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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Name of position: Programme Assistant/ Financial Assistant
Location: Embassy of Sweden in Dhaka
Job Nature: Full-time
Application deadline: Sunday, 28 July 2024
Apply to: eos@proedge-asso.com

The Embassy of Sweden is seeking a candidate for the position as Programme Assistant / Financial Assistant. The position forms part of the Development Cooperation Section and reports to the Head of Development Cooperation Section. The Programme Assistant / Financial Assistant also assists the Administrative Section with financial tasks. The Embassy has a staff of close to 40 persons. The duties of the Embassy involve working to implement bilateral development cooperation with Bangladesh, promoting political relations and trade between both countries and providing consular, visa and other migration services. For more information about the Swedish Embassy, please visit: https://www.swedenabroad.se/en/embassies/bangladesh-dhaka/

Main Job Responsibilities

As Programme Assistant / Financial Assistant, you would have a key role in providing administrative support, quality assurance support and maintaining information systems. This includes:

  • Managing the calendar of the Head of Development Cooperation.
  • Preparing and managing Development Cooperation Section meetings and other Embassy events.
  • Being focal point for Sida´s International Training Programme (ITP). Manage the ITP, including full course administration process and alumni data base maintenance.
  • Assisting the Controllers with the monthly follow up of development cooperation portfolio reports and updates and perform other quality assurance support.
  • Performing other administrative tasks at the Development Cooperation Section such as managing database of key documents, managing time reporting etc.
  • Being the Development Cooperation Section focal point for Sida HQ administrative and IT units and member of Sida´s PA Network.
  • Providing support to the Chief Accountants Officer with the financial operations at the Embassy by preparing cash transactions, reconciliations, and payments.
  • Performing VAT reimbursement processes.
  • Performing other duties as and when required.

Qualification and Professional Experience

  • Relevant academic background
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in similar roles in international organizations, Embassies, large non-governmental organizations, or private sector

Skills and Competencies

  • Fluent written and spoken English and proficient in Bangla
  • Excellent IT literacy, especially high proficiency in MS Office
  • Ability to initiate and work independently, as well as having the capacity to meet deadlines with a high level of quality and accuracy.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. We seek someone who is flexible, and who can organize and plan their work and is able to work well in a team and respect individual differences.

We offer

  • An exciting international work environment.
  • 37.5-hour work week and other benefits as per the Embassy’s employment policy for local staff.
  • Opportunities for development and learning

 Application process

  • Apply online with a motivation letter (not more than 400 words), your resume and three professional references from former managers to eos@proedge-asso.com by 28 July 2024.
  • Please mark the subject line of your application with ‘Programme Assistant / Financial Assistant’.
  • Note that only applications in English will be considered.
  • Receipt of application will not be acknowledged. Only those that will be invited for an interview will be contacted.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Name of position: Migration Assistant
Location: Embassy of Sweden in Dhaka
Job Nature: Full-time
Application deadline: Tuesday, 25 June 2024
Apply to: eosdhaka@proedge-asso.com

Sweden and Bangladesh have had diplomatic relations for over 50 years and the Embassy of Sweden has been situated in Bangladesh since 1975. The main mission of the Embassy is to promote and monitor Swedish interests. We work with development, aid, migration, consular, business and trade and we are 40 local and sent out staff divided into four sections. The Migration section is working mainly with visas and residence permits. The working language of the Embassy is English. For more information about the Embassy, please see our webpage: www.swedenabroad.com/dhaka.

Main Job Responsibilities

  • Receive, review, and register residence permit applications from Bangladeshi applicants
  • Perform investigations and interviews with applicants in both Bangla and English
  • Verify the authenticity of documents
  • Collect biometrics
  • Share information externally through email and telephone
  • Other related tasks as instructed.

Professional and personal qualifications

  • University degree or relevant equivalent working experience in a similar post, preferably with another Embassy, High Commission, UN organisation or similar organisation
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written)
  • Good computer skills
  • Service-minded
  • The candidate must show 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 is a must, as well as to be motivated and have a willingness to learn new things

It will add value if you have

  • good knowledge of the Government offices, State institutions and Diplomatic Missions
  • previous work experience in the field of visas and migration
  • experience of team-based work is desirable

We offer

  • An exciting international work environment.
  • 37.5-hour work week and other benefits as per the Embassy’s employment policy for local staff.
  • The Embassy applies a probation period of 6 months for the position

