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Senior Consular Affairs Officer

Closing: Apr 23, 2024

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Published: Apr 3, 2024 (19 days ago)

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  • The Head of Mission has overall responsibility for the work of the Embassy, whilst the Deputy Head of Mission is also head of Trade & Investment and Development Cooperation clusters. Next to the Deputy Head of Mission a deputy permanent representative for UNEP/Habitat and a deputy ambassador for Somalia are art of the mission.
  • The Consular Affairs team consists of 2 people and is part of the larger team - Operations Management Unit in the Embassy.

Key Result Areas:

  • Consular services i.e., Assessing completeness of applications for example, travel documents, visas and authorizations for temporary stay
  • Information and knowledge transfer i.e., Advising and/or providing information on the interpretation and implementation of regulations in the consular field and associated legislation
  • Implementation of specific regulations i.e., Providing substantive support by preparing advice and decisions (on nationality issues, recognition, visas, etc.) and, in that connection, gathering information and assessing it in the light of existing legislation, regulations, instructions, guidelines and applicable case law.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Higher professional level.
  • 3 years of relevant experience in the field of consular and/or Visa services.
  • Knowledge of relevant policy on migration and consular affairs, aspects of implementation in relation to international agreements and national legislation and case law, and the legislation and regulations in force.
  • Skill in gathering and clarifying information and providing periodic management information.
  • Knowledge of consular rules and regulations is an advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, knowledge of the Dutch language is preferred.
  • Good collaborative skills and team player spirit.
  • Ability to work independently, make decisions and lead a team of two.


Responsibilities
  • The Head of Mission has overall responsibility for the work of the Embassy, whilst the Deputy Head of Mission is also head of Trade & Investment and Development Cooperation clusters. Next to the Deputy Head of Mission a deputy permanent representative for UNEP/Habitat and a deputy ambassador for Somalia are art of the mission.
  • The Consular Affairs team consists of 2 people and is part of the larger team - Operations Management Unit in the Embassy.

Key Result Areas:

  • Consular services i.e., Assessing completeness of applications for example, travel documents, visas and authorizations for temporary stay
  • Information and knowledge transfer i.e., Advising and/or providing information on the interpretation and implementation of regulations in the consular field and associated legislation
  • Implementation of specific regulations i.e., Providing substantive support by preparing advice and decisions (on nationality issues, recognition, visas, etc.) and, in that connection, gathering information and assessing it in the light of existing legislation, regulations, instructions, guidelines and applicable case law.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Higher professional level.
  • 3 years of relevant experience in the field of consular and/or Visa services.
  • Knowledge of relevant policy on migration and consular affairs, aspects of implementation in relation to international agreements and national legislation and case law, and the legislation and regulations in force.
  • Skill in gathering and clarifying information and providing periodic management information.
  • Knowledge of consular rules and regulations is an advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, knowledge of the Dutch language is preferred.
  • Good collaborative skills and team player spirit.
  • Ability to work independently, make decisions and lead a team of two.


  • Answering general and specific consular questions on any topic, from simple to complex (visa, passport, option procedures, adoption etc.).
  • Knowledge of relevant policy on migration and consular affairs, aspects of implementation in relation to international agreements and national legislation and case law, and the legislation and regulations in force.
  • Processing of visa (short and long stay) and passport applications,
  • Liaise with back office at our Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague.
  • Processing legalization requests.
  • Liaise with DNA specialist to take samples, interviewer for family reunification purposes.
  • Conduct civic and naturalization exams.
  • Prepare consular statements for Dutch nationals.
  • Acquire and update knowledge on all possible consular topics.
  • Provide consular assistance to Dutch nationals in need.


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