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Senior Commercial Officer – British Columbia

VND 831,041,923 plus bonuses and benefits, non-negotiable

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
This position is a LES (Locally Engaged Staff) Anticipatory-staffing, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in the Consulate General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh City.



Consulate General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Closing date for applications:
25-06-2021 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
The Province of British Columbia co-located in the Consulate General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh City is seeking a dedicated and dynamic individual to work as a Senior Commercial Officer.

• The Senior Commercial Officer – British Columbia is a locally-engaged employee of Global Affairs Canada providing services for the Province of British Columbia based in the Consulate General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh City under the general direction of the Managing Director – British Columbia based at the High Commission of Canada in Singapore. The position is required to contribute to the planning, development and delivery of the Province of British Columbia’s trade promotion and investment attraction activities.

• The Senior Commercial Officer is responsible for facilitating British Columbia origin exports and, for liaising with local businesses and investors to attract foreign direct investment to British Columbia through the development of strategic relationships and the delivery of a targeted business development program.

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

• Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized college/university. An equivalent combination of education/training and experience may be considered.

• High proficiency in English, both written and spoken;
• High proficiency in Vietnamese, both written and spoken.

• A minimum of five years’ experience in each of the following:
o Experience in international business development, or Foreign direct investment attraction;
o Experience managing client and stakeholder relationships and in providing business service support to customers/ clients;
o Experience in project management;
o Experience in providing strategic advice, briefings, and written reports to management and/or clients on international business issues.
• A minimum of three years’ recent experience in the following:
o Experience working as part of a team and contributing to team objectives and outcomes.

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.

• Knowledge of British Columbia’s key economic sectors, businesses, geographic regions, economic strengths and interests in Vietnam.
• Knowledge of the factors that influence investment, expansion and relocation and aftercare decisions and of British Columbia’s value proposition for investors.
• Knowledge of bi-lateral trade and investment flows between British Columbia and Vietnam.
• Knowledge of the Vietnamese business environment, business community, governments and ministries as well as the trade and regulatory environment.
• Experience in developing, planning and coordinating international trade events and business missions.

• Effective communication skills (both written and verbal), strong presentation skills with experience in public speaking.
• Secure, prepare for, conduct, and provide follow-up to business development meetings with exporters and investors.
• Establish and sustain a network of relationships beneficial to businesses and citizens of British Columbia.
• Engage with senior executives and interact effectively in senior level business meetings and events.
• Critical thinking, conduct research, analyze information and provide strategic advice.
• Manage multiple priorities with tight deadlines.

• Effective interpersonal skills;
• Sound judgement;
• Initiative;
• Achievement-orientation;
• Teamwork;
• Client-focus orientation.

Asset Qualifications:
Applicants should clearly demonstrate on their application if they meet any of the asset qualifications:
• A minimum of eight years’ experience in international business development or in foreign direct investment attraction.
• Clear and current understanding and experience providing advice to clients about conducting business in British Columbia and in Vietnam.
• Established network of key influencers and investors in industry, government and related organizations and associations in Vietnam.
• Completion or willingness to complete the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) Certified International Trade Professional certificate.

Organizational Needs:
Selection Process:
The selection process consists of a review of all applications to ensure compliance to all essential qualifications (education, language, experience, knowledge and abilities/competencies). Only those applicants who meet the Essential Qualifications will be contacted for further assessment on the Rated Requirements.

The Consulate General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh City is committed to conducting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes.

Reference verifications shall be conducted as part of the hiring process.

Operational Requirements:
Operational Requirements (full time, 37.5 hrs / week)
• Hours of work: Monday-Thursday: 08:00 to 16:30;
• Fridays: 08:00 to 13:30;
• Must be willing to travel within Vietnam and internationally; and
• Must be available for occasional duties outside normal working hours (i.e. evenings and weekends).

Condition(s) of Employment:
Conditions of Employment (must be met):

The successful candidate must:
• Be able to work legally in Vietnam at the time of application. The successful candidate is also required to start work in Vietnam within a one-month period. Please note that the Consulate General of Canada does not sponsor any work permit applications to the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).
• The hiring or appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to obtaining Reliability Status (RS) through the Common Service section of the Consulate General of Canada. Please note that RS must be maintained throughout your employment at the Consulate General of Canada as failure to do so may result in dismissal.
• Ability to maintain a valid working authorization in Vietnam for the duration of the employment term at the Consulate General of Canada. If applicable, proof of Visa is required.
• Ability to obtain and maintain a valid passport and visa for international travel and/or travel to Canada.

Area of selection:
This external selection process is open to all applicants eligible to legally work in Vietnam who meet all of the essential qualifications and whose applications are received by the closing date, including Consulate General of Canada employees and spouses of Canada-based staff. Please note that the Consulate General of Canada does not directly or indirectly sponsor work permits. The Government of Canada is an equal opportunities employer. Candidates will be considered on merit regardless of ethnic origin, religious belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other factor. 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:
How to Apply:

• Applications must be submitted through this website, by 25 June 2021 23:59 Indochina time.

• Only applications received through the aforementioned website before the closing date will be accepted.

• Applicants must send a curriculum vitae and cover letter in English which addresses each of the essential qualifications and any assets qualifications with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

• Candidates must provide their valid Vietnamese Identity Card number with their application.

• Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidates to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.

• We thank all applicants for their interest, but we will only contact those who pass the initial screening.

Other Information:

• Please note that the Government of Canada does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interview nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.

• Applicants who fail to confirm their attendance at our written exam and/or interview will be considered withdrawn from the process.

• If candidates need any special assistance in terms of attending exams or interviews, then please let us know at during the application process.

• This competitive staffing process may be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates for this position and/or similar positions with various tenures, including indeterminate and term at the Consulate General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh City which may arise in the 24 months following the completion of this recruitment process. If the selected candidate is already an active Locally-Engaged Staff (LES) employee, the eligibility list may also be used for assignments or acting appointments. When you submit your application, you must specify at least one type of employment tenure for which you are interested in being considered (e.g., indeterminate only) so that we may create applicable eligibility lists.

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