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The Permanent Representation of Denmark to the EU is hiring for an academic position in the trade policy team (local staff contract).

The Permanent Representation of Denmark to the EU is looking to fill an academic position in its trade policy team. Starting date will be 1st May 2023 or soon thereafter and for one year.

We seek a dynamic candidate interested in international and EU Trade policy. We offer a friendly, collaborative and dynamic work environment with a flat and informal organisational structure. In addition to trade policy, the team portfolio includes matters pertaining to the transatlantic relationship with the US and Canada. 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 giving presentations as well as information gathering on a wide range of regulatory and policy 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 organisational 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. The position demands a 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 an advantage.

For questions please contact first secretary Helge Hjorth (+32491726487 or e-mail: 
[email protected]) or Head of Administration Allan Toft (+3222330952 or e-mail: [email protected]).

Employment conditions: 

This is a temporary position offered for local recruitment according to compensation levels reflecting local conditions. The salary will reflect your qualifications, relevant experience and proven work-related results. The position is a full time employment.

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 “Trade Policy AC position” in the e-mail title field. 

Deadline for application: 

Friday 27 March 2023. Please note that interviews will take place in March.

About us:
The Permanent Representation of Denmark to the EU acts under the authority of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and are 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.

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