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MIGRATION ASSISTANT

By June 4, 2021
  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Background

The Embassy of Sweden in Nairobi represents Sweden in Kenya, Somalia, Seychelles, and Comoros. The Embassy also represents Sweden in UNEP and UN-HABITAT.

 The Embassy represents and advances Swedish policies, interests, and values in political and economic relations, development cooperation, trade, and investment promotion, in cultural and information matters. It provides consular services to Swedish nationals and migration services to non-nationals.

 The Embassy of Sweden is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all relevant applicants to apply for the position regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, and personal background.

 The Migration section is a part of the Embassy of Sweden. The section is mainly responsible for receiving and verifying applications for visa and residence permit, making decisions in visa cases, conducting interviews with applicants, answering questions on phone/email/mail among other things. The Section is looking to expand its team with migration assistant, due to an upcoming responsibility for Ethiopian visa cases. The suitable candidate should have a good command of written and spoken Amharic.

Main duties:

  • Handle residence/student and work permit applications
  • Conduct interviews with applicant, including Amharic speaking
  • Handle visa applications and follow instructions from decision-maker
  • Handle resettlement cases, including communication with IOM/UNCHR
  • Verifying documents
  • Reply to applicants´ queries, both in writing and over the phone
  • Registration and archiving
  • Other section duties, such as special assignments, required or decided by the head of the section

Qualifications (all skills are required):

  • Excellent command of written and spoken Amharic
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • University degree in relevant field, such as law and social science
  • At least two years relevant working experience, in the field of law, fraud or with visas/residence permit or in areas where the Head of the section finds suitable. The experience should not be older than 3 years.
  • Documented administrative competence and computer skills

Added advantages

  • Experience from work at other Embassies with migration-related duties
  • Experience from work at authorities handling migration or legal matters

 Personal attributes:

  • Team player with a will to share knowledge and support colleagues
  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities and undertake multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Respect for cultural diversity, with the ability to fit into a diverse team and to establish networks
  • Excellent organization skills, strong oral and written communication skills in Amharic and English
  • The job requires a person who is fast-thinking, flexible, and analytical and who has strong personal integrity.

How to Apply

Interested individuals are invited to submit a 1-page Cover Letter, a CV, and a minimum of 3 professional references to recruitment@dpckenya.com  not later than 18th June 2021.

The email subject should be “MIGRATION ASSISTANT’’

 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 The terms and conditions for locally employed staff apply. The employment will start with a minimum of 6 months probation.

Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment@dpckenya.com

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