Vacant temporary position as Visa Officer

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Khartoum is seeking a qualified and highly motivated team member for a temporary, one year engagement as a Visa Officer.

The Embassy handles applications for visa and residence permits from citizens of Sudan, Eritrea, Tchad and The Central African Republic. Applicants should have at least two years of relevant work experience.

Duties and responsibilities

The visa officer will be working on both visa and residence cases. The visa officer will be expected to carry out the following tasks, amongst others:

  • Register and scan applications
  • Perform control of persons and documents (ID control)
  • Print visa stickers
  • Organize and file cases
  • Handle incoming correspondence, e-mail queries and phone calls
  • Conduct interviews with applicants
  • Carry out DNA tests of applicants
  • Receive applications
  • Other tasks may be assigned if needed


The following qualifications are required:

  • Fluency (written and oral) in English, Arabic and Tigrinya
  • Proficiency in computer software programs such as Microsoft Office, Word and Excel
  • Relevant higher education (e.g. university degree). Long and relevant experience may compensate for higher education

The following qualifications will be an advantage:

  • Good knowledge of legal framework and social and cultural situation in Sudan and Eritrea
  • Experience from work with visa applications

Skills and competences

  • Ability to work systematically, independently and efficiently
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to work in stressful situations
  • Integrity, loyalty and a professional approach
  • Practical and operational skills

Personal attributes

  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Respectful
  • Thorough
  • Service minded

Terms and conditions

  • One year working contract according to local law
  • Salary in accordance with education/experience and skills
  • Working days: Sunday-Thursday 08.30–16.00

How to apply

Your application should be submitted to no later than 10 June and contain:

  • Curriculum vitae, motivation letter, reference letter from former employer(s), education/course certificate(s).
  • Information on notice period of present employer, if relevant.

Please mark the subject field with: “APPLICATION FOR POSITION AS VISA OFFICER - your name”.