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JOB OPENING: Assistance-to-Nationals (ATN) Unit Staff

SALARY: JPY275,000.00/month


The Assistance-to-Nationals (ATN) Unit coordinates consular efforts in responding to requests for assistance from Filipinos in distress, particularly coordination with police, immigration and judicial authorities. Requests of such nature are handled on a case-by-case basis.

Job Purpose
The Assistance-to-Nationals (ATN) Unit Staff provides support to the ATN Unit in terms of coordination, preparation and close monitoring of ATN cases and reports, including the regular updating of the ATN database and digitization of records. The ATN Unit staff member will directly report to the ATN Officer.


  • Support the ATN Officer in closely coordinating with Japanese agencies and instrumentalities in facilitating the proper and prompt resolution of ATN cases;
  • Assist the ATN Officer in on-site visits, including visits to prisons, detention centers and hospitals;
  • Provide general support to the ATN Officer in dealing with ATN cases, including attending to the ATN emergency phone;
  • Prepare reports and communications related to ATN cases;
  • Manage and update the digitization of ATN records and ATN database;
  • Maintain confidentiality of ATN cases at all times;
  • Perform other tasks as may assigned by the Consul-General.


Relevant Experience & Requirements

  • Japanese or Filipino national; Male or Female; between 23 and 40 years old;
  • University/Bachelor’s degree in any field; advanced training or professional qualification in providing welfare services would be an advantage;
  • (For Filipino nationals)Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Japanese, preferably with JLPT N1 proficiency;
  • (For Japanese nationals) Above-average written and verbal communication skills in English;
  • Proficiency in the use of spreadsheets for database management;
  • Proven ability to analyze relationships among a few parts of a problem or situation, make simple causal links (A causes B), or pro-and-con decisions and set priorities for tasks in order of importance;
  • Ability to work independently on his/her own initiative with minimal guidance from supervisors;
  • Physically- and mentally-fit to work;
  • Must be A legal resident of Japan.

General Considerations
The selected candidate is appointed as a Contract-of-Service (COS) personnel for an initial term of 3 months, renewable thereafter, subject to performance evaluation and availability of funds.

Actual appointment salary and compensation will take into account the selected individual’s qualifications and experience.

Application Requirements
Interested parties are requested to send the following documents not later than 09 February 2024 via e-mail to admin.section@philembassy.net, with the subject, “Application for ATN Staff Position”.

  1. Application Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae with passport-size photo
  3. Data page of passport
  4. Copy of Residence Card and visa for Filipino applicants;
  5. Copy of National Health Insurance Card.

The Embassy’s Administration Section will accordingly inform shortlisted candidates for interview via e-mail.