Vacancy – Personal Assistant/Social Secretary to the Ambassador

The Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok is recruiting a new Personal Assistant/Social Secretary to the Ambassador. The position mainly provides service to the Ambassador and to the Deputy Head of Mission. There will also be cooperation with other sections of the Embassy.

Position: Personal Assistant/Social Secretary to the Ambassador

Type of employment: 100 % permanent position; eligible for Thai citizens and non-Thai citizens with legal residence in Thailand 

Location: Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok, Sukhumvit soi 33

Starting date: October 2018



  • Manage the Ambassador’s agenda, responsible for Protocol matters and contacts with government and government agencies
  • Manage all official correspondence (including diplomatic notes) and invitations and maintenance of the Embassy’s official contact list
  • Arrange appointments for the Ambassador and Deputy Head of Mission
  • Perform other duties when required (also related to work in other sections)



  • Excellent spoken and written English and Thai is essential
  • Graduate degree in business administration, communication, languages or equivalent required
  • Min. 5 years of relevant work experience in an administrative environment in Embassies, international or non-governmental organizations. Previous experience in related field (Embassy) is an advantage.
  • Good knowledge of computer applications, including the Microsoft Office Package (Word/Excel/Power Point)


Personal skills:

  • Outgoing, motivated, service minded and flexible
  • Proven planning skills with ability to prioritize tasks strictly and to work efficiently and harmoniously in a fast-paced environment, also during periods of high workload
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills
  • Integrity and a professional approach to their work with attention to detail
  • Ability to independently perform duties, adapt to different cultural environments and to changing responsibilities
  • Analytical, decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to independently perform duties and to ensure the delivery and completion of tasks with attention to detail


Terms and Conditions:

  • Local employment contract with the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok
  • Monthly Salary Range 50000 THB to 70000 THB
  • Good benefit package
  • Working hours: Monday to Friday 0830-1630
  • 25 days annual holiday


How to Apply:

The application including a cover letter, CV with two references and salary expectation, and copies of relevant documents should be hand delivered or sent by post in a sealed envelope to: the Administrative Counsellor, Royal Norwegian Embassy, UBC II Building, 18th Floor, 591 Sukhumvit, Soi 33, Bangkok 10110. Please mark the envelope “Application Personal Assistant to the Ambassador”


The embassy attaches great importance to equal opportunities for all and therefore welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of ethnic background, gender, religion, age or disability.


Application Deadline: 31 August 2018 at 3 pm


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


For enquiries regarding the position, please e-mail the embassy at