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Job Title:
International Business Development Officer

2,902,559 DZD gross per year plus benefits

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
The contract is for a locally engaged staff.



Algiers, Algeria

Closing date for applications:
12-01-2017 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
The International Business Development Officer contributes to the delivery of the business development program of the commercial office in Algiers and is responsible for supporting the development of specific sectors in Algeria such as energy and transport. The Officer contributes through his work to the advancement of Canada's International Strategy in these sectors, which includes trade promotion, attraction of foreign direct investment and the promotion of partnerships in science, technology and innovation. The International Business Development Officer responds to inquiries from clients (primarily Canadian small and medium-sized businesses), and provides strategic advice to clients on a proactive basis on how to do business in the local market, in-depth information to help Canadian stakeholders make decisions about the local market, and to improve awareness and knowledge of clients about the business environment and business opportunities in Algeria. The Officer helps clients and partners to succeed in the Algerian market.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates must write a cover letter in French that explicitly and concisely demonstrates how they meet each of the qualifications sought.
This letter must be structured by section, each section having to correspond to one qualification or one asset. It is suggested to start each section with the definition of the qualification or the asset concerned. The letter must not exceed 3 pages (format A 4, normal margins and font Arial 11).
The CV must not exceed 5 pages and must be written in a concise, clear and telegraphic style.
Applicants who do not meet these pre-selection requirements will automatically be rejected from the recruitment process.

• Undergraduate degree from a recognized university with a specialization in a discipline related to the requirements of the role (e.g. trade / business, international relations or economics) or a combination of education, training, and work experience in international trade.

• Fluency in French (reading, written and spoken);
• Fluency in English (reading, written and spoken);
• Fluency in Arabic (reading, written and spoken).

• Minimum 5 years of recent* professional experience in the private or government sector in a field relevant to the position such as business development or attraction of investments;
• Experience in conducting analysis, formulation and preparation of advice and recommendations;
• Experience in implementing strategies, coordinating events or managing projects.

* Recent is defined as over the last ten years.

• Knowledge of international affairs and the rules and regulations of the Algerian market;
• Organizational know-how (project management, time management, information management);
• Knowledge of research procedures and practices in order to formulate recommendations based on research analysis.

Behavioural competencies:
• Teamwork and cooperation;
• Effective interactive communication (oral and written) in English and French;
• Initiative;
• Customer service orientation;
• Flexibility and adaptability;
• Judgment;
• Networking / Building alliances and partnerships;
• Ability to work under pressure in demanding office environments.

Technical skills:
• Ability to process data / information quickly and accurately and to provide relevant information (oral and written);
• Ability to interpret, analyze and communicate key market issues related to international trade, investment and science and technology;
• Ability to synthesize information from different sources to make it useful to clients.

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who have the following asset qualifications:

• Experience in international business development;
• Knowledge and experience with social media tools;
• Knowledge of key issues in the Algerian market;
• General knowledge of Canada.

If candidates meet the factors listed in the asset qualifications they must also clearly demonstrate how they meet these factors in their covering letter.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Normal working week of 37.5 hours per week: Sunday to Wednesday: 7:30 am to 4 pm and Thursdays from 7:30 am to 1 pm;
• Be available and willing to work overtime as required.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• The candidate is required to work directly with the public.
• The candidate may be required to travel and work overtime, outside normal working hours or on weekends.
• A security clearance is required for this position at the Canadian Embassy in Algiers and will require verification. This rating must be maintained throughout the job - loss of this security clearance is a sufficient reason to dismiss the employee.

How to apply
• Please follow the link and complete the online application form. Candidates are also required to upload a CV and a covering letter. Applications which do not include all of the requested documents or information will be rejected.

Area of selection:
This position is open to individuals authorized to live and work indefinitely in Algeria, who meet all the essential qualifications set out above and whose applications will be received by the closing date. The Government of Canada is an equal opportunities employer and accepts applications from the various sections of the community. Candidates will be assessed on their merit, regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or any irrelevant factor.

Important Notes:
• Candidates are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. They are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application (English or French).
• Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
• Please note that some email systems may block emails from unknown users. Candidates should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users and regularly check their email, including junk mail.
• Candidates selected at the screening stage will be invited to participate in an exam and if they succeed will be required to take part in an interview.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The Embassy of Canada in Algiers does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• If candidates need any special assistance in terms of attending exams or interviews then please let us know during the application process.
• The Embassy of Canada in Algiers does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly.
• The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list of staff for similar openings at the Embassy of Canada in Algiers, which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this competition.
• If you have any questions at any stage of the process please send an email to

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