Embassy of Brazil
Posted Job
almost 2 years ago

Foreign Trade & Investment Technical Assistant

The Selection Committee appointed by the Ambassador of Brazil in Lusaka, in the use of its attributions, informs that the applications for the selection process for a vacancy for the position of Foreign Trade & Investment Technical Assistant will be open from December 3rd 2018 to January 6th 2019, within the terms of Decree 1,570 of 21 June 1995, and in accordance with the Administrative Ruling of the Minister of External Relations of 12 September 1995.


General (mandatory for all applicants):

  • An updated Curriculum Vitae,
  • Copy of a national identification document (NRC or equivalent)
  • Aged at least 18
  • Academic qualifications from a higher education institution (attested by documentation)
  • corroborated evidence of professional experience chiefly in the areas of Foreign Trade, Business or International Economics
  • Recommendation letters of former employers
  • Language competence at proficiency level in English, knowledge of Portuguese, Nyanja and Bemba is an added advantage
  • Competent user of Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Windows, as well as possess advanced internet research skills;

Medical check-up report (to be done after approval);

  • Police clearance (to be rendered after approval).

Only Brazilian and foreign citizens

  • On submission of the application, Brazilian nationals or nationals of third countries must prove that the applicant has the right to reside in Zambia permanently, and is legally entitled to take full-time paid employment for an undetermined length of time, within the terms of the Zambian Law;
  • To present a valid passport;

Only Brazilian citizens

  • Applicants who are Brazilian Nationals (whether they hold another passport or not) must also present the following documents (Decree 1570, Art. VIl, §2): i) valid Brazilian passport; ii) voting Compliance Record; iii) compliance with military service (only Brazilian male applicants); iv) a hand-signed statement confirming that the applicant is aware that this job is not related to any Brazilian public servant employment; and v) a hand-signed statement confirming that the applicant does not hold any public post or employment in Brazil.
  • On submitting the Curricula Vitae, the applicants must present soft or hard photocopies of all supporting documents.

Duties, responsibilities and other details:

  • 1. The successful candidate for the vacancy of Foreign Trade & Investment Technical Assistant will work in the Commercial Section and will have to be able to fulfil the following specific requirements:
  • To carry out specific market research including analyses of trade and investment for all sectors of the Brazilian economy;
  • To prepare relevant briefings, articles and information, on a regular basis for the use of the Embassy and the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil;
  • To manage and maintain regular data input;
  • To promote trade and investment opportunities to potential private Zambian investors (e.g. joint ventures);
  • To disseminate information on federal, state and municipal incentives and benefits awarded to companies to set up businesses or representation offices in Brazil among Zambian investors by means of exhibitions, seminars and similar events;
  • To provide assistance to investors by facilitating contacts with Brazilian economic and trade bodies;
  • To plan and organize trade, investment and tourism events, such as trade missions, visits, seminars and conferences, round-tables, press conferences, etc. with a view to promoting trade between Brazil and Zambia or disseminating Brazilian policies for the trade, finance and economic areas;
  • To develop activities aimed at promoting Brazilian trade interests to the public in Zambia, to maintain and disseminate updated information as well as updating the database on relevant Brazilian trade, tax and customs legislation;
  • To support Brazilian exporters by providing them with information on the Zambian market, by arranging appointments and meetings for them as well as identifying potential partners for them in Zambia market;
  • To support the internationalization of Brazilian enterprises by providing briefings on investment opportunities in Zambia as well as identifying potential partners in the Zambian market;
  • To contribute to updating and expanding the Zambian company database with relevant contact details of state and private business organizations with a view to supporting the aforementioned activities;
  • There will be a single remunerated probationary period of three months. The terms of employment and social security will be regulated by the Zambian Law.
  • The monthly gross remuneration will be of ZMW 8,601.00 (eight thousand six hundred and one kwacha).

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send their application from December 3rd 2018 through January 6th 2019, with updated Curriculum Vitae, attested by documentation, and traceable references to or to the attention of Mrs.

Bella Mwale at the Embassy of Brazil in Lusaka (4 Manenekela Road, Woodlands,

PO Box 33737,


Application deadline
3 Dec 15:00
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