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8 Nov 2019

Prosperity and IWT Officer at Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Job Category  Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Subcategory  Economic and Prosperity

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

Main purpose of job:

Work with the Illegal Wildlife Trade and Prosperity Manager to implement the prosperity and illegal wildlife trade agenda for Zambia working within the Economic Development pillar and other prosperity officers in the region.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • To build and maintain a network of commercial contacts in Zambia – know where to go to find commercial information
  • To lobby the Zambian government in support of UK businesses where they need help resolving problems
  • To identify the changes in the business environment that would most affect British businesses and to produce quarterly economic reports
  • To Continually engage with the British Business Group and the British Chamber of Commerce
  • Provide in country support for UK business deal/promotions, business delegations and commercial events hosted by the High Commissioner
  • Share best practice with prosperity colleagues in other countries in Africa to help support region-wide delivery
  • Actively promote the IWT Challenge Fund and the Darwin Initiative Fund in Zambia
    Monitor IWT/Prosperity events in the country
  • To actively source funding opportunities for IWT and prosperity work in Zambia
    Implementation of IWT and Prosperity projects in Zambia
  • Monitoring and evaluation of IWT and prosperity projects in Zambia

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • Previous experience in private sector development and/ IWT
  • Minimum of 2 years working experience
  • Degree in Economics, Business Administration or Ecology

Language requirements:

Language: English

Level of language required: Fluent in both oral and written English

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

Excellent Communication and Interpersonal skill

Required competencies

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      Method of Application

Seeing the Big Picture, Changing and Improving, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace

Application deadline 18 November 2019

Grade B3 (L) Type of Position Fixed Term Duration of Post 36 months Region Africa Country/Territory Zambia Location (City) Lusaka Type of Post British High Commission Starting monthly salary () ZMW 16,053.12 Start Date 6 January 2020

Other benefits and conditions of employment Learning and development opportunities:

The High Commission offers a comprehensive induction programme, including but not limited to on the job training, online support, mentoring and coaching and formal classroom based learning

Additional information This role has a diverse working portfolio working on IWT and prosperity. Networking is essential to this role both internally and externally.


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