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Job Ref:
2122

Job Title:
SENIOR COMMERCIAL OFFICER- Ontario Trade & Investment Office (Ontario TIO) at the Embassy of Canada in PARIS

Salary:
€56,236 annual gross + benefits i.e. possibility of an additional 6.5 hours per month (time accumulated over the 35 hours per week)at 125% the hourly rate + 7 OTR (refunded overtime) days a year, transportation benefit, 13th month, and health insurance benefit.

Vacancy type:
Indeterminate

Term Details:
FULL TIME - PERMANENT POSITION - indeterminate

Level:
Officer

Classification:
LES-9

Location:
Embassy of Canada - 130 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré - 75008 PARIS

Closing date for applications:
29-01-2018 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Work context: The Senior Commercial Officer - Ontario is a locally-engaged employee of the Government of Canada who reports to the Head of Program of the Ontario Trade & Investment Office (TIO) in Paris. Within the TIO’s area of operation and sector responsibilities, the incumbent, working independently and in a team, will contribute to the design, development, and delivery of the Province of Ontario’s business plan to attract investment, expand international trade, and develop research and innovation partnerships.
Description of the offer: Under the supervision of the Head of Program of the Ontario TIO in Paris and working in collaboration with the central administration in Toronto and the members of the team of Trade Commissioners at the Canadian Embassy, the incumbent will contribute to the delivery of the business plan relating to international trade, investment, and science and technology, whose objective is to assist Ontario clients take better foreign business decisions. To this end, he/she is responsible for follow-up, drafting reports and promoting the programs. Note: The sectors covered by the position are determined and reviewed on a regular basis and vary according to the priorities and needs of Ontario. Among the target sectors in Paris are the following: life sciences, aeronautics, automotive industry, advanced manufacturing, information and communication technologies, digital media, fintech and cleantech.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates will initially be selected based on the essential qualifications relating to education, experience and the required linguistic profile. Qualifications constituting an asset may also be taken into account for the screening of applications. Candidates will have to clearly demonstrate, in their covering letter (750 words maximum), the manner in which they meet these criteria by explaining clearly and concretely how they meet each criterion of the essential qualifications and also, where appropriate, the qualifications considered assets. Please note that it is not sufficient simply to assert that one meets the requirements or to list current responsibilities. Short-listed candidates will subsequently be assessed in relation to the qualifications with the help of tools such as: written exam, interview, role-play, simulation exercise and verification of references.
Education:
Higher education diploma (equivalent to French baccalauréat + 3 i.e. a level 2 French diploma) or a Canadian Bachelor degree, with a specialisation in a field relevant to the position to be filled (*see note below).
*Note: Fields relevant to the position are notably the following: commerce, management, business administration, business development, international affairs, biology and engineering.
ASSET: A preference may be given to candidates holding a double specialisation i.e. a combination of business/science or business/engineering in the relevant business development sectors.

Languages: Excellent expression and comprehension of French and of English (both written and spoken).

Experience: Minimum of 5 years of recent experience* in business development. *Note: recent experience means experience acquired within the last seven years. A lack of experience could be compensated for by pertinent studies combined with significant experience, at the Embassy of Canada in Paris or within a Canadian mission in support of Canadian firms, in one or several of the following fields: Life Sciences, aeronautics, transport, automotive industry, advanced manufacturing, information and communication technologies, digital media, fintech, cleantech.
Experience of current software applications including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), the use of Internet search engines as well as data management systems (eCRM would be an asset). Knowledge of social media is strongly encouraged.
Knowledge:
- Of the economic and business environment in France and Ontario and, in particular, of the business needs of Ontario Canada client companies.
- Of French business networks including the main industrial associations and other French business representative structures.

Abilities: Ability to manage simultaneously diverse projects/programs/strategies

Competencies:
1. Adaptability and flexibility
2. Client focus and service
3. Initiative
4. Judgement
5. Networking
6. Teamwork and cooperation


Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who, in addition to having all of the essential qualifications, also have the asset qualifications listed below. In this case, candidates will have to explain in their covering letter how they demonstrate the following assets:

1. Business development work experience acquired within an embassy or a mission abroad or within an international environment.
2. Work experience within an association or other industrial groups, either in Canada or in France, in the relevant business fields.

