• British Embassy in Kuwait Careers | Trade Adviser

    British Embassy in Kuwait Careers | Trade Adviser

    Location: Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Job Description

    Type of Post: British Embassy in Kuwait

    Job Category: Department for International Trade roles

    Job Subcategory: Department for International Trade (DIT)

    The British Embassy in Kuwait has a vacancy for the post of a Trade Adviser

    Based in the British Embassy Kuwait, the successful candidate will work in the Department for International Trade (DIT) and support the Director DIT and wider team members.

    As a member of the DIT team, he/she will contribute to DIT HQ’s target of increasing the number of exporters and value and volume of exports by 2020. The role provides excellent developmental opportunities in terms of developing a sector and growing the UK’s market share.

    It is important that the candidate possess good communication skills including report writing and interpreting data and statistics into report form. There will be a requirement from time to time to work outside of normal working hours and travel overseas for training, briefing and representing the DIT team in Kuwait at exhibitions, trade fairs and seminars.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Your main responsibilities in this role include the following:

    • Proactively meet with Kuwaiti retail firms and grow network of contacts in the sector with the aim of identifying opportunities for UK retail brands and growing the UK share in the market. Post the opportunities on DIT portal and submit responses. Deliver at least one major event in the sector and introduce at least one new brand to the market before end of the year.

    • GREAT Campaign Champion and Marketing Liaison for post. Despatch monthly highlights/Visual Highlights/ update Forward Plan and remain brand compliant. Take a lead on twitter handle for DIT Kuwait.

    • Providing administrative support to DIT Director

    • Prepare weekly and monthly reports on team stats and figures from Data-Hub

    • Completing full procurement activities for DIT (FCO procurement programme), receiving/returning PO’s and setting up of new suppliers on the system.

    • Managing the DIT enquiries inbox and mailbox;

    • Acting as translator/interpreter and providing assistance in drafting/typing documents in Arabic as and when required.

    • Providing assistance during high level visits and trade missions.

    • Providing support to pull together events led by team members.

    • On occasion attend out of hours social networking functions; supporting Director DIT and wider Embassy in developing and maintaining relationship with wider local commercial contacts.

    • Attend relevant trade fairs and exhibitions in Kuwait and overseas promoting opportunities in Kuwait market to UK companies.

    Job Requirements

    • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English and Arabic.

    • Strong oral, written, interpersonal and analytical skills

    • Degree level education

    • Knowledge of local business customs, practices and procedures as well as commercial regulations and restrictions

    • At least 2 years of relevant work experience in a similar field

    • Knowledge of commercial sectors and markets

    • Good general IT skills: use of word processing, email and calendar management (eg, knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes such as Word, Excel and Outlook).

    • Internet-based research skills.

    • Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

    • Knowledge of Kuwait Ministries and Government Entities advantage

    Job Details

    Company/Organization: British Embassy in Kuwait

    Employment Type: Full-time

    Job Location: Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Duration of Post: Fixed Term

    Compensation/Salary: KWD 667 Per Month