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Jobs at Swiss representations in the U.S. will be published here.

The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) regulary seeks qualified and motivated employees.

Job vacancies will be published through the state job web portal. You can tailor your search towards your requirements through various search criteria.

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Any vacancies will be posted here. 

Consulate General of Switzerland in New York

The Consul General’s, Ambassador, Executive Assistant (100%)

The Consulate General of Switzerland in New York is looking for: The Consul General’s, Ambassador, Executive Assistant (100%)

Start date: June 1, 2021

The Consulate General of Switzerland in New York is responsible for consular and administrative matters in its consular circumscription and represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic, financial and legal affairs, as well as in science, education and culture.

Job Description

As the Executive Assistant of the Consul General, you will be in charge of ensuring a functioning infrastructure for the Consul. Your tasks include managing his daily agenda, organizing and planning official events and trips, invitations and contacts among other things. You will permanently communicate and liaise with the Management Team of the Consulate General and the Swiss Mission to the UN and their members, and you will handle correspondence and attend to other secretarial work.

Your specific responsibilities include overseeing the demanding office management and administering the diary of the Consul. You will plan and organise events at the Consulate and at the Residence (logistics and catering) as well as support tasks related to the Consul’s events at the Residence. You will organize official trips; coordinate the Consul’s driver assignments, process expenditure sheets and do researching on the internet. Additional duties beyond those listed here will be determined and assigned as needed.

Requirements

  • Several years of employment experience in diplomatic, international or related fields, experience in Manhattan or North America preferred
  • Full computer literacy with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to work independently and under stress
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Personal integrity and trustworthiness
  • Flexible and capable to take initiatives
  • Able to multitask and pay attention to details
  • Excellent command of English, good command of German or French  

We Offer

  • Inviting work atmosphere in a multilingual setting with a team of about 40 employees
  • Diversified work in a diplomatic representation and within a diplomatic environment
  • Office is conveniently located in midtown Manhattan
  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • 401k plan with matching employer contribution
  • 4 weeks paid vacation, with observance of American and some Swiss holidays

If interested, please send your resume, a letter of interest and salary expectations in PDF format to newyork.job@eda.admin.ch. Please write in the subject line “Executive Assistant” to ensure timely processing of your application.

Deadline for application: May 16, 2021

We will not review incomplete applications or those that do not adhere to the requirements above.

Please note that only digital applications will be accepted. Those not considered for an interview will be destroyed at the end of the selection process.

Consular Officer

The Consulate General of Switzerland in New York is looking for a Consular Officer

Starting June 2021 or upon agreement.

The Consulate General of Switzerland in New York covers all matters concerning consular relations and represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic, financial and legal affairs, as well as science, education and culture.

Job Description

The consular section is seeking an individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to operate in a service environment with a demanding clientele. The candidate must have experience in administration with all relevant computer skills and will be able to multitask between several duties at once and can work under pressure independently or in a team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Processing passport requests and applications
  • Handling civil status matters
  • Responding to a variety of inquiries at the counter, on the phone, by e-mail as well as by regular mail
  • Conduct visa interviews and assess visa applications
  • Operate specific software in addition to standard programs like Word and Excel
  • Various contingent assignments within the chancery 
  • Substitution and mutual support of team members is self-evident

Requirements

Excellent active skills in English and one Swiss national language. You are expected to work well within a team and to exhibit a work ethic that is focused on attention to details and a high degree of personal integrity. Furthermore, you should have a general knowledge of Switzerland. A completed business management education and computer literacy (Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet) are mandatory requirements as well as a few years of work experienced.

We offer

  • Inviting work atmosphere in a multilingual setting, team of about 40 employees
  • Office conveniently located in midtown Manhattan
  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • 100% matching in 401 k plan
  • Paid vacation, American and some Swiss holidays

If interested, please send your resume, a letter of interest and salary expectations in PDF format to newyork.job@eda.admin.ch. Please write in the subject line “Consular officer” to ensure timely processing of your application.

Deadline for application: May 10, 2021

We will not review incomplete applications or those that do not adhere to the requirements above.

