Current Openings

Job responsibilities:

  • Responsible for external communications through the Embassy’s website and social media.
  • Maintain and broaden the Embassy’s contact with academic and cultural institutions.
  • Identify, propose and organize potential areas/events/projects for academic and cultural cooperation.
  • Prepare content relevant to Norway-Bangladesh relations for publishing.
  • Provide communications support to other Embassy staff.
  • Develop promotional materials as needed for events or for the Embassy.
  • Assist with organizing events and visits as required.
  • Handle incoming inquiries including, but not limited to, visas, education and work in Norway.
  • Perform other tasks at the behest of the Ambassador or Chargé d ’Affaires.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree within communications, journalism or equivalent. Long work experience can in exceptional cases compensate for lack of formal degree.
  • Minimum 5 years work experience from communications or equivalent, preferably from an embassy or international organization.
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Bengali.
  • Excellent command of MS Office, web publishing tools and social media platforms.
  • Good knowledge of the Bangladeshi academic and cultural scene.
  • Experienced with organizing events, including budget management.
  • Preferable with personal networks within journalism, communications, culture and academia in Bangladesh.

Personal qualifications:

  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Strong analytical and strategic competencies.
  • Ability to work independently and proactively.
  • A structured, efficient and professional approach to the work, also under pressure.
  • Ability to build and maintain a relevant network of contacts.
  • High ethical awareness and personal integrity.

Offer would include:

  • Competitive salary and benefits based on qualifications, experience and personal aptitude.
  • Good possibilities for training and development.
  • Exposure to a wide range of tasks and responsibilities.
  • A good work environment.

 Application procedure:

  • Email your CV and cover letter as an attachment to norwaydhaka@proedge-asso.com by 15 February 2020.
  • All applications must be in English.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Female applicants are encouraged.

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dhaka is searching for a positive and experienced full-time kitchen staff for the Nordic embassies’ kitchen, the “Nordic Café”. The Norwegian Embassy has 15 employees and is co-located with the Danish and Swedish embassies in Gulshan 2. They share multiple common functions, including several meeting rooms and a kitchen/cafeteria. The kitchen team consists of two employees, one of whom is employed by the Norwegian Embassy.

Job responsibilities:

  • Daily responsibility for the Nordic embassies’ kitchen and cafeteria.
  • Keep the kitchen and cafeteria clean and tidy. This includes, but is not limited to, clearing out dishes, cleaning surfaces, tables, refrigerators, shelving, storage areas etc.
  • Ensure availability of hot water and tea/coffee in the cafeteria and other required areas.
  • Coordinate with the front desk and technical teams to ensure meeting rooms are ready according to Outlook schedule and meeting requirements.
  • Provide support during lunch programs and coordinate with external catering companies.
  • Coordinate with external vendors; receive and sign for deliveries.
  • Ensure stock of perishables; make purchases and run errands as needed.
  • Order, wash and cut fruit for all three embassies.
  • Assist with other administrative tasks whenever needed and as directed by the Administrative Officer at the Norwegian Embassy.
  • Perform other tasks at the behest of the Ambassador or Chargé d ’Affaires.

 Requirements:

  • Practical knowledge and experience from similar jobs, preferably from embassies or international organisations.
  • Good knowledge of food hygiene and requirements for cleanliness, preferably documented by training certificates.
  • Good communication skills, oral and written, in both English and Bengali.
  • Some knowledge of IT-systems (Outlook incl. calendar, Word).
  • Able to do heavy lifting.
  • Able to present an original Police Clearance Certificate.
  • Preferable with knowledge of basic first aid.

Personal qualifications:

  • Positive and service minded
  • Good team player
  • Takes initiative
  • Flexible and hardworking
  • Efficient and effective

Offer would include:

  • Competitive salary and benefits based on qualifications, experience and personal aptitude.
  • Permanent employment
  • Exposure to a range of tasks and independent responsibilities
  • A good work environment

Application procedure:

  • Email your CV and cover letter as an attachment to norwaydhaka@proedge-asso.com by February 5, 2020
  • All applications must be in English
  • Attach scanned copies of your recent photograph and National ID card
  • The application should include documentation on formal education, and/or relevant experience
  • The application should document your level of English proficiency
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

The Embassy of Sweden in Dhaka is offering an exciting work environment and seeking a candidate for the position at the Embassy as Administrative Assistant/Archivist. Reporting directly to the Head of the Development Cooperation Section, the primary responsibility is to handle all issues related to official correspondence, financial administration and registration of documents related to Development Cooperation. This position divides her/his time between assisting the Development Cooperation Section and the Administrative Section. For more information about the Embassy, please visit www.swedenabroad.com/en-GB/Embassies/Dhaka and about Sida www.sida.se

