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Job Title:
CCCRO Coordinator and International Business Development Assistant (Anticipatory)

Starting Annual Gross Salary: RMB 142,464 (before tax and employee social insurance contributions; 13th month bonus and employer social insurance contributions are paid on top of the gross salary; salary is non-negotiable)

Vacancy type:




Closing date for applications:
16-06-2019 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service is a world-wide network of professionals in international business development (IBD), with preferred access to business knowledge and contacts, who are committed to advancing Canadian interests abroad. These positions contribute to the delivery of the IBD program at the mission in accordance with the TCS Client Service Policies and Government of Canada policies for international trade, investment, and science and technology, with the objective of helping Canadian clients make better business decisions abroad.

Reporting to the IBD Generalist Officer, is the administrative and coordinating point of contact for the 10 Canadian Commercial Corporation Representative Offices (CCCROs) across China for matters related to the network as a whole. The position is also the focal point for an assigned reactive sector, which is not dealt with by any other member of the IBD Team at the mission. Responds to clients’/partner clients’ requests for advice and guidance on a variety of routine and/or urgent issues; and provides administrative services to one or more Officers.

Essential qualifications:
• Minimum Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university, OR an acceptable equivalent through the combination of education and work experience

• Proficiency in English (reading, writing, listening, speaking)
• Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese (reading, writing, listening, speaking)

• Minimum 1 year’s recent experience (in the past 5 years) in all of the following areas:
o Experience in international commerce
o Experience providing client service to internal and external clients (in companies or other government departments)
o Experience in working and liaising with government departments and officials
o Experience in office management and financial monitoring

• Knowledge of international business (exporting, importing, investment, technology transfer, etc.)
• Knowledge of MS Office Tools, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

• Ability to write effective business correspondence in English and Chinese
• Ability to research, interpret sources of information and synthesize data to respond to requests for information from stakeholders
• Ability to perform translation from English to Chinese and vice versa

Personal suitability:
• Client Focus - Acts to improve client services
• Effective Communication - Checks understanding and clarity
• Effectiveness/Achievement Orientation - Implements innovative solutions
• Initiative - Plans ahead
• Judgement - Applies sound judgment when analyzing problems or situations
• Networking/Alliance Building – Actively seeks relationship-building opportunities

Asset Qualifications:
• Proficiency in French (reading, writing, listening, speaking)

• Experience coordinating with business units in different geographical locations (distributed networks)

• Knowledge of relevant topics such as Canadian and Chinese science, technology, and innovation policies and programs; trade and investment business environment and practices; major areas and/or sectors of international trade; Chinese government and industry structures; and/or major economic and political issues

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability and willingness to work overtime on short notice as required
• Able to travel domestically and internationally as required

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Ability to obtain and maintain a valid working authorization in China. Per Chinese regulations, the Embassy / Consulates can only facilitate working visas for Canadian citizens
• Ability to obtain and maintain a valid “Reliability Status” security clearance

Area of selection:
This position is open to external applicants residing in China and employees occupying an indeterminate or term position in China Missions who meet all of the essential qualifications and whose applications are received by the closing date. Short-listed candidates should be able to participate in tests and/or interviews in Beijing at own expense. The successful candidate will be required to relocate to Beijing at own expense.

Important Notes:
Candidates must apply using our online application. Applications submitted by email will not be accepted.

We are seeking high quality written applications to establish a shortlist for further testing. Your application must include an Application Letter and your Curriculum Vitae (CV) in either English or French.

Your Application Letter should indicate how and why you meet the mandatory requirements as listed above under the Area of Selection, Education, Language, Experience, Abilities/skills and Personal suitability factors.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The results of this competition may be used to create an eligibility list to staff similar openings (either indeterminate or term duration) which may arise at the Embassy.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Please ensure that you provide contact information (e-mail, phone, mobile, etc.) so that we can easily contact you.

If you have any questions, please send email to
The Government of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds irrespective of race, color, religion, gender, disability, age or sexual orientation.

The Government of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise us in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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