 2-3 references in English, and mail it to the Royal Danish Embassy at e-mail: [email protected] marked “Assistant to the Sector Counsellor – (your name)” in the subject line no later than 06/12/2022.

The Embassy attaches great importance to equal opportunities for all and therefore welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of race, sex, religion, age or disability.

Selected candidates will be invited for interviews – expected to take place 19. December. Second interview will be early January 2023.

Prior to employment, the chosen candidate must present a local Security Clearance Certificate and pass the security clearance by the Danish authorities – please be advised that this process can take a few months.