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Job Opening  in Washington

Domestic Policy Advisor at the Embassy

Application Deadline: November 21, 2022

Are you passionate about U.S. domestic political affairs? The Embassy of Denmark in Washington D.C. is looking for an advisor for domestic political issues focusing on sectorial policy cooperation sectors such as environmental issues and migration. 

About the job

As an advisor at the Embassy, you will help promote Denmark and Danish interests in the United States. An essential part of your job will be to engage with the U.S. Administration and Congress based on Danish priorities.

You will be responsible for monitoring and reporting on developments in a broad aspect of U.S. domestic policy issues, including environment and other prioritized topics. 

You must be able to work independently and identify how American domestic policy developments affect Danish interests politically and economically. 

As part of the job, you will organize and facilitate events and visits by Danish Government officials and parliamentarians. 

The Embassy often operates with short deadlines in a fast-paced environment, and colleagues juggle multiple tasks simultaneously. Your portfolio will evolve according to policy developments and priorities.

We expect you to be a team player who is ready to engage in new tasks with short notice – and across the Department and the Embassy if needed.

In your daily work, you will report to the Head of the Department for Economic Diplomacy and Domestic Political Affairs. The position will also cover other current affairs, and you will be part of the Embassy staff of around 55 employees.

 

Required qualifications

  • An applicable university degree
  • Preferably at least two years of experience in a relevant line of work
  • Interest in U.S. domestic policy
  • Strong academic credentials and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills
  • Strong communications skills. Proficiency in Danish is preferred but not required
  • A flexible approach to work. You must be able to juggle many issues simultaneously
  • A team player who values a good working environment with a focus on solid cooperation
  • Knowledge of American politics and business culture is an advantage.

 

Employment conditions

  • Full time employment for 3 years with the possibility of extension on a local contract based on the local Embassy Staff Handbook
  • Your standard working hours will be 37 hours per week, with a large degree of flexibility in organizing your daily working hours
  • You will be entitled to 25 days of paid vacation per year
  • Your salary will reflect your qualifications, relevant experience, and proven work-related results
  • You will be offered reasonable coverage of sickness expenses
  • Benefits and other conditions will be based on the Embassy’s Staff Handbook.

 

Application and recruitment process 

To apply for the position, please send your application (cover letter, CV, recommendations) to the Embassy at [email protected] marked “Domestic Policy Advisor” no later than Monday, November 21, 2022.

The Embassy embraces equal opportunities for all and welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of race, sex, religion, age, or disability.

We will invite selected candidates for an interview.

The chosen candidate must be able to present a “No Criminal Record” and pass security clearance by the Danish authorities prior to employment. 

 

Questions

In case of additional questions, you are welcome to contact the Head of the Department for Economic Diplomacy and Domestic Political Affairs by e-mail, Mrs. Sofie Dyhr Crump, [email protected]

 

About us

The Embassy of Denmark is part of the Danish Foreign Service. The Embassy covers the United States of America. The Embassy is an ambitious, fast-paced, dynamic workplace with approximately 55 employees, 17 of whom are posted from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other ministries in Copenhagen. Please read more about the Embassy here