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The Danish Embassy in Tallinn is looking for additional staff

24.10.2014  12:47
If you want to work with administration and accounting, have knowledge of Danish, and are looking for a challenging job in an international environment, this might be the right place for you.

The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is looking for employees at the Danish embassy in Tallinn to strengthen our current team of global travel reviewers. Currently the offer is for a one-year contract. 

You will be reviewing travel claims for employees at the MFA in Copenhagen and diplomatic missions around the world. Hence, ability to think independently and ensure timely and thorough processing is essential.

Your tasks will primarily include:
- Review of a broad variety of aspects related to travel expense settlement (i.e. control of vouchers and receipts, assessment of overall travel costs, ensuring proper accounting and more)
- Written and oral correspondence with MFA employees in regard to travel expense settlements    
- Guidance to MFA employees on the MFA’s and Danish joint state travel rules
- Co-operation with the MFA’s Finance Department in Copenhagen (Team Group Financial Support) in regard to implementation of new travel procedures, preparation of management statistics, and general knowledge sharing

You will be part of the staff of the Danish Embassy in Tallinn where the working language is English and Danish. Apart from an interest in accounting - and perhaps some years of experience in the private or public sector in Estonia or elsewhere - we expect you to:
- Have a general flair for IT, and an ability to learn new systems fast
- Be fluent in English and preferably have knowledge of Danish
- Preferably have knowledge of travel expense settlement and optimally also of Basware Travel and Expense Management System

As a person you are responsible, detail oriented and enjoy working with numbers. Furthermore we expect you to be:
- Motivated, able to work independently and take initiative
- Diligent and good at prioritizing your work - even in stressful situations
- Flexible and willing to help your colleagues
- A good communicator and team player

We expect you will join us 1 January 2015. During January you will receive substantial training in our systems - in Tallinn as well as in Copenhagen.

Employment conditions

You will be employed as a local employee on a one-year contract at the Royal Danish Embassy on Wismari 5 in Tallinn. The salary is determined by skill and experience and in accordance with Estonian labor market conditions and salary levels. It is based on a 37 hour working week and five weeks holiday (Estonian employment rules and legislation will apply). Employment is contingent upon obtaining security clearance from Danish security authorities.

Your application in English with relevant information about education, previous employment and language skills should be sent in electronic form to the Royal Danish Embassy at e-mail address:

Applications must reach the Embassy no later than Wednesday, 12 November at noon. Interviews are expected to take place during the last week of November.

Additional information about the position can be obtained by calling the Royal Danish Embassy in Tallinn, telephone (+372) 6 306 400.