Current Openings

The Norwegian Embassy is searching for an experienced political adviser with strong strategic and analytical abilities on political development, foreign policy, global issues and bilateral relations. The position requires overall monitoring and analysis of Bangladesh’s domestic political situation and development, as well as regional and international aspects. The political adviser is part of the Embassy’s reporting team, working under the Ambassador’s instructions and guidelines. It is expected that networks with relevant counterparts in governmental agencies, foreign missions, political parties and international organisations are built and maintained, based on strong interpersonal skills.

We are looking for a candidate able to work independently and proactively, as well as in a team. We expect high ethical awareness and personal integrity in combination with an efficient and professional approach to the work.

The Norwegian Embassy currently has 15 employees and is co-located with the Danish and Swedish embassies in Gulshan 2.

 Requirements:

  • A Master’s degree in political science, international relations or similar from a reputable university. In exceptional cases long work experience can compensate for lack of formal qualifications.
  • Minimum 5 years work experience within a relevant field, preferably from an embassy or international organization.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the Bangladeshi political situation.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Bengali.
  • Good command of MS Office and social media channels.
  • Preferable with prior knowledge of Norwegian and European political systems.
  • Preferable with personal networks within politics, journalism, international organisations and foreign missions.

Offer would include:

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

Application procedure:

  1. Email your CV and cover letter as attachments to norwaydhaka@proedge-asso.com by 4 October 2020.
  2. All applications must be in English.
  3. Attach scanned copies of your recent photograph and National ID.
  4. The application must include documentation on formal education, and/or relevant experience.
  5. The application should document your level of English proficiency.
  6. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  7. Applications from female candidates are encouraged

 

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dhaka is searching for an experienced and engaged full-time receptionist for the Nordic embassies’ front desk. The Norwegian Embassy has 16 employees and is co-located with the Danish and Swedish embassies in Gulshan 2. They share multiple common functions, including several meeting rooms, kitchen and the front desk. The front desk team consists of two employees, one of whom is employed by the Norwegian Embassy. There is strong cooperation between the three embassies and, amongst other things, the Nordic team leader for the front desk is the Danish Head of Administration.

 Job responsibilities:

  • Coordinate lists of visitors with the building management according to requirements by each Embassy.
  • Receive guests and visitors to the Nordic embassies.
  • Receive and forward phone calls to the three Nordic embassies.
  • Answer basic questions in regards to visa applications and consular assistance.
  • Coordinate meeting room bookings according to Outlook schedule with the organizer, kitchen and technical team.
  • Receive incoming mail, and post outgoing mail from the Nordic embassies.
  • Keep up-to-date lists of staff at all three embassies in coordination with the respective PA’s.
  • Assist entrance of visitors to the Embassy during large meetings or other events.
  • Assist with other administrative tasks whenever needed and as directed by the Norwegian Head of Administration and the Nordic team leader for the front desk.
  • Perform other tasks at the behest of the Norwegian Ambassador or Chargé d ’Affaires.

 Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written, in both English and Bengali.
  • Practical knowledge and experience from similar jobs, preferably from embassies or international organisations.
  • Good knowledge of IT-systems, and the ability to learn new IT-systems with ease. Preferable with experience from IT-based front desk systems.
  • Able to do heavy lifting.
  • Must be able to produce a recent police clearance certificate upon request.
  • 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

Covid-19: Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the Embassy has put in place a number of measures to safeguard the workplace. It is therefore very important that staff are flexible and understanding of the difficulties this may create.

 Application procedure:

  • Email your CV and cover letter as an attachment to norwaydhaka@proedge-asso.com by 01 September 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