Royal Norwegian Embassy: Vacancy - Receptionist

Royal Norwegian Embassy: Vacancy - Receptionist

The Norwegian Embassy in Ankara has a vacancy for a position as “Receptionist and Administrative Assistant” starting 1 February 2020.


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reception and Switchboard.
  • Registering and receiving visitors.
  • Handling incoming and outgoing mail and cargo.
  • Assisting with office routines and maintenance.
  • Administrative support for posted staff, incl. assisting with arrangements for meetings, events and programs for posted staff and visiting delegations.
  • Some translation work: Turkish to English - English to Turkish.


The position will be a part of the administrative team in the embassy and will perform any given task.



  • The following qualifications are required:
    • Documented fluency (written and oral) in English and Turkish.
    • Documented proficiency in Microsoft Office computer software.
    • Relevant Education.
    • Developed cooperation skills as well as the ability to work independently.
    • Ability to work well under pressure.


  • The following qualifications will be an advantage:
    • Experience from work with Embassy, international organization or public administration.
    • Documented proficiency in translations.
    • Good knowledge of social and cultural situation in Turkey
    • Working knowledge of a Scandinavian language (Norwegian, Swedish or Danish).


All candidates who are not Turkish citizens must have legal residency and hold a valid work permit in Turkey.

Salary will be determined according to qualifications and experience. Currency of salary payments are TRY. A 15% salary deduction to SGK will apply. Depending on nationality and residency status, income tax will be applicable to either Turkey or Norway.

Application must be in English, and include a cover letter, CV, photo and a list of references (please include both email and phone numbers for references).


For any questions about the position, please contact Sandra Vekve, Tel 0312 408 48 00 or [email protected]

Please send your application by email to [email protected] no later than 19 December 2019 (applications received after this date will not be considered), and mark the application Vacancy - Receptionist. Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.