Business Environment and Trade Policy Officer

Business Environment and Trade Policy Officer B3(L)
Application closing date: 3 November 2014

The British Embassy in Hanoi is part of a world-wide network of 230 posts representing British political, defence, economic, trade, and consular interests around the world.  We are currently looking to recruit a Business Environment and Trade Policy Officer – Grade B3(L). 

As a member of the Prosperity Team, the jobholder will be working with key decision-makers in the Government and the private sector to contribute to the development of the Vietnamese business environment and to stimulate better conditions for British companies to win business in Vietnam.

Main Functions

  • Lead the Embassy’s work on issues relating to the Vietnamese business environment, producing insightful and high quality analysis/reporting which highlights the impact on UK commercial interests.
  • Working with external stakeholders, devise and manage projects aimed at improving the capacity for sustainable economic growth in Vietnam.
  • Working closely with UKTI Trade & Investment colleagues, develop the embassy’s capacity in relation to trade policy and market access issues. Contribute to the development and implementation of a joined-up strategy to ensure that British business is well-placed to benefit from existing and future market opening, notably via a EU Vietnam Free Trade Agreement.
  • Maintain strategic overview of social trends in Vietnam, initiating work on those sectors/themes where the UK has experience to share and where there is potential to develop business partnerships over the medium/long term.



  • A degree in Economics, Business, Law, Public Policy or a related field
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Vietnamese
  • Good drafting and reporting skills
  • Self-motivation, with the ability to think creatively and work strategically towards objectives
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Office applications


  • Project management experience
  • Knowledge of the Vietnamese business environment and understanding of the needs of foreign businesses operating in Vietnam
  • Experience working with the Vietnamese government

Key Competences

  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Collaborating & Partnering
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Delivering Value for Money
  • Building Capability for all
  • Demonstrating Resilience

The monthly salary for this position starts at US$ 1,236.

The British Embassy offers a competitive remuneration package including salary, leave entitlement, flexible working hours, medical package for staff and dependants, and opportunities for training as well. Further details of benefits are available on request.

How To Apply

Please send your CV and the completed application form, which can be downloaded from our website at to [email protected]

All applications must be received on or before 3 November 2014.

We regret to advise that we will only be contacting shortlisted candidates.

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

Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy Hanoi are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law.

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

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
British Embassy
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2014-11-03