British Embassy Trade Advisor Jobs in Addis Ababa - Ethiopia
British Embassy Trade Advisor Jobs in Addis Ababa - EthiopiaJob Category Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)
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
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
The role is 36 hr per week and arrangements for flexibility will need to be discussed and approved by the line manager
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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