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The Danish Embassy in Dhaka is looking for

An Associate Advisor for the Strategic Sector Cooperation and Trade Council for the Food and Agriculture Sector

Position: Associate Advisor for the Strategic Sector Cooperation and Trade Council 
Type of employment: Full time (37 hours per week) 
Starting date: 01/05/2023 (pending security clearance) 
Location: Danish Embassy in Dhaka, Bay’s Edgewater, Gulshan 2, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh      
Deadline for application : 25/02/2023

The Danish Embassy is part of the Danish Foreign Service. The Embassy is an ambitious and dynamic workplace with 28 employees. We co-locate with the Norwegian and Swedish Embassies.
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About the Strategic Sector Cooperation 
The Sector Counsellor will handle the liaison between the Danish Food Administration, other Danish authorities and the relevant professional authorities in Bangladesh. In collaboration with the project manager from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, responsibilities include developing and maintaining close relationships with the relevant stakeholders in Denmark and Bangladesh. Furthermore, amongst other activities, develop and adapt the planned authority cooperation with the responsible authorities in Bangladesh.

About the Associate Advisor
There is a need for an Associate Advisor to handle day-to day practical tasks, learning sessions, detailed planning and follow up, Bangla-English translation. At the same time, the Associate Advisor will liaison and work integrally in the Embassy’s Trade Council. 

About the Trade Council
The Trade Council in Dhaka, Bangladesh works as a part of the Embassy of Denmark in Bangladesh and under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. The Trade Council promotes trade and investment between Denmark and Bangladesh and assists Danish exporters and investors with their commercial activities in Bangladesh.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities
Stay abreast on topics related to sustainable and responsible corporate behaviour, food and agriculture policies, developments in the sector and indicators, as well as initiatives for the Bangladesh market.  
Contribute to the successful implementation & communication of the Sector Cooperation initiative, including handle any day-to-day tasks, organise trainings, arrange logistics.
Work in the Trade Council to assist Danish Companies to pursue business opportunities in Bangladesh through local due diligence and business development.
Work as point of liaison between the Sector Counsellor and the Trade Council. 
Contribute to the embassy’s communication on the relevant issues.
Apply inter cultural skills as needed.
Any other tasks as required.
You Must Have
A Master’s degree in e.g. business, project management, administration or similar qualifications.
Relevant experience in business development, business consulting, project management and administration, or similar, preferably in the food and agriculture space. Preferably, at least a few years of relevant working experience from a similar position in an international organisation.
Excellent IT skills at user level, including skills in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Teams, WebEx and other applications for online meetings and project planning programs.
Good communication skills and excellent command of the Bangla and English language in terms of understanding, speaking and writing. 

We Offer
An exciting, inter-cultural and dynamic work environment with a wide range of tasks and challenges. 
Great opportunities for further developing your professional and personal competences.
Working in the cross-section sector cooperation and fast-paced business consulting services aimed at Danish companies.
Develop your business development, project management and government relations skills while applying your knack for internal compliance and project administration.

Employment Conditions
You will be offered a full time employment. The contract is based on the Staff Rules of the Mission. The position is subject to a 3 months’ initial probation period.
Your employment is subject to successful security clearance. 
Working hours are 37 hours per week. 
You will be entitled to twenty days of paid holiday per year. 
Your salary will reflect your qualifications, relevant experience and proven work-related results. 
As part of your salary, you will be covered by a workplace pension scheme. 
You and your dependant family members will be offered reasonable coverage of sickness expenses.  

Application and Recruitment Process 
To apply for the position, please include a motivation letter, your CV, proof of relevant education, recommendations and 2-3 references in English, and mail it to the Royal Danish Embassy at e-mail: [email protected] marked “Associate Advisor for SSC and TC – (your name)” in the subject line no later than 25/02/2023.

The Embassy attaches great importance to equal opportunities for all and therefore welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of race, sex, religion, age or disability.

Selected candidates will be invited for assessment and interviews - expected to take place in 3rd week of March 2023.

Prior to employment, the chosen candidate must present a local Security Clearance Certificate and pass the security clearance by the Danish authorities – please be advised that this process can take a few months.