Senior Trade Adviser Vacancy At British Embassy in Cairo

Senior Trade Adviser, Healthcare and Education

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

Job Category  Department for International Trade roles (DIT)
Job Subcategory  DIT

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)  

The Department of International Trade at the British Embassy in Cairo is looking for a Senior Trade Adviser that will lead the Healthcare and Education sector, who are highly motivated and enthusiastic self-starters, with excellent commercial awareness and creativity, in order to help UK companies capitalise on the opportunities Egypt offers for trade and investment.

Priority sectors may change but and each Senior Trade Adviser can expect to lead on two specific sectors, collaborating closely with the Country Director, Deputy Country Director and the Senior Trade Policy Adviser.

Main Purpose of the Job

This is an exciting time to join the Department for International Trade (DIT). Our aim is to promote British trade and investment across the world, which is vital for the prosperity of the UK. DIT brings together policy, promotion and financial expertise to break down barriers to trade and investment in markets across the world to help businesses succeed.

The jobholder will deliver the trade promotion elements of the DIT Country Plan for Egypt, and DIT Regional Trade Plan for Africa. Using leadership and commercial expertise, you will design and implement a strategy to promote trade with and investment into Egypt, resulting in increased exports of UK goods and services to Egypt, and expanded UK business investment in Egypt.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Essential qualifications, skills and experience 

Required competencies  Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes, Managing a Quality Service

Application deadline  10 January 2021

Grade  C4 (L)

Type of Position  Fixed Term, Full-time

Working hours per week  36

Duration of Post  12 months

Region  Middle East & North Africa

Country/Territory  Egypt

Location (City)  Cairo

Type of Post  British Embassy

Number of vacancies  1

Starting monthly salary (USD)  2,277

Start Date  1 February 2021

Other benefits and conditions of employment  


The position is C4 (L) and the gross salary is USD 2,277 per month subject to insurance and tax as per the usual regulations based on a 36 hours per week. We offer a competitive package including medical benefits, performance related bonus, recreational facilities, opportunities for job related training & development, etc. This is a full time, fixed term contract for one-year.

No accommodation and relocation expenses are payable in connection with this position.

The British Embassy has an active L&D Committee and offers a wide range of in-house training and funding for external training on policy and programme work.

The successful applicant will have access to a range of Learning and Development opportunities with in-house and e learning, with the potential for overseas training. From time to time there will be requirements to assist other teams within the Department, building overall resilience and broader experience.

Additional information  


The successful candidate must have the right to live and work in Egypt.

How to Apply

Interested candidates must attach the following documents in English when applying online

An updated Curriculum Vitae

A completely filled out online application form. Kindly ensure that concrete examples of each competences are provided on the application summary section of the form

A covering letter stating why you feel you have the necessary skills and competences to apply for the role

The closing date for applications is 23:55 (Local Time) 10 January 2021

Please note that incomplete applications or applications received after the stated deadline will not be taken into consideration.

Due to the large amount of applications, we receive only those shortlisted for the interview will be contacted.

The start date mentioned in the job advert is a tentative start date and the successful candidate will be required to undergo security-vetting procedures. Any offer of employment will be subject to the candidate achieving suitable clearances.

Personal data collected will be treated in strictest confidence under the terms of the UK Data Protection Act and used for recruitment purposes only.

The British Embassy Cairo is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.Staffs recruited locally by the British Embassy are subject to Terms and Conditions of service according to local Egypt employment law.

Apply Now