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Job Title:
Senior Trade Officer - TCS Mentor Program

Starting salary of 94,859,887 KRW up to a top level of 142,468,757 KRW. The salary structure is based on 11 steps. Each year, the salary increases according to the Terms and Conditions of Employment.

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
This position is an anticipated LES (Locally Engaged Staff) subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in the Embassy of Canada in Seoul, Republic of Korea .



Embassy of Canada in Seoul, Republic of Korea

Closing date for applications:
25-07-2021 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Working in the international business development team of the Embassy of Canada in the Republic of Korea under the general direction of the Senior Trade Commissioner, the incumbent is responsible for supporting the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) Mentoring Program at the Embassy and within other embassies in the region. This will include identifying and recruiting both mentors and mentees for the program, helping shape the program in collaboration with relevant stakeholders at HQ and in the TCS network, and support major events to promote the program in various locations worldwide.

The incumbent will have to work closely with all officers of the Trade Section in the Embassy, representatives of Canadian provincial offices in Seoul, colleagues in Global Affairs Canada headquarters and in regional offices, and other key stakeholders in Canada and abroad.

As this is a new position covering a developing program, the incumbent will have to demonstrate flexibility as the final details of the roles and responsibilities are not yet defined.

Essential qualifications:
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 or equivalent degree from a recognized university in a field related to the position, including but not limited to commerce OR an acceptable combination of education, training and work experience.

• Full Professional Proficiency in English and Korean, both written and spoken (is understood as the ability to speak and write the language with clients and stakeholders with a rich and appropriate vocabulary, a clear and fluent rhythm with little or no hesitations, little or no mistakes with regards to spelling, vocabulary, grammar or syntax, and with minimal accent)

• A minimum of 8 years of employment experience of which at least 5 must be 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 project management;
• Experience in providing strategic advice, briefings, and written reports to management and/or clients on international business issues;
• Experience in conflict resolution.

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 video interview, a written examination, an oral interview, role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.

• Knowledge of the TCS and its mentorship Program.

Abilities / skills:
• Communicate effectively in English and Korean, both orally and in writing
• Build and sustain a network of contacts

• Effective interpersonal skills
• Sound judgement
• Initiative

Asset Qualifications:

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Hours of work: Mondays-Friday: 08:30 to 17:00;
• Must be able to work overtime on short notice on occasion;
• Must be available for occasional duties outside normal working hours (i.e., evenings and weekends); and
• Must be willing to travel in Korea and/or outside Korea.

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

• Must be a current indeterminate or term employee for the Embassy of Canada in the Republic of Korea.

Area of selection:
This position is open to all LES working in the Embassy of Canada in the Republic of Korea, who meet the essential qualifications and conditions of employment, and whose applications are received by the closing date and time. The Government of Canada is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered on merit regardless of ethnic origin, religious belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other irrelevant factor. Our organization offers an inclusive workplace where respect, teamwork, collaboration and work-life balance 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 23:59 on July 25, 2021, Seoul local standard time (GMT +9)
• Only applications received through the aforementioned website before the closing date will be accepted
• Applicants must send a résumé and covering letter in English or French that addresses each of the essential qualifications with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
• Communication for this process will be via email and phone. It is the responsibility of the candidates to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.

Other Information:
• The Government of Canada does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interview nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• The Embassy of Canada does not directly or indirectly sponsor work permits.
• Participation in the process will be in person at the Embassy of Canada in Seoul. All social distancing and COVID-19 prevention measures will be set up to ensure the safety of the candidates.
• Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that are successful at the interview stage and will be used to validate information provided by candidates.
• 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.

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