The incumbent will supervise the 2 Commercial Assistants in the office. S/he will serve as the national coordinator for USG financing agencies’ (USDFC, US Exim-Bank, USTDA) activities in country, manage one of the five strategic sectors (energy, aviation, healthcare, ICT/smart cities, supply chains), cover the Select USA portfolio for northern Vietnam.
The incumbent will be responsible for some of the most demanding and critical industrial sectors representing high potential for U.S. exporters and requiring high-level advocacy and addressing complex market access issues.
S/he will serve as the senior professional analyst and advisor to the U.S. staff in planning, organizing and administering programs to facilitate the promotion of U.S. goods and services.
The incumbent will assist U.S. firms by developing and organizing marketing strategies, including conducting market research and reporting, planning trade promotion events, identifying and leveraging trade opportunities, and bringing U.S. and Vietnamese business representatives together in mutually beneficial discussions and ventures.
S/he will analyze market trends and evaluates market research involving relevant industrial sectors, maintain a wide range of business contacts in assigned sectors and with relevant segments of the Government of Vietnam.
The incumbent will advise U.S. and Vietnamese clients on each other's regulations as they affect trade and investment opportunities. S/he will perform research and prepare complex factual and analytical reports on a variety of matters affecting U.S. exports and trade and disseminates them through USDOC systems and the Internet.
The incumbent also will investigate trade complaints made by U.S. firms in assigned sectors and makes recommendations to supervisor for resolution.
In the absence of the Senior Commercial Officer (SCO) and Commercial Officer (CO), incumbent of this position should be able to represent the office at high level inter-agencies’ meetings and functions. He/she will be able to brief the Ambassador and Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) directly and independently on any issues, whether operations or program/project related during the absence of the SCO and Commercial Officer CO.