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Job Ref:
1982

Job Title:
Senior Investment Officer

Salary:
SEK 556 464 per annum, plus benefits

Vacancy type:
Indeterminate

Level:
Officer

Classification:
LE-09

Location:
Embassy of Canada to Sweden in Stockholm, Sweden

Closing date for applications:
25-10-2017 At midnight UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Working in the international business development team of the Embassy of Canada to Sweden in Stockholm, Sweden, under the general direction of the Senior Trade Commissioner, the incumbent is an investment officer acting as the focal point responsible for liaising with foreign companies based in Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark to facilitate Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Canada. The incumbent is responsible for the facilitation of large scale greenfield and expansion investments in Canada.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates must demonstrate clearly in their application (resume and cover letter) how they meet the essential education and experience requirements listed below:

Education:
Bachelor’s or equivalent degree from a recognized university in a field related to the position, including but not limited to: commerce, finance, and economics.

Language requirement:
• Fluency in English (written and spoken).
• Basic knowledge of written and spoken French.

Experience:
• A minimum of three years of recent* and direct experience in business development or foreign direct investment attraction;
• Experience in managing client and stakeholder relationships and in providing client service support to customers/clients;
• Experience in project management;
• Experience in providing strategic advice, briefings, and written reports to management and/or clients on international business issues; and
• Experience in using social media tools for promotion and/or to generate new business opportunities.
*Recent is described as within the last 10 years.

Knowledge:
Only candidates who meet the essential education and experience requirements will be contacted for further assessment. Knowledge, abilities, and personal suitability will be assessed in the written test and interview for selected candidates.
• Knowledge of the role of governments in attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).
• Knowledge of the factors that influence investment, expansion and relocation decisions, and of Canada’s value proposition for investors.
• Knowledge of trends and recent developments in the Canadian, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, and Danish economies.

Abilities:
• Communicate effectively in English and French, both orally and in writing;
• Secure, prepare for, conduct, and provide follow-up to an investment outcall;
• Build and sustain a network of contacts;
• Analyze information and provide strategic advice;
• Manage multiple priorities with tight deadlines;
• Use social media tools for promotion and/or to generate new business opportunities;
• Use of technology tools and data bases.

Personal suitability:
• Effective interpersonal skills;
• Sound judgement;
• Initiative;
• Achievement-orientation;
• Teamwork;
• Client-focus orientation.


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

• The ability to communicate effectively in French, both orally and in writing. (The minimum level accepted under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is B1.)
• The ability to communicate effectively in Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, and/or Danish, both orally and in writing. (The minimum level accepted under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is B1.)
• A graduate degree from a recognized university (Master’s degree or Ph.D.).

If candidates meet one or more of the factors listed in the asset qualifications, they must also clearly demonstrate how they meet each factor in their application (resume and cover letter).

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Must be willing and able to travel within Sweden and to Norway, Finland, Denmark, and possibly Iceland;
• Must be able to work planned overtime and overtime on short notice on occasion; and
• Must be available for occasional duties outside normal working hours (i.e., evenings and weekends).

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Ability to obtain and maintain Government of Canada Reliability Status.
• Must hold and maintain a valid driver’s license.
• Must be admissible for travel to Canada and within Europe.

Area of selection:
This competition is open to individuals who are eligible to live and work in Sweden, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date.

Important Notes:
How to apply:

Please follow the link http://chc.amris.com/wizards_v2/chc/vacancyView.php?requirementId=1982& and complete the online application form. All candidates must submit a cover letter and resume in English or French by the closing date. The cover letter must specifiy, using concrete examples, how the candidate meets the essential education and experience requirements as well as the asset qualifications. Only candidates who clearly demonstrate through their application that they meet the essential education and experience requirements will be contacted for further assessment.



• Candidates are entitled to participate in the appointment process in either English or French. They are asked to indicate their preferred language in their application (resume and cover letter).
• If candidates require any special assistance related to attending exams or interviews, the candidates should advise in their application (resume and cover letter).
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates who reach the interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• Please note that the Embassy of Canada to Sweden does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly.
• The Embassy of Canada to Sweden does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews and/or exams, nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• 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).
• If candidates have any questions related to this appointment process, they should send an email to RSCEMA.Personnel@international.gc.ca





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