Administrative Assistant to be employed at its Visa Section for Afghanistan in Islamabad

10.06.2022 - Article

Administrative Assistant

to be employed at its Visa Section for Afghanistan

! Foreign nationals have to provide a permit for employment under local law !

The job description is as follows:

  • Handling and initial assessment of visa applications
  • Conducting interviews at the counter
  • Entering of applicant’s data into the electronic visa system
  • Dealing with client queries by phone, email or in person
  • Providing translation and interpretation from Dari, Paschtu into English and German or vice versa
  • Administrative support of the Entry Clearance Officers


    The applicant should possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • B.A. or professional experience in the administrative field
  • Excellent knowledge of Dari or Paschtu (one of both – applicant who speak Dari and Paschtu will be preferred) and English (mandatory)
  • Preferably sufficient command of the German language in reading and writing (applicants with higher language proficiency in German will be preferred)
  • Working knowledge of standard IT programs (Word, Excel and similar)

    We expect:

  • Equitable, honest and professional behaviour with both the public and colleagues
  • Reliability, commitment and dedication to the job
  • Interest and ability to work in a service-oriented environment
  • Willingness to obtain a working knowledge of special software used in the visa section

    We trust you will understand that neither confirmations of receipt for job applications nor replies will be sent, unless you are invited to an oral interview.

    The Embassy is offering a full-time position with a working time of 41 hours.

    Regarding the contractual relationship, Pakistani law will be applicable. Salary is based on the Embassy’s current salary scheme. Benefits such as medical insurance are offered to employees and their families under certain conditions. Probation period is 6 months.

    The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany guarantees equal opportunities for women and men and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply for the position.

    Within the legal framework applicants with severe disabilities will receive preferential treatment, if they possess the same professional qualifications as their competitors. 

    Please submit (hard-copy only):

    •             Your curriculum vitae, stating e-mail-address and phone number

    •             A hand-written motivational statement in English language

    •             Proof of qualification (degrees, certifications, etc.)   

    •             References of previous employers

    •             Foreign nationals have to provide a permit for employment under local law

    until 01st July 2022 to

    Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

    Administration – HR (VAC AFG)

    Ramna 5, Diplomatic Enclave


    Late applications and applications by e-mail will not be considered. Do not send original documents. The embassy will neither acknowledge receipt of applications, nor return documents or reply to any queries about the state of an application.

    Should your application be considered, you will be informed in July 2022 and be invited to the Embassy for an interview. You will then be required to present original documents. Please note that the Embassy is unable to refund travel expenses arising from interviews. Should you not be invited for an interview, please accept that your application was not successful.

    Please note that the selected applicant is obliged to undergo a medical examination and pass security clearance by the German authorities.



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