This exciting and challenging position will contribute directly to the achievement of one of the UK’s top priorities in Zambia, namely to help UK based companies succeed in the global economy. This is a new role that you will have a significant opportunity to shape.
The job-holder will be employed by the British High Commission and will work closely with other staff there. But the position will report to the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) office in Johannesburg. UKTI is the trade and investment promotion arm of the British Government. The creation of this position marks the return of a permanent UKTI presence in Zambia.
Main responsibilities will include the following:
- Identify commercial opportunities and monitor sector developments for UK businesses both new to the region and those already active in the region, with a particular focus on the infrastructure, mining and energy sectors.
- Provide support to individual companies through UKTI’s chargeable services (Overseas Market Introduction Service – OMIS), helping them to take informed decisions about their market strategy.
- Develop deeper relationships with UK companies with particular potential to win high value business.
- Work with colleagues across the regional network to maximise opportunities, increase the impact of inward trade missions and other visits from the UK.
- Identify and promote specific business opportunities including uploading and updating information on the UKTI website.
- Maintain up to date and accurate client information via UKTI’s online Client Data Management System.
Relevant qualities and experience:
- Educated to degree level (or equivalent work experience) preferably in a business/marketing field.
- Good working knowledge of Southern African private and public sectors and economy in general and Zambia in particular.
- An understanding of international trade issues.
- A track record of delivery of results and showing initiative. Public speaking skills.
The starting salary for this position is K21,005 per month including employer pension contributions of 12.5%. The basic salary is paid tax free – the successful applicant is responsible for settling his/her own taxes with the Zambian Revenue Authority. The British High Commission seeks to maintain an informal, friendly environment, where staff are encouraged to contribute to the team in which your ideas will be valued and where you will have the opportunity to make a real impact.
The British High Commission is an equal opportunities employer and would welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of religious belief, sex, race, sexual orientation, age or disability.
To be considered for this position, you must have the right to work in Zambia. Please download the HR-DFIDZambia@dfid.gov.uk (attachments may not be larger than 2 MB) or hand delivered to the British High Commission, Independence Avenue., , and . Completed application forms together with typed copies of the applicant’s CV may either be submitted by email to