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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - Vacancy Announcement No. 2024-I

The Embassy of India in Bogota has one vacancy for the position of Assistant. We are looking for a zealous candidate to support the Administration/ Consular department of the Embassy in its primary and administrative duties.

The exact scope of work and duties will vary over time according to the exigencies of the needs of the Embassy, but will include the following:

Key function and responsibilities of the position of Assistant

  • Assistance in daily administrative tasks (Personnel, Establishment, IT and Finance & Accounting)

  • Using computers and accounting applications, transcribe file noting, preparing notes for approval

  • Assistance is Consular Affairs of the Embassy on a day to day basis including updating database, spreadsheets

  • Assistance in work pertaining to areas of Education under bilateral cooperation program of the Embassy 

  • Assistance in commerce related work when required to do so

  • Update spreadsheets, databases, and inventories with requisite information under the ambit of the aforementioned responsibilities

  • Gather important data, generating reports and information, make presentation as required for the functions of the Administration, Consular and Educational cooperation activities. Liaison with different Ministries, authorities of Colombia and Ecuador.

  • Maintain polite and professional communication via phone, e-mail, and mail.

  • Arrange and attend meetings and do translation/interpretation, as required

  • Carryout other necessary duties as may arise in other functions of the Embassy

  • Replace and provide temporary cover in other Embassy positions (as a standby)

  • Adhere to other general office protocol and procedures.

Essential Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or Associate’s Degree in related field or equivalent Colombian degree

  • Excellent computer skills, especially typing and knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Outlook, Excel, Libre Office, under Linux environment

  • Effective communication, networking and reporting skills 

  • High level of proficiency and fluency in speaking/reading/writing English & Spanish

  • Initiative and Team Work (capacity to innovate, participate in team work)

  • Attention to detail; willingness to learn, excellent communication skills, good computational, analytical and soft skills;

  • Prior experience of office management work and administrative experience are desirable

Who May Apply?

  • Anyone who is eligible for appointment under Colombian local laws

  • Applicant must be in possession of a Colombian social security card valid for employment and/or a work

Monthly Salary at Entry Level

COP 2.35 million + cost of living allowance (decided by Embassy) +employers social security contribution as per rules

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates must submit the application form provided in the prescribed format in Annexure –I (CLICK HERE) along with CV giving full details plus any other documentation (e.g. copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above to hoc.bogota@mea.gov.in, estab.bogota@mea.gov.in, admin1.bogota@mea.gov.in

The deadline for submitting applications is 16 March 2024.