View Vacancy - Department for International Trade (DIT) Internship, Sofia (BGR18.632)

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Department for International Trade roles (DIT)
Department for International Trade (DIT)

The British Embassy in Sofia is part of a worldwide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now offering an internship opportunity in the Department for International Trade (DIT).

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is the UK Government organisation that helps UK-based companies to succeed in Bulgaria and other international markets. DIT also assists overseas companies to bring high-quality investment to the UK’s economy.

The successful jobholder will support trade advisers in delivering services to UK companies in Bulgaria in accordance with the annual business plan.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Research and post export opportunities on the online platform, and support UK companies in responding to these opportunities (40%).

  • Gathers information and prepares written reports on key sectors of interest; monitors upcoming tender procedures and report writing (20%).

  • Supports DIT team members in organising events including preparing invitations, following-up, building lists and other activities (30%).

  • Work on ad-hoc work requests from across the team and deliver them in a timely manner (10%).

  • Fluency in English and Bulgarian (both oral and written).
  • Education (completed or in progress) in Business, Management, International Trade Relations or similar.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team.
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills with attention to detail.
  • Excellent IT skills.
31 October 2018
Fixed Term, Full-time
6 months
Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
British Embassy
1 December 2018

This is a full-time position (36 hours per week) for six months. Flexible working hours are negotiable with the respective Line Manager.

The successful candidate will receive a monthly salary of BGN 510 as well as BGN 50 transport allowance per month throughout the duration of the internship.

The successful candidate will be subject to confirmation of a background and security clearance. Anyone with right of residence and employment in Bulgaria may apply, including all EU/EEA citizens and the family members of EU/EEA nationals exercising a treaty right in Bulgaria.

Visa / passport requirements: must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Bulgaria and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract.

Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy are subject to terms and conditions service according to Bulgarian employment law.

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 aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Country Based Staff roles with the British Government through this official site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.

This opportunity is closed to applications.