The EU SME Centre is now looking for an advocacy manager for its office in Beijing on a fixed contract lasting until 6th July 2019.
The advocacy manager reports directly to the Centre’s director and is in charge of strengthening support actions undertaken by EU businesses operating in China and similar actions undertaken throughout the rest of Asia and the EU. This not only includes the coordination of policy and advocacy papers but the support of European business advocacy as well, which is also to the benefit of European SMEs. Central to this, is the work done with the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China. This will mean leveraging the Chamber’s network to synergise the Centre and the European Chamber’s advocacy-related goals. The advocacy manager will work in the European Chamber’s Beijing offices and has a dotted-line report to the Beijing Chapter’s general manager.
Responsibilities of the advocacy manager:
Specific Activities of the Advocacy Manager:
|Activity 1: Preparation of the advocacy strategy|
A detailed strategy will be elaborated in close consultation with the Delegation of the EU to China.
|Activity 2: Establishment and management of the Inter-Chambers SME Working Group|
The Inter-Chambers SME Working Group will:
|Activity 3: Consultation and networking|
Consultation and networking will be done through policy meetings among chambers of commerce and business support organisations, seminars and dialogues with European businesses, attendance of trade-related conferences, etc.
|Activity 4: Contributions to EUD led Market Access Teams and EU-led negotiations on trade and investment, as well as to the EU-China Business Summits|
Support to the EU Delegation in China for its work on EU advocacy with regular meetings.
Qualifications and skills
Salary is commensurate with experience
The EU SME Centre assists SMEs to establish, develop and maintain commercial activities in the Chinese market—through export and/or investment—by providing support through inter alia the provision of information, advice, training and networking events and acting as a platform facilitating coordination among Member State services and private sector service providers to European SMEs, particularly at the crucial early stages of their market penetration strategy.
The EU SME Centre is operated by a consortium of European Chambers of Commerce, led by the China-Britain Business Council and includes the Benelux, French, Italian and the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China and Eurochambres.
Interested candidates are encouraged to send an application, including cover letter and CV in English, by 14th September 2018 to email@example.com