Economic, Commercial and Projects Officer HEO (01/22 CKY)

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Job Category

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles)

Job Subcategory

Economic and Prosperity

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

Main purpose of job:

To promote and deliver UK priorities in Guinea including increasing UK investment and commercial interest in Guinea, benefiting both countries and supporting Guinea’s long-term economic development. Leading on Embassy International Programme projects and Chevening scholarship programme.   Provide insight through economic and political analysis. Line managing a team of two.

Roles and responsibilities:

Economic and political analysis and reporting

Analysis and reporting of economic and political developments in Guinea and impact on the UK.

International Programme project management

Lead on Embassy International Programme projects including the call for bids, selection of bids, monitoring and evaluating in line with International Programme policy including final reports and undertaking field visits. Lead on Embassy Chevening Scholarship Programme and other Embassy project opportunities.

Support to UK commercial interests 

Provide updates and briefing for UK companies on opportunities and developments in Guinea.   Support and advise British companies operating in Guinea. Lobby the Government of Guinea and key stakeholders on behalf of the UK government and UK companies. Liaise with stakeholders to facilitate trade missions and meetings. Review and update Overseas Business Risk Report. Organise quarterly British Business Group receptions.


Build and maintain a strong network of contacts including with the international donor community as well as civil society organisations and government of Guinea to strengthen co-ordination and complementarity of UK activities.

Support to all other Embassy work

As needed, including Communications and Public Affairs, Protocol, Events and Crisis Management.

Representation of the UK

Represent the Embassy at economic meetings and other events both with Government institutions and International Financial Institutions. Representation in the absence of the Ambassador and Deputy Head of Mission.

Management of staff

Line manage two colleagues: the Protocol and Political Officer and the Communication and Events Manager.

Resources managed (staff and expenditure):

The International Programme Fund. Line Management of one CBS AO and one CBS EO

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • University Bachelors Degree
  • 3 years professional experience
  • Previous staff management
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point
  • Numerical and Budget Management Abilities
  • Fluent written, oral and reading in English and French
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively under tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Understanding national and local political / economic climate

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

  • University Bachelors or Masters Degree in Economics, Business Studies or related discipline.
  • Proven analysis and reporting skills
  • Previous experience of working in an international organisation / Embassy

Required behaviours

Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Delivering at Pace, Leadership, Working Together, Developing Self and Others

Application deadline

10 June 2022

Grade : Higher Executive Officer (HEO)

Type of Position: Fixed term, with possibility of renewal

Region : Africa

Country/Territory: Guinea

Location (City): Conakry

Type of Post: British Embassy

Number of vacancies  1

Salary : GNF 16,784,741 (gross per month) plus GNF 150,000.00 (Transport Allowance)

Start Date: 18 July 2022

Other benefits and conditions of employment

Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):

The position offers opportunity for learning and development on the job, including through attendance at online seminars, workshops and building relationships with relevant contacts.

Online training courses are also available.

There may be an opportunity to attend regional or UK training.

Working patterns:

Monday – Thursday 08:00 – 16:30, Friday 08:00 – 13:00 

Additional information

  • Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.

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