 Application process

  • Apply to eosdhaka@proedge-asso.com by 25 June 2024 with your motivation letter (not more than 400 words), a resume and at least three professional references from former managers
  • Please mark the subject line of your application with ‘Migration Assistant’
  • Please indicate if you are interested in a permanent or temporary position or both
  • Note that only applications in English will be considered
  • Receipt of application will not be acknowledged
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Name of position: Trade Facilitator
Location: Embassy of Sweden in Dhaka
Job Nature: Full-time
Application deadline: Wednesday, 19 June 2024
Apply to: eos@proedge-asso.com

Do you want to help improve the business and trade relationship between Sweden and Bangladesh? Then this may be something for you! The Embassy of Sweden in Dhaka is recruiting a TRADE FACILITATOR with expertise and experience from working with trade and business in an international and / or a Nordic / Swedish context.

The Embassy represents the Swedish Government in Bangladesh and is responsible for strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries in a range of different areas. It has a staff of close to 40 people. The Embassy has a mission to promote political contacts, support Swedish trade and investments and work with development cooperation in and with Bangladesh. It is responsible for promoting cultural exchange, people-to-people contacts and spreading information about Sweden in Bangladesh. The Embassy also provides consular support to Swedish citizens and issues visas and permits for Bangladeshis and third country citizens. For more information about the Swedish Embassy, please visit:  https://www.swedenabroad.se/en/embassies/bangladesh-dhaka/ Within the area of trade and economic cooperation, the Embassy works to deepen and expand bilateral trade relations and works to support an improved business climate for Swedish companies. It also supports individual Swedish companies in select business related matters and can give initial guidance to Swedish companies looking to establish themselves in Bangladesh.

The Embassy is now looking for a qualified Trade facilitator for the Political, Trade and Communication Section. The main task will be to contribute to achieving the objectives of Swedish Government’s trade priorities, promoting trade and investment between the two countries and promote Swedish companies who already have business in Bangladesh or want to establish themselves in the country.

As an employee at the Embassy, you would represent Sweden, promote Swedish priorities and values and contribute to the benefit of Sweden-Bangladesh relations.

The work is executed in close collaboration within the Development Cooperation team at the Embassy. You will be reporting to the Head of the Section, but you will also work closely with the Ambassador and the thematic program officers in the Embassy.

Main Job Responsibilities

The main task of the TRADE FACILITATOR is to handle all issues related to overall Swedish export promotion and trade facilitation. This includes:

  • Assist in the overall Swedish export promotion, trade facilitation, trade diplomacy and business development in Bangladesh in collaboration with Team Sweden.
  • Liaising between the Embassy in Dhaka and Business Sweden in New Delhi for the purpose of strengthening the commercial ties between Sweden and Bangladesh.
  • Keep updated with Swedish and Bangladeshi policies and economic development with regards to trade and sustainable business, including EU regulatory frameworks e.g. GSP+.
  • Assist in the co-organization of trade and/or investment promotion events, co-facilitate matchmakings and accompanying delegations of Swedish companies and other trade delegations.
  • Promoting and facilitating CSR and sustainable business to Bangladeshi and Swedish companies as per Swedish corporate standards of excellence. Promote and facilitate the Green and Just transformation in Bangladesh.
  • Represent the Embassy in relevant seminars, webinars and other trade events as per economic and strategic interests of Sweden-Bangladesh bilateral trade relations.
  • Actively taking part in finding and developing synergies between trade and development cooperation sections and strengthening transitions through economic partnership (Aid+Trade)..

Professional Skills and Competencies

  • University Degree in Economics or Business administration or equivalent academic qualification.
  • At least two years’ experience in similar roles in international organizations, Embassies, large non-governmental organizations or private sector/international business.
  • Ability to initiate and work independently, as well as capacity to meet deadlines with a high level of quality and accuracy.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to communicate in a clear and concise way.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. We seek someone who is flexible, and who can organize and plan their work and has the ability to work well in a team and respect individual differences.
  • Very good knowledge of English in speech and writing.
  • Excellent IT skills, especially high proficiency in Excel and MS Office

We offer

  • An exciting international work environment.
  • 37.5-hour work week and other benefits as per the Embassy’s employment policy for local staff.
  • Opportunities for development and learning.

 Application process

  • Apply to eos@proedge-asso.com by 19 June 2024 with your motivation letter (not more than 400 words), a resume and at least three professional references from former managers.
  • Please mark the subject line of your application with “Trade facilitator”.
  • Note that only applications in English will be considered.
  • Receipt of application will not be acknowledged. Only those that will be invited for an interview will be contacted.