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We are hiring a Consular Officer

27.06.2019  09:56
The Embassy of Denmark in Cairo is looking for a dynamic full-time Consular Officer to join the Consular Team of the Embassy.

The Embassy of Denmark in Cairo is looking for a dynamic full-time Consular Officer to join the Consular Team of the Embassy – a possibility to work with experienced colleagues in a multicultural environment. The position is a full time job on a local contract. Two years duration with the possibility of extension.

You will be part of a team of four colleagues and your primary tasks will be centred around handling applications for visas and residence permits to Denmark as well as assisting Danes with consular cases. You are expected to show the flexibility required for an optimal handling of the entire portfolio of the Embassy and be ready to contribute to handling tasks outside your own portfolio.


Main tasks and responsibilities as Consular Officer

  • Case processing of visa applications, residence permits and passport requests
  • Handling communication between applicants, external visa application centre/s, Danish Immigration Services, Danish and Egyptian companies etc.
  • Providing consular assistance to Danish citizens and persons with permanent residence in Denmark
  • Administrative tasks incl. answering inquiries in relation to visa applications and other consular services

We offer
An exciting, intercultural and dynamic work environment with a range of diverse tasks, and great colleagues. You will be offered attractive and flexible working conditions and a competitive remuneration package. 

  • Relevant educational background, preferably a university degree
  • 2-5 years of work experience, preferably with similar tasks
  • Excellent command of Arabic and English, both oral and written
  • Strong sense of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Service-minded
  • A structured mind-set and good planning and coordination skills
  • Professionalism and a high degree of integrity
  • Good interpersonal skills and team player abilities as well as interest in and willingness to share knowledge with – and learn from – colleagues
  • Flexible and willing to adapt to the changing needs of the Embassy
  • Essential computer skills, including MS Office

Employment conditions

The Embassy offers attractive and flexible working conditions and a competitive salary package:

  • Standard working hours of 37 hours per week with a large degree of flexibility in organizing your daily working hours
  • Annual paid holidays as per legally binding labor market rules of Egypt and the Embassy’s staff rules
  • Reasonable coverage of sickness expenses
  • Salary in accordance with Embassy’s salary policy that reflect qualifications and relevant experience
  • A workplace pension scheme
  • This is a fixed-term contract for a period of two years, with the possibility of extension

Application and recruitment process

Applications including a cover letter of max. 1 page, CV, proof of relevant education and 2-3 recommendations/references in English should be forwarded to caiamb@um.dk - marked Consular Officer, no later than 10th July 2019.

Selected candidates will be invited for interviews expected to take place by the end of July. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Starting date will be as soon as possible.

The chosen candidate must present a “No Criminal Record” and pass security clearance by the Danish authorities prior to appointment.


For any questions regarding the position, please contact Camilla Lykke Rasmussen, Deputy Head of Mission: camira@um.dk

About us

Website: http://egypten.um.dk/

Facebook: Embassy of Denmark in Egypt (https://www.facebook.com/EmbassyOfDenmarkInEgypt/

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