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Vacancy Announcement - Agricultural Marketing Specialist

(This article expired 30.06.2021.)

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Hanoi is seeking candidates for the position of Agricultural Marketing Specialist.

Position:               Agricultural Marketing Specialist

Place of work:    Hanoi, Vietnam

Expected start:   June 2021


Main duties:

  • Developing marketing strategies and programs that enhance the demand for and export of Czech food and agricultural products in Vietnam.

  • Supporting Czech agricultural exporters, Czech food industry, Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic, conducting trade missions and implementing their marketing activities to promote Czech food and agricultural products in Vietnam.

  • Developing and maintaining key industry, government, and stakeholder contacts vital to market information gathering and regulatory analysis for the Commercial Section of the Czech Embassy.

  • Monitoring market developments that could impact Czech exports and inform the Commercial Counsellor of (and reports on) significant developments.

  • Providing expertise on local food industries (including retail, food processing, hotel, and restaurant sectors), to enable sales of Czech consumer-oriented food products. As assigned, s/he will draft and compile trade information for numerous scheduled and voluntary reports covering exporter assistance and commodities of concern to Czech stakeholders.

Qualification requirement:

  • B.Sc./M.Sc./PhD (preferably in agriculture, economics, commerce, marketing, agriculture, international trade/relations, or law).

  • Good command of Vietnamese and excellent knowledge of Czech or English language.

  • At least five years of progressively responsible experience in a profession related to agriculture, agricultural trade, economic analysis, or marketing is required.

  • Ability to work independently and a high sense of responsibility are desirable for this position.

Job knowledge:

  • Thorough understanding of basic economic principles and thorough knowledge of Vietnamese and international business practices, trade organizations, distribution channels for an entire range of food and agricultural products.

  • Understanding of Czech and Vietnamese production and trade policies that would affect agricultural product trade, and a network of key contacts in Vietnamese industry and government.

  • Understanding of general issues relating to production and trade policies that would affect food and agricultural product trade.

Skills and ability:

  • Able to obtain, evaluate, report, and brief on political, scientific, and technical issues affecting imports of Czech agricultural products.

  • Able to obtain and evaluate market data from a wide variety of sources and with a growing range of stakeholders and audiences in mind.

  • Able to prepare complete and analytically sound Czech/English drafts for all scheduled reports, as well as voluntary reports on other issues.

  • Able to recognize and evaluate new developments, which could affect supply and demand for assigned commodities and prepare voluntary/alert reports.

  • Personal characteristics that inspire confidence and cooperation on the part of persons with whom he/she must develop and maintain official contact.

  • Basic computer skills, including spreadsheets, word processing, and presentation software that allow independent completion of finished products of professional quality.


Interested candidates who meet the above stated criteria should kindly send their curriculum vitae and a motivation letter (no more than 200 words) to: commerce_hanoi@mzv.cz. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for testing and final interview.

Deadline for receiving application: April 30, 2021