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Job Title:
International Business Development Officer (anticipatory)

The annual starting salary for a full-time position 54,338 EUR gross plus benefits.

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
Full time position, (37.5 hours per week). This position is an LES (Locally Engaged Staff) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Germany.



Munich, Consulate of Canada to Germany

Closing date for applications:
20-09-2020 at 23:59 UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Reporting to MUNIC’s Vice Consul, the officer will have responsibility over several sectors (including digital industries and information and communications technologies), and will contribute to the broader delivery of the IBD (International Business Development) program at the mission and as part of the Germany-wide team.

This position requires the ability to work constructively and positively with three other officers who will share various sub-sectors within the information and communication technologies sector – meaning there will be shared responsibilities and accountabilities.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates will initially be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, language, and experience. Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letters and C.V. how they meet each of the essential qualifications.


• Higher education degree (minimum Bachelors) in a business related field.


• Professional fluency in English and German, both written and spoken.

• Intermediate knowledge of French, written and spoken.


• Minimum of two years of work experience out of the past five years in promoting international business development, in either the public or private sector.

• Experience in organizing commercial or business events.

• Experience working with standard office software, such as Microsoft Office.

• Experience in using client management software.

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.


• Extensive knowledge of the German economy, notably in at least one important trade sector (e.g. Automotive or Information Communication/Digital Technologies).

• Knowledge of trade-related policy as it relates to trade promotion, including free trade agreements.

Abilities and skills:

• Ability to take initiative.

• Ability to prioritize.

• Ability to integrate as part of a team (i.e. to share responsibilities and accountabilities).

• Analytical ability.

• Excellent networking skills.

• Excellent communication stills.


• Adaptability and flexibility.

• Client service orientation.

• Problem solving.

• Judgement.

• Attention to detail.

Asset Qualifications:

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability to travel and work overtime according to operational needs.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• The employee must be able to obtain and maintain an Enhanced Reliability Clearance from the Government of Canada.

• Candidates must have a valid work authorization covering the entire employment period. If the employment is indeterminate, the work authorization should be permanent or itself lead to a permanent work authorization.

Area of selection:
Open to internal and external applicants who are legal residents or citizens of Germany, 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 Germany, through the Consulate of Canada in Munich, does not sponsor work authorizations directly or indirectly. The Government of Canada is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered on merit. Our organization offers an inclusive workplace where respect, teamwork, and collaboration are part of our culture. Canada’s missions abroad are committed to promoting and supporting an environment free from harassment and discrimination, as well as encouraging and supporting employees to learn and develop their skills and competencies.

Important Notes:
• Note: Due to Covid-19, you may experience some delay in the recruitment process. We are working hard to minimize any disruption. You may find more information in the sections below.

How to apply:
• Please complete the online application form and submit your cover letter and C.V. in English or French. Please include in your C.V. document 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 and work permit, 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 work experience applies to the position. Candidates must demonstrate concisely in their cover letter how they meet all essential qualifications.
• Applications that do not include the requested documents or information in the C.V. or cover letter 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 do so will result in the application being rejected.

Important Notes:
• Please do not use a tablet or cell phone to submit your application, as mobile browsers are not supported by our online portal. Candidates should only apply using a laptop or desktop computer.
• Only applications submitted in one of the official languages of Canada will be accepted (English or French).
• 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 vacancy should include an email address that accepts emails from unknown users and regularly check their email, including spam folder.
• The Consulate of Canada in Munich 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 interviews or exams 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 term, indeterminate part-time or full-time openings at the Embassy of Canada in Germany or the Consulates in Düsseldorf or Munich that may arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.

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