Job Vacancy - Local Assistant to our Police Liaison Officer - Albania

Job Vacancy - Local Assistant to our Police Liaison Officer

News item | 14-12-2023 | 12:32

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tirana is looking for a local Assistant to the NL border Police Liaison Officer.

Vacancy Announcement

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tirana is looking for a local Assistant to the NL border Police Liaison Officer.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated new colleague with an interest in migration topics, who is flexible and a good team player. We can offer you a stimulating working environment, great colleagues and a challenging job.

Please send you application no later than 19 January 2024 to indicating you are applying for the vacancy of Assistant to the NL border police liaison officer.

Send us a Letter of Motivation in English and a CV using the Europass template.

You may be invited for an interview at the Embassy between 5 and 16 February 2024.

Job profile


Job title                                   : Assistant to the NL border police liaison officer (hereafter KMar assistant)

Mission                                   : TIR

Number of hours                    : 32 / week


The Royal Marechaussee of the Netherlands (KMar) is the Dutch Military Police responsible for border control. The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee safeguards the security of the State, both in the Netherlands and further afield. It is deployed globally at locations of strategic importance: from royal palaces to the external borders of Europe, and from airports in the Netherlands to theatres of war and crisis areas all over the world. The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee is deployable for security in any situation at home and abroad, especially when the going gets tough.

The Marechaussee has 3 core tasks:

border control tasks;

security and surveillance;

international and military police tasks.

Check the website of Kmar for more information.

The KMar Liaison Officer (LSO) is responsible for the (operational) migration criminality (Human Smuggling) concerning the Netherlands. In all the 4 countries of accreditation (Albania, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Bulgaria).

The KMar Assistant falls directly under the responsibility of the KMar Liaison Officer in close consultation with management team of the embassy.


B.1 Tasks and result areas

•           Taking care of and registering incoming and outgoing mail, agenda management, keeping track of, recording and monitoring appointments, booking business trips, taking minutes of work discussions, meetings, etc.;

•           Establishing and maintaining contacts with relevant police and judicial officials in accredited countries (ALB-NMAC-KOS-BUL);

•           Consults open sources for relevant information regarding the prioritized themes for the KMar, such as airtravel security, counter terrorism and migration-related crime for all previously mentioned accredited countries.

•           Translate incoming and outgoing mail, official correspondence, legal assistance requests, speeches and (international) newspaper articles with regard to topics that are important to the LSO;

•           Carrying out interpreting/translating work during visits, reception of delegations, meetings, receptions, working lunches and dinners, telephone conversations from the LSO and during contacts with the Police and Justice;

•           Assisting the LSO in his/her work and improving his/her network in accredited countries.


  • Internal : The LSO, ambassador (CdP), deputy CdP and operational manager, as well as other staff members
  • External : Foreign liaison officers, police and judicial officials from various government institutions in the Netherlands, Albania and other countries of registration (accreditation) NGOs and governmental institutions in all accredited countries


  • Have an affinity with migration (crime), CTER and BBLV
  • Knowledge of the local investigation chain and authorities;
  • Knowledge of police affairs in an international context;
  • Insight into the organizational and functional relationships in the (inter)national police;
  • Very good oral and written expression skills in the Albanian and English languages;
  • Able to acquire specific knowledge of judicial systems and relevant legislation within a short period of time;
  • Knowledge of administrative and management support methods;
  • Knowledge of archiving and documentation techniques and computer word processing.
  • Relation to the Netherlands (study, residency, etc) would be considered an asset.
  • Extensive experience in collecting and handling confidential and secret information.


  • Integrity;
  • Anticipate;
  • Networks;
  • Initiative;
  • Representative (co-supervising external delegations);
  • Analysis (sees the main points, but can also work at a detailed level).


  • (If necessary) Willingness to follow training courses outside the location;
  • (If necessary) Willingness to travel occasionally within the area of office (driver’s license considered an asset);
  • (If necessary) Willingness to occasionally perform work at unusual times;


  •   Higher professional education and intellectual level
  •   Fluent in spoken and written English and Albanian. Fluency in Bulgarian or North Macedonian would be considered an asset.
  •   Numerical insight
  •   Adequate computer skills (Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet etc)
  •   Insight in organizational and functional relationship within the Embassy
  •   Skilled in maintaining good work relationships
  •   Skilled in communication with others
  •   Relevant work experience is an advantage


The Embassy in Tirana has 19 staff in total including a seconded Dutch Police Officer, a Belgian co-locating Benelux police-officer and her assistant, a seconded Belgian diplomat, and a Dutch migration liaison officer.

The embassy’s work revolves to a large extent around EU integration and subjects related to that such as organized crime and Rule of Law. The Embassy works as one team in the field of the rule of law, EU, human rights, trade & economic, cultural and public diplomacy activities. Synergy between the activities is needed due to the size of the Embassy and smooth back up by other colleagues is therefor also important.

The KMar Assistant will work with colleagues in the embassy’s police team as well as the embassy’s migration team.


The KMar  assistant is a well organised and pro-active team worker. He/she is service minded, communicates clearly yet politely. His/her strength include flexibility and stress resistance. He/she is often the first point of contact of the Embassy with external contacts. He/she needs to be able to work independently and has a good sense for organising events and the logistics involved.


A (local) security screening may be part of the application procedure.


For further information about the job please contact the embassy:

Application Deadline: 19 January 2024