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Job Title:
Anticipatory Staffing: Trade Commissioner Clean Technology (m/f)

The monthly starting salary for this position begins at €6,002 gross. In addition the incumbent receives a 13th month salary. The successful candidate will be entitled to 30 days of vacation per year and will benefit of an employer’s contribution to the pension plan.

Vacancy type:
Fixed term

Term Details:
Determinate until March 31, 2021 with the possibility of extension.




Closing date for applications:
31-08-2017 At midnight UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
The Trade Commissioner Clean Technology works autonomously and reports to Berlin’s Senior Trade Commissioner, in coordination with Berlin’s ongoing work on Clean Technology and with additional guidance from the Head of the Clean Technology Trade Sector Team at Headquarters (Ottawa). The position is required to contribute to the planning, development and delivery of Canada’s clean technology trade program development, investment attraction, and research and innovation partnerships. The regional scope of this position is intended to expand the Trade Commissioner Service work in clean technology, which is currently concentrated mainly in Western Europe, to other parts of Europe.

Essential qualifications:
Essential qualifications

- Undergraduate degree from accredited college or university or an acceptable combination of education, training and work experience related to the duties and specific areas of competence required by the position, including but not limited to business, economics, finance, environmental studies, engineering and/or science.

- Fluency in English (oral and written)

- At least five years of professional experience working in business development or program management in the private and/or public sector, including at least three years of recent experience in the clean technology or a related sectors;
- Experience conducting research and analysis and providing strategic advice, briefings and written reports to senior management and/or clients on business issues;
- Experience in project management (including strategic planning, tracking/reporting results and budget management);
- Experience in managing client and stakeholder relationships and in providing client service support to customers/clients.

Rated Requirements:

- Knowledge of the clean technology sector;
- Understanding of the role of the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service in advancing Canadian commercial interests;
- Knowledge of the Canadian economy.

- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
- Ability to develop and maintain a network of Canadian clients and local contacts;
- Ability to collaborate in-person and remotely with colleagues;
- Ability to identify local market needs and relevant business opportunities;
- Ability to analyse and provide strategic advice;
- Ability to manage multiple priorities with tight deadlines; and
- Ability to work independently in a proactive and accountable manner.

Personal Suitability:
- Team work;
- Client focus and results oriented;
- Adaptability and flexibility;
- Effective interpersonal skills;
- Sound judgement;
- Integrity.

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who have the following asset qualifications:
- Experience in developing joint projects with colleagues in remote locations.
- Knowledge of the benefits that the Canada-EU Economic and Trade Agreement will bring to Canadian clean technologies companies exporting to Germany.
- Existing business network in Germany or Eastern Europe
- Work experience at a Canadian diplomatic mission or with a Canadian company
- Working level knowledge of French
- Experience in organising company delegation travel missions.

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:
- Ability to travel in Europe and to Canada
- Ability to work overtime according to operational needs

Condition(s) of Employment:
- Ability to obtain an Enhanced Reliability Clearance
- Valid work permit for Germany at present for the period of the contract

Area of selection:
This position is open to individuals who are eligible to live and work in Germany at present, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below and whose applications are received by the closing date. The selected candidate must provide a local address as proof of residence.

Important Notes:
How to apply:

- Please complete the online application form and submit your c.v. in English or French. Please include in your c.v. document the name, title, telephone and email address of at least two people whom we could contact about your previous work experience. Please include in your c.v. document also copies of any certificates of employment from your last place of work and copies of certificates of education, including any relevant certificates of language proficiency by creating one pdf document.
- Please submit a cover letter in English or French explaining why you are interested in the position and how your previous experience applies to this position. Candidates must demonstrate concisely in their cover letter how they meet all essential and asset qualifications.
- Important note: Our application tool allows to upload two documents only. This should be your c.v. and your cover letter. Please make sure that you include all requested additional information and copies of certificates etc. in the c.v. as described above.

Important notes:

- Please note that the Embassy or Consulate of Canada does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly.
- Our application tool allows to upload two documents only. This should be your c.v. and your cover letter. Please make sure that you include all requested additional information and copies of certificates etc. in your c.v. as described above.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Embassy or Consulate of Canada 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 before the application process.

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