Trade and Economic Officer – EU Delegation to Thailand

eeas-logoThe Delegation of the European Union to Thailand is looking for a Trade and Economic Officerto work for the Trade Section.


Overall purpose :

Will cover subject matters relating to his/her specialisation, with a view of contributing to the tasks and efficient functioning of the Trade and Economic Section at the Delegation and to the implementation, presentation and planning of EC trade policy in the countries under the portfolio of the Delegation.  Will act as Section Lawyer.

Functions and Duties :

• Analyse trade policies in the region with particular emphasis on Thailand.

• Assist in reinforcing the relations with relevant trade and economic institutions.

• Liaise with the Thai private sector on trade policies

• Participate in the preparation of relevant briefings, reports, and other relevant documents on trade matters

• Collect information on Thai trade laws and regulations, legislative procedures and decision-making processes

• To be fully aware of Community trade policy matters and stay up-to-date on developments at HQ.

• To advice other Delegation staff as required, where the other’s work touches upon specialised knowledge that he/she holds

• To respond to enquiries from the public or other source relating to specialisation, community trade policy and market access

• Assist in organizing meetings and other events and prepare high level visits

• Assist in trade information activities

• Participate in meetings and other events in the region and report accordingly.

• Provide support to the Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia delegations on EC trade policy questions, as relevant.



He/she must hold a University degree in law, including preferably studies in international trade law.


He/she must have a minimum of 3 years practical experience in the area of Thai commercial law and/or international trade law, preferably in private practice or with international or government body involved in that field.


Specialist knowledge (know what)

As indicated on the “Basic Information” sheet

Technical knowledge (know how)

• Computer literate (and knowledge of commonly used programs such as Word, Excel, MS Project, PowerPoint, etc.).

• Capable of producing quality results within often tight deadlines.


Linguistic skills

• Excellent command of English (written and spoken)

• Excellent command of Thai (written and spoken)

Communication skills

• Ability to handle politically sensitive issues and to handle or participate in discussions with government officials, sometimes at high level;

• Ability to assist in presenting EU policies to a wide range of contacts in manners required by the occasion.

• Ability to listen and interact with other sections within the Delegation and HQ.

Interpersonal skills

• Needs to develop and maintain a network of contacts

• Ability to work in a multicultural environment is considered very important. Intellectual skills

• Capacity to absorb, analyse and report clearly on information on complex trade issues.

• Fully independent in report reviewing/writing and drafting of official correspondence Management skills

• Ability to work in tandem with rhythm of the Section

• Ability to discern priorities of the Section and organize work accordingly

• Ability to balance formality with efficiency

• Cultural management – to be able to understand and integrate with organizational and local culture of the host country


• Needs to enjoy an intellectual challenge, be able to work in a team, operate in a foreign culture in different living conditions.

• Be flexible in occasionally working beyond working hours as required in assisting the Section to deliver within datelines.

• Ready to travel on mission, sometimes for longer periods, and sometimes in difficult conditions.

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Application deadline: 30 November 2015

Read more and apply here.

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