View Vacancy - International Market Advisor - Southern Africa (DBT) - (59/23 JHB)
Main purpose of job:
This is an exciting time to join the Department for Business and Trade (DBT). Our aim is to promote British trade and investment across the world which is vital for the prosperity of the UK. DBT brings together policy, promotion and financial expertise to break down barriers to trade and investment in markets across the world to help businesses succeed. This is a great opportunity to be part of an international team that contributes to the success of the UK's trade goals.
DBT is recruiting for the role of an International Market Advisor within the Export Support Service, to be based in Johannesburg, covering the wider Southern African region. The jobholder will report to the Head of International Markets; Africa, and will be responsible for delivering advisory services to UK companies interested in exporting to and investing in Africa. This advice will centre on route to market (market entry) options. Where required, the Advisor will also be in a position to refer companies needing additional specialist and professional services not offered by DIT to in-market vetted private sector companies. The Advisor will also be responsible for the relationship with these in market providers, ensuring they provide the service envisaged to our companies, and tracking whether our companies progress to win business.
The Advisor will join the Department for International Trade’s Africa network providing crucial expertise as part of our offer to UK businesses exporting into the continent. The Advisor will be networked closely with colleagues from across DBT Africa and other UK Departments, including the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office when necessary. The Advisor will also need to actively engage with external stakeholders in the private sector.
Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):
The successful applicant will be expected to take responsibility for their professional development and will be supported to do so.
A wide range of resources is available through the UK’s Diplomatic Academy, the Regional Learning and Development Centre, mentoring schemes and other on-line resources.
The British High Commission pays in full for the Key Care Plus option on Discovery Health for staff including spouses/partners and dependants.
- 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 High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position
- Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Pretoria are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in South Africa
- 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 fees for the permit
- Make arrangements to relocate
- Meet the costs to relocation
- The British High Commission do not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so
- Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount
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- Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates
- Appointable candidates who were unsuccessful may be placed on a ‘reserve list’. If during the reserve period of 6/12 months the same or a largely similar role becomes available, that role may be offered to the second or subsequent candidate”.
This opportunity is closed to applications.