Administrative Officer needed at the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources

Greenland Institute of Natural Resources is experiencing a rapid development followed by many new challenging and exciting tasks and projects. To keep up with this development, the Institute has made organisational changes, wherefore an Administrative Officer for the Administration Department is now needed.

We are looking for an accommodating co-worker with a flexible mindset to join the Institute’s administration team, who will contribute to the continued development of a strong research institute. In collaboration with the administrative personnel of the Institute, the Administrative Officer will contribute budgeting research applications, carrying out financial tasks and performing other administrative tasks for the management and evaluation of the Institute.

The position:

As project economist you will be part of the Administration and the department’s overall work.

The position mainly entails permanent operational tasks and administration of applications within the framework of e.g. EU, ONR, DANCEA, Nordiske midler (Nordic funds) and UArctic as well as support for applications.

Among other tasks, you will carry out the following:

  • Economic administration of various types of projects, such as internally and externally funded research projects.
  • Budgeting, reporting and continuous follow-up in dialogue with various collaborators.
  • Control of and writing drafts for outgoing contracts as well as review of incoming contracts, including contracts written in English.
  • Primary contact for a number of researchers and managers regarding the economy of externally and internally funded projects.
  • Ad-hoc tasks, for example, renewal of legal contracts and settling contractual issues, often outside the Kingdom of Denmark.
  • Other administrative ad-hoc work during busy periods.

It will be an advantage if you already have some experience with project economy, contract law and knowledge of international relations regarding law and agreements from your education or previous employments.  


  • You have a relevant master’s degree. Newly qualified applicants will also be considered.
  • You have a good appreciation of both numbers and people in a versatile international organisation. 
  • You have experience with contract law from your education or previous employments.  
  • You are interested in innovation work and to work in an international environment.
  • You are able to work independently, make your own decisions and work with freedom with responsibility.
  • You have a can-do-attitude, be flexible and keen to take action – also when carrying out routine tasks, journalising, answering the phone, etc.

You are fluent in English (written and oral). Mastering another UN language is not necessary but is considered an advantage.


Closing date for application: 15 November 2018


Pay and conditions of employment:

Pay and conditions of employment, including travel and transport of furniture in connection with commencement and termination of employment, according to the AK-agreement in force at the time of commencing employment between the Greenland Self-Government and the relevant organisation/trade union. 

Working hours are 40 hours per week.


In connection with the post, an unfurnished staff accommodation can be assigned according to the rules in force at the time in question. Rent and deposit are paid according to the rules in force at the time in question for the assigned accommodation. The staff accommodation is connected with the employment relationship and must be vacated upon termination of the employment relationship.

Rent and standard of the accommodation may vary depending on the age of the accommodation, ownership, etc. There may be a wait for a permanent staff accommodation, wherefore a temporary accommodation will be assigned, including small, shared accommodations or hotel apartments, which will be subject to taxation.

You can read about the work of the Institute on our website or you can hear about our work by contacting Head of Administration Kathrine Lund Olsen, call: 36 1200.

Mail your application to the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources with enclosed information on education, previous experience and copy of diploma to:

Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, “att. Head of Administration”, Pinngortitaleriffik, Boks 570, DK-3900 Nuuk.

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