Job Opening

The Embassy of Iceland in Japan is seeking a Commercial and Communications Officer (商務・広報担当) for a fixed term contract, starting 1 March 2018. This is a full-time position under the supervision of the Embassy´s Trade Representative, with a focus on commercial activities, but will also support the Embassy´s communications, promotional, administrative and other efforts.

The areas of work include:

-Support the Embassy´s commercial work; liaising with Japanese and Icelandic companies

-Support the Embassy´s information and promotional work, including copywriting, translation, interpretation, digital communications, social media and printed material

-Provide support for other sections at the Embassy; including administrative, incoming emails, phone calls, faxes and letters

-Otherwise assist the Embassy in other areas as needed

-Cooperate with and support the Icelandic Chamber of Commerce in Japan

-Limited overseas and domestic travel

Previous experience and qualifications:

-An academic degree

-Relevant work experience

-Ability to work independently and coordinate with multiple contacts in Iceland and Japan

-Language skills: fluency in both Japanese and English is required. Good communication skills are required.

-Knowledge about Japanese business environment

-Knowledge about Icelandic business is a plus

-Good working knowledge of common digital communications platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft Office)

Your application should include a CV (in English and Japanese) and a letter describing why you are interested in working at the Embassy of Iceland in Japan (also in English).

Please provide contact details to two reference persons (at least one must be a current or former employer). Application material will not be returned and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications should be sent to

Please submit your application before 15 January 2018.

This is a fixed term contract with the embassy for one year, with the possibility of extension. Salary is negotiable; 300,000 - 500,000 per month, commensurate with experience. Embassy working hours are weekdays from 09.00 – 17.00. Commuting expenses will be paid and social insurance is applicable.

For further information about the Embassy of Iceland in Japan, please refer to below links:




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