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Services during the posting

The MFA offers one of several services to accompanying partners of permanent staff in the MFA.


1. First of all it is possible to receive career coaching and job seeking assistance from Makio. Makio is internationally embedded and has a network of outplacement partners in 75 countries. The service comprises both sparring with Makio prior to departure as well as sparring locally with an outplacement firm.

2. For partners who do not necessarily want a traditional job, but want to spend their time abroad to develop their personal competencies, to change course professionally or to improve their qualifications, it is possible to be attached to a newly launched initiative, Here We Are, which collaborates with Spousecare. Coaching is offered on how to build networks, on cultural understanding, and on how to develop competencies – all of it for the purpose of underpinning a good and meaningful posting term. Sparring will also be an option after recall to Denmark. 

3. As a pilot project in 2016, partners who are posted abroad in summer 2016 and wish to improve their qualifications during the posting may apply to the MFA’s HR department ( for a grant of about DKK  20,000-50,000. The contribution may be applied for on condition that the partner also contributes financially to the programme. The service may be of relevance to partners who may not obtain a local work permit.


If you are the accompanying partner of a permanent staff member in the MFA and interested in one of the above services, please contact either Makio or Here We Are/Spousecare and HR for more details. You are welcome to indicate when and to which post you have accompanied an MFA staff member. For further information, you are always welcome to contact the MFA’s family counsellors at the following addresses:


Anne Rudbeck, e-mail:, phone: +45 3392 0716


Anne Lillelund, e-mail:, phone: +45 3392 0748


Makio, Birgitte Røssell, e-mail:, phone: +45 5157 2010


Here We Are, Jannie Aasted Skov-Hansen, e-mail:


Below you may download more information about the various services.




Here We Are/Spousecare