Main job responsibilities

  • Collect, receive and distribute incoming mail and correspondence
  • Filing and organize the archive for Development Cooperation Section (DCS) of the Embassy archive.
  • Handling of the incoming and outgoing pouch to Sida, including administrative processing of disbursements
  • Upload and Ensure all relevant documents are uploaded in Swedish website Openaid regularly.
  • Maintain records of Notes Verbales and all incoming invitations
  • Perform as a Programme Administrator (PA) in DCS Quality Assurance team with follow up agreement conditions in close cooperation with Programme Officers.
  • Primary responsibility for official staff travel, logistics of external visits to the Embassy staff and logistics of external and internal meetings.
  • Be the focal point for contacts with the Embassy’s designated travel agent.
  • Manage travel logistics for visitors from MoFA, from Sida and others from Sweden, such as prepare programme, key tag, front desk inform/security pass, welcome folder, booking of hotel, local transport and venues.
  • Manage logistics for Embassy external events, such as seminars, workshops, including booking venues, transport, meeting equipment, order publications, advertising etc.
  • Perform other duties as and when required

Professional Skills and Competencies

  • Academic Degree of minimum 3 years studies at a recognized University
  • Experience of minimum 5 years of similar tasks preferably with another Embassy, UN or INGO
  • Good knowledge of the state institutions, Diplomatic Missions and NGOs in Bangladesh
  • Good spoken and written English and Bangla skills
  • Ability to demonstrate cooperative skills like team building
  • High level of quality of work, responsibility and professional integrity
  • High Computer skills especially in Office-package (must be verified)
  • Service-minded. Ability to independently perform duties and to ensure the delivery and completion of tasks, also under periods of high workload
  • Flexibility and ability to prioritize
  • Openminded, motivated and willing to learn new things

The Embassy offers

  • An exciting international work environment
  • 37.5-hour work week and other benefits as per Embassy policy

Application process

  • Send your application to eos@proedge-asso.com
  • Application deadline is 4 February 2020.
  • Your application should have your
      • Motivation letter (not more than 400 words)
      • Resume
      • Three professional references from former managers
  • Please mark the subject line with “Administrative Assistant”.
  • Applications in English will be considered.

Only those that will be invited for an interview will be contacted.

A specialist clinical lab located at Dhanmondi, Dhaka, serving more than 11 years in Bangladesh is looking for a competent person for the position of ‘Manager, Lab Operations and Business Development’.

Duties & Responsibilities

Lab Operations:

  • Responsible for lab operation and provide overall support to the Managing Director in the oversight of efficient lab operations
  • Perform various laboratory procedures and responsible for evaluating, developing and implementing technical procedures required for accurate and effective lab testing
  • Provide solutions aimed at enhancing brand integrity and improving service quality
  • Responsible for the oversight of grossing, processing, embedding, microtomy, staining, etc.
  • Implement necessary policies and procedures to maintain high level of lab functions
  • Timely coordinate the collection and preparation of samples and data ensuring efficient delivery of services
  • Act as resource person for the laboratory on a range of technical and critical strategic issues to enhance performance

Administration:

  • Manage Consultants and Admin staff including overseeing of roster of Consultant, Technologist and Admin personnel
  • Ensure all kind of day to day administrative activities
  • Ensure congenial working relations and healthy work environment
  • Ensure effective employee orientation and training in achieving client services
  • Navigate regulatory and legal requirements, if required
  • Manage and control departmental expenses while ensuring quality
  • Ensure revenue growth and profits by optimizing existing resources

Business Development

  • Design and/or adapt business processes and strategic planning to develop new businesses
  • Ensure client relationship and increase network
  • Perform other functions to ensure quality service and business growth

Requirements

  • Knowledge in Medical domain (preferred, MBBS from any government approved Medical College with BMDC registration)
  • Preferred minimum experience of 5 years in Operational functions including 2 years in supervisory role
  • Experience in any lab/diagnostic center will be added advantage
  • Knowledge about lab operations
  • Sound knowledge in MS Office application

Offer

The company offers attractive remuneration package and a learning environment.

Application process

Apply to recruit@proedge-asso.com.  online by 31st January 2020. Please mark the subject line with ‘Manager, Lab Operations and Business Development’. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.