View Vacancy - Trade Assistant and Events Manager (KAZ22.378)

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Department for International Trade (DIT)

The British Embassy in Kazakhstan is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic, trade, and consular interests overseas and is now looking for a Trade Assistant and Events Manager.

The main focus of the job is to organise official visits and commercial events, and assist with trade enquiries from UK businesses. This will include wide range of logistical support, providing translation services and providing support DIT team. In addition the post holder will develop and maintain local contacts in relevant state and private sector authorities.


Roles and responsibilities:

  • Organisation of all aspects of high-level visits and Missions to Kazakhstan by UK officials and companies.

  • Support the team in organising its major trade events. Tasks will include liaising with hosts and partners for the events, sponsors and participants, as well as other administrative and logistical arrangements. 

  • Support in organising and hosting official Embassy events and other receptions;

  • Assist the team in meetings and visits to external contacts by writing / translating business and visa support letters;

  • General support in relation to UK Trade & Investment work for UK companies - tailored market research services, event organisation and market visit programme organisation;

  • Liaise with official/business contacts and customers in the UK and Kazakhstan, e.g. responding to routine enquiries, requesting further information or chasing up replies; 

  • Carry out a range of delegated tasks, such as data entry, collating statistics, conducting research and contributing to reports and briefings compiled by the team;

  • Perform other ad hoc administrative support duties.

  • Fuency at C1 level both in English and Russian according to CEFR Framework*;

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in Project or Event Management;

  • Previous professional experience within an international organisation or business;

  • An enthusiastic team player with personal drive and excellent customer service;

  • High detail-orientation and organizational skills;

  • High proficiency in MS Office applications;

  • Attention to customer care and respecting deadlines.

  • Fluency at B1 level in Kazakh according to CEFR Framework*;

  • Professional experience in an administrative role.

Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing, Working Together
10 August 2022
Administrative Officer (AO)
Fixed Term, Full-time
5 months
Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
British Embassy
1 September 2022

This is a full-time position of 5 working days (36 hours net) per week, fixed-term contract until the 31st January 2023.

Salary will be USD 1,190 per calendar month (gross). Please note that it is the employee’s responsibility to pay individual income tax.

Employees are entitled to annual leave entitlement pro-rata based on 25 days total per calendar year. In addition, the Embassy observes up to 14 days public holidays marking different Kazakh and UK holidays. The Embassy provides medical insurance for the job holder and two dependants.

There will be learning and development opportunities available and an excellent benefits package with a flexible and friendly employer.

The successful candidate will be subject to confirmation of a professional background check and security clearance, and is expected to commence employment as soon as possible. The successful candidate must have pre-existing work authorisation for the Kazakhstan in order to apply. All applicants should have the right to live and work in Kazakhstan. The British Embassy does not sponsor applications for work permits.

Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Kazakhstan are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service based on Kazakhstan employment law.

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 of the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.

We kindly advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application.

Only applications completed and submitted before the closing of the deadline will be considered. 

*Please note Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment indicates Level C1/C2 as Mastery or proficiency Level which comprehends that a person can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read; can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation; can express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations. For more information please click on the following link CEFR. Please bear in mind in case you are invited for an interview your language skill is going to be assessed.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.