EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) is a statutory body of the Government of Belize mandated to perform functions and duties related to:

  • Trade Development and Promotion
  • Investment Generation and Promotion
  • Enterprise Development and Facilitation

BELTRAIDE operates within the portfolio of the Ministry of Trade, Investment Promotion, Private Sector Development, and Consumer Protection.

BELTRAIDE is seeking the services of a suitably qualified and experienced person for the post of Business Development Officer.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Proactively outreach to potential investors around the world in target sectors through direct communication, in-person contact or via a Belize diplomatic mission in the investors’ home country;
  2. Prepare ‘templates’ of suitable itineraries for potential investors in the Internationally Traded Services and Industry sectors that could be adjusted to accommodate the interests of particular investors;
  3. Maintain and improve investor relations by establishing contact, providing them with the relevant information on investment opportunities and schemes, and providing business support; including responding to investor queries, making referrals, and assuring appropriate follow-through and/or resolution;
  4. Proactively develop good working relationships with relevant Ministries, government agencies and departments, and other industry organizations to learn about industry needs and identify investment and trade opportunities;
  5. Research best practice with other trade and investment providers to ensure its incorporation into divisional procedures, processes and policies;
  6. Assist in the preparation of trade/investment promotion literature, covering investment packages such as, but not limited to booklets, industry profiles, and promotional videos on investment opportunities in Belize;
  7. Maintain and develop close support and co-operation between all sections within investment development services and the Directorate in all aspects of the business planning process.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Exceptional knowledge of sales, marketing and development processes
  • Effective oral/written communication skills, including presentation skills.
  • Superior business and negotiation skills
  • Expert in forwarding thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Keen knowledge of Belizean private and public sectors, and of Belize’s nearest industry competitors
  • Ability to listen to intended details attentively
  • Excellent financial, analytical and research skills

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful applicant must possess:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Management, International Business, Marketing, Finance, or related field
  • Minimum of two (2) years investment, trade promotion experience and or private sector experience
  • Second language is a requirement, preferably Spanish

SALARY:

An attractive package, commensurate with qualifications and experience, is being offered.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Letters of Application are to be addressed to:

Human Resource & Administration Director

Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE)

#14 Orchid Garden St.

City of Belmopan

Cayo District

Belize

publicrelations@belizeinvest.org.bz

APPLICATION SHOULD INCLUDE:

  1. Proof of educational qualification (copy of certificate of highest educational qualification)
  2. Resume along with two letters of reference, one of which should be from a most recent employer
  3. Copy of a valid Belizean driver’s license

CLOSING DATE & TIME

The closing date and time for the receipt of applications is 5:00 p.m. on Friday 19th September, 2014.

Feel free to call us at 822-3737 or 822-0175 for more information.

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