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Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
The British Embassy, Riyadh has a vacancy for a Multilateral Prosperity Officer, Grade C4 (L).
The job sits within the Gulf-wide Prosperity network, which is central to the delivery of the cross-Whitehall Gulf Strategy. The post holder coordinates HMG’s engagement with Saudi Arabia on Prosperity policy issues: economics, energy, trade policy, structural reform, labour, and market access. The post holder works closely with other Chancery officers, UKTI, the S&I Network and the British Council.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Lead on delivery of the Prosperity components of the UK-GCC Joint Action Plan, including:
– investment partnerships;
– fostering relations with the private sector, in areas such as Public-Private Partnerships.
• Lead on engagement with the GCC Secretariat General, including on:
– Potential UK-GCC Free Trade Agreement (FTA);
– EU-GCC FTA, currently under negotiation;
– Co-ordination of positions in global economic organisations;
– Market access barriers at the GCC level
• Lead on engagement with the International Energy Forum, an International Governmental Organisation headquartered in Riyadh.
• Lead on delivery of the regional Prosperity components of the XWH Gulf Strategy.
• Lead on a large proportion of regional Prosperity reporting, involving bilateral prosperity officers in each of the GCC countries.
• Horizon scanning and matching UK sectoral expertise to growth sectors in the GCC;
• Promote HMG experience, and that of UK professional institutes, frameworks and standards, e.g. construction, Health & Safety, transparency;
• Promote UK strengths such as Islamic Finance, PPP, Cyber, Fin Tech, Green Tech, fostering SMEs etc.
• Deputise for D6 Head of Gulf Prosperity Network during periods of leave and regional travel. Countersign for A2 support officer.
• Manage of Prosperity funds between £50k and £300k
• Bid for and manage regional Prosperity-related projects under the XWH Integrated Activity Fund and others;
• Co-ordinate regional Prosperity-related communications campaigns.
• Collaborating and Partnering – People skilled in this area create and maintain positive, professional and trusting working relationships with a wide range of people within and outside the Civil Service to help get business done.
• Engaging Internationally – Effectiveness in this area is about leading internationally, engaging our staff, contacts and international partners to help deliver UK Government objectives.
• Making Effective Decisions – it means showing clarity of thought, setting priorities, analysing and using evidence to evaluate options before arriving at well reasoned justifiable decisions.
• Delivering at Pace – Effectiveness in this area means focusing on delivering timely performance with energy and taking responsibility and accountability for quality outcomes.
• Demonstrating Resilience – It is about people to build resilience in international roles, supporting their ability to adapt to working in difficult and varied international environments; and to bounce back from crises and setbacks in these contexts.
• Building Capability for All – Effectiveness in this area is having a strong focus on continuous learning for oneself, others and the organisation.