Please note that only digital applications will be accepted. Those not considered for an interview will be destroyed at the end of the selection process.

Head of Information and Communication Technology and Infrastructure (100%)

The Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN and the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York are looking for a

Head of Information and Communication Technology and Infrastructure (100%)

Start date: 1 May 2021

The Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN in New York promotes Switzerland’s interests at the UN Headquarters, in line with the country’s foreign policy goals. Under the political direction of the Swiss government, the Mission participates in the work of the UN’s principal organs (General Assembly, Security Council and Economic and Social Council). Furthermore, Switzerland is a candidate for a seat on the Security Council in 2023 and 2024.

The Consulate General of Switzerland in New York covers all matters concerning consular relations and represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic, financial and legal affairs, as well as science, education and culture.

Job Description

You will be responsible for the good functioning and support of the ICT- infrastructure of the Permanent Mission to the U.N., the Consulate General of Switzerland and the Swiss Business Hub, as well as the residence of the Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the UN and the Consul General. You will provide user support to the consular, diplomatic and administrative staff (schooling, installation, 1st level support) totaling around 90 people and to several visiting delegations.

Responsibilities

  • Setting up and supporting of workstations, iPads, iPhones and office machines, e.g. printers, fax, phone etc.
  • Managing of user accounts and distributing access rights, assuming the tasks of registration identification officer (RIO)
  • Providing support,  installation and updates of applications, including consular applications for the Swiss government (visa/passports)
  • Supporting delegations & VIP delegations during their visits at the Permanent Mission or at the General Consulate (meetings, workstations, printers, WIFI connections, mobile phones)
  • Technical support of the telephone system IVR, managing access rights and regular updates of all phone numbers and directories
  • Technical assistance and administration before and during conferences, including high level diplomatic meetings at or with the U.N.  and for consular and mission staff (Skype, Webex, Zoom, Microsoft-Teams, Interprefy, video- or telephone conferences)
  • Support with all Microsoft Office applications including MS Outlook 
  • Regular training of staff on security awareness and software issues

Qualifications

  • Preferable: Bachelor in computer science
  • Excellent communications skills in English (working language). Knowledge of German, French or Italian is a plus
  • 4-5 years of professional experience in the field
  • Excellent, customer oriented work ethics 
  • Flair for organization
  • Intercultural awareness, corporate identity, integrity and loyalty

What We Offer

  • Inviting work atmosphere with a motivated and friendly team, in a multilingual and diverse setting
  • Inspiring work environment at one of the largest Swiss foreign representations 
  • Bright office space, conveniently located in midtown Manhattan
  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • 401k plan with matching employer contribution
  • 4 weeks paid vacation, with observance of American and some Swiss holidays

If interested, please send your resume, a letter of interest and salary expectations in PDF format to newyork.job@eda.admin.ch. Please write in the subject line “Head of Information and Communication Technology and Infrastructure” to ensure timely processing of your application.

Deadline for application: as soon as possible but latest on April 15th 2021

We will not review incomplete applications or those that do not adhere to the requirements above.

Please note that only digital applications will be accepted. Those not considered for an interview will be destroyed at the end of the selection process.

Consulate General of Switzerland in New York

Academic Internship:

The Consulate General in New York also offers 3 internship positions to qualified candidates in the following sections:

  1. Economic Affairs and Communication
  2. Culture and Education
  3. Swiss Business Hub in New York and San Francisco

The purpose of these academic internships is to offer students or recent graduates an opportunity to discover the activities of a Swiss representation abroad and to become familiar with the diverse aspects of a diplomatic career.

All positions are full-time (40 hours per week) and run for 6 months. Remuneration for the positions is USD 2,700 per month.

For details and how to apply, read the document on internships.

Internships (PDF, 424.0 kB)

Embassy of Switzerland in Washington D.C.

Academic Internships:

The Embassy of Switzerland is looking for 8 interns from September 1, 2020 – February 28, 2021 or March 1, 2021 – August 31, 2021 Please take a look at possibilities and requirements on our Academic Internships page