Friday, October 11, 2013

Temporary Consular Assistant - British Embassy - Kuwait

The British Embassy Kuwait has a vacancy for the post of a Locally Engaged Consular Assistant.  This is a temporary position starting from October 2013 until 30 June 2014.
Do you have excellent organisational skills, a friendly and flexible approach and the ability to interact with the public? If so, we are looking for a temporary Consular Assistant. You will be responsible for manning the consular reception counter with the public, including receiving and processing all related cash and credit payments, providing administrative support for your section and assisting and covering for the Pro-Consul.

Embassy normal working hours are 38 hours a week, 07.30 – 15.30 Sunday to Wednesday and 07.30 – 13.30 on Thursday.

The job will be graded as a Technical Support (Level 11) with a monthly salary of KD 290.

The main duties include:

•    Consular reception counter: initial contact with walk-in customers and telephone enquiries
•    Consular cashier
•    Providing translation and interpretation as required at the Consular reception or during prison, police, immigration and hospital visits when necessary.
•    Data entry and checks
•    Consular registrations
•    Maintenance of the Consular Section waiting area
•    Opening and allocating mail
•    Filing and faxing
•    Other duties as delegated by the Line Manager

Skills and Experience Required

The successful candidate will be expected to have strong communication skills in both Arabic and English languages, including the ability to translate and interpret in both languages, and to be able to work quickly, accurately and to manage their own workload.
The most important qualities are strong customer focus, resilience, a flexible approach and the ability to work well in a small team.

Previous experience of working within an office environment, good IT skills and familiarity with software packages (notably MS Word and straightforward databases) is desirable.  Arabic language is desirable.

The key competences required for this position are:
    Delivering results
    Working with others
    Customer focus
    Communicating

Deadline for Applications:  10 October 2013

Applications should be submitted by email using the British Embassy Application Form, which can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-embassy-kuwait/about/recruitment and a covering letter (including contact telephone numbers).

Please state clearly in your covering letter how you meet the key competences for this position (see Skills and Experience Required above).

Applications should be sent to kuwaitrecruitment@fco.gov.uk by 10 October 2013 with a subject line stating: Job Application – Temp Consular Assistant Position.

All applications will be acknowledged. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview or test as deemed necessary.  The successful applicant's employment will only be confirmed after the completion of any security clearance/checks.

Applications received after the stated deadline will not be considered. Telephone applications and enquiries will not be accepted.