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Job Title:
Trade Commissioner (International Financial Institutions) (TC (IFIs)), LE-09 (Anticipatory)

Starting Annual Gross Salary: RMB 349,500 (before tax and employee social insurance contributions; 13th month bonus and employer social insurance contributions are paid on top of the gross salary; salary is non-negotiable)

Vacancy type:




Closing date for applications:
09-11-2018 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the general direction of the Senior Trade Commissioner (Clients, Capital, Innovation and Research team), the TC (IFIs) manages the Embassy’s Office of Liaison with the International Financial Institutions (OLIFI Beijing), which leads on the international business development program for Beijing-based international development institutions, notably the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

Major responsibilities of the Trade Commissioner include: implementing OLIFI’s current business plan, annually developing an updated business plan, providing high quality TCS services to Canadian business clients and partners, the Canadian network of Trade commissioners, developing and maintaining a solid local and global contact network related to AIIB, and other, relevant projects, preparing and disseminating market information and business leads to Canadian clients, initiating and managing priority trade development activities where appropriate, and working with and supporting relevant government departments, crown corporations and other Canadian stakeholders with respect to engagement with the AIIB. In addition, the Trade Commissioner will monitor other relevant international organizations, businesses and stakeholders related to activities and projects of the AIIB.

As a member of the Trade Commissioner Service, the incumbent 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; etc.

Essential qualifications:
• Bachelor’s or equivalent degree from a recognized university in a field related to the position, including but not limited to: commerce, finance, and economics

• Proficiency in English (reading, writing, listening, speaking)
• Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese (reading, writing, listening, speaking)

• A minimum of 8 years of recent and direct experience in international business development
• Experience in managing client and stakeholder relationships and in providing client service support to customers/clients
• Experience in developing and leveraging a strong global network
• Experience in project management
• Experience in providing strategic advice, briefings, and written reports to management and/or clients on international business issues; and
• Experience in using social media tools for promotion and/or to generate new business opportunities

• Knowledge of the role of International Financial Institutions
• Knowledge of procurement processes of International Financial Institutions, governments, and other relevant organizations
• Knowledge of international business (exporting, importing, technology transfer, etc.)
• Knowledge of the value proposition of Canadian firms relevant to the position; and
• Knowledge of trends and recent developments in Canadian trade and economic policy

• Communicate effectively in English and Chinese, both orally and in writing
• Secure, prepare for, conduct, and provide follow-up to outcalls, business pitch
• Build and sustain a network of contacts
• Analyze information and provide strategic advice
• Manage multiple priorities with tight deadlines
• Use social media tools for promotion and/or to generate new business opportunities
• Use of technology tools and data bases

Personal suitability:
• Effective Interpersonal Skill – Accurate assessment
• Judgement – Applies advanced analytical strategies and exemplary judgement to complex issues
• Initiative – Implements longer-term strategic solutions
• Effectiveness/Achievement Orientation – Takes calculated entrepreneurial risks
• Teamwork and Cooperation - Works to build team commitment and spirit
• Client Focus – Uses a long-term perspective

Asset Qualifications:
• A graduate degree from a recognized university relevant to the position

• Proficiency in French (reading, writing, listening, speaking)

• Experience working at an International Financial Institution
• Experience working with foreign business to access procurement opportunities
• Experience in developing networks in key member countries of the AIIB, World Bank, or other relevant organizations
• Experience in working with visiting business and/or government delegations

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability and willingness to work overtime on short notice as required
• Ability to travel domestically and internationally as required

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Ability to obtain and maintain a valid working authorization in China. Per Chinese regulations, the Embassy / Consulates can only facilitate working visas for Canadian citizens
• Ability to obtain and maintain a valid “Reliability Status” security clearance

Area of selection:
This position is open to external applicants residing in China and employees occupying an indeterminate or term position in China Missions who meet all of the essential qualifications and whose applications are received by the closing date. Short-listed candidates should be able to participate in tests and/or interviews in Beijing at their own expense. The successful candidate will be required to relocate to Beijing at their own expense.

Important Notes:
Candidates must apply using our online application. Applications submitted by email will not be accepted.

We are seeking high quality written applications to establish a shortlist for further testing. Your application must include an Application Letter and your Curriculum Vitae (CV) in either English or French.

Your Application Letter should indicate how and why you meet the mandatory requirements as listed above under the Area of Selection, Education, Language, Experience, Abilities/skills and Personal suitability factors.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The results of this competition may also be used to create an eligibility list to staff similar openings of either indeterminate or term duration which may arise at the Embassy of Canada in Beijing.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Please ensure that you provide contact information (e-mail, phone, mobile, etc.) so that we can easily contact you.

If you have any questions, please send email to

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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