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Foreign policy Academic position

The Permanent Representation of Denmark to the EU is hiring for an academic position in the area of foreign and security policy (local staff contract).

The Permanent Representation of Denmark to the EU is looking to fill an academic position in the area of foreign and security policy. Starting date will be 1st September 2022.

We seek a dynamic candidate interested in foreign policy. We offer a friendly, collaborative and dynamic work environment with a flat and informal organizational structure. The position is anchored in the specific subarea of security, sanctions and horizontal instruments. The EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy will be a main element in the portfolio. Tasks will revolve around the promoting of Danish positions and interests in the different Council settings working on those issues. Tasks will also include the drafting of reports and the giving of presentations as well as information gathering and coordination on a wide range of issues. The selected candidate will perform those tasks in close cooperation with colleagues at the Permanent Representation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Copenhagen and in close contact with colleagues in the EU institutions and from other EU countries. Tasks and portfolio may however be subject to change according to organizational needs.

We seek a responsible, outgoing and flexible candidate with the ability to withstand pressure and deliver timely on frequent deadlines. The candidate shall have an academic master’s degree in social sciences or similar. Excellent writing skills and a strong ability to succinctly summarise complex arguments are also required. In our organisation, we emphasize good collaborative and communicative skills. Effective networking capabilities are essential for the work which is to be performed. The position demands a solid basic understanding of how the EU is organised and of its decision-making procedures. Shorter experience from the Danish central administration – i.e. through internships, student jobs or other – and experience in the foreign policy area will be strong assets. Working languages are Danish and English. Knowledge of French is important.

For questions please contact Deputy PSC Anne Louise Winsløv (+322233 0953 or [email protected]) or Head of Administration Tina Baggesen (+3222330879 or [email protected])

Employment conditions:
This is a position offered for local recruitment with compensation reflecting local conditions. The salary will reflect your qualifications, relevant experience and proven work-related results. The position is full time employment. The contract is for 2 years. It is a precondition for employment that you can pass security clearance and maintain it for the duration of the contract.

Application and recruitment process:
To apply for the position, please send your application in one PDF file including cover letter, CV, proof of relevant education, recommendations and references in English to the Representation at [email protected]. Please indicate “Foreign Policy AC position” in the e-mail title field.

Deadline for application:
Monday 25 April 2022.

About us:
The Permanent Representation of Denmark to the EU acts under the authority of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and is part of the Danish network of diplomatic representations abroad. The Permanent Representation cares for Denmark’s interests in the European Union. It has posted staff from all Danish Ministries reflecting the many policy areas, on which the EU is active. We are also the largest Danish Representation abroad. More information is available on um.dk and eu.um.dk.

Link to printable PDF file.