Working for British Embassy Mexico City

The British Embassy in Mexico City is committed to a policy of equal opportunities and to creating a diverse working environment, free from discrimination, where everyone is included and treated fairly, based on merit alone. We are an equal opportunity employer, making all employment decisions without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, political affiliation or any other criterion protected by law.

B3 Temporary Economic Analyst

The British Embassy in Mexico City requires a B3 Temporary Economic Analyst to help the Economics Team to provide statistical information and analysis on the Mexican economy structural reforms agenda and the Government economic policy decision making process, in order to contribute to the British Government´s understanding of the Mexican Economy, with the ultimate goal of strengthening bilateral relations and delivering benefits for the UK.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the Economist in the Embassy updating and recording statistical information on key economic indicators from national and international sources (IMF, WB, INEGI, SHCP, Bank of Mexico, etc);
  • Provide information about recent policy developments and the political economy in Mexico as input for reports on the Mexican economic situation, including: monthly reports and in-depth studies of areas of significant interest in order to keep the UK Government and businesses informed.
  • Helping the Economics Unit to organise seminars and events with different stakeholders ranging from Mexican officers, British Ministries, business associations and think thanks.
  • Providing qualitative information on trade and investment between the Mexican and British economies in response to requests from both colleagues in the Embassy and London.
  • Working with colleagues in the Embassy to promote and achieve the United Kingdom’s international economic agenda;
  • Provide policy expertise to the projects implemented by the Embassy’s Programme Team on regulation, competition and financial services and engage with key stakeholders from the Mexican Government

Key competences required for the job:

  • Delivering a Quality Service
  • Leading and Communicating
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Collaborating and Partnering Other skills / experience / qualifications:

Essential on arrival:

  • Excellent command on written and spoken English and Spanish. The candidate will need to be comfortable communicating complex ideas.
  • At least a B.A. level in Economics or Finance
  • Good understanding of recent significant developments in the Mexican economy related to the structural reforms.
  • Able to analyse and interpret statistical information, manage databases and present complex economic issues to a non-specialist audience in an interesting
  • Must be a self-starter
  • Able to work with little supervision and demonstrate strong inter-personal and team skills

Desirable:

  • Experience in research

Benefits:

  • The opportunity to work in a diverse and multicultural work environment
  • Starting salary at MXN $21,509 gross per month
  • Attractive benefits package over and above Law’s minimum requirements
  • 38 conditioned working hours per week. Mon-Thu 08:00 – 16:30 with a half hour lunch break and Fri 08:00-14:00 although some flexibility may be required.
  • 14 public holidays per year
  • 15 days annual leave pro rata on first year
  • 30 days salary Christmas Bonus
  • Private Medical Scheme

How to Apply:

  1. If you fulfil the requirements and relevant criteria for this position, please send your CV, a short covering letter and your salary expectations in English explaining why you think you would be an excellent candidate for this job, to the following email address: HR4.Mexico@fco.gov.uk

  2. Applications should be sent in an electronic format with all attachments included not exceeding 1MB.

  3. Your application should be sent with the position you are applying in the subject.

  4. Closing date for applications is 9:00 PM (local time, Mexico City) Sunday 1 March 2015. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

Only those candidates who are short-listed will be contacted and called for interview.

Applications that do not fully comply with the instructions above will not be taken into consideration.