External Engagement Advisor – ICC Chair (Mexico City)

We are currently seeking to appoint a consultant for a mission as an External Engagement Advisor to coordinate the work of the ICC Chair, Maria Fernanda Garza.

As the institutional representative of over 45 million businesses in more than 100 countries, the International Chamber of Commerce operates with a core mission to “make business work for everyone, every day, everywhere”.

We act as the primary voice of the real economy in a range of intergovernmental organisations – from the World Trade Organisation to the UN climate process – championing the needs of local business in global decision making.

The convening power of our global network enables us to set rules and standards that facilitate over $10 trillion dollars in trade each year – as well as providing tailored products and digital services that directly address the real challenges faced by businesses operating internationally.

We also provide the world’s premier private global dispute resolution services, leveraging ICC’s unique independence, integrity, and expertise.

We are currently seeking to appoint a consultant for a mission as an External Engagement Advisor to coordinate the work of the ICC Chair, Maria Fernanda Garza. The mission will be overseen by the ICC Secretary General’s Office. The External Engagement Advisor should be based in Mexico City.

Mission 

  • Work closely with the ICC Chair and, when required, the First Vice Chair.
  • Assess, triage and manage incoming requests to the ICC Chair – including event invitations – coordinating with colleagues in the Office of the Secretary General.
  • Develop talking points, speeches and briefing notes to support the Chair’s participation in external events and meetings, working with colleagues across the organisation to ensure alignment of messaging.
  • Provide logistical support for the planning of overseas trips – booking bilateral meetings, arranging travel/accommodation and coordinating schedules.
  • Identify opportunities to position the Chair in external fora and processes.
  • Drive effective internal communications on the Chair’s activities with the ICC headquarters team.
  • Manage incoming correspondence from the ICC network and external stakeholders, coordinating with the Office of the Secretary General and other HQ departments as appropriate.

Requirements 

  • Minimum 3 years’ relevant experience, ideally in a public-policy related role – together with a degree in a related field.
  • A sound understanding of trade, sustainability, and digital policy issues.
  • A proven ability to build strong stakeholder networks.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset, with the ability to identify opportunities for institutional engagement and visibility.
  • A strong commitment to ICC’s values and our mission to enable trade as a driver of peace, prosperity and opportunity for all.
  • A strong attention to detail and a commitment to high-standards of integrity, transparency and discretion.
  • Proven logistical and organisational skills.
  • Fluent English and Spanish essential; additional languages a plus.

Terms and conditions 
Location:  Mexico City, Mexico
Starting date: As soon as possible (for an initial 2-year term)
Contract type:  Consultant (2-year term)
Fee:  Competitive based on experience
How to apply: Any interested persons should send their applications by email at recrutement_SGoffice@iccwbo.org  “External Engagement Advisor – ICC Chair” in the subject line of their email application.

  • Cover note (one page maximum) highlighting key skills and experience in line with the candidate profile and key competencies
  • Professional CV (two pages maximum)

Closing date for applications: 12 August 2022 (Early applications are encouraged).

At ICC, we make business work for everyone, every day, everywhere. 
And when we say “everyone”, we mean it. 
We celebrate the diversity of our people and strive to inspire acceptance, cultivate a culture where difference matters, inclusion is essential and equality of opportunity is for everyone  

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