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Job Title:
Junior International Business Development Officer – Primary Sector (1) & Secondary Sector (1 or more)

Php848,474.00 plus bonuses and benefits, non-negotiable

Vacancy type:
Fixed term

Term Details:
3-year term, full-time at 37.5 hours per week



Levels 6-8 Tower 2 RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Avenue, Makati 1200

Closing date for applications:
19-02-2018 At midnight UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Context: The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service is a world-wide network of professionals in international business development (IBD), with preferred access to business knowledge and contacts, who are committed to advancing Canadian interests abroad. These positions contribute to the delivery of the IBD program at the mission in accordance with the TCS Client Service Policies and Government of Canada policies for international trade, investment, and science and technology, with the objective of helping Canadian clients make better business decisions abroad.

Job Summary: Reporting to the Senior Trade Commissioner with a focus on a primary sector and two or more secondary sectors contributes to the delivery of the IBD program at the mission.

Essential qualifications:
- Fluency in English (reading, writing, speaking)

- A university degree or equivalent qualification from a recognized university or post-secondary academic institution

- Ability to organize workload and establish priorities
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with clients, stakeholders, colleagues, and supervisors
- Ability to work under pressure
- Ability to focus on details
- Ability to coach and develop others
- Ability to handle interpersonal relations with sensitivity and tact

Personal Suitability
- Professional integrity
- Dependability
- Judgement
- Initiative
- Thoroughness and capacity to establish and maintain effective and professional working relationships with clients, colleagues, and supervisors

Behavioural Competencies
- Effectiveness/Achievement Orientation
- Networking/Alliance Building
- People/Team Leadership

Asset Qualifications:
- Fluency in Tagalog (reading, writing, speaking)
- Fluency in French (reading, writing, speaking)

- Graduate of Commerce, Business Administration, Economics, or related disciplines

Experience in
- Developing, planning and coordinating trade and investment initiatives to assist companies in advancing their commercial interests
- Monitoring and reporting on issues and market developments
- Creating strategies for market entry
- Import/ export industries
- Working with embassies, international organizations and/ or local government agencies

Knowledge of
- Key sectors of the Philippine economy including ICT and/ or Clean Tech

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
Working hours:
Mondays - Thursdays: 07h30 - 16h15
Fridays: 07h30 - 12h00

Condition(s) of Employment:
1. Obtain and maintain the required level of security clearance from the Government of Canada. This involves, among other things, criminal record checks, credit checks, and validation of qualifications.

2. Meet medical requirements as defined by the employer and will be asked to undergo a medical evaluation by a physician.

3. Be able and committed to working additional hours as required and on short notice including evenings and weekends.

Area of selection:
Open to Philippine nationals and expatriates eligible for a work permit, who are currently residing in the Philippines

Important Notes:
Candidates must send a résumé and cover letter which addresses each selection criterion with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item within the Essential and Asset Qualification sections.

Applications must be submitted in English or French by 23h59 on 19 February 2018 (Manila time). Only the applications received through this website will be accepted.

Candidates must meet the Screening Criteria of the Essential Qualifications to be invited to the competition process. Candidates MUST provide a cover letter. In the letter, you must provide concrete and detailed examples to clearly demonstrate how you meet the EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE requirements listed in those sections.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but we will only contact those who pass the initial screening. Candidates must provide contact information so that they may be easily reached (e-mail, phone, mobile, etc.).

The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list for similar openings in the Embassy which might arise in the twelve months following the completion of this competition.

Sorry, this vacancy is closed.

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