A fantastic 6-month fixed term opportunity has arisen for a Eurasia Policy Adviser with a highly influential membership association.
- Support the Head, Eurasia and the Director, Policy and Strategy to deliver the organisation’s international strategy for the Eurasia region and ensure its objectives are met successfully, including undertaking specific research and projects, and contributing to the development of policy. Research and projects will analyse financial and related professional services issues and barriers, business priorities and potential solutions, and opportunities for UK firms across Eurasia; both broadly for the industry and sub-sector specific, and contribute to policy ideas on the future direction of the UK's bilateral and multilateral financial services engagement with markets in the region;
- Deliver projects and programmes which develop financial and related professional services synergies between the UK and priority Eurasia markets in order to position the UK as the partner of choice and further the commercial interests of our members in the region. This includes developing and progressing specific, targeted and measurable project and promotional activities aligned with policy proposals and on-going dialogue in the countries of Eurasia, through the coordination of expert groups of industry practitioners for respective markets as appropriate;
- Help to develop an agenda which builds towards and influences the UK Government's programme of bilateral and multilateral dialogues, and trade and investment negotiations with Eurasia markets, as well as ensuring the organisation’s contribution to inward and outward Ministerial and VIP meetings is maximised.
You will have:
- Experience and sound knowledge of key issues, challenges and opportunities in financial and related professional services and trade & investment policy and promotion both internationally and in the UK;
- Excellent knowledge of and keen interest in the economic, political and business environment in the Eurasia region with a focus on financial and related professional services; A good understanding of the unique political structures and economic fundamentals in individual countries at all stages of development;
- A good knowledge of relevant networks of industry-specific policymakers, regulators and industry representatives in the UK and across the region (especially Turkey, but knowledge of Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan a bonus), including both informal business networks and partnerships that support government-industry collaboration and formal networks such as in-market chambers (UK and domestic foreign);
- Experience working for a membership and/or trade organisation and engaging with a broad range of interlocutors and stakeholders.