Graduate Personal Assistant (PA) to the Ambassador at Royal Norwegian Embassy

The Royal Norwegian Embassy is a division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs whose primary objective is to secure and uphold Norway’s interests globally. Norway’s interests are decided by such factors as its geographical location in an advantageously important area, its open economy, its location as a coastal state and agent of substantial marine resources, and its extensive exports of oil and gas.

Diplomatic ties between Nigeria and Norway was created just after Nigeria’s independence in 1960.

They are hiring to fill the following positions described below.

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Job Title: Personal Assistant (PA) to the Ambassador

Location: Abuja
Terms of Employment: Permanent

Job Description

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  • The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Abuja has five diplomats and eight local employees. The PA to the ambassador is retiring, and the embassy is seeking her replacement.


  • Norway has strong political ties with Nigeria, comprehensive business relations and administers a development program as well as humanitarian assistance to Nigeria. The Embassy is also accredited to Cameroon, Benin, and Togo.


  • We are currently looking for a well-organized and flexible individual with strong interpersonal skills for the position of PA to the ambassador. The main responsibilities will be as follows:
    • Arrange and prepare meetings for the ambassador
    • Organize and convene other engagements for the ambassador and other embassy staff
    • Make travel arrangements
    • Liaise and maintain good relations with Government agencies, other Embassies and the UN system
    • Event organizer
    • Help prepare and organize official and social functions

Education and Experiences

  • University degree in relevant disciplines for the position.
  • Experience from similar positions. Experience from an embassy is an advantage.
  • Experience from work with national authorities, multilateral organizational and CSOs is an advantage.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Good interpersonal skills and good networking abilities in the domestic and diplomatic community
  • Ability to closely follow-up all on all engagements and report on any deviations
  • The ability to work independently and meet deadlines under demanding conditions.
  • Readiness to take on new tasks and areas of responsibility, if and when required.
  • The daily work at the Embassy can be hectic and requires a high degree of flexibility and readiness towards tasks also outside the direct responsibility.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team consisting of both Nigerian and Norwegian staff.
  • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English (abilities in French an advantage). Good writing, presentation and communication skills.
  • Computer literacy and interest in new IT technology including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Outlook.


  • Salary according to experience and qualifications.

Application Closing Date
30th December 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their Application consisting of a brief motivational statement of up to 300 words describing why you want this job and their CV to [email protected] Please write the following in the subject file: “Application – PA to Ambassador”.


  • Short-listed applicants will be invited to an interview and a possible written examination. Qualified women are encouraged to apply.
  • The result of the application process will be announced at the Embassy’s website approximately three weeks after the application deadline.

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