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Trade Officer (Agri-food)
About the job
Summary of Duties:
Under the direction of the Senior Trade Commissioner or another experienced Trade Commissioner, the Trade Officer (LE-O1) interacts directly with Canadian clients and Jordanian business contacts. He/she gathers market intelligence and prepares information materials on various sectors, with an emphasis on the agri-food sector, for our clients’ usage. The Trade Commissioner is responsible for contributing to the delivery of the Embassy’s trade program: planning, leading and evaluating initiatives, and providing services to Canadian business clients:
Assessing a client’s market potential
Finding qualified contacts
Contributing to the resolution of business problems
Advocating for Canadian commercial interests
Area of Selection:
This vacancy is open to external applicants eligible to work in Jordan and individuals currently occupying an indeterminate or term position in the Embassy of Canada to Jordan. Candidates must meet all of the essential qualifications stated below and applications must be received by the closing date.
Please note that the Embassy of Canada to Jordan 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 based 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.
Candidates will initially be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, language* and experience. All applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter by the closing date. The cover letter must specify, using concrete examples, how the applicant meets the education, language and experience requirements listed below. Only applicants who clearly demonstrate through their application form and cover letter that they meet the education, language and experience requirements will be contacted for further assessment.
*Language will be assessed further during the process.
Candidates will be required to provide proof of the completion of their education.
A Bachelors degree from a recognized university
an acceptable combination of relevant education, experience, training related to the duties and specific areas of competence required by the position.
Fluency in English language (oral and written);
Fluency in Arabic language (oral and written).
At least three (3) years of recent (within the past five years) relevant work experience in all of the following areas for a corporate organization, foreign mission or other government office or international organization
Significant experience in international business development on behalf of foreign firms exporting to Jordan
Experience in developing client and stakeholder relationships, including preparing for and conducting meetings with key internal and external contacts
Experience in planning programs with minimal supervision for at least one of the following: high-profile visits, trade shows, roundtable networking events
Experience in working and liaising with government departments and officials
The Rated Requirements are part of the essential qualifications and are relating to knowledge, abilities and competencies. Methods of assessment for rated requirements may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, an oral interview (online pre-recorded/live or in-person), role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.
Knowledge of international business (exporting, importing, investment, technology transfer, etc.)
Jordanian trade & business environment and practices, as well as Jordanian government and industry structures, major economic and political issues
MS Office Tools, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Client Focus - Acts to improve client services
Effective Interactive Communication - Adapts language to the audience
Effectiveness/Achievement Orientation - Taking calculated entrepreneurial risks
Initiative - Plans ahead
Judgement - Applies sound judgment in difficult situations
Networking/Alliance Building – Actively seeks relationship-building opportunities
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
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 communicate effectively in English and Arabic
Ability to perform translation and interpretation from English to Arabic and vice versa
Preference may be given to candidates who meet the Asset Qualifications. Where applicable, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet any asset qualifications.
Proficiency in French (reading, writing, listening, speaking)
Experience working in Jordan’s agri-food sector with established relationships with Jordanian agri-food importers, distributors and retailers
Experience analyzing and reporting on emerging policies and market trends
Experience in working with visiting business and/or government delegations
Knowledge of key challenges and related commercial opportunities for Canadian agri-food companies in the Jordanian market
Working hours 37.5 hours per week, 5 days a week;
Ability to work occasional overtime (evenings, weekends if necessary)
This position may require the incumbent to be able to obtain and maintain a valid travel document and be willing and available to travel internationally.
Conditions of Employment:
Conditions of employment must be met or complied with before being appointed to a particular position, and are to be maintained throughout the employment while being the incumbent of this position.
Valid work authorization: Ability to obtain and hold a valid work authorization covering the entire employment period.
Security screening: Obtain and maintain a Reliability Status (security level) which includes a criminal and credit background check from the Government of Canada covering the entire employment period.
How to Apply:
You must submit your application using the "Apply online" function. Only applications submitted via VidCruiter will be considered, unless a valid reason is presented and accepted prior to the closing date.
Do not include personal data such as; age, date of birth, gender, marital status, family status, religion or a picture in your application form, CV nor cover letter (as required). Please only include information relevant to the vacancy as requested in the job poster.
You must clearly demonstrate in answering the screening questions how you meet the education and experience factors listed in the essential and asset qualifications. You must provide specific examples to demonstrate clearly how you meet the qualifications. Global Affairs Canada cannot make any assumptions about your studies nor experience. Simply saying you have the required qualifications or listing your current duties will not be sufficient. Instead, you must provide concrete and detailed examples that clearly explain where, when, and how you gained the experience. No additional information will be sought beyond what you submit in your online application.
Candidates may be required to upload a CV and/or a cover letter in English or French. These documents may be used as a secondary source to validate the answers to the screening questions.
Applications which do not include all of the requested documents or information and/or which are not received by the closing date will be rejected.
Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to LES-E-Recruitment-DELHI@international.gc.ca prior to the closing date. Failure to do 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 must provide an email address that accepts email from unknown users and regularly check their email, including spam folder.
Reference checks may be sought for candidates who succeeded all of the assessments.
Please note that the Embassy of Canada to Jordan does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
Before an offer of employment can be made, successful candidates must provide a local residence address as proof of residence in the specified area of selection. This information is necessary to issue a letter of offer.
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please contact us at LES-E-Recruitment-DELHI@international.gc.ca.
The results of this selection process may also be used to establish one or more pools of fully or partially qualified candidates for similar term, indeterminate, part-time or full-time openings at the Embassy of Canada to Jordan which might arise following the completion of this selection process.
For Canadian citizens/residents and Canadian dual nationals, please note that it is your responsibility to enquire with the Canadian Revenue Agency about any possible taxation implications linked to an employment with the Government of Canada
Candidates who have already submitted an application previously for this competition, need not apply again.
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