Vacancy: Secretary (100%)

The Embassy of Japan in Bern is looking for a secretary who works at the Chancellery of the Embassy of Japan. The secretary will be responsible for office work (documentation, translation, official procedures etc.), secretarial work (coordination, scheduling etc.), and research.
Qualifications and competencies required:
  • Native level of English and German language (Spoken/Written)
  • Preferably good command of Japanese language
  • Ability to use MS-Office
  • Flexible with business trips, overtime, and weekends
  • Permanent Residence Permit (c) or Long Term Residence Permit (b) is needed for non-Swiss nationals
Work Schedule:
7 hours and 15 minutes a day from Monday to Friday, except holidays for the Embassy
Starting date:
1st of September 2024
2 year contract with the option of renewal. The contract is renewed by mutual agreement every 2 years.
How to apply:
Please send your application online or by post with the following documents to:
  1. Resume (English or Japanese)
  2. Color Photo (passport size x 1)
  3. Diplomas and work certificates
  4. Copy of Passport or Residence Permit
Japanische Botschaft in der Schweiz
General Section
Engestrasse 53, Postfach
3012 Bern
Application closing date:
26th of July, 2024
If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to an interview and a written exam by 16th of August, 2024. We will not contact applicants who do not get invited to an interview. Submitted documents will not be returned.