View Vacancy - Head of Investment (FDI) for Latin America and the Caribbean - Bogota, Mexico City, Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro

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Department for International Trade roles (DIT)

Main purpose of job

To lead the Inward Investment Team across the region and support Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) efforts to increase the quality of Foreign Direct Investment from Latin America and the Caribbean (LATAC) to the United Kingdom.

What will the jobholder be expected to achieve?

Manage and develop strategy for a team of 12 skilled employees spread across the region (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Mexico).

Support the senior management of HMG on developing and delivering a strategy for attracting high quality (GVA) FDI from the Region to the UK; conduct performance reviews, lead and develop agendas for ministerial visits and briefings as requested.

Offer high value projects advisory and account management for a number of strategic investment projects from the region to the UK, both from private sector and high net worth individuals.

Engage and develop strategies in collaboration with the Department for International Trade (DIT) Headquarter sector team and special programmes teams (i.e. Global Entrepreneurship Programme) to leverage targeted investments from the region through specific set of activities (i.e. inward missions, events, specialists visits, webinars, awards).

Develop and implement an aftercare strategy for account managing 250+ existing investors from the region in the United Kingdom, focusing on expansions and retention of investment, including the management and strengthening of the LATAC Investors Club initiatives.

Help HMG to develop a narrative for attracting FDI from the region to the UK and shape its policies towards strengthening the UK’s position as the number #1 recipient of FDI in Europe. Collaborate with the Regional Marcomms team to ensure the UK is positioned in the right way and using the right channels to attract quality FDI from the region to the UK.

With the support from an Analyst, help local teams in Central America and the Caribbean to engage and deliver services to investors from that region to the UK, increasing the presence of firms from smaller markets into the UK

Oversee the work of the Deputy Head of FDI for Latin America on the regional governance and processes, to ensure the team has all the tools to deliver ambitious targets for the year.

Support senior members of DIT and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to understand and evaluate the impact of UK policies to investor’s decision to invest in the UK.

Institutional relationship management of key LATAC associations, institutions, governments and business federations.

Promoting and leading the efforts of the InvestInGREAT Campaign in the Region.

Budget management from all sources (operations, marketing etc).

Support and engage Her Majesty's Trade Commissioner (HMTC), Her Majesty's Ambassador (HMA), Deputy Head of Mission (DHM) and Director for FDI LATAC to ensure delivery of the Region Trade Plan (Investment Pillar), offering high level briefings and reports when necessary.

Resources managed (staff and expenditure):

12 members of staff

Essential on arrival:

  • 10+ years of experience managing teams and large budgets.
  • Qualification (MBA+ or relevant professional experience) in Business Management, Economics, International Business, Project Management and/or Foreign Direct Investment.
  • Fluent in English and Portuguese or Spanish (written and spoken).


  • Qualification in Project Management.
  • Good understanding of Latin America’s Business Environment and have high level contacts within local businesses.
5 August 2020
Senior Executive Officer (SEO)
Full-time, Permanent
Latin America and Spanish speaking Caribbean
British Embassy
BRL 13,736
14 September 2020

Due to COVID-19 we are unable to confirm any start date of employment at this time.  We will continue to monitor progress and developments, and will be touch as soon as there is an update.

This position can be based in either Post: Bogota, Mexico City, Sao Paolo or Rio de Janeiro.

Must be eligible to live and work in the Post country, in their own right.

Flexibility to travel across the region and work late hours might be necessary.

The British Embassy Network offers a strong benefits package.  This package includes generous vacation and leave time, flexible working patterns, and enriching learning and development opportunities. 

Specific details for each Post:

Bogota (35 hours per week); monthly salary is COP 11’354,815

Mexico City (38 hours per week); monthly salary is MXN 67,710

Sao Paulo/Rio (36 hours per week); monthly salary is BRL 13,736

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