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News, 3/15/2016

The Embassy of Finland in Pretoria has a vacancy for a Commercial Advisor - application deadline on the 28th of March 2016

The Embassy of Finland in Pretoria has a vacancy for a Commercial Advisor to complement its small but efficient team.

B Com International Trade & Marketing / Related Qualification.

5+ years’ experience in assisting companies’ in their internationalisation with a large contact network within the business and government sectors of South Africa, specifically cleantech, telecommunications, ICT and Life Sciences.

The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a multicultural working environment.

Strong background of business promotion, liaison and consultation, arranging visits / large events as well as social media management.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Building and strengthening contacts between Finnish and South African businesses.

Arranging events and visits by official/business delegations.

Building business links between Finland’s existing development assistance programmes in Southern Africa, especially in science, technology and innovation as well as sustainable energy and Finnish companies.

Strengthening Finland’s presence in the South African innovation and start-up scene.

Assisting with media and public relations, especially providing content and updating social media.

Basic salary of up to R30 000 per month + 13th cheque + 100% Medical Aid + Pension Fund + flexi-hours.

For further information, or to apply, contact Janine Azevedo at Sinakho Staffshop on 012 460 1271 /

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