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Personal Assistant to the Ambassador

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kabul seeks a well-qualified person for the position of Personal Assistant to the Ambassador.

The Personal Assistant will work closely with the Ambassador, and tasks include:

  • Organizing the ambassador`s calendar and making appointments
  • Writing letters, reports and Diplomatic Notes
  • Translation, oral and written, and interpreting
  • Taking minutes of meetings
  • Attending to protocol related to official functions at the Embassy and the Residence
  • Liaising with Afghan authorities, in particular Ministries
  • Being a contact point for other Embassies and international organizations
  • Other administrative tasks in cooperation with the administrative team
  • Communication

The candidate must have a recognized qualification in administration or secretarial skills, at tertiary degree or diploma level and/or have higher education.

The successful applicant must be fluent in written and oral English, Dari and/or Pashtu, have good organizational skills and excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office), integrity and good interpersonal skills.

  • Accuracy and attention to details
  • Able to work to tight deadlines
  • Able to prioritize
  • Experience from strategic communication and social media
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to work
  • The ability to work independently
  • Tact and discretion in dealing with confidential information

Must have minimum three years’ experience in a similar or comparable position, preferably within Embassies, UN or international NGOs, Government institutions or civil society organizations.

We value professionalism, teamwork, and a focus on results, as well as integrity and good interpersonal skills.

The Royal Norwegian Embassy offers a fulltime position, a good working environment and a competitive salary package. Final appointment will be preceded by a 12-month probationary period.

Female applicants are encouraged.

Written applications with CV, and minimum two references, can be sent by e-mail to no later than 15 March 2021, with subject heading: “Vacancy - Personal Assistant”