The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is looking for a business and investments officer

We are offering you a chance to represent the business interests of Estonia and develop export opportunities for Estonian companies in the Swiss Confederation. Your work, in cooperation with Enterprise Estonia, Estonian honorary consuls and the Estonian diaspora, will help Estonian companies move on from one-off export transactions to become a part of the global value chains, and to find new markets for products and partners for making ideas a reality. Your position will be based in the Estonian mission in Geneva. We are offering a fixed term-contract of 3-5 years in line with the laws of the host country.

Main duties

  • cooperating with the UN and other international organisations in Geneva to present the opportunities presented by the IT and other innovative solutions of our companies for development cooperation, trade, humantarian aid and other areas
  • mapping the economic situation of the host country, identifying new opportunities for exports and economic cooperation and presenting them to Estonian entrepreneurs, compiling action plans
  • communicating with the agencies and business circles of Switzerland, as well as with the Estonian companies active in Switzerland and Swiss companies that have invested in the Estonian market; mediating contacts; offering advice on the business environment and providing support in problem-solving
  • organising business visits, business seminars and missions, networking and promotional events to introduce Estonia’s business environment and opportunities, including e-Residency opportunities

We are looking for:

  • a degree in economics or entrepreneurial experience; work experience in the same field or in a representation of another country or international organisation
  • excellent English skills (C1), good German and/or French skills (B2), Estonian skills recommended
  • knowledge of the economy of Switzerland; the existence of or the ability to create a network of contacts; proficiency in communicating with local enterprises and authorities
  • knowledge of entrepreneurship and the economic environment of Estonia, preferably already established contacts in exporting companies
  • experience in participating in an international project, work or managerial experience from the private sector
  • a results-oriented attitude, independence, a sense of initiative and organisational skills
  • excellent sales, presentation and communication skills
  • permanent residence in Switzerland or in a neighbouring country

To apply for the position, please send an email to personaliosakond@mfa.ee with the following documents:

  • a CV in Estonian or English
  • a motivation letter, including salary expectations

Expected starting date 01.04.2020

Deadline for applications 01.02.2020 (incl.)