The Estonian Embassy in Washington, DC is looking for a business and investments officer

Estonian Embassy in Washington, DC 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 United States. 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 chain, and to find new markets for products and partners for making ideas a reality. We are offering a fixed-term contract of 3-5 years in line with the laws of the host country.

Main duties

  • identifying new opportunities for exports and economic cooperation and presenting them to Estonian entrepreneurs
  • communicating with the agencies and business circles of the United States, as well as with the Estonian companies active in the United States and U.S. 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
  • helping to ensure a base of international contracts that would support external economic activities

We are looking for:

  • excellent English (C1), Estonian skills recommended
  • knowledge of entrepreneurship and the economic environment of Estonia, preferably already established contacts in exporting companies
  • knowledge of the economy of the United States; the existence of or the ability to create a network of contacts; proficiency in communicating with local enterprises and authorities
  • experience in participating in an international project, preferably managerial experience from the private sector
  • a results-oriented attitude, independence, a sense of initiative and organisational skills
  • excellent sales, presentation and communication skills
    • preferably a valid work and residence permit of the United States

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 August 2020

Deadline for applications 29 May 2020 (incl.)