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Want to be the bridge between Portugal and Sweden? The Swedish Portuguese Chamber of Commerce is hiring a Secretary-General

We are looking for a Secretary-General to manage our network, create activities related to the needs of our members and to help to spur the trade relations between Sweden and Portugal. We offer a Portuguese full-time employment relationship.

This is who we are
Do you want to be our new Secretary-General? Here are some of the things that are
great about us:

  • We are the gateway to business and trade between Sweden and Portugal,
    being the network hub for both Swedish and Portuguese professionals
  • We’re a very small team, so everybody is really important
  • We’re also a very great team, with fantastic people on board (Members,
    partners and Board of Directors)
  • Diverse work tasks – there is room for creative ideas

If this is you…
We need someone who is open-minded, respectful, and responsive – in other words,
communicative. In this position, you will be expected to keep yourself up to date and
well informed and to use your insights in a proactive manner, delivering results in a
smart, politically sensitive way.

Our new colleague should speak and write fluently in English and Portuguese
(knowledge of Swedish will be an advantage). You have a University degree in a
relevant area (International Relations, Business Administration, Public Affairs,
Communications etc.), have work experience in a European/international
environment, interest in Swedish and Portuguese industry, and businesses. Creative
ideas and a good understanding of online community building would definitely be an

As you may gather from this, “dynamic”, “energetic” and “inspiring” are keywords
when we look for a new Secretary-General. Your professional profile should fit the
responsibilities below.

As Secretary-General in our office in Lisbon, you will lead and execute CLS
operational and administrative work according to set mission, vision, CLS bylaws
and the CLS strategy. Some examples of this:

  • Be the main point of contact for our members and potential members, and
    provide assistance to meet their needs
  • Inform and engage members about the latest CLS activities, campaigns,
  • Increase knowledge about each member and understand their expectations
  • Propose new activities and strengthen the relevance of CLS towards its
    members and partners
  • Administration (organize Board meetings and General Assemblies, invoicing
    and general administration etc.)
  • Communication (Social Media, Newsletters, website, etc.)
  • Event coordinator

In short: manage relations with the CLS members and partners, create new
links between Sweden and Portugal and step up the experience of our members.

If you like the idea and wish to be part of our team, with interesting and challenging
field of activities, do not hesitate and apply now!

Please send a short cover letter with your CV to  with
“Secretary-General“ as the subject line.

Deadline for application: July 12th, 2020

The Swedish Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in Lisbon (CLS) is a non-profit
the organization, currently counting at 113 members. The main objective of CLS is to
promote business for members through activities in accordance with the interchange
and mutual knowledge between the Swedish and Portuguese business communities.
CLS is one of the pillars of the “Team Sweden” in Portugal together with the 
Embassy of Sweden. Both organizations coordinate their activities, cooperate, and
thus maximize the outcomes of their individual missions.