The Permanent Representation of Denmark to the EU is hiring for an academic position in the area of foreign and security policy (local staff contract)

Published 12.05.2019
Dead-line: 27.05.2019

The Permanent Representation of Denmark to the EU is looking to fill an academic position in the
area of foreign and security policy. Starting date will be 1st September 2019.

We seek a dynamic candidate interested in foreign policy. We offer a friendly, collaborative and dynamic work environment with a flat and informal organisational structure. The position is anchored in the specific subarea of security, sanctions and horizontal instruments. Coordination of the work in the EU’s Political and Security Committee and the work on the EU’s Defence and Human Rights policies will be main elements in the portfolio. Tasks will revolve around the promoting of Danish positions and interests in the different Council settings working on those issues. Tasks will also include the drafting of reports and the giving of presentations as well as information gathering and coordination on a wide range of issues. The selected candidate will perform those tasks in close
cooperation with colleagues at the Permanent Representation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Copenhagen and in close contact with colleagues in the EU institutions and from other EU countries. Tasks and portfolio may however be subject to change according to organisational needs.

We seek a responsible, outgoing and flexible candidate with the ability to withstand pressure and deliver timely on frequent deadlines. The candidate shall have an academic master’s degree in social sciences or similar. Excellent writing skills and a strong ability to succinctly summarise complex arguments are also required. In our organisation, we emphasize good collaborative and communicative skills. Effective networking capabilities are essential for the work, which is to be performed. The position demands a solid basic understanding of how the EU is organised and of its decision-making procedures. Shorter experience from the Danish central administration – i.e. through internships, student jobs or other – and experience in the foreign policy area will be strong assets. Working  languages are Danish and English. Knowledge of French is important.


For questions please contact Head of Administration, Mr. Christian Hagelin
(+3222330811 or e-mail:

Employment conditions

This is a position offered for local recruitment according to compensation levels reflecting local conditions. The salary will reflect your qualifications, relevant experience and proven work-related results. The position is a full time employment.

Application and recruitment process

To apply for the position, please send your application in one PDF-file including cover letter, CV, proof of relevant education, recommendations and references in English to the Representation at Please indicate “Foreign Policy AC position” in the e-mail title field.

Deadline for application

Monday 27 May 2019.

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About us

The Permanent Representation of Denmark to the EU acts under the authority of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and is part of the Danish network of diplomatic representations abroad.
The Permanent Representation cares for Denmark’s interests in the European Union. It has posted staff from all Danish Ministries reflecting the many policy areas, on which the EU is active. We are also the largest Danish Representation abroad. More information is available on and


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