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Job Title:
Commercial Assistant (m/f)

€ 3,076 gross per month plus benefits

Vacancy type:




Closing date for applications:
23-05-2016 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the supervision of the Minister-Counsellor, provides: general administrative services to the Minister-Counsellor; maintains BRLIN/TD budget data, and integrates trade-related data for MUNIC and DDORF into reporting for Minister-Counsellor; liaises as necessary with other assistants to ensure timely and effective delivery of core services to Canadian clients; and supports BRLIN/TD programme activities (in through assistance to other IBD Officers as directed by the Minister-Counsellor).

Essential qualifications:
Essential Qualifications

1. High-school leaving certificate (Abitur or equivalent)
2. Secretarial qualification (or equivalent, demonstrating capacity to perform essential secretarial tasks)
3. Significant work experience* in an office environment

* “Significant experience” is defined as a minimum of two years out of the past three.

Rated Requirements


1. Professional level (written and oral) of German and one of Canada’s official languages (English or French) with working knowledge of the other
2. Excellent knowledge of computer applications (including, but not limited to MS Office) used in a professional environment


1. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
2. Ability to work under pressure and with time constraints
3. Ability to prioritize

Personal Suitability

1. Initiative
2. Team player

Asset Qualifications:
1. Work experience in an international environment
2. Knowledge of German business culture
3. Knowledge of Canadian business or government culture
4. Knowledge of Canadian government business tools
5. Thorough knowledge of standard office procedures (e.g., bookkeeping)
6. Working experience with budgeting and/or financial software
7. Fluency in both official languages

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
Willingness to work overtime

Condition(s) of Employment:
1. Security check and approval of Reliability Status
2. Prior ability to work in Germany

Area of selection:
All candidates with a valid working permit for Germany

Important Notes:
The working hours are 37.5 hours / week.
The starting date is June 20, 2016 or later.

Candidates must demonstrate clearly in their cover letter how they meet the essential qualifications and the knowledge requirements (list above).

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