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

Position: Senior Consular Officer
Type of employment: 1 year fixed term local contract with the possibility of prolongation.
Expected starting date: January 15, 2021 (after security clearance)
Location: Royal Danish Embassy in Moscow, Prechistensky Pereulok 9, 119034 Moscow
Deadline for application: October 18, 2020

A full-time position as Senior 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.

The post is open for Danish and EU/Schengen country nationals.

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
  • 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.
Other ad hoc tasks and responsibilities could potentially include:

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 capable of justifying decisions orally and in writing
  • 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 Senior Consular Officer will be appointed according to regulations for local staff at the Embassy of Denmark in Moscow with expected start date 15th of January 2021. 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: October 16, 2020.

The application should be sent by email to: The Embassy of Denmark, Email: mowambconsular@um.dk Subject line: Senior Consular Officer 2021.

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.

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