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.


  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.


  • 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


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


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


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




  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


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.