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The Danish Embassy in Berlin is looking for an academic employee

The Embassy's Political-Economical Department seeks one academic employee per 1 September 2020. The employee will be part of a team of seven-eight ACs and two trainees.

Job assignments

The Political-Economical Department handles a wide range of tasks, which are determined by the current domestic, foreign and European political agenda. Our new colleague is part of a team responsible for the preparation of foreign and security policy analysis and reports on the German domestic political situation. Further tasks may include answering questions from Danish and German authorities and citizens, writing reports as preparation for meetings of the EU Council of Ministers, speechwriting, translations and gathering and information regarding the German society.
 
The position is limited to 2 years employment with the possibility of extension. Working hours would be 37 hours per week. Employment conditions are following local terms. Salary in accordance with qualifications according to individual agreement.

 

Qualifications

We are looking for a colleague who:

  • Has a relevant - preferably social science or legal - education
  • Speaks and writes fluent Danish and excellent German
  • Has good political sense and knowledge of Danish and German social conditions, especially German domestic policy
  • Has a broad knowledge of foreign and security policy issues
  • Has a basic knowledge of EU cooperation
  • Possibly has relevant professional or practical experience
  • Has good collaboration skills and can be part of informal sparring
  • Is interested in contact creation and networking
  • Is flexible, adaptable and able to work under time pressure
  • Willing to cooperate across the embassy's other departments
  • Works independently and efficiently without compromising on quality
  • Has humour and a positive attitude

Expected commencement date

1 September 2020. The employment requires security clearance from the Danish authorities. 

Application deadline

Applications are to be sent to beramb@um.dk and must reach the embassy no later than Monday 8 June 2020. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview immediately thereafter. Conversations are conducted via web link if necessary.

Equality 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wants to promote equality and diversity. Therefore, all qualified and interested, regardless of age, gender, religion and ethnicity are encouraged to apply for the position.

Contact 

For further information about the position, please contact Head of Political-Economical Department Bertel Dons Christensen (+49 160 741 1737).

About us 

The mission of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to work for Denmark’s interests and values in relation to the surrounding world in a manner that furthers the freedom, security and welfare of Danes in a more peaceful and just world, with development and economic growth for all.
The vision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs includes that we must be widely respected as a competent, efficient, outgoing and service-oriented company, and that we must be an attractive and idea-creating workplace that ensures great employee satisfaction and targeted competence development. Our common values are that we as individuals and as an organisation work on the basis of musicality, openness, professionalism, vigor and job satisfaction. Read more at www.um.dk and www.tyskland.um.dk