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The Embassy of Iceland is hiring and 4 positions are vacant at the Embassy in Lilongwe and at the field office in Mangochi. Iceland and Malawi started bilateral relations in 1989. The Embassy of Iceland in Lilongwe was formally opened in 2004. Today, the Embassy of Iceland works with a range of development partners in Malawi to support social development in the country. A considerable focus, from the outset, has been in the district of Mangochi.


The Embassy of Iceland is an equal opportunity employer. Women and young professionals are encouraged to apply.


Position: Administrative Officer



The Embassy of Iceland in Lilongwe is looking to recruit an Administrative Officer to commence in September 2021. The Administrative Officer reports directly to the Head of Mission and the position is based in Lilongwe.


Responsibilities and main tasks

  • Manage Human Resources operations for locally recruited staff in accordance with Malawian law.
  • Contribute to crisis management planning and security issues.
  • Maintain appropriate communication with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and other ministries and drafts notes and/or letters to Line Ministries and MFA.
  • Provide assistance to expatriate staff and their families.
  • Facilitate contacts with banking institutions, local and international suppliers, and local government offices.
  • Perform any other relevant duties that may be assigned by the Head of Mission.


Qualifications and professional skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree or another university degree.
  • At least 5 years professional experience working in administration.
  • Excellent computer skills.


Personal skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to function independently and in a team.
  • Organised and attention to detail.
  • High integrity.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines



Application Process

Qualified applicants are invited to send application (CV and one-page cover letter) demonstrating their motivation and experience to:


Email: lilongwe@mfa.is  


Deadline for receiving applications is 4th of June 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Skills Required


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  • Location
    Lilongwe
  • Company
  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    1
  • Apply Before
    05 Jun, 2021

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