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Political Advisor

Can you promote Danish interests and strengthen the partnership with Indonesia? Do you thrive in an active and dynamic workspace that gives you all the responsibility you can handle? Are you proactive, detail-oriented and can handle a large number of tasks simultaneously? Do you have a flair for political issues? And can you build, maintain and use a broad professional network across sectors?

Then YOU might be the Political Advisor, we are looking for!

The Embassy of Denmark in Jakarta is an ambitious, high-paced and dynamic Embassy. We offer a position as our Political Advisor that will place you at front and centre of the bilateral partnership between Denmark and Indonesia. As a medium-large Danish representation, we have all the diplomatic tools at our disposal, and you will be involved in many different activities: Political and development cooperation, trade promotion, government-to-government activities in the energy and environment sectors, as well as cultural cooperation, public diplomacy activities and strategic communication.

As our new Political Advisor you:

  • Are an integral part of the Political Team and work closely with the Ambassador and the Deputy Head of Mission.
  • Continuously monitor political developments in Indonesia, ASEAN and Denmark relevant for the RI-DK partnership and assist in reporting these to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA) in Copenhagen.
  • Are responsible for the Embassy’s strategic communication efforts and public diplomacy activities through various platforms, e.g. Danish and Indonesian print media, social media, events, etc.
  • Are the main responsible for the strengthened bilateral cooperation in the education sector and for the efforts of reaching out to the youth in Indonesia.
  • Contribute to the production of political reporting (cables), background materials, speaking points etc. for the MFA and in relation to high level visits.
  • Have a key role in planning and executing delegation and high level visits to Indonesia and to Denmark.
  • Participate in meetings with ministers, government officials, partner organisations and other stakeholders and have a key role in continuously expanding the network of the embassy.
  • Contribute to the execution and administration of the embassy’s good governance activities (human rights, religious tolerance, anti-corruption etc.) and cultural cooperation.
  • Assist the Embassy’s Trade, Development and Government-to-Government Teams to create synergies across teams and contribute to sector analysis.

As the right candidate, you have:

  • A strong interest and drive to strengthen the bilateral partnership with Indonesia
  • A relevant Master’s degree in e.g. political science, economy, international relations, or other relevant education at MA level.
  • Excellent writing skills and an ability to independently produce high-quality written material for a variety of audiences, which is precise and tailor-made.
  • Excellent English and analytical skills, and a sound understanding of communication, including solid experience with social media.
  • Solid understanding of – or interest in – Indonesian and regional politics, and solid understanding of the domestic political situation in Denmark.
  • A positive, open-minded and pro-active approach to new and varying tasks.
  • The ability to work independently as well as in teams.
  • Danish language skills are a major advantage.

As Political Advisor you will be hired on a local contract with salary regulated according to the Embassy’s "Local Salary Policy". The salary will reflect your experience and level of qualifications. The position is to be filled as soon as possible and is initially offered for a one-year period (with possible extension).

Application deadline: Please send your application (cover letter, CV, proof of relevant education and recommendations) to marked "Political Advisor" before (or on) 29 January, 2018.

For any questions regarding this position, please contact Deputy Head of Mission, Elsebeth Søndergaard Krone ( or Political Advisor, Mads Hovøre Andersen (