Advert – May 2015 Economic Officer

Advert for the post of a Marketing Officer to the Economic Section of the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Tokyo Salary level 7: Annual Basic’ Range starts from 4 669 308 + 13th cheque (=1 month salary) Negotiable Requirements:
Advance degree (University or Equivalent) in Economics,
International Trade. 3 - 5 years of relevant experience in
marketing / investment promotion field. Computer literacy
(extensive experience in MS Word, Excel, Power Point,
Outlook, Social media and Internet marketing). Proficiency in
both English and Japanese. (Written and Spoken).
Key responsibilities:
Monitor and research the Japanese market and identify
opportunities / market potential
Facilitate foreign direct investments from Japan to South Africa
Promote and further develop exports from South Africa to
Monitor trade policy between Japan and South Africa
Organize trade missions from and to South Africa
Facilitate and organize bilateral seminars
Manage budgets and monitor expenditure
General Office Administration, interpretation and translation
Report Writing
Personal attributes
/ competencies:
Sound knowledge of Japanese economy
Specific industry experience related to Green Economy, Energy
Efficiency and Waste Management
Good understanding of the challenges for emerging markets i.e
South Africa
Good project management and organizational skills
Good presentation skills and a track record in developing and
maintaining key customer relations
Ability to work in a multi-cultural & dynamic environment
(Embassy exposure will be an added advantage)
Analytical ability
Driving experience would be an added advantage
Willingness to travel and work extended hours
●Transportation fee up to 40,000 yen per month
●Pension Insurance (Kosei Nenkin: 50%)
●Health Insurance (Kyokai Kenpo: 50%)
●Unemployment Insurance (Koyo Hoken)
●Labour Accident Insurance (Rousai)
●16 days’ vacation leaves per calendar year *Carry over allowed till next June
●15 days’ sick leave per calendar year
*No carry over
Notes: The Embassy will not pay for any relocation costs in respect of the successful candidate
All applicants must submit a written application letter and a
comprehensive CV written in both English and Japanese,
attached with a photo taken within the last 3 months. South
African candidates will be required to submit a valid security
clearance certificate issued in South Africa. Other Foreign
applicants must be in possession of a valid residents permit
allowing them to work in Japan. Communication will be limited
to shortlisted candidates only and should be willing to undergo
practical assessment.
Complete your application by stating the below:
Date of Birth;
Whether a university degree earned or not;
Years worked full-time ;
Years employed through a temporary agency;
NB: For nonnative speaker of Japanese, application letter in Japanese considered one of
significant proofs of proficiency
Submit to: The Embassy of the Republic of South Africa, HR Section
4th Floor, Hanzomon First Building
1-4 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, TOKYO 102-0083
Enquiries: Ms M. Sugai ([email protected]/ 03 3265 3366)
Closing Date for Application: 26 June 2015 received