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Job Ref:
2500

Job Title:
Trade Commissioner

Salary:
LE-07: RMB 166,534 / LE-08: RMB 227,492 (before tax and employee social insurance contributions; 13th month bonus and employer social insurance contributions are paid on top of the gross salary; salary is non-negotiable)

Vacancy type:
Indeterminate

Level:
Officer

Classification:
LE-07/08

Location:
Guangzhou

Closing date for applications:
23-07-2018 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service is a world-wide network of professionals dedicated to advancing Canada's global commerce. These professionals work with government and business to identify opportunities as well as obstacles to trade so that they can act on them to allow trade to happen.

As a member of the Trade Commissioner Service, the Trade Commissioner will contribute to advancing Canada’s global commerce by, among others, developing and sharing knowledge of the marketplace; providing service, advice and information to clients; building relationships with clients and local contacts; doing troubleshooting as well as planning and executing events.

Essential qualifications:
Education:
• Minimum Bachelor degree from a recognized university, OR an acceptable equivalent through the combination of education and work experience

Language:
• Proficiency in English (reading, writing, listening, speaking)
• Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese (reading, writing, listening, speaking)

Experience:
• Minimum 3 years of experience in all of the following areas:
o Experience in international commerce
o Experience providing client service
o Experience in working and liaising with government departments and officials

Knowledge:
• Knowledge of international business (exporting, importing, investment, technology transfer, etc.)
• MS Office Tools, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Abilities/skills:
• Ability to write effective business correspondence in English and Chinese
• Ability to research, interpret sources of information and synthesize data to respond to requests for information from clients
• Ability to perform translation and interpretation from English to Chinese and vice versa

Personal suitability:
• Effectiveness/Achievement Orientation - Taking calculated entrepreneurial risks
• Judgement - Applies sound judgment in difficult situations
• Client Focus
LE-07: Acts to improve client services
LE-08: Addresses underlying client needs
• Effective Interactive Communication
LE-07: Adapts language to the audience
LE-08: Communicates for maximum results
• Initiative
LE-07: Plans ahead
LE-08: Implements longer-term strategic solutions
• Networking/Alliance Building
LE-07:Actively seeks relationship-building opportunities
LE-08: Organizes involvement of key players
• Problem-solving – Thinks through problems to offer best solutions

Asset Qualifications:
Language:
• Proficiency in French (reading, writing, listening, speaking)

Experience:
• Experience in working with visiting business and/or government delegation

Knowledge:
• Knowledge of relevant topics such as Canadian and Chinese trade and investment business environment and practices; major areas and/or sectors of international trade; and/or Chinese government and industry structures, major economic and political issues

Organizational Needs:
N/A

Operational Requirements:
• Ability and willingness to work overtime on short notice as required
• Able to travel domestically and internationally as required

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Ability to obtain and maintain a valid working authorization in China. Per Chinese regulations, the Embassy / Consulates can only facilitate working visas for Canadian citizens
• Ability to obtain and maintain a valid “Reliability Status” security clearance

Area of selection:
This position is open to external applicants residing in China and employees occupying an indeterminate or term position in China Missions who meet all of the essential qualifications and whose applications are received by the closing date. Short-listed candidates should be able to participate in tests and/or interviews in Guangzhou at own expense. The successful candidate will be required to relocate to Guangzhou at own expense.

Important Notes:
Please be advised that applications through email will NOT be considered, you must apply using the online application.

We are seeking high quality written applications to establish a shortlist for further testing. Your application must include an Application Letter and Curriculum Vitae in English or French.

Your Application Letter should indicate why you meet the mandatory requirements as listed under: the Area of Selection; Education; Language and Experience.

Please be advised that incomplete applications will not be considered.

The results of this competition may also be used to create an eligibility list to staff similar openings of either indeterminate or term duration which may arise at the Consulate General.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Please ensure that you provide appropriate contact information so that you can be easily reached (e-mail, phone, mobile, etc.)

If you have any questions, please send email to china-recruitment@international.gc.ca.



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