Sunday, 15 December 2019

Graduate recruitment at The Royal Norwegian Embassy, Abuja – December 2019

The Royal Norwegian Embassy is an extension of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs whose main aim is to secure and promote Norway’s interests internationally. Norway’s interests are determined by such factors as its geographical location in a strategically important area, its open economy, its position as a coastal state and steward of substantial marine resources, and its extensive exports of oil and gas.
Diplomatic relations between Nigeria and Norway was established just after Nigeria’s independence in 1960. In addition to Nigeria, the Norwegian Embassy in Abuja is also covering Benin, Togo and Cameroon
We are recruiting to fill the positions below:
Job Title: Personal Assistant (PA) to the Ambassador

Location: Abuja
Terms of Employment: Permanent
Job Description
  • The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Abuja has five diplomats and eight local employees. The PA to the ambassador is retiring, and the embassy is seeking her replacement.
Background
  • Norway has strong political ties with Nigeria, comprehensive business relations and administer a development programme as well as humanitarian assistance to Nigeria. The Embassy is also accredited to Cameroon, Benin and Togo.
Position
  • We are currently looking for a well-organised and flexible individual with strong inter-personal skills for the position of PA to the ambassador. The PA will be part of the Embassy’s Administrative Team. The main responsibilities will be as follows:
    • Arrange and prepare meetings for the ambassador
    • Organize and convene other engagements for the ambassador and other embassy staff
    • Make travel arrangements
    • Liaise and maintain good relations with Government agencies, other Embassies and the UN system
    • Event organizer
    • Help prepare and organize official and social functions
Education and Experiences
  • University degree in relevant disciplines for the position.
  • Experience from similar positions. Experience from an embassy is an advantage.
  • Experience from work with national authorities, multilateral organizational and CSOs is an advantage.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Good inter-personal skills and good networking abilities in the domestic and diplomatic community
  • Ability to closely follow-up all on all engagements and report on any deviations
  • The ability to work independently and meet deadlines under demanding conditions.
  • Readiness to take on new tasks and areas of responsibility, if and when required.
  • The daily work at the Embassy can be hectic and requires at high degree of flexibility and readiness towards tasks also outside the direct responsibility.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team consisting of both Nigerian and Norwegian staff.
  • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English (abilities in French an advantage). Good writing, presentation and communication skills.
  • Computer literacy and interest in new IT technology including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Outlook.
Salary
  • Salary according to experience and qualifications.


Job Title: Receptionist and Administrative Officer
Location: Abuja
Terms of Employment: Permanent
Job Description
  • The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Abuja has five diplomats and eight local employees. The receptionist and administrative officer is retiring and the embassy is seeking her replacement.
Background
  • Norway has strong political ties with Nigeria, comprehensive business relations and administer a development programme as well as humanitarian assistance to Nigeria. The Embassy is also accredited to Cameroon, Benin and Togo.
Position
  • We are currently looking for a well-organised and flexible individual with strong inter-personal skills for the position of Receptionist and Administrative officer. The person will be part of the Embassy’s Administrative Team.
The main responsibilities will be as follows:
  • Reception duty and receiving visitors to the Embassy
  • Assist Head of Chancery with consular matters
  • Assist Head of Chancery with procurement
  • Handling diplomatic pouch and all official mail
  • Responsible for archives of the Embassy’s development programme
  • Keep inventory lists updated
  • Make travel arrangements
  • Liaise and maintain good relations with Government agencies, other Embassies and the UN system
  • Help prepare and organize social functions and event administration
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Good inter-personal skills and good networking abilities in the domestic and diplomatic community
  • The ability to work independently and meet deadlines under demanding conditions.
  • Readiness to take on new tasks and areas of responsibility, if and when required.
  • The daily work at the Embassy can be hectic and requires at high degree of flexibility and readiness towards tasks also outside the direct responsibility.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team consisting of both Nigerian and Norwegian staff.
  • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English. Good writing, presentation and communication skills.
  • Computer literacy and interest in new IT technology including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Outlook.
Education and Experiences
  • University or other Higher Education in relevant disciplines for the position.
  • Experience from similar positions with responsibility for procurement and/or consular and/or travel arrangements.
  • Experience from an embassy is an advantage.
  • Experience from work with national authorities, multilateral organizational and CSOs is an advantage.
Salary
Salary according to experience and qualifications.


Job Title: Technical, Administrative Officer
Location: Abuja
Terms of Employment: Permanent position
Job Description
  • The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Abuja has five diplomats and eight local employees. A technical, administrative officer position is being established.
Background
  • Norway has strong political ties with Nigeria, comprehensive business relations and administer a development programme as well as humanitarian assistance to Nigeria. The Embassy is also accredited to Cameroon, Benin and Togo.
Position
  • We are currently looking for a well-organised and flexible individual with strong inter-personal skills for the position of a technical/administrative procurement officer. The person will be part of the Embassy’s Administrative Team. The main responsibilities will be as follows:
  • Administer the drivers and all logistical operations of the Embassy
  • Technical oversight and responsibility for the Embassy’s car park, repairs and service
  • Organize and assist in all maintenance work at Chancery and residences
  • Oversee office supplies at all times
  • Assist Head of Chancery in miscellaneous running tasks
  • Auxiliary driver.
Requirements
Education and Experiences
  • University or Higher Technical and/or administrative education background
  • Experience from similar positions. Experience from an embassy is an advantage.
  • Experience from work with national authorities, multilateral organizational and CSOs is an advantage.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Technical knowledge and interest
  • Good inter-personal skills and good networking abilities
  • The ability to work independently and meet deadlines under demanding conditions.
  • Readiness to take on new tasks and areas of responsibility, if and when required.
  • The daily work at the Embassy can be hectic and requires at high degree of flexibility and readiness towards tasks also outside the direct responsibility.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team consisting of both Nigerian and Norwegian staff.
  • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English. Good writing, presentation and communication skills.
  • Computer literacy and interest in new IT technology including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Outlook.
Salary
Salary according to experience and qualifications.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their Application consisting of a short motivational statement of up to 300 words describing why you want this job and their CV to: [email protected] Please write the job title in the subject file. Example: “Application – PA to Ambassador”.
Note
  • Short-listed applicants will be invited to an interview and a possible written examination. Qualified women are encouraged to apply.
  • The result of the application process will be announced at the Embassy’s website approximately three weeks after the application deadline.

Application Deadline  30th December, 2019.

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