Assistant Trade Commissioner, Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

Competition: 2013-LES-TRADE-050
Position Title: Assistant Trade Commissioner, LE-05
Closing Date:  2013.11.3
Starting Annual Salary:  Approx. 115,000 RMB (before tax and employee social insurance contributions; salary is non-negotiable)
Work location: Beijing
Open to:
- Chinese or Canadian citizens residing in China;
- Term or indeterminate employees currently working at Canadian Embassy or Consulates in China; and,
- Spouses/dependants of Canadian-Based Staff at Canadian Embassy or Consulates in China.
**This competition is Anticipatory Staffing to create an eligibility list for any potential indeterminate, term and emergency vacancies that may arise within this domain. **
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.
We are seeking high quality written applications to establish a shortlist for further testing. Your application MUST include an Application Form (see Appendix I) and Curriculum Vitae in English or Frenchwhich addresses the qualifications listed for this vacancy. Send application to china-recruitment@international.gc.caPlease indicate your full name, the competition number and position title in the subject line: “Your full name – Competition Number – Position Title”. Please be advised that incomplete applications will NOT be considered.
We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those invited to further assessment will be contacted. Please ensure that you provide appropriate contact information so that you can be easily reached (e-mail, phone, mobile, etc.)
Detailed Position Description is available at upon request.
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service is a world-wide network of professionals dedicated to advancing Canada’s global commerce. These professionals work with government and business to identify opportunities as well as obstacles to trade so that they can act on them to allow trade to happen.
As a member of the Trade Commissioner Service, the Assistant Trade Commissioner will contribute to advancing Canada’s global commerce by, among others, developing and sharing knowledge of the marketplace; providing service, advice and information to clients; building relationships with clients and local contacts; doing troubleshooting as well as planning and executing events.
§ Degree from a recognized university
§ Proficiency in English (reading, writing, speaking)
§ Proficiency in Mandarin (reading, writing and speaking)
§ Experience in international commerce.
§ Significant experience providing client service and/or office management.
§ Experience working in a team environment.
§ Knowledge of international business (exporting, investment, marketing, technology transfer, etc.)
§ 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 clients.
§ Ability to perform translation and interpretation from Chinese to English and vice versa.
Personal suitability:
§ Client Focus – Takes personal responsibility for correcting client problems
§ Effective Interactive Communication – Checks understanding and clarity
§ Effectiveness/Achievement Orientation – Finds innovative ways to improve performance
§ Initiative – Takes action under pressure
§ Judgement – Applies sound judgement when analyzing problems or situations
§ Networking/Alliance Building – Identifies/approaches key stakeholder contacts
Preferred standing may be given to those candidates who also meet the following:
§ Proficiency in French (reading, writing and speaking)
§ Knowledge of relevant topics such as Canadian and Chinese trade and investment business environment and practices; major areas and/or sectors of international trade, and/or Chinese government and industry structures, major economic and political issues.
§ Experience in working with visiting business and/or government delegation.
§ Experience in dealing with Chinese government agencies and Chinese companies.
§ Ability and willingness to work overtime on short notice as required;
§ Able to travel domestically and internationally as required
§ Ability to obtain and maintain a valid working authorization in China is a condition of your employment at the Embassy
A valid “Reliability Status” security check is required prior to appointment to this position.
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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