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Job Title:
Associate Investment Officer (AIO) – Commercial and Economic Division (CED)

£43,834 per annum

Vacancy type:



Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London, UK

Closing date for applications:
14-12-2018 At midnight UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Working in the Commercial and Economic Division (CED) of the High Commission of Canada to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in London, under the general direction of the Investment Counsellor, the Associate Investment Officer (AIO) is part of a team responsible for the promotion and attraction of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into Canada. The AIO provides direct support to Senior Investment Officers (IO) and Trade Commissioners on FDI-related files by conducting research, responding to investor inquiries, supporting and conducting investment lead generation and prospecting, supporting FDI aftercare, assisting with FDI related events and logistics. The AIO ensures that the team’s information and data related to FDI are up to date, relevant and accessible, both to support operational objectives and reporting requirements. The AIO operates as an integral member of the CED team, and supports the larger objectives of the group when required with CED initiatives that fall outside of the FDI framework.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates will initially be screened on the essential qualifications below and must demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet these criteria. Only those candidates who meet all the Essential Requirements and demonstrate this clearly within their application will then proceed to the next stage of the process.

Education: Bachelor’s or equivalent degree from a recognized university.

• At least three* (3) years of recent professional experience in either the public or private sector working in business development or FDI attraction or program delivery, in Canada or the UK. *3 years recent experience being defined as within the last 5 years;

• Experience in establishing and maintaining positive client and stakeholder relationships and in providing client service support to customers;

• Experience in project management;

• Experience using business and web-based tools, technology (i.e. Microsoft Excel, eCRM systems, financial and FDI databases) for tracking and data management;

Linguistic Profile: Professional written and oral communication in English

Rated Requirements
Candidates must also meet the Rated Requirements shown below, which will be assessed through any of the following: cover letter, written test, oral communication, interview, and reference checks.
• Knowledge of the role of governments in attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI);
• Knowledge of the factors that influence investment, expansion and relocation decisions, and of Canada’s value proposition for investors;
• Knowledge of trends and recent developments in the Canadian and the UK economy;
• Ability to secure, prepare for, participate in, and provide follow-up to investment outcalls;
• Source, research and compile information and data to provide advice and analysis;
• Use technology and social media tools for FDI promotion and lead generation;
• Use of business tools and technology (i.e. Microsoft Excel, eCRM) for tracking and data management;
• Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, and to modify messages appropriately based on audience;
• Establish and maintain positive relationships with a network of clients, partners and colleagues;
• Ability to manage multiple priorities with tight deadlines;
• Sound judgement, initiative, and ability to work independently;
• Teamwork/strong interpersonal skills

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who have the following asset qualifications. Candidates must also clearly demonstrate how they meet these factors in their cover letter.
• The ability to communicate effectively in French both orally and in writing
• A graduate degree from a recognized university

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Must be able to work overtime on short notice on occasion;
• Must be available for occasional duties outside normal working hours (i.e., evenings and weekends);
• Ability to travel when required

Condition(s) of Employment:
Hours of work will be 37.5 per week, worked Monday to Friday at time to be arranged by the supervisor. Any job offer is subject to receipt of satisfactory employment and character references and the ability to obtain and maintain an Enhanced Reliability security screening (including a criminal record check).
Copies of educational qualifications will be required at the interview stage of the process. Successful candidate must have a valid passport and the required documentation allowing the right to work in the UK. Documentation will be required.

Area of selection:
United Kingdom

Important Notes:
This position is open to candidates currently resident in the UK, who hold current documentation allowing them to work in the UK without restriction, who meet all of the essential requirements stated and whose applications are received by the closing date. Those candidates holding documentation/visas not renewable in the UK such as the Youth Mobility Visa will not be eligible to apply for this position.

The High Commission of Canada does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interview nor does it reimburse any relocation costs. The High Commission of Canada does not sponsor work permit applications on behalf of candidates.
The High Commission of Canada is committed to building a diverse workforce.

The High Commission of Canada is committed to conducting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes.

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