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Job Title:
Trade Commissioner Assistant

11,261 JOD gross per annum plus 13th and 14th month bonuses paid in June and December respectively (pro-rata dependent on start date)

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
Locally engaged contract



Amman, Jordan

Closing date for applications:
05-07-2017 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service ( is a world-wide network of professionals in international business development, with preferred access to business knowledge and contacts, who are committed to advancing Canadian interests abroad. The Trade Commissioner Assistant is responsible for providing scheduling, research and administrative support with the following specific accountabilities:
• manage and track flow of information and quality control of documentation;
• budget tracking and management;
• development/maintenance of the Trade Commissioner Service client service policies and electronic tools;
• initiate and respond to communications with clientele (business contacts, trade organizations and government agencies in Jordan and in Canada);
• event planning and organization;
• research and develop reports/ briefings;
• interpretation and translation support

Essential qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of experience, qualification and/or training

• Fluency in English (read, write and speak)
• Fluency in Arabic (read, write and speak)

• Minimum 3 years recent* experience working in an office environment and/or dealing with the public on the phone and/or in person.
*Recent is defined as 3 years within the last 5 years.

• Knowledge of standard office procedures and practices
• Knowledge of office software packages (e.g. Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel)

• Client Focus
• Adaptability and Flexibility
• Effective interactive communication – oral and written
• Initiative
• Ability to plan and organize workflow, coordinate information

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who have the following asset qualifications:
• Diploma/Degree with a specialization in administration or business
• Experience working for an embassy or an international organization
• Fluency in French (written & oral)
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:
• Must be willing to work occasional irregular hours and overtime and sometimes be available on call outside normal business hours.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Applicants must hold a valid working authorization covering the period of employment. If the employment is of an indeterminate nature, or becomes indeterminate, then the work authorization should be permanent or lead by itself to permanent work authorization. The Canadian Government cannot sponsor a candidate to obtain work authorization documents.
• Obtain and retain an enhanced reliability clearance (security clearance). The appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to Medical Clearance and Reliability Check (RC) obtained by the Administration and Security sections of the Embassy

Area of selection:
Open to external applicants eligible to work in Jordan and individuals currently occupying an indeterminate or term position in the Mission who meet all of the essential qualifications and whose applications are received by the closing date. The Canadian Government is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered on merit regardless of ethnic origin, religious belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other irrelevant factor.

Important Notes:
• 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.
• Candidates must demonstrate concisely in their cover letter how they meet the essential and asset qualifications.
• 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.
• Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).
• Candidates selected at the screening stage will be invited for further assessment. Methods of assessment may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, an oral interview, role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• Please note that the Embassy of Canada in Jordan does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly.
• The Embassy of Canada in Jordan 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 results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list of staff for similar openings at the Embassy of Canada in Jordan which may 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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