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The Royal Danish Embassy in Moscow is looking for a Consular Officer

Position: Consular Officer

Type of employment: 1 year fixed term local contract with the possibility of prolongation.

Starting date: February 1, 2019 (after security clearance)

Location: Royal Danish Embassy in Moscow
Prechistensky Pereulok 9, 119034 Moscow

Deadline for application: December 9, 2018


A full-time position as Consular Officer is opening to expats in Russia. The successful applicant will be part of the Embassy’s Visa and Consular Section and will refer to the Consul.

Nordic/Schengen/EU citizenship are preferred.

Primary tasks and responsibilities
He/she will be responsible for managing visa matters including, but not limited to:

  •  Authorized decision maker in questions related to visas being capable of justifying decisions orally and in writing
  • Processing of visa applications (verification of documents, interviewing applicants and references) and establishing the compliance with the rules
  • Handling enquiries regarding visas
  •  Liaising with various partners (Danish, local and foreign) on issues related to the visa process.

Ad hoc tasks and responsibilities

  • Consular services to Danish citizens:
  • Receipt and processing of passport applications
  • Receipt of applications for Danish driving licences
  • Verification of documents
  • Overall consular assistance to Danish citizens in distress (also outside office hours if needed)

Skills and Qualifications
We are looking for a candidate who:

  • is service minded and a good team player
  • is a fast learner, resilient under pressure, accurate and responsible,
  • is capable of making decisions within tight deadlines in accordance with set rules
  • is IT proficient
  • is fluent in spoken and written English; knowledge of Russian and Danish is an advantage but not a precondition
  • has excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Terms of Appointment
The Consular Officer will be appointed according to regulations for local staff at the Embassy of Denmark in Moscow with expected start date 1st of February 2019. The candidate will be employed on a 1 year fixed contract with the possibility of prolongation.
The salary will be based on experience and skills. The successful applicant will undergo on-the-job training at the Embassy and possibly in Denmark.

Deadline for applications: December 9, 2018.

The application should be sent by email to: The Embassy of Denmark, Email: Headline: Consular Officer 2018.

The Royal Danish Embassy in Moscow attaches great importance to equal opportunities for all and therefore welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of race, sex, religion, age or disability.

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

Kindly note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.