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Job Title:
Trade Commissioner

The annual starting salary for a full-time position is 53,478 EURO gross plus benefits.

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
full-time, indeterminate




Closing date for applications:
24-09-2018 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Reporting to MUNIC’s Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner, the officer will have responsibility for several sectors (including consumer goods and information and communications technologies sectors), and will contributes to the broader delivery of the IBD (International Business Development) program at the mission and as part of the Germany-wide team. This position requires the ability to work constructively and positively with 2 other officers who will share various subsectors within the information and communication technologies sector – meaning there will be shared responsibilities and accountabilities.

Essential qualifications:
Essential Requirements (screening criteria)

• Higher education degree (minimum Bachelors) in a business related field
• Minimum of three years of work experience out of the past five years in promoting international business development, either in the public or the private sector
• Experience in organizing commercial or business events
• Professional level of German (written and spoken)
• Professional level of English (written and spoken)
• Intermediate knowledge of French (written and spoken)

Rated Requirements

• Professional knowledge of client management software
• Extensive knowledge of the German economy notably in at least one important trade sector (e.g. Automotive or Information Communication Technologies)
• Knowledge of trade-related policy as it relates to trade promotion, including free trade agreements
• Knowledge of Canadian economy

Abilities and Skills:
• Ability to take initiative and as a self-starter
• Ability to integrate as part of a team (i.e. to share responsibilities and accountabilities)
• Ability to prioritise
• Ability to adapt and be flexible in problem solving
• Networking skills
• Excellent presentation and communication skills
• Client service orientation

Asset Qualifications:
• Existing business network in Germany (i.e. worked with distributors, agents, buyers and trade associations)
• Experience working in an international context (working in another country, working for a company / organization with a strong international culture)

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability to travel and work overtime according to operational needs

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Ability to obtain an Enhanced Reliability Clearance
• Valid work permit for Germany for an indeterminate period

Area of selection:
This position is open to individuals who are eligible to live and work in Germany, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date. The selected candidate must provide a local address as proof of residence at offer stage. 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 factor. Please note: the Embassy or Consulate does not directly or indirectly sponsor work permits. You must show a proof of the required work permit at application stage.

Important Notes:
How to apply:
- Please complete the online application form and submit your c.v. in English or French. Candidates must demonstrate concisely in their c.v. how they meet all essential (and asset) qualifications. Please include in your c.v. document the name, title, telephone and email address of at least two people whom we could contact about your previous work experience. Please include in your c.v. document also copies of any certificates of employment from your last place of work and copies of certificates of education, including any relevant certificates of language proficiency by creating one pdf. document.
- Please submit a cover letter in English or French explaining why you are interested in the position and how your previous experience applies to this position. Candidates must demonstrate concisely in their cover letter how they meet all essential (and asset) qualifications.
- Important note: Our application tool allows to upload two documents only. This should be your c.v. and your cover letter. Please make sure that you include all requested additional information and copies of certificates, etc. in the c.v. as described above.

Important notes:
- Please note that the Embassy or Consulate of Canada does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly. You must have a work permit for Germany at the stage of your application.
- Our application tool allows to upload two documents only. This should be your c.v. and your cover letter. Please make sure that you include all requested additional information and copies of certificates etc. in your c.v. as described above.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Embassy or Consulate of Canada 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 before the application process.
- The results of this competition will be also used to establish an eligibility list to staff positions for a determinate and indeterminate period on a full-time or part-time basis or emergency employment.

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