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Job at the Consulate General in São Paulo as Administrator and Consular Officer

05.04.2018  21:44

The Consulate General of Denmark in São Paulo is looking for an experienced biligual officer to lead our administration and consular team

Position: Bilingual Administrator and Consular Officer

Type of employment: Full time (40 hrs)

Starting date: May 2018

Location: Rua Oscar Freire 379, cj 31, 01426-001 São Paulo, Brazil

Deadline for application: Wednesday 19th of April

The Consulate General of Denmark/Innovation Centre Denmark in São Paulo is Denmark’s diplomatic mission in São Paulo. We are a team of 15 employees, helping Danish businesses and research environment to connect to the local environment, and assisting Danish citizens living in/travelling in the state of São Paulo with consular matters. As our experienced administrator is leaving the position, we are now seeking to recruit her replacement.

About the Team and the Job

We are looking for a highly efficient and empathetic team leader with ability to lead with multiple tasks at the same time and with proven experience managing financial and administrative systems.

You will be the team leader of the administrative and consular department, with a great variety of tasks. Two of the team members work directly with consular issues and all three have responsibilities within the administrative area.

We work closely together and share ideas, experiences and suggestions in an open and informal environment.

As an Administrator and Consular Officer, you will have daily contact with the employees at the Consulate, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Danes in São Paulo, and it is therefore important that you thrive with the contact to different people and different situations.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities as an Administrator and Consular Officer

• Overall responsibility for the accounting at the Consulate, including payments and registers in the accounting system, quarterly financial statement and 
   reconciliations, budgeting and budget follow-up in cooperation with the Head of Mission,
• HR-issues related to recruitment of employees, including local and Danish interns, contracts and bureaucratic issues in accordance with MFA-rules and local 
• General administration and daily running of the Consulate and facilities, including rental agreements, inventory and maintenance among others
• IT: responsible for the functioning of the IT-systems, PC’s and server, telephone system etc.
• Responsible for passport applications, citizenship cases, assisting Danish citizens in various consular matters among others
• Diverse ad hoc tasks related to HR, Finance, Running of the Consulate and IT

About You

• Relevant education and/or professional experience within accounting, administration and HR-issues
• High fluency in English and Portuguese, spoken and written is an absolute must
• Knowledge of Danish, Norwegian or Swedish is an advantage
• As you are going to be super user of several financial and administrative programs, solid IT user skills, preferably experience as user of financial systems and other
  administrative programs.
• Ability to handle multiple tasks and work under time pressure
• Great interpersonal and cooperation skills, as a team leader and responsible for matters across the departments at the Consulate
• Excellent organizational skills, efficient and structured
• A positive, pro-active and solution-oriented attitude

We Offer

• A challenging and interesting job in an international and inter-cultural work environment with values such as openness, independence and flexibility
• Salary based on qualifications and experience
• Full time employment on a local contract according to Brazilian labour rules (CLT)
• Refund of health care expenses and VR
• Possibilities of training within administrative and consular affairs in Copenhagen, Denmark

Application and Recruitment Process

To apply for the position, please send your application (cover letter, CV, proof of relevant education and recommendations) in English to marked “Application: Administrator and Consular Officer”, no later than April 19th.

Selected candidates will be invited for interviews – expected to take place end of April 2018. As part of the selection process, there will be used online tests.

The chosen candidate must present a “No Criminal Record” and pass security clearance by the Danish authorities prior to the start of employment.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs & the Trade Council of Denmark value diversity and equal opportunities for all and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, sex, religion, age or disability.


For questions regarding the position, please contact Kristiane Pinto (

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