Danish Embassy in Bangkok looking for maternaty cover for Consular Department

The Danish Embassy in Bangkok is currently looking for someone to step in for a maternity leave in the Consular Office.

The employee will, amongst many others, be assisting Danes in need and handling the relationship between Danes and the Thai government.

But if disaster hits, the applicant needs to be ready:

Consul Peter Dalberg

“A lot of the work will be in the field of civil and family law and centered around the embassy´s cooperation with the Danish public administration – including the state, the regions, the local authorities and other public bodies. Consular Core business is off course furthermore to help and advice Danes in distress here in Thailand, and if a crisis should hit, the new employee in time will be one of the first to be sent to the scene assisting the Danes,” says Consul Peter Dalberg who himself was one of the first to be sent to Nepal when the earthquake struck in 2015.

In situations like plane crashes, floods, earthquakes and civil unrest, there’s a need for the embassay to guide Danes who finds themselves in the middle of the crisis and locating missing citizens.

But aside from the occasional handling of crisis situations, the person preferably has some experience within the Danish public management.

“There are a lot of exciting and tough consular cases here in Thailand but a lot of our work is also routine case processing in direct corporation with the public management in Denmark, so it is preferred that you have some knowledge as to how civil servants work,” Peter Dalberg says.

Aside from that, the applicant needs to be fluent in English – both spoken and written – and preferably Danish too.

The maternity leave will last for 13 months starting on the 25th of April 2018. The deadline for an application is on the 28th of February.

For people interested in the job, more information including how to apply can be found here.

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