Vacant position. Administrative and Accountant Officer at the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Shanghai

Do you like a challenging and dynamic work environment with multiple and varied tasks? Are you someone who keeps the bigger picture in mind while focusing on how to solve concrete and detailed tasks? Would you like to work with administrative, accounting, and consular affairs? Are you fluent in English and maybe know a few things about Norway or other Nordic countries? Then you might be the person we are looking for.

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Job title:   Administrative and Accountant Officer

Situation: Vacant from 1 June 2023

Job location: Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Shanghai

Job content:  Run the Consulate’s accounts and be in charge of administrative tasks at the Consulate in close cooperation with diplomatic staff. Assist in Consular Affairs providing support to Norwegian citizens.  

Hours of work:  Monday – Friday between 09:00 to 16:30. Half an hour lunch break. 

Leave/holidays:  25 days holiday per calendar year.  In addition, 13 statutory public holidays (of them 6 Norwegian and 7 local public holidays).

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Accounting work: Execute domestic payments via BOC internet bank as well as payments abroad, preparing vouchers and scanning vouchers into the Consulate’s accounting system, executing month end reconciliation.
  • Administrative work: Contact person for the management of the office premises and the accommodation for diplomats. Assist with relevant administrative tasks at the Consulate General; Contact person for Shanghai Foreign Agency Service Department. Support to all other Consulate work where needed, including writing official letters and communications from the Consulate. Translation and interpretation Chinese/English/Chinese.
  • Consular Affairs: Assist in supporting Norwegian citizens in line with agreed procedures.


  • University degree in economics, business administration or management
  • At least five years of relevant work experience, including accounting.
  • Fluency in English and Chinese (Mandarin), written and spoken.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Desirable, not obligatory: Basic knowledge of Norwegian or any other Scandinavian language.

Personal skills:

  • Ability to cooperate, be flexible, adaptive, and work well in teams.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks within deadlines.
  • Creativity and ability to take initiatives.
  • Good networking skills.
  • Positive attitude, commitment, and enthusiasm.
  • Honesty and reliability.


How to apply:

  • Submit your application, including CV, diplomas, previous jobs, written references from previous employers, passport photo to: and, and write “Administrative and Accounting Officer” in the subject field. CV must be in English.
  • Application deadline: 10 March 2023.

About the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Shanghai:

We are located at the Bund Centre, 222 East Yan’an Road in Shanghai together with Innovation Norway the Norwegian Seafood Council and the Norwegian Business Association. The Consulate General has a total staff of 15 people, of which four are diplomats from Norway. Our mission is to strengthen and promote the bilateral relations between Norway and China within business, culture, media, education, and science. In addition to Shanghai, the Consulate General also covers the provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, and Jiangxi. For more information, visit