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Job Title:
Foreign Direct Investment Officer (m/f/d)

The starting yearly salary for this full-time position is 73,256 EUR gross. In addition, the employee receives a 13th month salary, will be entitled to 30 days of vacation per year, and will benefit of an employer’s contribution to the pension plan.

Vacancy type:
Fixed term

Term Details:
The position has a specified period of employment of 2 years, with the possibility of extension.




Closing date for applications:
28-11-2019 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
The Investment Officer is a local employee of the Government of Canada who works autonomously in the International Business Development (IBD) team, under the general direction of the Senior Trade Commissioner, and in accordance with the international priorities of the Government of Canada and its specific objectives in Germany. The position of Investment Officer at the Canadian Consulate in Düsseldorf is part of the Investment Team at the Embassy in Berlin, which acts as the focal point responsible for liaising with foreign companies based in the territory to facilitate Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Canada.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates will initially be screened on the essential qualifications below and must demonstrate in their cover letter/c.v. 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.

The essential qualifications are:
- Master’s or equivalent degree from a recognized university in a field related to the position, including but not limited to: commerce, finance, statistical analysis and economics.
- A minimum of 5 years of recent and direct experience in business development or foreign direct investment attraction;
- Experience in conducting statistical analysis using business data;
- Experience in managing client and stakeholder relationships and in providing client service support to customers/clients;
- Use of technology and analytical tools and data bases.
- Fluency in English (written and spoken)
- Fluency in German (written and spoken)

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.

The rated requirements are:
- Knowledge of the role of governments in attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI);
- Knowledge of research methods for analysing commercial information.
- Knowledge of the factors that influence investment, expansion and relocation decisions, and of Canada’s value proposition for investors; and
- Knowledge of trends and recent developments in the Canadian and German economy.
- Communicate effectively in English and in German, both orally and in writing;
- Analyze information and provide strategic advice;
- Plan, organize and carry out promotional events;
- Manage multiple priorities with tight deadlines;
- Effective interpersonal skills;
- Sound judgement;
- Initiative;
- Teamwork;
- Client-focus orientation.

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 Asset qualifications are:
- Ability to communicate effectively in French both orally and in writing
- Experience in using social media tools for promotion and/or to generate new business opportunities.

Organizational Needs:

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

Condition(s) of Employment:
- Eligibility for a Government of Canada Reliability Status;
- Must have a valid German work authorization covering the employment period;

Area of selection:
This position is open to individuals who are eligible to live and work in Germany, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date. The selected candidate must provide a local address as proof of residence at offer stage. The Canadian Government 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 factor. Please note: the Embassy or Consulate do not directly or indirectly sponsor work permits. You must show a proof that you have the required work permit at application stage.

Important Notes:
How to apply:
- Please complete the online application form and submit your c.v. in English or French. Candidates must demonstrate concisely in their c.v. how they meet all essential (and asset) qualifications. Please include in your c.v. document the name, title, telephone and email address of at least two people whom we could contact about your previous work experience. Please include in your c.v. document also copies of any certificates of employment from your last place of work and copies of certificates of education, including any relevant certificates of language proficiency by creating one pdf document.
- Please submit a cover letter in English or French explaining why you are interested in the position and how your previous experience applies to this position. Candidates must demonstrate concisely in their cover letter how they meet all essential (and asset) qualifications.
- Important note: Our application tool allows to upload two documents only. This should be your c.v. and your cover letter. Please make sure that you include all requested additional information and copies of certificates, etc. in the c.v. as described above.

Important notes:
- Please note that the Embassy or Consulate of Canada does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly. You must have a work permit for Germany at the stage of your application
- Our application tool allows to upload two documents only. This should be your c.v. and your cover letter. Please make sure that you include all requested additional information and copies of certificates etc. in your c.v. as described above.
- Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
- Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users.
- Candidates selected at the screening stage will be invited for further assessment. 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.
- Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
- The Embassy or Consulate of Canada does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
- If candidates need any special assistance in terms of attending exams or interviews then please let us know before the application process.
- The results of this competition will be also used to establish an eligibility list to staff positions for a determinate and indeterminate period on a full-time or part-time basis or emergency employment.

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