Consular clerk

Embassy of Argentina

Job Description

·       Provide information about Argentine regulations, policies and procedures as well as process applications for: (1) Civic and Consular –authentications, birth / death / marriage / police clearance certificates, certifications, Identity Documents, passports, travel consents (2) Immigration – permits and visas;

·       Arrange meetings for delegations and visitors;

·       Establish and maintain relations with UAE Ministries and other governmental institutions e.g. Immigration, Police, Prisons;

·       Accompany officials to Courts, police stations and prisons to render assistance to Argentine detainees, including taking of fingerprints;

·       Assist Argentines in distress;

·       Maintain and update database for Argentines within the UAE;

·       Maintain and update relevant registers and submit monthly statistics;

·       Office administration – filing and record keeping of applications, sufficient stock of required documentation and stationery, typing of required documentation;

·       Operate office equipment e.g. photocopiers, printers, scanners, etc.;

·       Perform interpretation and translation duties when required;

·       Provide support during Embassy activities;

·       Reception – attend to switchboard / telephonic enquiries, assist visitors and ensure that information packs are replenished;

A minimum of 12 years schooling with completion of at least a one year Diploma or Certificate plus a minimum of 3 years’ of work experience, preferably as Consular Clerk or similar duties. Applicants should have either at least intermediate level of Spanish; candidates with significant exposure to both Hispanic and Arab cultures and languages will be particularly considered.Skills:·       Ability to communicate in Spanish, and Arabic or English. Ability to communicate in Arabic for the interpretation and translation of documents may be an added advantage;·       Knowledge of basic filing and complete computer literacy (MS Office e.g. MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, use of internet search);·       Good telephone etiquette, interpersonal skills and public relations as well as events management and report writing skills;·       Understanding of the UAE government structures and relations with diplomatic establishments;·       Ability to act assertive and use own initiative. Ability to work under pressure and willingness to work after-hours or over weekends, if required.

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