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Job Ref:
2472

Job Title:
Trade Commissioner (M/F)

Salary:
-

Vacancy type:
Indeterminate

Term Details:
This position is a LES (Locally Engaged Staff) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Senegal.

Level:
Officer

Classification:
LE-09

Location:
Dakar, Senegal

Closing date for applications:
13-07-2018 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the supervision of the Senior Regional Trade Commissioner, the Trade Commissioner contributes to the implementation of the Integrated Trade Program. The candidate will assist Canadian companies in the cleantech, renewable energy, sustainable infrastructure, mining, education, oil and gas and other economic sectors seeking to expand and work with a rich network of customers, investors and partners. In close collaboration with colleagues in the sub-region, the Trade Commissioner implements various strategic plans, provides services to clients, monitors and communicates results to partners, while managing budget and clients and results.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates will initially be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, experience and language. Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter and CV how they meet each of these essential qualifications (namely Education, Language and Experience).

Education:
• Bachelor's degree from a recognized university or college or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience related to the specific duties and areas of expertise required by the position, including (but not limited to) following fields: Business, Trade, Economics, Finance, Engineering or Science.

Language:
• Fluency in French and English (spoken and written)

Experience:
• At least five (5) years of recent professional experience * in business development or program management, in the public or private sector, of which at least three (3) years’ experience with international financial institutions.
• Experience conducting research and analysis, providing strategic advice, providing briefings and preparing written reports to senior management or clients on related topics to business.
• Experience in project management (including strategic planning, monitoring and reporting of results, and budget management).
• Experience in managing client / stakeholder relationships and providing client support to clients in the public and private sectors.

* Recent is defined as in the last 10 years.

Rated Requirements
The Rated Requirements relating to knowledge, abilities and competencies will also be assessed. 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.

Knowledge:
• Knowledge of funding mechanisms for institutions specializing in Climate Finance or Finance in the private, public or development sector;
• Knowledge of the Canada’s economy;
• Knowledge of the economic and the political and institutional landscape of the countries of the sub region;
• Understanding of the role of the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service in advancing Canada's trade interests.

Abilities/Competencies:
• Ability to communicate effectively in French and English, verbally and in writing;
• Ability to establish and maintain a network of Canadian clients and local contacts;
• Ability to collaborate with colleagues in person and remotely;
• Ability to identify local market needs and relevant business opportunities;
• Ability to analyze information and provide strategic advice;
• Ability to manage many priorities with tight timelines;
• Ability to work independently in a proactive and responsible fashion.
• Client-oriented, results-based approach;
• Adaptability and flexibility;
• Interpersonal skills
• Sound judgment;
• Integrity.


Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who meet the Asset Qualifications. Where applicable, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet any asset qualifications in their cover letter and CV.

• A master's degree in one of the following fields: Business, Trade, Economics, Finance, Engineering or Science;
• Experience in preparing and implementing joint projects with colleagues in remote areas.

If candidates meet the factors listed in the asset qualifications, they must clearly demonstrate how they meet these factors in their cover letter.

Organizational Needs:
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Operational Requirements:
• The regular hours of work for the incumbent are in accordance with the regulations for locally engaged staff, ie 37.5 hours per week. The successful candidate must agree to work evenings and overtime as needed.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Possession of a work permit for Senegal
• Be eligible for a Government of Canada Reliability Status (which includes criminal record and solvency check)
• Be eligible to work throughout the period of employment;
• Must have the right to travel in West Africa as well as to Canada.

How to apply
• Please follow the link http://wfca-tpce.com/vacancyView.php?requirementId=?& and complete the online application form.
• Candidates are also required to upload a cover letter and CV in English or French. Applications which do not include all of the requested documents or information will be rejected.
• Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to:
RSCEMA.Personnel@international.gc.ca prior to the closing date. Failure to so will result in the application being rejected.

Area of selection:
This position is open to candidates who are legally resident in Senegal and to all indeterminate or term employees in the Mission, as well as to the spouses and dependents of Canada-based employees of the Canadian Embassy in Senegal, who meet all the essential qualifications mentioned and received by the deadline. The Government of Canada 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:
• Only applications submitted in one of the official languages of Canada will be accepted (English or French). Candidates are entitled to participate in the recruitment process in the official language of their choice and to indicate their preferred official language in their application.
• Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidates to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
• Candidates who apply to this vacancy should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users and regularly check their email, including spam folder.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The Embassy of Canada in Dakar does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• Candidates requiring any special assistance in attending exams or interviews are requested to inform us.
• The Embassy of Canada in Dakar does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly.
• The results of this recruitment process may also be used to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates for similar openings at the Embassy of Canada in Dakar which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.
• If you have any questions at any stage of the recruitment process, please send an email to: RSCEMA.Personnel@international.gc.ca




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