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 six 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 culture and public diplomacy activities in accordance with the strategic plans for the Consulate General.
Produce information material for website and newsletter
Draft talking points/speeches/articles
Assist in organizing visits from Norway to the Consulate General’s area of jurisdiction
Organizing expert trips/press trips to Norway
Master level degree from University within the areas of responsibilities and tasks.
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
Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting.
Openness, transparency and good communication skills are essential
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
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-Friday 09:00 - 16:00. 25 days annual vacation.
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." 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."