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Job Title:
International Business Development Officer CETA (m/f)

4,421.08 € gross per month plus benefits (13th month salary and contribution to the pension plan)

Vacancy type:




Closing date for applications:
23-10-2017 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Reporting to BRLIN’s Counsellor, Commercial, with responsibility for several sectors (including residential and commercial construction, infrastructure, logistics, machinery and transportation), contributes to the delivery of the IBD (International Business Development) program at the mission.

Essential qualifications:
Essential qualifications:

- Higher education degree (minimum Bachelors) in a business related field

- Minimum of three years of work experience out of the past seven years in promoting international business development, either in the public or the private sector
- Experience in organizing commercial events

- Professional level of German (written and spoken)
- Professional level of one of Canada’s official languages – English or French (oral and written)
- Working level knowledge of Canada’s other official language (oral and written)

Rated Requirements:
- Professional knowledge of client management software
- Extensive knowledge of the German economy notably in at least one important trade sector (e.g. Automotive, Telecommunication, Agriculture)
- Knowledge of trade-related policy as it relates to trade promotion, including free trade agreements.
- Knowledge of Canadian economy

Abilities and Skills:
- Ability to take initiative
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Ability to prioritise
- Networking skills
- Excellent presentation and communication skills
- Client service orientation
- Organisational skills

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

- Knowledge of the benefits that the Canada-EU Economic and Trade Agreement will bring to Canadian companies exporting to Germany.
- Experience working in infrastructure, transportation, logistics, machinery or building sectors
- Existing business network in Germany
- Knowledge of economy in Hamburg and northern Germany in sectors of interest to Canadian exporters
- Existing business network in Hamburg and northern Germany in sectors of interest to Canadian exporters
- Work experience at a Canadian diplomatic mission or with a Canadian company

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 and 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 an indeterminate period

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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