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We are looking for a new colleague for the visa and consular team at the embassy of Denmark. The team consists of three full time staff. We process and issue 3000-4000 Schengen visas per year, process 250 Danish passport applications, assist with 35 adoptions and attend to more than 10000 emails and phone calls.

We are looking a consular officer who can be caseworker on Schengen visas and Danish passport applications and handle various other administrative cases related to the consular area. You are able to process administrative tasks in an efficient way and deal with case-loads that are high at times, act professionally in a friendly and firm manner and work in a multi-cultural environment.

Your main tasks will be:

  • Case processing of Schengen visas and expediting Residence & Work Applications.
  • Handling of passport applications and other document enquiries.
  • Handling of certificates for Danish pensioners living in South Africa.
  • Other consular tasks as needed.

You will of course have the opportunity to learn the regulations and procedures from your colleagues.


  • Applicants must hold a valid residence and working permit (Essential requirement).
  • A relevant educational background for instance a Bachelor degree in public administration, political science or similar or a relevant degree related to the components of the job description
  • A minimum of 3 years ofwork experience, preferably from public administration, business administration or similar
  • Experience with consular cases and/or visa-applications an advantage.
  • Applicants must have the ability to maintain confidentiality, demonstrate good judgement and be able to work independently.
  • Strong administrative competences and ability to quickly read and understand guidelines and procedures and apply these in casework.
  • Applicants must be able to work as part of a team and have strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong computer literacy with competence in Microsoft Office packages
  • Ability to read and understand Nordic languages an advantage. Excellent writing ability and verbal communication skills in English is essential.
  • The applicant must have a clean criminal record. Security clearance from Danish Police authorities will have to be obtained.


The position is temporary and will run until mid-2020. We can offer a package of approx. 230.000-260.000 ZAR p.a. plus benefits (pension, health insurance and UIF). You will be employed on a local contract with salary and working conditions regulated according to the Embassy’s “Local Salary Policy” and based on your experience and qualifications. We have a 37 hour working week, a friendly and informal working environment which provides opportunities to develop your competencies in an international environment.


Please include a motivational letter and your CV as part of the application. Deadline for applications is 11 September 2019. Starting date: as soon as possible.


You are welcome to contact the team leader for the Consular Team Annette Larsen on for further information about the position.



The Royal Danish Embassy in Pretoria handles bilateral relations between Denmark and South Africa. The Embassy also covers 7 other countries in the region. The Embassy employs more than 20 staff members, is headed by Ambassador Tobias Elling Rehfeld and comprises - apart from the Consular team - of an Admin/Finance team, a Strategic Sector Cooperation team, a Political Team and a Trade Team. For more information, please visit

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