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Job Title:
Trade Commissioner Assistant

From LE 130,170/year plus 13th month bonus

Vacancy type:
Fixed term

Term Details:
Temporary Note 1 - until 31 October 2018, with the possibility of an earlier ending if dictated by operational reasons Note 2 - if the need arises in future this process may be used to fill the position indeterminately



Cairo, Egypt

Closing date for applications:
24-04-2018 At midnight UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service ( is a world-wide network of professionals in international business development, with preferred access to business knowledge and contacts, who are committed to advancing Canadian interests abroad. The duties for the Trade Commissioner Assistant, under supervision of the Senior Trade Commissioner, include:
• Organising meetings and events;
• Managing flow of information and quality control of documentation;
• Processing invoices and claims for payment;
• Tracking budget and maintaining budget documentation;
• Initiating and responding to communications with clientele (business contacts, trade organisations and government agencies in Jordan and in Canada);
• Researching and developing reports/ briefings;
• Preparing letters for signature;
• Providing interpretation and translation support as required.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates will be selected initially on the essential qualifications relating to: education, experience and linguistic profile. They must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter and CV how they meet each of these essential qualifications.

• Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree

• Fluency in English (oral and written)
• Fluency in Arabic (oral and written)

• Recent* experience working in an office environment in an administrative support capacity as part of a team
• Recent* experience working for an international organisation or diplomatic mission
• Recent* experience in a job role with the following duties:
o working with external clients responding to queries and providing information;
o contacts and record management;
o admin support related to budgets and accounting procedures.
*Recent defined as within the last three years

• Knowledge of standard office procedures and practices;
• Knowledge of office software packages (e.g. Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel).

• Interpersonal skills - ability to communicate with clients and high level officials in an effective and respectful manner;
• Effective interactive communication (oral and written);
• Ability to plan and organise workflow;
• Ability to co-ordinate and analyse information;
• Adaptability and flexibility;
• Client focus.

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who have the following asset qualifications:
• Knowledge of SAP
• Experience working for an embassy or an international organisation
• Fluency in French (oral and written)

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:
• Must be willing to work occasional irregular hours and overtime and sometimes be available on call outside normal business hours.
• Currently aiming to recruit the term vacancy on 2 July

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Applicants must hold a valid working authorisation covering the period of employment. If the employment is of an indeterminate nature, or becomes indeterminate, then the work authorisation should be permanent or lead by itself to permanent work authorisation. The Canadian Government cannot sponsor a candidate to obtain work authorisation documents.
• Obtain and retain an enhanced reliability clearance (security clearance). The appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to a Reliability Check obtained by the Administration and Security sections of the Embassy

Area of selection:
Open to external applicants eligible to work in Egypt and individuals currently occupying an indeterminate or term position in the Mission who meet all of the essential qualifications and whose applications are received by the closing date. The Canadian Government is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered on merit regardless of ethnic origin, religious belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other irrelevant factor.

Important Notes:
• Please complete the online application form. Candidates are also required to upload a CV and a covering letter. Applications which do not include all of the requested documents or information will be rejected.
• Candidates must demonstrate concisely in their cover letter how they meet the essential and asset qualifications.
• 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 (some email systems block these types of email).
• 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.
• Please note that the Embassy of Canada in Egypt does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly.
• The Embassy of Canada in Egypt 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 during the application process.
• The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list of staff for similar openings at the Embassy of Canada in Egypt which may arise in the 12 months following the completion of this competition.
• If you have any questions at any stage of the process please send an email to

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