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Job Title:
Trade Officer (Anticipatory)

1.464.637,00 rub per annum, gross

Vacancy type:

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



Embassy of Canada in Moscow, Russia

Closing date for applications:
13-09-2019 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
The Trade Commissioner (TC) reports to the International Business Development (IBD) Program Manager. The TC contributes to delivery of the IBD program of the mission, with responsibility for assigned priority sectors in all countries of accreditation (Russia, Armenia and Uzbekistan). 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, as well as other priority IBD activities. The TC’s main focus is identifying and qualifying business opportunities for Canadian companies, and guiding them in the local markets. The TC also assists with preparing/managing/reporting on Trade program budgets and activities. All these duties have to be carried on in an equally efficient and knowledgeable manner in Russia, as well as in Armenia and Uzbekistan, which are both the focus of reenergized bilateral relationships, despite the remote nature of coverage.

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 institution.
• Fluency in Russian, both written and oral.
• Fluency in English, both written and oral.
• A minimum of three years of recent* experience covering all of the following areas: international business development, investment, customer/client networking and relationship management, budget/strategies planning, project management.
• Recent experience in organizing commercial or business events.
*Recent experience is defined as within the last five years.
This experience should have been gained in three of the following sectors: pharmaceuticals/life sciences/health industries, sustainable technologies/cleantech, education, cultural industries, information and communications technologies (ICT), infrastructure and transportation, consumer products, and forestry.

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.

• Good understanding of international business development practices, including excellence in client service delivery, international trade research and legal aspects of international trade, global supply chain management, competitive intelligence gathering, and general project management principles.
• Knowledge of capabilities in three markets (Armenia, Russia and Uzbekistan) and in Canada
• Knowledge of global industry trends (developments, innovation) in three of the following sectors: pharmaceuticals/life sciences/health industries, sustainable technologies/cleantech, education, cultural industries, information and communications technologies (ICT), transportation, consumer products and forestry.
• Sufficient knowledge of computer technology to easily navigate the web, databases, social media and operate Microsoft Office and Excel.

Abilities and Skills:

• Ability to take initiative and as a self-starter
• Ability to integrate as part of a team (i.e. to share responsibilities and accountabilities)
• Ability to prioritise
Ability to adapt and be flexible in problem solving
• Problem solving
• Networking skills
• Excellent 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.

• Fluency in French (oral and written).
• Functional knowledge of the Armenian and/or Uzbek languages (oral and written).
• Good knowledge of the Government of Canada’s policies and programs, including trade, investment and innovation policies, programs and institutions.
• Knowledge/experience of Global Affairs Canada’s client management system (TRIO) and information management tool (Infobank).
• Knowledge in more than three of the following sectors: pharmaceuticals/life sciences/health industries, sustainable technologies/cleantech, education, cultural industries, information and communications technologies (ICT), transportation, consumer products and forestry.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability to travel to meet clients and stakeholders, including for events and training courses, in Moscow, in other Russian regions, in Armenia, in Uzbekistan and worldwide, as required.
• There may be a requirement at times to work overtime, weekends and after normal working hours. Normal working week is 37.5 hours.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Any job offer is subject to satisfactory past performance as assessed by references
• Ability to obtain and maintain a reliability rating (security clearance) from the Government of Canada covering the entire employment period (including criminal record and credit check).
• Proof of right to work in Russia and copies of educational qualifications are required.

Area of selection:
Open to internal and external applicants who are citizens of Russia, registered residents of Moscow / Moscow region at the time of application, 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 to in Moscow does not sponsor work authorizations directly or indirectly. The Canadian government is an employer that promotes equal opportunities 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:
• Applications will only be considered when received through our portal. Link for this job poster -
• 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 Moscow, Russia 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 Moscow, Russia which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.

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