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[Expired] Manager, Strategic Partnerships

BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION
Posted On :20 Sep 2013

 

Job Summary

  • Salary:   Undisclosed
  • Work Type: Permanent / Full Time
  • Min. Education Level: Degree
  • Field of Study: Economics, Law
  • Years of Experience: 3
  • Skills: Microsoft Office

Job Descriptions

(Short Term Contract to end March 2014)

The successful candidate will:

  • Take a leading role working with relevant colleagues to develop and deliver on the High Commission’s third market work under the UK-Singapore Economic and Business Partnership (EBP);
  • Work with relevant government, commercial trade bodies, particularly in Singapore to identify and facilitate UK company participation in business and collaboration opportunities in China and other emerging Asia markets such as SE Asia and India;
  • Follow through on agreements and collaborative projects between British, Singaporean and Chinese business agencies and government departments;
  • Promote third market opportunities to UK companies via multiple channels including e-communications, events and business missions;
  • Research and gather intelligence about key development projects in China and SE Asia. Agree a plan with key stakeholders for how this work might be supported from April 2014. 

Essential Requirements

  • Minimum of three years relevant experience including organising and leading projects with strong ownership, particularly within the public sector
  • Degree-holder, preferably in the disciplines of economics, politics, international relations or law
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with experience of networking and working across different teams
  • Aself-motivated individual with the ability to interact and negotiate in cross-cultural contexts and operate independently in driving initiatives and programmes
  • Able to start work immediately

Desired Requirements

  • Strong interest in knowledge of the Singapore-China bilateral trade relationship and the governments’ strategies to promote growth
  • Strong interest in knowledge of China and SE Asia markets and development priorities
  • Excellent spoken and written English language skills, advantageous to speak Mandarin to liaise with Mandarin speaking associates
  • Good IT skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong drafting skills associated with reports and agreements between parties across international bodies
  • Ability to travel when required

Benefit Package

  • Salary + CPF
  • 23 days paid annual leave
  • Medical insurance package covering GP, specialist and hospitalisation treatment
  • Access to excellent training and development opportunities

To Apply:

Please send your CV and the completed application form, which can be downloaded from our website at https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-high-commission-singapore/about/recruitment by 22nd September 2013 to singapore.recruitment@fco.gov.uk. No accommodation or relocation expenses are payable in connection with this position. You must have or be able to obtain authorisation to work in Singapore in order to apply.

Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 30th September 2013. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Employment offers are subject to successful clearance of pre-employment checks.

The British High Commission is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on grounds of ethnic origin, race, religious beliefs, age, disability, gender or sexual orientation.



About This Company

  • BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION
    Government/ Civil Service/ Statutory Boards

The British High Commission in Singapore is currently looking to recruit a talented individual until the 31st March 2014 to help UK companies exploit business opportunities in China and other emerging Asia markets through strategic cooperation with Singaporean counterparts. We are part of a world-wide network of 230 UK overseas missions, representing British security, prosperity and consular interests abroad.

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the British Government’s trade and investment promotion organisation. Our role is to help UK businesses succeed in overseas markets and attract high quality investment to the UK

The successful candidate will report directly to the Director of Trade & Investment and work with UKTI teams in Singapore and China and our teams in South East Asia and India. The position requires a dynamic and confident self-starter who is able to work with both government and private sector contacts, often virtually, to make a real difference to the UK’s export performance.

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