Royal Danish Embassy Visa Officer Jobs in Kenya

Royal Danish Embassy Visa Officer Jobs in Kenya

Royal Danish Embassy
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  • Visa Officer


    The Royal Danish Embassy is part of the Danish Foreign Service. The Embassy covers Kenya as well as Eritrea, Seychelles and Somalia.

    The Embassy is an ambitious, high-paced and dynamic workplace with approximately 50 employees, 14 of whom are posted from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Embassy has a flat management structure.

    The Embassy seeks to recruit a dynamic, positive and service-minded Visa Officer.

    The main tasks will be processing of applications for Schengen visa as well as residence and work permits for Denmark. Furthermore, the portfolio for the visa section includes processing of applications for Danish passports, civil-law cases and legalization.

    The successful candidate will be expected to show the flexibility required for optimal handling of the entire portfolio of the Embassy and thus be ready to contribute to handling tasks outside your own portfolio.

    Main tasks and Responsibilities as Visa Officer

  • Processing of visa applications for Denmark/the Schengen area
  • Processing of applications for residence and work permits for Denmark
  • Daily contact to applicants and customers via e-mail and telephone

    Required qualifications
  • A university degree
  • Relevant work experience
  • Excellent command of English – both oral and written
  • Working knowledge of French language
  • IT proficiency and solid skills with regards to the Microsoft Office programme
  • Well organised with an eye for details
  • Responsible, flexible and loyal
  • Ability to work independently
  • Great interpersonal and intercultural skills and team player abilities
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work under time pressure
  • Willingness to take on a variety of tasks reflecting changing priorities of the Embassy

    Desired Qualifications
  • Knowledge of Kiswahili and/or
    Somali is not a requirement, but will be considered an added advantage

    Employment conditions
  • Permanent, full time employment on a local contract based on the relevant legally binding labour market rules of Kenya
  • Working hours 37 hours per week
  • Entitlement to 25 working days of paid holiday per full calendar year
  • Salary will reflect qualifications, relevant experience and proven work-related results
  • As part of your salary you will be covered by a workplace pension scheme
  • Reasonable coverage of sickness expenses for staff and dependent family members

    How to Apply
  • To apply for the position, please send your application (Cover letter, CV, proof of relevant education, recommendations and 2-3 referees in English to not later than Friday, 22nd March 2019.
  • The email subject should be “VISA OFFICER”.
  • Any application received after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Interviews will take place in the beginning of April 2019. The tentative starting date is May 2019.
  • The Embassy attaches great importance to equal opportunities for all and therefore welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of race, gender, religion, age or disability.
  • The chosen candidate must present a “No Criminal Record” certificate and pass security
    clearance by the Danish authorities, prior to appoint

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