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Vacancy Alert! Management Assistant – Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Cape Town, South Africa | News item

The Consulate General of the Netherlands in Cape Town is looking for an energetic and service-minded multitasker who can provide administrative support. The deadline for applying is 6 September, 2023. Read more in the job description below. 

Who we are

The Kingdom of the Netherlands is represented in South Africa through its Embassy in Pretoria and Consulate-General in Cape Town. The Embassy and the Consulate-General work together as one team and coordinate on a daily basis. The total number of employees at the Consulate-General is around 13 people. The atmosphere is open and informal. We embrace diversity in the widest sense of the word. Staff is encouraged to show initiative, collaborate, be inquisitive and work independently.

What we are looking for

We are looking for an energetic and service-minded multitasker who can provide administrative support to the Consulate-General in Cape Town in an enthusiastic and independent manner. You can communicate well both in writing and verbally, you have excellent organization and planning skills and -occasionally as needed- are willing to work outside regular duty hours. Are you proactive, accurate and good at administrative processes and information management, and do you have affinity with government/diplomacy? Please respond!

Working hours

We are recruiting a full-time management assistant for 38.75 hours per week.

You will work on Monday to Thursday for 8 hours with flexible start/end time (between 07.30-17.30). On Friday you will work in the morning only, being a short day of 4 hours.

Job description

Agenda and mailbox management, coordination and preparation of meetings, customer relation management, contact with governmental- and international organizations, business travel arrangements (book flights, hotels and drafting programs), updating the contact database, organization of (larger) receptions/events. The management assistant acts as a linking pin within the organization.


  • High level of integrity
  • Able to plan and organize ahead
  • Proactively anticipating work-related needs
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Flexible
  • Working accurately with attention to detail, even under pressure
  • Result- and customer experience oriented

Required skills

  • Completed secretarial and/or administrative education or equivalent working experience
  • Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Proficient knowledge of the Dutch language is helpful, so as to be able to read key documents and participate in general policy discussions in Dutch. Skills in isiXhosa and Afrikaans are beneficial for working in the Western Cape. Good knowledge of MS Office and an affinity for software programs

What we offer

The position offers opportunities for a person who is interested in developing his or her professional skills in an international environment The starting monthly salary is between ZAR 29.478 and ZAR 34.391 gross depending on experience and qualifications. Fixed term full-time contract (37,5 hours p/w) for one year with a probation period of 2 months.

How to apply

Please send your application, consisting of

1) A letter in Dutch or English outlining your motivation and

2) Your CV in Dutch or English, addressed to the Deputy Consul General Johan van de Hoef at kaa@minbuza.nl. In case you require more information please also use this email address. 

The deadline for applying is 6 September 2023.

We aim to fulfill the position by 31 October 2023/1 November 2023.

The selection procedure consists of evaluating the applications to identify the candidates fulfilling the minimum requirements. We will only interview shortlisted candidates, all shortlisted candidates are subject to the standard back ground check. Sober habits and a clear criminal record is required.

https://www.netherlandsandyou.nl/latest-news/news/2023/08/22/vacancy-alert—management-assistant—consulate-general-of-the-kingdom-of-the-netherlands-in-cape-town-south-africa Vacancy Alert! Management Assistant – Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Cape Town, South Africa | News item

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