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The Danish Consulate General in Istanbul is offering a 6-month fixed term contract as Consular
and Administrative Officer. The successful applicant will join a team of experienced colleagues in a
stimulating, multicultural environment.


  • Consular assistance to Danish citizens in distress (also outside office hours if necessary).
  • Assistance to Danish Citizens and persons with a permanent residence in Denmark in civil law matters (passport, drivers licence, marriage, divorce, legalizations).
  • Assistance to Security and Crisis Management officer.
  • Handling of a wide range of administrative matters; including preparation of custom declarations (takrir) for diplomatic and official shipments, submission of MFA ID applications on behalf of posted staff, archiving and overall administrative support in the day-to-day management and functioning of the Consulate.
  • Potentially assist in protocol matters related to official visits.
  • Official written communication with Turkish and Danish Authorities.
  • University degree/and or relevant working experience.
  • Knowledge of consular work will be an advantage
  • Fluency in spoken and written English; knowledge of Danish will be an advantage but not a condition.
  • Fluency in Turkish is required.
  • Team player with the ability to work independently.
  • Well organized, responsible, loyal, flexible and service-minded.
  • Ability to make decisions fast and to handle stressful situations.
  • Good communication skills.
  • IT knowledge (MS Office Programs)

The Consular Officer will be appointed according to regulations for local staff at the Consulate General in Istanbul with a starting date, expectedly, on 1st February 2020 or soonest hereafter.

The appointment is subject to a successful security clearance taking place in Denmark.

The salary will be based on experience and skills.


  • Interested applicants who believe they have the necessary professional and personal skills should send a motivation letter (incl. a CV) in English to: The Consulate General of Denmark, Email: [email protected].
  • Applications should be clearly marked: “Consular Officer – Istanbul”.
  • To help us track our recruitment effort, please indicate in your e-mail &  motivation letter where ( you saw this job posting.

Kindly note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Application deadline: 13th December 2019.


The Consulate is obliged to follow EU-rules of handling personal information (GDPR) when we receive and process job applications. Our processing of personal information will rely on your consent (art. 6, no. 1 litra a). Please read the privacy policy of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs before applying ( ). By sending your application, you actively consent to our processing of your personal information. In the above-mentioned policy you can read more about your rights (among others your right to withdraw your consent), how we process your data and how to complain about our processing of your personal data.

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