Vacancy – Political Officer

In addition to staff posted to Türkiye from Norway, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ankara employs nineteen staff locally. We seek to recruit and retain talented and high performing staff, who support and develop each other and are committed to high quality standards of service. We are currently looking for a Political Officer to join our Embassy. The vacancy is a fulltime position starting early 2023. First year will be on a temporary basis, with possible extension to a permanent contract.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understand, examine and explain current political and economic developments in Türkiye as well as core developments related to Turkish foreign policy through regular and on demand updates for Political Team
  • Research and report on issues on behalf of Political Team as dictated by specific needs
  • Press and media monitoring and reporting
  • Keep and provide a network of analysts relevant to the Embassy work on political and economic issues.
  • Advise on partners for Norwegian project funding and follow up on project agreements in cooperation with other staff
  • Advise on business opportunities for Norwegian companies in Türkiye and help further contact with public and private partners relevant to Norwegian business relations in Türkiye
  • Assist with organization of visits and events
  • Assist with interpretations and translations when needed
  • Assist with communication work when needed


  • The following qualifications are required:
    • Fluency (written and oral) in English and Turkish.
    • Higher education (B.A. equivalent or higher) in a relevant field.
    • Excellent understanding of political and economic developments in Türkiye
    • Good understanding of international relations
    • Good knowledge of legal framework and social and cultural situation in Türkiye
    • Good research and briefing skills
    • Self-motivation and the ability to work under light supervision
    • Strong interpersonal and team working skills
    • Proficiency in computer software such as Microsoft Office and Outlook.
    • Good social media skills
  • The following qualifications will be an advantage:
    • Familiarity with a Nordic Country through work or study

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

Salary will be set based on qualifications and experience. Currency of salary payments are TRY, and a 15 % deduction to SGK will apply. Depending on nationality and residency status, income tax will be applicable to Türkiye or Norway.


To be considered for this position, your application must be in English and include:

  • Application form, filled out accurately (form)
  • A cover letter, in which you clearly state motivation, qualifications and relevance to announced position
  • A CV with recent photo and a list of references – please include both email and phone numbers for reference contacts
  • Diploma of degree received, including transcript of records

For any questions about the position please contact email:

Please send your application by e-mail to no later than 10 January and mark the application with Vacancy – Political Officer.

Please note that applications or attachments will not be returned and that only short-listed applicants will be contacted in the process. A reply will go to all applicants once the decision has been made.