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Job Title:
Trade Commissioner Competition #611

Rs. 2,006,102/- per annum, 13th month bonus (equal to one month’s salary), international working environment. Per current terms and conditions: a performance based yearly salary increase and paid overtime.

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
full time


LES 09

Consulate General of Canada, Chandigarh

Closing date for applications:
04-03-2020 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
This is an excellent opportunity be part of a strong and diverse team, working in the biggest
network that Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service has anywhere across the globe.
Summary: As an integral member of Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service, the Trade
Commissioner is responsible for promoting Canadian commercial interests in Northwest
Based out of the Consulate General of Canada in Chandigarh, the Trade Commissioner is
part of a larger India-wide trade network who works under the general direction of the
Consul General of Canada in Chandigarh and the Counsellor (Commercial) for North India
based out of New Delhi. The Trade Commissioner supports Canada’s international business
development program and trade diversification strategy by promoting Canadian exports into
the Indian market and Canada as an investment location and innovation partner. He/she
also networks effectively with Indian government and business contacts to deliver results
for new and existing Canadian clients in achieving commercial success in Northwest India to
exponentially grow Canada’s trade volumes with India.
Focussing on one or more trade sector(s), the incumbent will:
 Develop and expand knowledge of the local market and opportunities to advise,
assist and respond to Canadian clients;
 Understand Canadian client capabilities and search out and identify significant
commercial opportunities for them based on local opportunities;
 Develop and expand a network of contacts to contribute towards building Canada-
India commercial linkages;
 Analyze diverse potential and actual business or market access problems
encountered by clients, and develop creative strategies for resolving them;
 Plan and execute targeted outreach activities, events and official visits related to
trade promotion, foreign direct investment (FDI), Canadian Direct Investment
Abroad (CDIA), science and technology (S&T) and Innovation;
 Work with the trade policy and market access team to lobby and open up markets
for Canadian products and services;
 Develop sector-specific strategies, participate in planning and priorities setting,
manage a budget and report on results;
 Draft high quality briefings and speeches for the Head of Mission or clients;
 Optimize the use of available technology as part of a mobile, wireless and remote
access workforce, to improve client services.

Essential qualifications:
Mandatory Screening Qualifications:
Please submit a cover note with your candidature, clearly indicating how you meet
the screening requirements mentioned in this section. Please provide clear
examples. Failure to do so will result in the rejection of your application.
Education: Master’s degree from a recognized university.
Language: Superior command of written and oral English and Hindi is essential. Strong
command of written and oral Punjabi.
Experience: Minimum 5 years of relevant commercial/business experience in any of the
areas below.
 Trade and/or international business development and investment promotion;
 Promoting and marketing of goods, products and/or services;
 Planning and executing targeted outreach activities, events and official visits related
to trade promotion, FDI, research and commercialization, S&T and Innovation;
Computer Skills:
 MS-office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Internet
 Demonstrated expertise with social media, such as LinkedIn and Twitter.
Mandatory Rated Qualifications:
 Knowledge of the Indian business environment and community;
 Knowledge of Canada’s footprint in India and the role of Canada’s Trade
Commissioner Service in advancing Canadian commercial interests;
 Knowledge of Indian government ministries as well as the trade and regulatory
 Ability to work independently with limited supervision, as well as set and achieve
professional/commercial targets;
 Ability to independently research, analyze and synthesize information, in order to
provide strategic advice, briefings and written reports to management and/or clients
on business opportunities and market entry strategies that consider industry
regulation, sector-specific knowledge and international business issues;
 Ability to develop pipelines which result in commercial outcomes;
 Ability to establish effective interpersonal relationships within a team, with clients
and external partners and to build and sustain a network of contacts;
 Ability to plan and organize programs for high level visits, business delegations,
events, seminars, workshops, B2B meetings with minimal supervision;
 Ability to problem solve, coordinate conflicting priorities within tight deadlines and
meet work targets.
 Ability to deal with senior level decision makers in Indian national and state
governments as well as in the business community.
Personal Suitability:
 Professional Integrity
 Adaptability & Flexibility
 Client Focus
 Initiative –Judgement
 Network/Alliance Building
 Planning/organizational skills
 Effectiveness/Achievement orientation
 Creativity, innovation and resourcefulness
 Interpersonal Relations & Respect

Asset Qualifications:
(Candidates are encouraged to indicate how they meet the following criteria, where
 A Master’s degree from a recognized university with a specialization in commerce,
finance, business or economics
 Experience with the Canadian business environment
 Marketing and presentation skills
 Ability to read, understand and communicate in French

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
 Meet all of the mandatory screening qualifications and mandatory rated
qualifications stated below
 Have independent work authorization in India
Shortlisted candidates should be able to participate in tests and/or interviews in
Chandigarh; if not, we will try and accommodate if possible. If the successful candidate
does not already reside in Chandigarh, he/she will be required to relocate to Chandigarh at
own expense.
 Available to work overtime (at times including weekends)
 Ability to travel domestically and internationally as required

Condition(s) of Employment:
Conditions of Employment (MUST BE MET):
The appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to a Reliability Check (RC)
obtained by the Management. To conduct the RC, the candidate will have to submit the
following documents on being selected by the mission.
 Police clearance certificate (Character Certificate)
 Letter of recognition from your bank stating your name, years of client
service and your address
 Professional and educational certificates and mark sheets (i.e., academic
**The successful candidate must be available to start within 30 days of offer.**

Area of selection:
 All employees of the High Commission of Canada and Canadian missions in India  Individuals who are currently residing & eligible to work in India

Important Notes:
We are seeking high quality written applications to establish a shortlist for further testing.
All applications will be carefully reviewed against the mandatory screening requirements and
mandatory rated qualifications of the job.
Candidates who are screened in will be contacted for further assessment, including: a
personal interview with a series of questions designed to evaluate each applicant’s
knowledge, abilities, competencies and personal suitability for the position. In addition,
tests may be conducted to assist the selection board in assessing the applicant’s
qualifications, skills and language ability. Reference verifications shall be conducted as part
of the hiring process.
The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list to staff similar
openings at the Consulate General of Canada in Chandigarh which may arise in the twelve
(12) months following the completion of this competition.
**Please note that:
 Applicants who do not have the required qualification and experience will
not be considered;
 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted through the email provided in their
application. No telephone inquiries will be dealt with. Please check your mailbox
regularly for any information.

For more information about this position please open the following documents:

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