Last updated: 04.02.2016 // The Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Mumbai has a vacancy for a full-time position as adviser for culture and public diplomacy.
The Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Mumbai, covering Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa, was re-opened in November 2015. The Consulate General is located in new premises at Bandra Kurla Complex. The opening of the Consulate General is a reflection of the rapid increase in the bilateral relations between India and Norway, especially commercial/business relations in the area of jurisdiction. The Consulate General will have a total seven staff in addition to a commercial section, Innovation Norway (three staff). Staff from the Norwegian Seafood Council and the Norwegian Business Association in India (NBAI) are also located in the consulate General.
Responsibilities and tasks
Planning, implementation and follow-up of press, culture, information, business and public diplomacy activities in accordance with the strategic plans for the Consulate General.
Manage the Consulate General’s media outreach and interaction with the local media
In close co-operation with the Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi
Assist in organizing expert trips/press trips to Norway
Produce and maintain information at the Consulate General’s part of the Embassy website as well as input on the Embassy’s communication platforms and Newsletter.
Daily media monitoring in the Consulate General’s area of jurisdiction
Draft talking points/speeches/articles
Master level degree from University within the areas of responsibilities and tasks. Long and relevant working experience may compensate for a lack of degree
Fluent in written and spoken English and Hindi
At least five years of work experience, either from government, international organisations, civil society, academia or private sector
International experience either related to work or studies is an advantage
Knowledge of Norway is an advantage
Proven ability to building networks with relevant organizations and individuals in government, civil society, academia, the media and the private sector.
Honesty, integrity, tolerance and respect for all individuals across social and professional distinctions are fundamental requirements
Openness, transparency and good communication skills are essential.
Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting.
Terms and conditions
The Consulate General is following Indian law with respect to employment rights
Salary in accordance with education/experience
Social security benefits will be in accordance with the social security legislation in India.
Working hours: Monday-Thursday 09:00 - 16:00. 25 days annual vacation.
Commencement as soon as possible
For further information please contact by telephone no. 022-61330700, Consul General, Mr. Torbjørn Holthe or Deputy Head of Mission, Consul Mr. Tor A. Dahlstrøm.
A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with
its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United" (http://johnbrownnotesandessays.blogspot.com/2017/03/notes-and-references-for-discussion-e.html). Affiliated with Georgetown University for over ten years, he shares ideas with students about public diplomacy.
The papers of his deceased father -- poet and diplomat John L. Brown -- are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations.
This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) -- years before "soft power" was ever coined -- that "The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating."