Local vacancies: ECONOMIC POLICY OFFICER and ECONOMIC/TRADE OFFICER

THE EMBASSY OF THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS IN LISBON

has two local vacancies and is looking for

an ECONOMIC POLICY OFFICER and an ECONOMIC/TRADE OFFICER

with a full-time fixed-term contract.

If one of the positions below arouses your interest, please send your CV + photo and application letter in English, exclusively to LIS@minbuza.nl before 16th of February 2019 close of business.

1) Economic policy officer

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and report on (financial) economic issues and put these in the relevant political and social context.
  • Monitor and report on the Portuguese position with regard to EU economic and financial issues.
  • Market research: analyze and report on opportunities and possibilities for Dutch business.
  • Monitor and report on developments in specific sectors such as High Tech Systems and Materials, Water, Energy and other sectors with a focus on innovation and sustainability.
  • Establish, maintain and develop a professional network in the economic field.
  • Organize trade promoting activities.
  • Give advice and information to Dutch business.

Qualifications:

  • University degree in economics, business, international relations or related field.
  • At least five years of relevant work experience in the public or private sector, in the economic field or relevant government area.
  • Good knowledge of Portuguese and English. Knowledge of Dutch is a plus.
  • Skills in analyzing macro-economic policy, financial economic policy and market and business developments. Ability to understand complex issues and to report on these in a clear and consistent manner.
  • Good communication skills and skill in analyzing questions and answering them orally and in writing.
  • Networker and team player: establishes and maintains contacts in a broad field of stakeholders and relevant actors. Maintains a positive, constructive attitude and understands that our work is a group effort that can only succeed if everyone takes responsibility for their part.
  • Interested in economic and trade areas but also other areas such as politics and policy issues.
  • Strong analytical capacity, curious, service oriented, pro-active and capable of ‘multi-tasking’

2) Economic officer

Responsibilities:

  • Market research: analyze and report on opportunities and possibilities for Dutch business
  • Monitor and report on developments in specific sectors such as High Tech Systems and Materials, Water, Energy and other sectors with a focus on innovation and sustainability.
  • Establish, maintain and develop a professional network in the economic field.
  • Organize trade promoting activities.
  • Give advice and information to Dutch business.

Qualifications:

  • Higher professional educational level in economy, business or related field.
  • At least three years of work experience in the economic field.
  • Good knowledge of Portuguese and English. Knowledge of Dutch is a plus.
  • Skills in monitoring and analyzing market and business developments and report on these.
  • Good communication skills and skill in analyzing questions and answering them orally and in writing.
  • Networker and team player: establishes and maintains contacts in a broad field of stakeholders and relevant actors. Maintains a positive, constructive attitude and understands that our work is a group effort that can only succeed if everyone takes responsibility for their part.
  • Enthusiastic, curious, service oriented, pro-active and capable of ‘multi-tasking’.
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