Dutch Embassy Jobs – Senior Consular Affairs Officer at Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Organisation: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Reports to: Head of Internal Affairs
Job Summary:  The Senior Consular Affairs Officer (SCAO) is the first point of contact
for consular clients of the Embassy and liases with the Regional Support Office (RSO) in Pretoria, which acts as a consular back office for this Embassy. He/she will take in applications for visa and Dutch travel documents and addresses issues concerning consular statements and legalization and verification of documents. He/She is able to work independently and has a substantive knowledge and understanding of consular processes.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
·         Assessing applications for travel documents, visas and authorisations for temporary stay etc, for compliance with statutory requirements, and checking whether the accompanying documents are complete and accurate.
·         Informing authorities and interested third parties on legislation (and its interpretation) in the assigned field of work;
·         Keeping the daily financial records, and records of visa and other consular fees.
·         In-depth interviews with family members of asylum seekers and reporting in these.
·         Coordinate and carry out DNA-examinations upon request
·         Coordinate verification of documents;
·         Providing consular assistance to Dutch nationals in Uganda;
·         Conducting civic integration and naturalization exams;
·         Prepare legalizations of documents;
·         Keeping database of Dutch nationals within Uganda up-to-date;
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         Business degree with a bias in law, management and/or administration;
·         At least five years of progressive experience in dealing with clients in an international/intercultural setting is required.
·         The Senior Officer Consular Affairs has a high degree of integrity and is able to work pro-actively and independently.
·         He/she is a team player, has strong analytical skills, operates customer friendly (even under pressure), and is able to bridge the geographical gap with the RSO with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
·         He/she should maintain high legal, social and ethical standards in his/her work.
·         Experience in interviewing people and analysing outcomes of the interview
·         Excellent communicator.
·         He/she is very well organised and takes initiatives to get his/her work done.
·         He/she is also service oriented and has a strong commitment to deliver quality work.
·         He/she should maintain high legal, social and ethical standards in his/her
work.
·         Fluency in Dutch language is a strong asset.
How to apply: 
Please send your CV and cover letter with 3 work related referees to the address or e-mail below. All applications shall be marked with the position title you are applying for; e.g. “EKN SAA” or “EKN SCAO”.

While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected
for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to
automatic disqualification.
People Performance Group
Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante
P.O. Box 12405, Kampala – Uganda
E-mail: application@ppg.co.ug

Deadline: Friday March 15, 2013.
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