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Trade and Innovation Associate

Position:                              Trade and Innovation Associate

Type of Employment:        Full time, two year contract

Starting Date:                     October 1st 2017

Location:                              Danish Embassy in New Delhi, Golf Links 11

Deadline of Application: August 24, 2017


The Embassy is seeking to recruit a Trade and Innovation Associate. We are looking for a person who is flexible, out-going as well as an analytical and detail-oriented team player. The candidate must have strong knowledge of trade and innovation, be good at networking, and have advanced report writing skills.

The Trade Council and Innovation Centre Denmark assist Danish companies, organisations, universities and government in building partnerships and economic ties in India. The Trade Council and Innovation Centre Denmark are guided by a mission statement and activities are measured on a balanced scorecard including customer value and quality targets.

The Associate shall mainly assist the heads and advisors of The Trade Council and Innovation Centre Denmark but will also undertake individual tasks.


Main tasks and responsibilities as an Associate

The candidate will be assisting the export and innovation advisors in their efforts, more specifically:

  • Building stakeholder contacts (university, research hubs, clusters and private companies) both in India and Denmark within various industry sectors.
  • Matching opportunities in India with Danish competencies within business, R&D, know-how and skills.
  • Market surveys, market information, partner identification (Agents, Distributors, Suppliers), marketing activities, gathering information on import regulations, customs, be part of planning and execution of delegation visits etc.

Required qualifications

  • B.Tech/ B.Comm/ M.Comm/ MBA/
  • Earned the degree no earlier than 2015
  • Good MS Office skills
  • Proactive and self-motivated to meet the service level agreed with the customers
  • Team player
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to understand the business opportunity for a given product, service or technology in India.
  • Open minded to new ideas, information sources and business opportunities.
  • Flexible work attitude (time & tasks)

Desired qualifications    

  • Good knowledge of Denmark and Danish society is an advantage.
  • Command of Danish or one of the Scandinavian languages is an advantage.          

Salary and Benefits

The salary for the position of Trade and Innovation Associate is INR 32,250/ month. In addition to this, the candidate gets:

  • 13 month salary
  • 12% EPF equally contributed by the employee
  • Phone equipment and usage for up to INR 2500/ month
  • Medical coverage (80:20, where 80% of the medical expenditure is reimbursed by the Embassy)
  • Standard working hours are 37 hours per week
  • You will be entitled to 25 days of paid leave per year.
    • Diversified job responsibilities and tasks providing an exciting learning environment.
    • Exposure to key decision makers.
    • International environment – working with Danish companies, people and colleagues around the world.
    • The Danish Foreign Ministry – a brand name employer in a league of its own.
    • Challenging and inspiring work environment as focus on Indian market opportunities intensifies.

Application and recruitment process

To apply for the position, please send your application (motivation letter and CV) in English to marked “Trade and Innovation Associate” no later than August 24th.

The Embassy attaches great importance to equal opportunities for all and therefore welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of race, sex, religion, age or disability.

Selected candidates will be invited for written test and interviews.

The chosen candidate must present a “No Criminal Record” and pass security clearance by the Danish authorities prior to appointment.