Job vacancies

Consular Officer (50-60% part time)

The Embassy of Switzerland in Singapore is currently looking for a Consular Officer (50-60% part time)Starting mid-June 2021 or upon agreement.

The Embassy of Switzerland represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic, consular, security, financial and legal affairs, science, education and culture as well as promotion of trade and tourism. The Consular Section of the Embassy provides consular services to Swiss citizens living in Singapore as well as visa services to third nationals.

Job description

The Consular Section is seeking an individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to operate in a service environment. The position requires experience in administrative work, up to date computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet) and the ability to multitask, also under pressure.

Requirements

Excellent skills in English and at least one Swiss national language. Due to the nature of the job, in particular the processing of Swiss passport and ID card applications, preference will be given to Swiss candidatures. We are looking for a communicative, service orientated personality with the ability to work independently. Reliability and attention to details are key. You have a few years of work experience, you are a motivated and efficient team player and willing to gain expertise in consular and administrative matters. Find out more about the job here (PDF, 81.1 kB, English)

Interested candidates may send their application, including letter of motivation, resume and copies of diplomas, salary expectations and references by email to singapore@eda.admin.ch.

Deadline for application: 20 May 2021

Junior Political Officer (Temp position from August 2021 to June 2022)

The Embassy of Switzerland officially represents the Swiss Government in Singapore. The embassy’s objective is to foster the bilateral relations between Switzerland and Singapore on all levels, with a focus on political, financial and economic topics as well as science, culture and the promotion of trade and tourism. 

As part of the embassy’s diplomatic section, the junior political officer works on selected political, legal and economic files as well as on public outreach projects and engagements in the realm of education, science and technology. She/he is also poised to learn about the workings of the Swiss Business Hub ASEAN and the regional office of Switzerland Tourism, both located in the embassy. The open position enables the junior officer to gain valuable across-the-board insights into Swiss bilateral diplomacy and the work of a strategically important mid-size representation in Southeast Asia. Starting date: August 2021.

Tasks

  • Politics/economy/finance/human rights/environment: Participation in the preparation of various standard reports of the representation
  • Preparation of brief reports on current topics (for example on elections, Covid19, budget, etc.)
  • Public relations: Coordination/drafting/ posting on the embassy’s social media accounts, writing and editing of texts for various publications; contributions to website & newsletter of the embassy; presentations of the Ambassador and his deputies
  • Presentation of Switzerland at schools, fairs, etc. 
  • Collaboration in cultural /public diplomacy events and projects
  • Compiling the press review of the embassy (daily)
  • Bi-weekly press review and analysis to be sent to HQ

Your qualifications

  • A college/university level degree in political science/ international relations or equivalent experience;
  • Strong IT skills, including good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Office, Photoshop;
  • Professional experience/skills in managing social media accounts;
  • Languages: Excellent command of English (written and spoken), good knowledge of one of the Swiss national languages would be an asset.

We offer local employment conditions with additional benefits. Find out more about the job here (PDF, 246.2 kB, English).

If you would like a challenging position in a dynamic, multicultural environment, please send your application, including letter of motivation, CV, copies of diplomas, last salary as well as salary expectations and references by email to singapore@eda.admin.ch

Deadline for application: 16 May 2021

Due to COVID-19 measures, there is a chance that we will only be able to consider applications from candidates who already live in Singapore.