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04.03.2020  13:33

The Danish Embassy is looking for a new staff member

 Position:  Administrative Deputy Head of Embassy
 Type of employment:   Full time permanent employment
 Starting date:  As soon as possible
 Location:    Danish Embassy in Vilnius, T. Kosciuskos gatve 36 

Deadline for application: 15 March 2020

The Embassy is seeking to recruit an energetic, outgoing and motivated colleague to our team of 10 people. As Administrative Deputy Head of Mission, you will have an important role in the daily work at the Embassy together with the Ambassador.
You will get the opportunity to work with all aspects of the bilateral relationship with Lithuania covering both political, economic, commercial and cultural aspects in a country that is in a rapid development with high economic growth and significant security challenges. You will be involved in most facets of the Embassy’s work, which requires a flexible approach, and you will work closely together with embassy colleagues (including the Minister Counsellor, placed in Tallinn).

Main tasks and responsibilities as Administrative Deputy Head are the following:

• Research, analysis and reporting on Lithuanian foreign and EU policy as well as sectoral policies e.g. energy/climate and infrastructure
• Export promotion, economic diplomacy and commercial activities
• Press matters, social media presence
• Management issues, including Human Resources, coaching and quality assurance
• Day-to-day responsible for Embassy internal security
• Stand-in in the Ambassador’s absence at all relevant administrative assignments
Requirements regarding personal qualifications and social skills.

Personal and Social Qualifications

• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Transparency, readiness to share knowledge and learn from others
• Dedicated and responsible team-player with ability to work independently
• Ability to foster and maintain networks and manage stakeholders
• A positive, open-minded, pro-active and creative approach to work
• Keen sense of responsibility, ability to multi-task and deliver under time pressure

Required qualifications

• Excellent analytical skills and sound judgment
• Broad knowledge of European politics and economics
• Experience with export promotion and economic diplomacy
• Relevant university degree
• Fluency in English and any of the Scandinavian languages, both written and oral. Knowledge of Lithuanian is of course an advantage
• Candidates with prior management experience, will be preferred
• IT proficiency and solid skills regarding the Microsoft Office program and Social Media

Salary and Contract

• Will be based on Lithuanian Labour Law and the Vienna Convention of Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges.
• Salary according to qualifications and in accordance with the embassy salary policy.
The appointment of the Administrative Deputy for the Head of Mission is locally employed in accordance with the embassy’s staff rules. We are an equal opportunity employer that offers flexible working hours, 25 working days of paid holiday, local health insurance, 24/7 coverage by the Danish MFA’s Collective Private Accident Insurance etc. Some travelling in the region is to be expected.
You can read more about the Danish Embassy in Vilnius and our activities on our website or Facebook profile. For additional information on the vacant position, you are welcome to contact Ambassador Hans Brask on +370 (5) 2648763.
Please submit application, CV and possible letters of reference and recommendations in English entitled “Administrative Deputy” to vnoamb@um.dk. Chosen candidates will be invited for an interview after the deadline. The chosen candidate must pass security clearance by the Danish authorities.
Danish Embassy
T. Kosciuskos gatve 36
LT-01100 Vilnius