Vacancy: Personal Assistant (PA) to the Ambassador at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tehran.

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Norway and Iran have had diplomatic relations since 1908 and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tehran opened in 1959. The Embassy’s objective is to promote Norwegian interests and serve Norwegian citizens in Iran.

Purpose of the position

Serving as the personal assistant to the Head of Mission.

Primary duties and responsibilities

  • Maintain and update Ambassador’s calendar and schedule appointments.
  • Coordinate Ambassador’s program with rest of staff.
  • Preparation of notes and other written communication from the Embassy in English and Persian.
  • Organize events at the Embassy, Residence and externally.
  • Make travel and accommodation arrangements for Embassy staff and guests of the Embassy.
  • Prepare translations as needed to/from Persian/English.
  • Handle requests and queries appropriately.
  • Interpreting services for the diplomatic staff.
  • Other practical administrative tasks.

Qualifications required

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Farsi.
  • University education at bachelor’s level or higher.
  • Experience in administrative work, preferably from another Embassy.
  • At least three (3) years of relevant professional experience.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel).
  • Organizational and time management skills.
  • Experience in working under pressure.

We expect you to be supportive and show flexibility in the day-to-day running of the Embassy. Some overtime might be required. The Embassy is looking for a person who will be a positive contribution to the good working-environment at the Embassy.

The position is permanent and the probation period is six months. The Embassy will offer a competitive salary with a social benefit package. 

Please send your application (cover letter and CV) by e-mail to [email protected] no later than 25 January 2020. Please write "Application PA 2020" in the subject field. Applicants who fail to provide a cover letter or CV will not be considered for the position.

We wish you the best of luck with your application.