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Job Ref:
2406

Job Title:
Trade Commissioner for the Creative Industries

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 CDI – anticipatory staffing process pending confirmed creation of position – Undetermined duration (financing currently guaranteed for 5 years)

Level:
Officer

Classification:
LE-9

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

Closing date for applications:
19-06-2018 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Work context:

This position reports to the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS). This service is a world-wide network of experts of Global Affairs Canada (GAC) in the field of international business development whose goal is to help Canadian clients make better business decisions abroad.

The incumbent will contribute to the delivery of this program within the Embassy of Canada in France, in accordance with TCS service policies, Government of Canada policies for international trade, investment, and science and technology, and the Government of Canada’s code of conduct for employees.

Description of the offer:

Under the supervision of the Counsellor, Trade and Investment, and working within the team of trade commissioners at the Canadian Embassy, the incumbent assists in the design, development and execution of the trade program within the Embassy relating to the creative industries (including music, film, audiovisual, publishing). To this end, he/she is responsible for follow-ups with TCS clients and partners, drafting reports and promoting the program in this sector, both in Paris and at trade shows in France and abroad.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates will initially be selected based on a CV and covering letter of a maximum of 750 words in which they will have to clearly demonstrate how they meet the essential qualifications relating to education (3.1), experience (3.3) and linguistic profile required (3.2).

Any application which does not include this covering letter, or which includes a covering letter exceeding 750 words will be rejected.

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 to be assets. Please note that it is not sufficient simply to assert that one meets the requirements or to list current responsibilities.

Candidates selected at the screening stage will be invited for further assessment in relation to the qualifications (3.2, 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6) with the help of tools such as: written exam, interview(s), role-play, simulation exercises and verification of references.
3.1. Education :
Higher education diploma from a University, Grande École or specialised institution in technical and technological fields (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, international trade, arts administration, management of art or cultural organisations, arts applied to the industry, and artistic production.
ASSET: A preference may be given to candidates having completed studies in commerce related to the creative industries (i.e. arts administration, management of art or cultural organisations, arts applied to the industry, artistic production, etc.).
3.2. Languages :
Excellent expression and comprehension of French and of English (both written and spoken).
3.3. Experience :
Minimum of 5 years of recent experience in business development, support for creative industries, or both. A lack of experience could be compensated for by pertinent studies combined with significant experience in supporting Canadian firms in the field of creative industries.
Experience of current software applications including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), the use of Internet search engines as well as the use of social media for a professional purpose.
ASSET: A preference may be given to candidates having acquired work experience:
(1) In the field of the cultural industries;
(2) In business development within an embassy or a mission abroad, or within an international environment;
(3) Within associations and other industrial groups, either in Canada or in France, in the relevant fields.
3.4. Knowledge :
Knowledge of the economic and business environment in France and Canada in the field of the creative industries, or one of the following sub-sectors: music, film, audiovisual, publishing.

Knowledge of French business networks relevant to the field of the creative industries, including the main industrial associations and other French business representative structures, regardless of their size.

ASSET: A preference may be given to candidates who demonstrate a particular knowledge of the issues affecting Canadian businesses in the creative industries sector.
3.5. Abilities :
Ability to simultaneously manage diverse projects/programs/strategies
3.6. Competencies :
Adaptability and flexibility
Client focus and service
Initiative
Judgement
Teamwork and
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Asset Qualifications:
SEE ASSETS INDICATED ABOVE AND DESCRIBED UNDER THE ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

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 work overtime on short notice.
• Be able and willing to occasionally travel outside of Paris in France and in Canada.
• Open concept working environment.
• Availability to start 1st of October 2018.
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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 work overtime on short notice.
• Be able and willing to occasionally travel outside of Paris in France and in Canada.
• Open concept working environment.
• Availability to start 1st of October 2018.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• 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 are eligible to 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 potentially the qualifications considered to be assets, and whose applications are received by the closing date and time. Important: The Embassy of Canada 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 posted in one of the three Canadian missions in Paris (Embassy of Canada, Canadian delegations to UNESCO and the OECD), or who will be posted by summer 2018, who meet all of the pre-requisites, i.e. all the essential qualifications and potentially the qualifications considered to be assets, and whose applications are received by the closing date and time.

Important Notes:
6. How to Apply
• Please complete the online application form. Candidates must also upload their covering letter (750 words maximum) and CV (ideally in pdf format).
• 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 (3.1) and experience (3.3) and linguistic profile (3.2) 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.
• Any application missing any of the requested documents or requested information, or that is sent after the 19th of June 2018 at midnight 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 for 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 assessment methods may include: written exams, interviews, simulations, role-playing games, practical exercises.
• All assessments will be held at the Embassy of Canada, 130 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris 8. For candidates residing outside France, tests and interviews via teleconference will be possible provided that the candidate appears in person at a regional office of the TCS in Canada.
• Assessments will take place between June 25 and June 27, 2018. No flexibility as to dates will be offered.
• Reference checks could 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 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 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 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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