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Job Title:
Trade Officer, Infocentre (MDRID-2019-003)

€43,735.00 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 Madrid, Spain.



Madrid, Spain

Closing date for applications:
23-05-2019 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
The Infocentre provides assistance and support to the Trade, Investment and Science and Technology Programs within the Commercial Section of the Embassy, and performs a number of specific functions that contribute to the overall performance of the Trade Section. With a focus on priority sectors, the InfoCentre is instrumental in streamlining business processes, improving service delivery and information management practices. The incumbent has responsibility for research and preliminary analysis of information and preparation of responses to requests for information received by the IBD program at the mission. The incumbent also advises on and assists in the implementation of the Mission’s trade, investment and technology programs as it fits into the overall IBD Program strategy for Spain.

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.

• Higher education degree (minimum Bachelors) from an accredited college or university in a field related to the position, including but not limited to: commerce, finance or political science, economics.

• Proficient/Fluent level of Spanish (oral and written) (C2)
• Professional/Fluent level of English (oral and written) (C2)
• Intermediate/level of French (oral and written) (C1)

• Minimum of two years of recent and direct work experience in promoting int'l business development and/or in conducting research projects in the area of business development, trade, trade policy, or economics, either in the public or the private sector. (Recent experience is defined as within the last 4 yrs).
• Experience drafting a variety of communications, research & briefing products, i.e.: reports, presentations, speeches, RFPs, briefing notes, company profiles, spreadsheets

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 of the role of governments in business development, including FDI attraction
• Knowledge of trends and recent developments in the Canadian and Spanish economies
• Knowledge of trade-related policy as it relates to trade promotion, including free trade agreements

• Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter
• Ability to integrate as part of a team (i.e. to share responsibilities and accountabilities)
• Attention to detail
• Ability to prioritise
• Ability to adapt and be flexible in problem solving
• Presentation and communication skills
• Client service orientation

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.
• Existing business network in Spain
• International experience supporting business development, such as working in an Embassy
• Masters degree (from an from an accredited college or university in a field related to the position)

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability to travel and work overtime according to operational needs
• Ability to use a variety of IT tools related to client management and information management

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Candidates must have a valid work authorization covering the entire employment period. If the employment is indeterminate, the work authorization should be permanent or itself lead to a permanent work authorization.
• Before an offer of employment can be made, candidates must provide a local address as proof of residence in the specific city, region or country so that if selected, it will appear on the offer letter.
• Obtain and maintain a reliability rating (security clearance) from the Government of Canada covering the entire employment period.

Area of selection:
Open to internal and external applicants who are legal residents or citizens of Spain, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date. Please note that the Embassy of Canada in Madrid, Spain does not sponsor work authorizations directly or indirectly. 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:
How to apply:
• Candidates are required to upload a cover letter and CV in English or French. Applications which do not include the requested documents or information in the CV or cover letter will be rejected. Any additional information must be included as part of these two attachments.
• 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.

• 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 Madrid, Spain 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 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 Madrid, Spain which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.

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