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Job Title:
Trade Commissioner

QAR 347,282 per annum plus thirteenth (13th) month bonus equivalent to one month of the base salary

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
This is an LES (Locally Engaged Staff) position, subject to the terms and conditions of employment of the LES in Qatar.



Doha, Qatar

Closing date for applications:
23-06-2019 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Working as part of the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) in the Commercial Section of the Embassy of Canada to Qatar, under the general direction of the Senior Trade Commissioner, the incumbent is a Trade Commissioner (TC) contributing to the delivery of the Commercial Program. The TC acts in accordance with Government of Canada and TCS policies for international trade and investment with the objective of helping Canadian companies and organizations succeed in Qatar.

Created in 1894, the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) has more than 120 years of experience helping Canadian companies succeed in foreign markets by promoting the economic interests of Canada in the global marketplace.

Major responsibilities of the TC include providing high quality service to Canadian clients; developing and maintaining a solid network of contacts; preparing and disseminating market information to Canadian clients; initiating, organizing and managing promotional activities; and other international business development activities. The TC’s main focus is identifying and qualifying business opportunities for Canadian companies, and guiding them in the local market.
The TC will be responsible for the proactive establishment and expansion of networks in Qatar for one or more specific priority and reactive sectors.

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.

• University degree from a recognized university in a field related to the position, including but not limited to: business, commerce, finance, marketing or economics.

• Fluent English (spoken, written, comprehension)

• A minimum of five (5) years of recent* experience in a business development, client management, or account executive capacity;
• Experience in managing client and stakeholder relationships, including building and expanding a client/contact base;
• Experience in providing complex client service support; and
• Experience in providing strategic advice, briefings, presentations, and written reports to management and/or clients.
* Recent is defined as within the past seven (7) years.

Rated Requirements
Only candidates who meet the essential education and experience requirements will be contacted for further assessment. Knowledge, abilities, and personal suitability will be assessed in the written test and interview for selected candidates.

• Knowledge of international business development practices, including excellence in client service delivery, international trade research, competitive intelligence gathering, and general project management principles.
• Knowledge of Qatari commercial capabilities, industry trends, and developments in relevant sectors.
• Knowledge of the Qatari business environment, government policies and priorities, and local business practices.

• Communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing;
• Client focused and able to work with high profile clients and local contacts;
• Proficient in the use of office technology and tools;
• Analyze information and provide strategic advice;
• Build and maintain a network of contacts;
• Organize, plan, and execute events; and
• Manage multiple priorities with tight deadlines.

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.

• Fluency in Arabic. Please specify your ability to communicate in Arabic, both orally and in writing.
• Fluency in French. Please specify your ability to communicate in French, both orally and in writing.
• Previous experience working in a Canadian diplomatic mission.
• Previous experience working in a foreign diplomatic mission.
• Established business networks and/or relationships in Qatar.
• Knowledge of Canadian capabilities and trends in a relevant business sector.
• Graduate degree from a recognized university (Master’s degree or Ph.D.) in a field related to the position, including but not limited to: business, commerce, finance, marketing, or economics.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Working hours 37.5 hours per week, 5 days a week.
• Must be able to occasionally work planned overtime and unplanned overtime on short notice.
• Must be available for occasional duties outside normal working hours on evenings and weekends.
• Willingness and ability to travel occasionally within the GCC and/or Canada.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Any job offer is subject to receipt of satisfactory references and the ability to obtain and maintain an Enhanced Reliability security screening (including a criminal record and credit check).
• A valid Qatar Residency Permit and copies of educational qualifications will be required at the interview stage of the process.

Area of selection:
This position is open to internal and external candidates currently residing in Qatar and legally eligible to work with a valid Qatar Residency Permit. Candidates must meet all of the essential requirements stated below and applications must be received by the closing date. The Canadian Government is an equal opportunity 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.

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.
• 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 Qatar 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 Qatar which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.

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