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Job Title:
Senior Commercial Officer ONTARIO Competition # 530

Rs. 1,930,094/- per annum (non-negotiable)

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
Indeterminate (full time)


LES 09

High Commission of Canada, New Delhi

Closing date for applications:
23-01-2018 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
The LE-09 Senior Commercial Officer Ontario is a local employee of the Government of Canada who works autonomously and reports to the Head of Program at the Ontario Trade & Investment Office (TIO) located in New Delhi. The position is required to contribute to the planning, development and delivery of the Province of Ontario's investment attraction, trade program development, and research and innovation partnerships within the TIO area of operation and sector responsibility.

Essential qualifications:
Mandatory Screening Qualifications:

Education: Master’s degree from a recognized university with a major in a discipline such as Business Administration, International Trade, Commerce or Economics.

Language: Superior command of written and oral English is essential.

Experience: Minimum 5 years (within the past 7 years) of recent experience in:
•Investment promotion, trade and/or international business development.
•Promotion and marketing of goods, products and/or services.
•Supporting targeted outreach activities, events and official visits related to trade promotion, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Research and Commercialization, S&T and Innovation.

Computer Skills:
•MS-office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint), MS Outlook, Internet.
•Demonstrated expertise with social media, such as LinkedIn.

Mandatory Rated Qualifications:

•Extensive knowledge of and networks in the local business community.
•Knowledge of multi-sector international trade and investment opportunities in India.
•Knowledge of Canada/Ontario footprint in India and related commercial policy and trade issues.
•Knowledge of Canada and Ontario’s trade and investment promotion policies and programs.
•Knowledge of the role of Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) as it relates to focusing on Ontario, in advancing Ontario commercial interests and in attracting foreign investment.
•Knowledge of Ontario’s investment attraction and trade advantages, challenges and strategies.
•Knowledge of foreign direct investment (FDI) and trade-/purchasing-related decision-making.
•Knowledge of Indian government ministries as well as the trade and regulatory environment.

•Ability to work independently with limited supervision, as well as set and achieve professional/commercial targets.
•Ability to provide advice to clients on business opportunities & market entry strategies that consider industry regulation and sector specific knowledge.
•Ability to independently research, analyze and synthesize information, in order to provide strategic advice, briefings and written reports to management and/or clients on business opportunities and international business issues.
•Ability to establish effective interpersonal relationships within a team, with clients and external partners.
•Ability to plan and organize programs for high level visits, business delegations, events, seminars, workshops, B2B meetings with minimal supervision.
•Ability to coordinate conflicting priorities within tight deadlines and meet work targets.

Personal Suitability:
•Professional Integrity
•Adaptability & Flexibility
•Client Focus
•Network/Alliance Building
•Planning/organizational skills
•Creativity, innovation and resourcefulness
•Interpersonal Relations & Respect
•Available to work overtime (at times including weekends) and significant travel within India and abroad

Asset Qualifications:
Candidates are encouraged to indicate how they meet the following criteria, where applicable:

•Ability to read, understand and communicate in French and/or Hindi.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:

•Meet all of the mandatory screening qualifications and mandatory rated qualifications stated below
•Have independent work authorization in India

Condition(s) of Employment:
The appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to a Reliability Check (RC) obtained by the Management. To conduct the Reliability Check (RC), the candidate will have to submit the following documents on being selected by the mission.

•Police clearance certificate (Character Certificate)
•Letter of recognition from your bank stating your name, years of client service and your address
•Professional and educational certificates and mark sheets (i.e., academic transcripts)

Area of selection:
• All employees of the High Commission of Canada and Canadian missions in India; Individuals who are currently residing & eligible to work in India

Important Notes:
All applications will be carefully reviewed against the mandatory screening requirements and mandatory rated qualifications of the job. Please submit a cover note with your candidature, clearly indicating how you meet the screening requirements. Failure to do so will result in the rejection of your application.

Candidates screened in will be contacted for further assessment, including: a personal interview with a series of questions designed to evaluate each applicant’s knowledge, abilities, competencies and personal suitability for the position. In addition, tests may be conducted to assist the selection board in assessing the applicant’s qualifications, skills and language ability. Reference verifications shall be conducted as a part of the hiring process.

The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list to staff similar openings at the Consulate General which may arise in the twelve (12) months following the completion of this competition.

Note that the candidates will only be contacted through the email provided in their application. Please check your mailbox regularly for any information.

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