Vacancy at the Royal Norwegian Embassy: ADVISER

 The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Jakarta has a vacancy as ADVISER to its ASEAN Team.

The Embassy is accredited to Indonesia, Timor-Leste and ASEAN and represents the political, economic, development cooperation and consular interests of the Kingdom of Norway. The Embassy has approx. 25 staff members, diplomats and local staff. Key tasks include strengthening the political contact with Indonesia, Timor-Leste and ASEAN, assisting Norwegian citizens, promoting Norwegian businesses, and building partnerships on prioritized areas. Through annual allocations by the Norwegian Government, the Embassy manages grants to partner institutions, including government bodies, multilateral institutions, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in areas such as climate change and forest, sustainable oceans, human rights as well as ASEAN-related projects.

Areas of responsibility: 

·         Under the supervision of the Ambassador to ASEAN, advise on matters relevant to the implementation of Norway’s Sectoral Dialogue partnership with ASEAN

·         Assist in the grant management of ASEAN projects

·         Prepare background memos and updated information on ASEAN questions to the Ambassador to ASEAN

·         Monitor developments and provide information on current affairs in the ASEAN region of relevance for Norway’s partnership with ASEAN

·         Liaise with the ASEAN Secretariat, relevant government institutions, NGOs and academic institutions

·         Participate in meetings related to Norway’s partnership with ASEAN

·         Write up minutes from meetings, summaries, reports and drafting of interventions/speeches/presentations for the Ambassador

·         Assist in organizing and facilitating meetings, seminars, and other relevant events



·         Higher education in social or political sciences, economics, law, etc.

·         Experience from working in an international environment

·         A strong interest for international questions, in particular ASEAN related issues

·         Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia, written and spoken

·         Excellent command of both spoken and written English - skills will be tested before employment

·         Computer literacy in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Explorer, PowerPoint)


Personal skills: 

·         Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills

·         High ethical awareness and personal integrity

·         Strong ability to work independently and to meet deadlines

·         Good communication skills, both written and orally

·         Ability to analyse, describe and communicate complex issues

·         Structured approach to problem-solving, goal oriented

·         Flexibility with tasks and work hours


What we offer: 

·         A competitive salary and comprehensive health insurance

·         A good and mutually supportive working environment

·         Good opportunities for professional development

·         Weekly working time is 37,5 hours



·         Selected candidates will be required to sit for a written test to document their English skills

·         Professional references may be collected for selected candidates

·         Embassy Management may adjust areas of responsibility according to the Embassy’s needs

·         A probation period of three months applies


How to apply: 

·         Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter of no more than 400 words and a CV in English with the subject: Application – Adviser to        

·         Deadline for submitting applications: 27 January 2023Applications after this date will not be accepted

·         Shortlisted candidates will be notified for interviews