Commercial Officer

Commercial Officer A2(L)                                                         
Application closing date: 25 January 2015

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 Commercial Officer – Grade A2(L). 

The jobholder will support the delivery of the UKTI Vietnam strategy, leading on three key sectors to secure business wins for UK companies. He/She will contribute to team initiatives, including events and VIP visits, and will provide administrative support to the UKTI team (including data entry).

Main Functions

  • Provide high quality support to UK companies in the food & beverage, retail and advanced engineering sectors, resulting in business wins. Work with Ho Chi Minh City counterpart to develop and deliver a campaign approach to identify and pursue opportunities in these sectors, developing strong relationships with Vietnamese businesses, government and other stakeholders to do so.
  • Respond to enquiries and deliver chargeable services in other sectors as necessary, working in partnership with the British Business Group Vietnam.
  • Support the delivery of VIP visits and UKTI events.
  • Provide administrative support to the UK Trade and Investment Team, including coordination of programmes for official visitors, HVO projects and inputting data into the Customer Data Management System.



  • Advanced oral and written skills in both English and Vietnamese; very good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong ability to work within a team to deliver objectives
  • Interest in/ understanding of business


  • Experience in Trade promotion or business support

Key Competences

  • Delivering at Pace
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Collaborating & Partnering
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Achieving Commercial Outcomes
  • Seeing the Big Picture

The monthly salary for this position starts at US$ 946.

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 by 25 January 2015 to [email protected]

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

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

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: 
Sun, 2015-01-25