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Job Title:
EDC (Export Development Canada) Coordinator

AED 158,340 gross per annum

Vacancy type:

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



Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Closing date for applications:
14-11-2018 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the supervision of the EDC Chief Representative, acts as an experienced assistant and provides information, technical, logistical and administrative support for EDC’s market activities in the Middle East in support of EDC’s foreign strategy; efficiently carries out research and other special projects assigned by the Chief Representative needed for business development purposes; engages in project management with respect to Business Origination, Account Management, Transaction Facilitation, Corporate Development, Relationship Management, Market intelligence Activities; engages in Administrative Support of EDC’s Middle East representation; may also provide information and input in the creation, translation and processing of letters, speeches and documents as required by the EDC Chief Representative. This role also encompasses responsibilities such as individual business development projects, representing EDC to clients while the Chief Representative is travelling, as well as providing guidance and advice to EDC clients and EDC teams.

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.

Bachelor’s degree from a government recognized university or equivalent experience in a similar role.

Fluency in English (reading, writing, and speaking).
Fluency in Arabic (reading, writing, and speaking).

• Minimum 3 years of experience working in a senior administrative role
• Significant experience in working with a client group developing client and stakeholder relationships
• Experience in project management or account management
• Experience as a translator

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.

• Experience working in a financial institution
• Fluency in French (reading, writing, and speaking).

Organizational Needs:
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 of office practices and procedures
• Computer skills (Word processing, Excel, PowerPoint) and general aptitude for computer applications

• Team Work - Emerges as a Strong Team Player, values others’ input from a broad range of perspectives.
• Customer Focus - Seeks out a deeper understanding/more customized solution for the customer.
• Analytical Thinking - Sees multiple, causal relationships.
• Results Orientation - Focuses on improving performance.
• Effective Interactive Communications – Adapts Language to the Audience.
• Organizational Awareness – Understands and uses formal and informal structures.
• Flexibility/Adaptability - Proactively adapts tactics and plans (broadly).
• Interpersonal skills (networking, being a team player)
• Influencing skills
• Taking initiative
• High degree of integrity and professionalism
• Project management and organizational skills
• Research skills
• Analytical and data management skills

Operational Requirements:
• Ability to work overtime (evenings and weekends if necessary)
• Annual leave may be restricted due to operational needs
• Willingness to travel internationally
• Willingness to undergo training

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Ability to obtain a UAE residence visa
• Ability to obtain and retain an enhanced reliability clearance (security clearance). The appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to a Reliability Check (RC) obtained by the Management. To conduct the Reliability Check (RC), the candidate will have to submit the following documents on being selected by the mission.
o Police clearance certificate (Character Certificate)
o Letter of recognition from your bank stating your name, years of client service and your address
o Professional and educational certificates and mark sheets (i.e., academic transcripts)
• Maintenance of a valid passport

Area of selection:
Open to all external applicants and to all mission employees occupying an indeterminate or term position, including emergency employees.

Important Notes:
• 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: prior to the closing date. Failure to so will result in the application being rejected.

• 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 screened in will be contacted for further assessment, including: a personal interview with a series of questions designed to evaluate each applicant’s knowledge, abilities, competencies and personal suitability for the position. In addition, tests may be conducted to assist the selection board in assessing the applicant’s qualifications, skills and language ability. Reference verifications shall be conducted as a part of the hiring process.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The Consulate General of Canada, Dubai 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 to staff similar openings at the Consulate General of Canada, Dubai which may arise in the twelve (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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