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Deputy High Commissioner and Director General Economics, Trade and Investment, Mumbai

  • Location: Mumbai, India
  • Salary: up to £120k, plus allowances
  • Job type: Contract
  • Job reference: 929550
  • Sector: Central Government
This vacancy has now expired.

Job description Date posted: 03/02/2017

Term: Three-year, fixed term appointment, with the possibility of extension.

India is one of the UK’s most important trade and investment partners. The relationship is of macroeconomic significance for both countries: India is currently the third largest investor in the UK and the UK is the largest investor in India. As noted by the International Monetary Fund, India is currently a bright spot in the global economy: 7% growth, inflation under control, more English speakers than the UK and a young population (600m people under the age of 26).

This is a high-profile, exciting and critical post. The Deputy High Commissioner and Director General Economics, Trade and Investment, Mumbai is responsible for all Department for International Trade (DIT) operations in India as well as all HM Government activity in Western India and attracts much Whitehall interest, with regular Ministerial, Royal and VIP visits. The post-holder will be required to help grow the economic and commercial relationship between the UK & India by: influencing the government of India to prioritise the right reforms; attracting high quality foreign direct investment; driving high-value campaigns for exports and projecting the right image and brand for the UK.

This role presents a unique challenge and we are looking for candidates with first class leadership attributes, drive and ambition. The ideal individual will bring experience of providing strategic leadership to a large and complex organisation, a track record track record of ensuring operations are aligned with customer and stakeholder needs, and experience of working in or with the Indian private sector. As such, they will be able to demonstrate a network of successful business relationships and contacts at a very senior level in India as well as, more generally, interpersonal effectiveness and a strategic approach to communication.

For further information about the role, please download the candidate pack at quoting reference 929550. Please note that you must be a British national to apply.

Closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 27th February 2017.