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The Embassy of Sweden in Phnom Penh is seeking applications to fill the following position:
Position Title: Receptionist
Conditions: 6 months’ probation

1. Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Head of the Administrative and Consular Section, the Receptionist will be responsible for the following duties:
• Manage the reception, including the telephone switchboard
• Provide welcome services to guests and visitors, including receiving and escorting visitors to meetings within the Embassy
• Assist in migration and consular matters
• Provide information about Sweden, including International Training Programmes and possibilities to study in Sweden
• Assist in the organization of meetings and events
• Printing, scanning and copying documents
• Perform other related duties as required.

The work requires an ability to independently perform duties, including taking initiatives and assuming responsibility for the completion and delivery of individual tasks.

In carrying out the duties, the Receptionist shall closely liaise with the other staff at the Administrative and Consular Section, as well as the person in charge of the International Training Programmes within the Development Cooperation Section.

2. Essential Qualifications:
Education: Degree in business administration, marketing/communication or related fields.
Experience: Two years of professional experience in a field/s of relevance for the assignment.
Knowledge/skills: Excellent intra-personal skills. Service-minded. Ability to independently perform duties and to ensure the delivery and completion of tasks, also under periods of high work load. Flexibility and ability to prioritise tasks. Solid planning skills. Outgoing, motivated and willing to learn new things. Ability to adapt to a different cultural environment and to changing responsibilities. Strong skills in Microsoft Office programs incl. Word and Excel.
Language: Excellent command of the English language, both orally and in writing. Fluency in Khmer.

3. Desirable skills and/or experiences:
Previous work in the service or marketing/information industry.

4. Applications:
Applications along with a detailed CV, references and copy of education certificate/s should be submitted to the Swedish Embassy, 10th floor, Phnom Penh Tower, #445 Monivong Blvd, Phnom Penh, no later than 31st of July 2015. The application may be delivered in hard copy or via e-mail to the following address: The envelope/e-mail should be marked “Receptionist”.

We encourage applicants from both gender and diverse backgrounds to apply.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and applications will not be returned. The Embassy of Sweden retains the right to contact references directly.

Tests of language proficiency may be performed by the Embassy as part of the interview process.

5. About us
The Embassy of Sweden in Cambodia has a total of 7 Swedish staff seconded from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency - Sida, and 9 locally employed staff. The main tasks are to:

(i) represent Sweden in Cambodia and to strengthen and further develop bilateral relations; (ii) implement the cooperation strategy for the development cooperation with Cambodia; (iii) monitor and report on the political and economic development; (iv) promote trade relationships and exchanges as well as other Swedish interests; (v) discharge statutory administrative duties; and (vi) contribute to a good cooperation and coordination with other embassies and international organizations.


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