View Vacancy – Market Access Officer

British Embassy

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This can be a fascinating time to be working on the Division for Enterprise and Commerce (DBT) within the Latin America & the Caribbean (LATAC) area. Commerce is on the centre of presidency coverage following the UK’s departure from the European Union. Signing new commerce agreements and strengthening present commerce relationships are a high precedence for the federal government, as they’ve potential to create new markets for British services. DBT LATAC works along with FCDO and different HMG departments to ship in opposition to an bold Regional Commerce Plan to ship influence for the UK and LATAC.

Central America is a vital buying and selling accomplice for the UK and there may be actual potential to develop our commerce and funding relationship with this area over the approaching years.

We’re in search of a person (with relative expertise) to ship the UK’s technique to figuring out, prioritizing and resolving Market Entry Boundaries (MABs) all through Central America and oversee deployment of instruments, methods and finest observe throughout the area to take away/overcome Market Entry Boundaries and finally assist enhance commerce with the area.

The jobholder may even help with the implementation of the UK-Central America Settlement and lead (with help) on the supply and implementation of the commerce parts of the UK-Central America Settlement. They may even monitor and report on the native commerce coverage atmosphere and context, and help upskilling of commerce coverage and market entry functionality inside British embassies in Central America.

The profitable applicant might be based mostly within the British Embassy, Panama Metropolis and report back to the DBT Regional Director for Central America. There is likely to be a necessity for journey to different British embassies in Central America (Costa Rica, Guatemala and El Salvador), and probably to others in our LATAC community.

This can be a function – funded collectively by DBT and the Overseas, Commonwealth & Improvement Workplace (FCDO) – and created in recognition of commerce coverage’s significance to the UK Authorities’s wider prosperity agenda. It’s an thrilling time to be working in help of the UK Authorities’s worldwide commerce and funding technique, leveraging our abroad community to advertise British commerce and funding internationally, and to help UK enterprise pursuits. This can be a nice alternative to be a part of a global workforce that contributes to a excessive profile agenda wherein UK Ministers are carefully engaged.

Roles and tasks 

  • Figuring out, prioritising and resolving key market entry obstacles and regulatory points affecting bilateral commerce.
  • Making certain Market Entry Boundaries are logged and up-to-date on DMAS system for all markets, and help efforts to publish MABs the place related.
  • Monitoring the coverage atmosphere, figuring out obstacles dealing with UK firms and guaranteeing that is taken into consideration within the UK’s wider commerce coverage goals within the area.
  • Supporting the DBT London Settlement Supervisor in planning and overseeing the supply of the commerce parts of recent UK-Central America Settlement.
  • Working with regional and London colleagues to coordinate UK market entry work throughout British Embassies in Central America, guaranteeing widespread obstacles to UK companies are tackled (collectively the place attainable), whereas figuring out their linkages with different bilateral and plurilateral commerce points.
  • Working with regional and bilateral colleagues to know and develop the UK’s commerce coverage method in direction of Central America, figuring out and growing proposals for deeper engagement.

They are going to be chargeable for the next areas of labor

 1.     Market Entry – Technique Improvement (60%)

  • Examine market entry obstacles affecting UK-Central American commerce, drawing on the work of commerce and financial groups throughout the opposite three British Embassies within the area. Supported by DBT and FCDO colleagues analyse and perceive these obstacles to ascertain their significance to UK commerce, their probability of decision and the way they work together with the UK-Central American Settlement.
  • Put together (joint or particular person) bids for Market Entry Fund tasks on behalf of our Central American embassies, geared toward unlocking recognized market entry obstacles, together with by way of UK capability sharing with host authorities, visits of material consultants, and market evaluation.

2.     Commerce Coverage reporting and upskilling (20%)

  • Analysis, engagement and reporting on the Central American commerce coverage atmosphere and native context, offering recommendation on regional and bilateral commerce coverage points, and accomplice international locations approaches to key international and multilateral commerce points – together with WTO reform. Lead on reporting, evaluation, briefings, displays on commerce coverage and market entry points.
  • Supporting regional colleagues, within the supply of commerce coverage and market entry capability constructing inside our Central American embassies, supporting or main coaching/conferences, as required.

3.     UK-Central America Settlement (20%)

  • Assist the implementation of the commerce elements of UK-Central America Settlement. Working with the DBT London Settlement Supervisor to implement the supply plan for implementation, offering enter into briefings for the committee and sub-committee conferences (together with Figuring out obstacles that may very well be addressed by way of these fora), and coordinating the required programmes and logistical preparations (attending and taking part in conferences alongside London and regional colleagues).

The profitable candidate should be Panamanian, or have a legitimate and present Work Allow by way of Ministry of Labour, and be capable of present it when requested by Embassy. The British Embassy – Panama Metropolis doesn’t sponsor work permits.

  • Bachelor’s Diploma (or equal) in Commerce, Public Coverage, Economics, Worldwide Relations, Worldwide Enterprise or associated topics.
  • Related expertise in commerce coverage, regulation or associated fields.
  • Proof of sturdy interpersonal, communication and relationship administration expertise.
  • Proof of delivering optimistic outcomes by way of collaboration and networks.
  • Proof of fantastic written and spoken communication (English and Spanish).
  • Proof of having the ability to work autonomously and delivering at tempo.
  • All candidates should be fluent in each English and Spanish

  • Related post-graduate qualification.
  • Prior work expertise in commerce coverage or negotiating groups.
  • Data of UK coverage and enterprise panorama.

Making Efficient Choices, Managing a High quality Service, Delivering at Tempo, Speaking and Influencing

11 December 2023

Government Officer (EO)



Latin America and Spanish talking Caribbean


Panama Metropolis

British Embassy




29 January 2024

The profitable candidate should be Panamanian, or have a legitimate and present Work Allow by way of Ministry of Labour, and be capable of present it when requested by Embassy. The British Embassy – Panama Metropolis doesn’t sponsor work permits. Please notice that each one candidates should be fluent in each English and Spanish. Workplace hours within the embassy are 8am-5pm Monday to Thursday and 8am-1pm on Fridays, although there may be scope for versatile working preparations, which could be agreed with the Line Supervisor. Workers who aren’t liable to pay native revenue tax on their Mission wage, eg some non-local nationwide employees and a few spouses or companions of UK diplomatic employees, could have their salaries abated by an equal quantity. Appointable candidates who had been unsuccessful could also be positioned on a ‘reserve checklist’.  If through the reserve interval of 6-12 months the identical or a largely related function turns into out there, that function could also be provided to the second or subsequent candidate

This job includes versatile working, generally working late nights when there are official occasions. Some journey overseas might be required.

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