The Permanent Representation of Denmark to the EU is hiring for an academic position in its trade policy team (local staff contract).

The Permanent Representation of Denmark to the EU is looking to fill an academic position in its trade policy team. The position is fixed-term (18 months) with starting date 1 September 2019.

Published 06.04.2019
Dead-line: 29.04.2019

We seek a dynamic candidate interested in international and EU Trade policy. We offer a friendly, collaborative and dynamic work environment with a flat and informal organisational structure. In addition to trade policy, the team portfolio includes matters pertaining to the transatlantic relationship with the US and Canada. 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 on a wide range of regulatory and policy 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. 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. Experience from the Danish central administration – i.e. through internships, student jobs or other – and experience in the trade policy area will be strong assets. Working languages are Danish and English. Knowledge of French is an advantage.

For questions please contact Mr. Hamad Sheraz Rovsing (+32 02 233 08 16 or e-mail: from the trade policy team.

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 Embassy at and copy to Please indicate “Trade policy team position” in the e-mail title field.

Deadline for application
Monday 29 April 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 fact that the EU is active in many different policy areas. We are also the largest Danish Representation abroad. More information is available on and

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