British Embassy Trade Advisor Jobs in Addis Ababa - Ethiopia

British Embassy Trade Advisor Jobs in Addis Ababa - Ethiopia


Job Category

  • Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)

    Job Subcategory

  • Department for International Trade (DIT)

    Main purpose of job:

  • To lead on the priority campaigns of agri-tech and renewable energy in Ethiopia, as well as non-campaign sectors.
  • This includes planning, scoping and engaging with stakeholders to deliver wins for UK companies, and delivering events and activities in support of the campaign.
  • To provide analysis and advice on the renewable energy, agri-tech and non-campaign sectors to help drive UK trade interests in Ethiopia.
  • To support other sector campaigns as appropriate, working with the Head of Trade in Ethiopia.
  • To manage the Ethiopian team’s budget, ensuring it utilise resources effectively, strategically and transparently.

    Roles and responsibilities

  • This is a great opportunity to work in an exciting and challenging environment on a high profile agenda within the British Embassy.
  • The renewable energy and agri-tech sectors are a top priority for UK trade interests in the region, and there are many major opportunities in Ethiopia to pursue.
  • The role focuses on supporting British companies seeking commercial success, and also on identifying major future opportunities as well as ‘quick wins’.
  • It requires the tenacity to support British companies achieve success in Ethiopia, as well as the ability to assess the sector and provide advice on where the strategic opportunities lie.
  • The Trade Advisor will be a confident self-starter, a team player with excellent communication skills, and the ability to network with a wide range of contacts at senior levels in Government and the private sector.
  • In addition, s/he will be expected to provide high quality analysis and advice on sector-specific developments.
  • S/he will be responsible for delivering to a challenging set of targets reflecting support to successful UK export wins in Ethiopia in agri-tech, renewable energy and non-campaign sectors.

    Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • Degree in business, economics, management, finance or related field
  • At least 3 years’ experience in trade services and/or supporting private sector companies/organisations in doing business
    Knowledge
    of Ethiopia’s Economy and Business Environment
  • An understanding of mining and agritech sectors in Ethiopia
  • Good computer skills and ability to work in a virtual team
  • Excellent in spoken and written English
    Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
  • Knowledge of the UK economy and areas of UK competitive advantage
  • Understanding of major project life cycles

    Required competencies

  • Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering

    Other benefits and conditions of employment
    Learning and development opportunities:


  • FCO Diplomatic Academy
    DIT bespoke trade and investment courses, including sector specific on agri-tech

    Working patterns:

  • The role is 36 hr per week and arrangements for flexibility will need to be discussed and approved by the line manager

    Additional information

  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British Embassy will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British Embassy in Addis Ababa are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Ethiopia.
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.
  • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;
  • Obtain the relevant permit
  • Pay the fees for the permit
  • Make arrangements to relocate
  • Meet the costs to relocation
  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-framework Please note: Job grade AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 17 December 2018
  • For more information and job application details, see; British Embassy Trade Advisor Jobs in Addis Ababa - Ethiopia

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