Job Role : Prosperity OfficerC4(l)
Duties andresponsibilities :
Use research and analysis skills, including building aneffective network of local contacts, to understand where UKcompanies may face market access or other challenges in the UAE,and the tools, including cooperation on regulatory best practiceand UK standards, which may be used to address these.
Work with UAE government departments, other public sectorbodies, and their UK counterparts on all aspects of the Prosperityagenda, including direct engagement on market access issues.
Asrequired, help facilitate formal government to government (G2G)agreements and arrangements to address challenges and realiseopportunities.
Contribute to theEmbassy's understanding of economic trends in the UAE,including long term government strategies to promote growth andeconomic diversification.
Work closely with the Embassy'sEconomy and Energy Adviser (currently based in AbuDhabi).
Act as secretary and focal point tothe Embassy's UAE-wide Prosperity Board, including workingeffectively with wider in-country stakeholders, including the UKScience and Innovation Network (SIN), British Council, DevolvedAdministrations (Scotland, Wales, and Northern Irelandrepresentatives at Post), and other UK organisations.
Produce succinct reports, including for senior staff atthe Embassy, visiting ministers and officials, and diverse UKgovernment departments in all the above areas.
Help arrange UK-UAE visits in both directions in supportof the above activities.
Maintain oversight ofthe Post's project and programme expenditure in support ofthese activities, including acting as project manager as requiredfor specific projects.
Work with colleagues inother Embassies in the GCC as part of the UK's GulfProsperity Network, sharing knowledge and best practice, andcooperating where required on specific projects, and with FCO, DIT,BEIS and other relevant Government Departments inLondon.
Key competencies required :
Leading and Communicating - Leading from thefront and communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm,and supporting principles of fairness of opportunity for all and adedication to a diverse range of stakeholders.
Establishing astrong direction and a persuasive future vision; managing andengaging with people with honesty and integrity, and upholding thereputation of the organisation.
Collaboratingand Partnering - Creating and maintaining positive, professional,and trusting working relationships with a wide range of peoplewithin and outside the organisation to help get business done.
Working collaboratively, sharing information and buildingsupportive, responsive relationships with colleagues andstakeholders, whilst having the confidence to challengeassumptions.
Managing a Quality Service -Being organised to deliver service objectives and striving toimprove the quality of service, taking account of diverse customerneeds and requirements.
Effectively planning, organising, andmanaging time and activities to deliver a high quality andefficient service, applying programme and project managementapproaches to support service delivery.
Creating an environment todeliver operational excellence and creating the most appropriateand cost effective delivery models for services.
Seeing the Big Picture - Having an in-depth understandingand knowledge of how your role fits with and supportsorganisational objectives and the wider public needs, focusing yourcontribution on the activities which will meet theorganisation'
s goals and deliver the greatest value.Scanning the political context and taking account of wider impactsto develop long term implementation strategies that maximiseopportunities to add value to the citizen and support economic,sustainable growth.
Essentialqualifications, skills and experience
Good knowledge of economic and / or trade policy,including relevant higher education qualification.
Existing knowledge of the UK or UAE economy, and ideallyboth, with demonstrated ability rapidly to master a wide range ofeconomic and trade issues.
Excellentinterpersonal skills, with confidence to work on their owninitiative. Proven ability to engage and influence at a seniorlevel internally and with external contacts, and collaborateeffective across Embassy teams.
Ability tomulti-task and have good organisational skills.
Ability to problem solve and work under pressure to meetmultiple and changing priorities.
Fluency inEnglish, both written and spoken. Ability to express ideas andmessages clearly and concisely, both orally and in writtencommunication.
Ability to write to a high standard for a wide rangeof audiences.
Good working knowledge ofMicrosoft Office programmes.
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
Experience of working in a similar role with asignificant responsibility in either the public or private sectorin the UK or the UAE.
Arabic language skills.