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    Trade Adviser

    Trade Adviser

    Nom de l’entreprise British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Lieu de l’entreprise Centre Region, Cameroon

    Main Purpose of Role

    Your role will have three elements:

    1)    You will help build interest, offer advice and give support to British businesses seeking to trade and invest in Cameroon.
    2)    You will develop and manage a database of specialised sector knowledge, maintain relations with relevant public and private stakeholders and maintain channels to facilitate UK-Cameron trade and investment.
    3)      Assist the DIT Country Director in delivering market targets, recording transactions, reporting activities and communicating within the wider DIT Africa network.

    Roles and responsibilities:
    Reporting to the DIT Country Director, you will help identify and deliver on opportunities for both new and existing UK business. Your routine will entail maintaining a network of operational level contacts across government and private sector, processing and sharing information with internal and external stakehholders, monitoring procurement opportunities and proactively contacting British businesses, ensuring a good quality service is provided to them. Key responponsibilities will include:
    • Engage directly with British companies who have expressed an interest in exploring exporting opportunities in Cameroon in order to help deliver their trade and investment aims.,
    • Produce good quality and detailed reports providing market insights and sector- or product-specific information and analysis, charging where appropriate.
    • Engagement with a multitude of Government Departments, agencies, companies and other organisations, at all levels, to ensure maximum co-operation and understanding of their current needs and aspirations, engaging credibly to build strong and meaningful relationships with stakeholders and clients in the UK and Cameroon;
    • Develop a plan and prioritise for key sectors and areas of opportunities for UK firms.
    • Assist in planning and running trade missions comprising British businesses to Cameroon; 
    • Use the various DIT databases and platforms to ensure good recording and reporting of in-country interactions and activities undertaken by the country team working on trade and investment; 
    • Collaborate with colleagues across the DIT Africa network and DIT HQ to maximise opportunities, increase the impact of inward missions and other visits from the UK.   
    • Support the DIT Country Director in preparing trade briefings, trade statistics, and pipeline of opportunities to include in annual business planning.
    • Assist with VIP visits including responsibility for programme and logistics;  
    • Ensure timely and accurate reporting on economic and sector developments in Cameroon relevant to trade and working closely with One HMG partners in the High Commission to identify barriers to business.
    • Attending various after work events, such as receptions at which many senior contacts will be present.
    • Upload market access issues to DMAS

    This is a 24 months contract, with a possibility of extension.
    The successful candidate must have the right to live and work in Yaounde.

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