Job Vacancy: Advisor - Infrastructure, Economic Section

2021/11/8
Outputs:        The person in this role will produce a monthly newsletter and activity report, as well as a quarterly report, regarding infrastructure in the UK. All outputs should be written in Japanese.

Fee: 
        £1,100- 1,200 per month, according to qualifications and experience

Application Deadline:        17 December 2021

Interviews:                Early January 2022

Start Date:                January 2022

Period of Contract: Approximately three months (concluding by the end of March 2022)
 
Job Details:

The Embassy of Japan seeks a highly qualified person who can perform as an infrastructure adviser to the Economic Section.
 
Services include:
  • Collecting information regarding business trends in the field of infrastructure and analysing this to extract useful information for Japanese companies
  • Collecting information on Japanese companies’ interests in the field of infrastructure in the UK
  • Collecting information on opportunities for Japanese companies to bid for infrastructure projects and distributing a newsletter to contacts
  • Producing a monthly newsletter and activity report, as well as a quarterly report. One full day or two half-days’ work per week in the Embassy of Japan office is preferable
 
Requirements:      
  • Degree-level academic background, with Japanese and English languages as a mother tongue or equivalent, both spoken and written
  • Strong cooperation and communication skills
  • Competence in an office environment, including IT skills such as MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint and MS Teams
  • A keen interest in Japan, and knowledge of Japan-related issues
  • Flexibility, a sense of responsibility, attention to detail, and perseverance to carry out complicated tasks with accuracy
  • Fundamental understanding of economics, UK-Japan politics and business
  • Experience related to Japan would also be preferable
 
How to apply:  

Interested candidates should submit a CV (as detailed as possible) and a one-page A4-size proposal (written in Japanese) for a monthly newsletter which outlines theme, concept and plan, aiming at supporting Japanese companies to bid for and win infrastructure projects in the UK.
 
Please also submit a covering letter explaining how you are able to meet the requirements for the position, your current salary, daytime telephone number and email address by 17 December 2021 to econ@ld.mofa.go.jp
 
*Please note that submitted documents will NOT be returned.
 

Notes:

The successful applicant will go into contract with the Embassy as a self-employed service provider. All applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK in accordance with the actual Immigration Act. All applicants must state that this right is obtained through citizenship, permanent residency or work permit in their application. Applicants not providing this information in their application will not be considered for contract. Short-listed applicants will be asked to provide, prior to interview, documentation to certify their legal right to work in the UK. The Embassy will draw up a shortlist on the basis of the application documents. Applicants on the shortlist will be invited to an interview and examination (date to be announced). It is the Embassy’s policy that we do not give any kind of feedback of the selection process.

All enquiries regarding this job vacancy must be made by email.
For enquiries contact: econ@ld.mofa.go.jp
 

Economic Section
Embassy of Japan in the UK