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Prosperity Support Officer

The British Embassy in Guatemala City is looking for a Prosperity Support Officer to join the team for a temporary period lasting until 31st March 2019.

Position title:

Prosperity Support Officer

Opening Period:

October 11, 2018 – October 18, 2018

Grade:

A2L

Salary:

Q11,000 (monthly salary)

Work schedule of this position:

Full time (40 hours per week)

Start date:

Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of receipt of Embassy’s authorisation and security clearances. Expected beginning date mid November 2018.

Duration of Appointment:

Temporary period lasting until 31 March 2019

Duties:

As part of the team, the jobholder will be responsible for providing support and promoting trade and investment between the UK and Guatemala/Honduras. The jobholder will work to increase participation of UK companies in both countries as well as working with internal and external stakeholders such as DIT’s regional network and the British Chamber of Commerce in Guatemala to boost the UK’s international business agenda.

This is a great opportunity to engage closely with the private sector, government and other stakeholders to contribute to the Embassy’s prosperity objectives. Under the supervision of the Prosperity and Trade Officer, the jobholder will help to highlight business opportunities for UK companies and support Guatemalan/Honduran efforts to improve the business and investment climate in both countries. In addition, there will be responsibility for co-managing both bilateral and regional UK funding of projects that support the prosperity agenda.

The selected candidate will also support the delivery of a number of high profile events, including trade missions in key sectors. This is a local hire position with a correspondingly high level of challenge and responsibility; this position will see the jobholder exposed to high profile contacts in both the private sector and public sector. Therefore, a high level of resilience and professionalism are essential.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

To support the Prosperity and Trade Officer in delivering the following activities:

  • Identify and implement prosperity projects in key sectors;
  • Support British companies doing business in Guatemala/Honduras, or interested to, engaging in trade promotion activities and tackling market access barriers.
  • Support the operations of the British Chamber of Commerce in Guatemala; making sure it adds value to UK’s commercial agenda in Guatemala
  • Identify business opportunities in Guatemala and Honduras;
  • Promote and organise trade missions, whilst identifying potential British companies interested in the Guatemalan and Honduran market;
  • Conduct market research and reports on different sectors in Guatemala and Honduras;
  • Engage with the business community and build a strong network of contacts to achieve prosperity objectives;
  • Organise and run events in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders;

Key competences required for the job:

Delivering at Pace, Collaborating and Partnering, Making Effective Decisions, Demonstrating Resilience. Learn more about the UK’s Government competences scheme here.

Languages:

English and Spanish. Fluent speaking/reading/writing English abilities is essential.

Other skills / experience / qualifications:

Essential on arrival:

  • University educated, preferred in economics/business or international relations/trade, with at least one year of experience on the field.
  • Good administration and organisation skills.
  • Proactive and with good time management and prioritisation skills.
  • Innovative, flexible and proven team player.
  • IT proficiency – Using MS Office, Outlook and ability to learn FCO systems.

Desirable:

  • A good understanding of British and Guatemala/Honduras business environment.
  • Politically aware and familiar with international trade.
  • Experience in business development and project management.

Who May Apply:

The British Embassy is an equal opportunities employer that seeks to promote diversity amongst the workforce by operating, merit based and non-discriminatory policies in recruitment, pay and benefits to ensure a positive working environment for all staff.

How to Apply:

All candidates must submit a job application form before the end of 18 October 2018. The application form is available here: Job Application Form 2018 (PDF, 411KB, 7 pages) . This must be submitted electronically to the email eventos@fco.gov.uk. No paper applications will be accepted.