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Expressions of Interest Sought - Honorary Consul of Ireland in Cebu

Appointment of Honorary Consul, Cebu


The Embassy of Ireland in the Philippines works to promote and protect Irish interests in the Philippines, including working with the Irish community, promoting Irish economic interests, providing consular support and services to our citizens abroad, and working to develop the strong partnership between our governments.

Subject to the agreement of host authorities, the Embassy of Ireland in the Philippines is seeking to appoint a new Honorary Consul in the coming months for the region of Cebu.

The Honorary Consul will provide consular assistance and services to Irish citizens in their area of accreditation. They will also assist and support the Embassy in the broader development of economic, business and cultural relations with Cebu city and the Visayas region.

The role of an Honorary Consul is by definition honorary. It is not salaried and does not have pension entitlements. Potential candidates must have a permanent office in the region of appointment. They must be in a position to provide suitable premises for the Consulate (more details can be provided upon request). Honorary Consuls receive an annual honorarium of €1,125, communication costs associated with the Honorary Consul position, and retain 50% of Consular fees received (up to certain limits).

Expressions of interest, together with a CV, should be sent to the Embassy at Manila@dfa.ie with the heading “Honorary Consul Expression of Interest – Cebu” by close of business on 12 of December, 2023.

A shortlisting process will be carried out on the expressions of interest, and a small number of persons may be invited for interview. At this stage, potential candidates will be asked for two written references, and to complete a number of forms including a security vetting form.

The following categories of person cannot be considered for the role:

  • Individuals who currently occupy a public or government position, including high-ranking civil servants in Central, Regional or Local Administrations, Members of Parliament, Government Delegates or Deputy Delegates, Presidents of Provincial Councils, Provincial Councillors, Mayors and other members of Local Corporations
  • Those who may be unable to deliver consular services during opening hours due to other commitments
  • Anyone who is politically active 
  • Persons with a real, apparent or potential conflict of interest

Any eventual appointments will be subject to the agreement of the relevant authorities.

Essential requirements

  • Fluent in both English and Filipino
  • Must have a permanent office in Cebu
  • Availability to provide consular services during weekdays
  • Ability to provide suitable premises

Desirable requirements

  • Able to provide service from an office in the administrative capital of the Consular region
  • Familiarity with Irish and Philippine administrative systems
  • Involvement with the Irish community in the region


Queries about the position can be directed to Manila@dfa.ie

The Embassy of Ireland in the Philippines, is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity

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