View Vacancy - Trade Promotion Assistant (ARM23.616)

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Department for Business and Trade roles (DBT)
Department for Business and Trade (DBT)

This is an exciting time to join the UK Government’s 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 and investment goals.

The Trade Promotion Assistant role will be based at the British Embassy in Yerevan. You will be part of a small, friendly and energetic team focused on promoting business links between the UK and Armenia. The role will report to and support the Embassy’s Trade and Prosperity Officer.  You will have your own portfolio of work: generating and maintaining local and UK business contacts; identifying new business opportunities; resolving barriers to trade and investment; and supporting local technology companies to expand into the UK. You will work closely with DBT colleagues across Eastern Europe and Central Asia including our Regional Hub in Istanbul.

Roles and responsibilities:

Trade Promotion

A core function of the role will be promoting UK exports to Armenia. This will be delivered through building a network of contacts across government, international finance institutions, and the private sector to identify upcoming opportunities for UK businesses to get involved in.

You will support the organisation of trade missions, commercial events, as well as inward and outward visit programmes. You will produce reporting on economic and policy developments in Armenia relevant to trade, including developments in Armenian government and multilateral financial institutions.

Market Access

Another core function of the role is supporting UK businesses that are facing barriers to their entry or operations within Armenia. This will be delivered through proactive engagement with UK businesses, Armenian British Business Chamber and state agencies. Issues can include local content requirements, customs clearance procedures, intellectual property issues. You will design market access strategies and implement action plans through a mixture of different instruments, such as lobbying, technical assistance, and high-level interventions.

Inward Investment – Technology

The role will also support the development of an active client pipeline of Armenian technology companies looking to invest in the UK. This will be delivered through developing and managing relationships with C-level executives and business leaders. You will also deliver activities, with the goals of increasing awareness of the UK’s market proposition to potential investors and generating investment leads.

  •  At least three years of relevant work experience in project management, business development, client facing environment, relationship management, economic reporting or other related discipline;

  • Sound knowledge of Armenia’s key economic developments and business environment;

  • Clear understanding of linkages between economic growth and private sector development;

  • Excellent drafting skills in English, and advanced fluency in both written and spoken English is a prerequisite (C2 level according to CEFR*);

  • Professional working fluency in Armenian (C1 level according to CEFR*);

  • University degree (Master's or higher) in Economics, Business, Political Science or other related field of study;

  • Strong work ethic and good professional judgement with the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds;

  • Ability to work in a busy open environment supporting team members;

  • Dynamic outlook with the ability to maintain flexibility, sometimes shifting focus and responding to changes in priorities;

  • Knowledge of MS Office suite of packages including MS Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint.

  • Experience in tracking KPIs, developing reports and processing administrative payment tasks within agreed deadlines;

  • Good knowledge and understanding of Armenia’s technology ecosystem;

  • Intermediate proficiency of written and spoken Russian would be beneficial.

Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing, Working Together
3 December 2023
Administrative Officer (AO)
Full-time, Permanent
35
Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Armenia
Yerevan
British Embassy
1
AMD
719,837 AMD
1 February 2024

This is full-time and permanent contract of 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday) from 09:00 to 17:00. Flexible working is available.

The gross monthly salary is AMD 719,837 AMD (paid x12 instalments yearly).

The successful candidate will be subject to professional background and security clearance.

The successful candidate must have pre-existing work authorisation to work in Armenia, in order to apply. The British Embassy does not sponsor work permits.

Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Armenia are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Armenian employment law.

The British Embassy Yerevan has a year-round focus on Learning and Development. All staff are encouraged to take an active role in their own development. Time will be made available for training courses, teach-ins, online and face to face opportunities to learn, not only about the specific role, but also more about diplomatic work of the HM Government globally.

 

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

We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.

Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

Please be advised that the British Embassy will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a position.

*Please note for more information on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment  levels  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.