If candidates satisfy the criteria listed in the asset qualifications, they must also clearly demonstrate how they meet these criteria in their covering letter and/or CV in order for these to be taken into account.

Organizational Needs:
• Full-time position 5 days/week.
• Normal hours of work: 09:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 17:30.
• Be able and willing to occasionally do additional hours at short notice.
• Be able and willing to occasionally travel outside of Paris in France and in Canada
• Open plan working environment.
• Immediate availability

Operational Requirements:
• Full-time position 5 days/week.
• Normal hours of work: 09:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 17:30.
• Be able and willing to occasionally do additional hours at short notice.
• Be able and willing to occasionally travel outside of Paris in France and in Canada
• Open plan working environment.
• Immediate availability


Condition(s) of Employment:
• Reside in France and be authorised to work as an employee and live in France on a permanent basis;
• Ability to obtain and maintain security clearance at the level of "Reliability” from the Canadian Government.

Area of selection:
This position is open to candidates who have their main residence in France and who are legally authorised to work in France permanently as an employee, and who meet all of the pre-requisites, i.e. all the essential qualifications and possibly the qualifications considered to be assets, and whose applications are received by the closing date and time. Candidates must have their main residence in France and their authorisation to work permanently in France as an employee at the time of the publication of the present offer. Important: The Embassy of Canada/the Ontario TIO does not sponsor and does not assist people in any way in obtaining a residence or work permit. This position is also open to spouses of Canada-based staff members posted in one of the three Canadian missions in Paris (Embassy of Canada, Canadian delegations to UNESCO and the OECD) who meet all of the pre-requisites, i.e. all the essential qualifications and possibly the qualifications considered assets, and whose applications are received by the closing date and time.

Important Notes:
How to apply
• Please complete the online application form. Candidates must also upload their CV and covering letter (750 words maximum).
• Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their covering letter how they possess the essential qualifications and, if applicable, the qualifications considered to be assets, by explaining clearly and concretely how they satisfy each criterion related to education and experience with respect to the essential qualifications and if applicable, with respect to each qualification considered to be an asset.
• In their covering letter, candidates must also include the names, titles, email addresses and telephone numbers of at least three people, including at least one direct supervisor, who can serve as professional references for work experience acquired over the last three years.
• The third person acting as a reference can be a client, an academic reference, or another supervisor.
• Any application missing any of the requested documents and/or requested information will be automatically rejected.
Important notes
• Communication for this process will be sent by email. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that the contact information provided is correct and updated as necessary.
• Candidates who apply to this selection process must include an email address that accepts emails from unknown users (some email systems block these types of emails).
• Candidates selected at the screening stage will be invited to participate in the following steps of the evaluation process which will include one or several components. The evaluation methods may include: written exams, interviews, simulations, role-playing games, practical exercises.
• Assessments will take place at the Embassy of Canada, 35 Avenue Montaigne in Paris 8.
• The assessments are currently planned for the end of February 2017.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates who reach the interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The costs arising from participation in this selection process will be the candidates’ responsibility. The Embassy of Canada/Ontario TIO in Paris does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams, nor does it reimburse any relocation costs in the event of appointment.
• The Embassy of Canada/the Ontario TIO in Paris does not directly or indirectly sponsor work permits and does not assist people in any way to obtain a residence or work permit.
• After the assessments, a list ranking the candidates according to the results obtained will be established. The position will be offered to the most successful candidate based on the ranking.
• The results of this competition may also be used to establish a reserve list of candidates, valid for a period of twelve months, for openings of similar permanent or temporary positions at the same level to be filled at the Ontario TIO at the Embassy of Canada.
• For any question at any stage of the process, please send an email to paris-rh@international.gc.ca. This email address does not accept any applications which must, without exception, be submitted online using the here below indicated "apply" button link.




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