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Job Title:
Senior Program Assistant, Alberta Office

Starting Annual Gross Salary: Approximately RMB 145,760 (before tax and employee social insurance contributions; employer social insurance contributions are paid on top of the gross salary; salary is non-negotiable)

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
** There is one indeterminate position to be filled. This competitive staffing process may be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates for this position and similar positions at the same level with various tenures, including indeterminate and term at the Embassy of Canada in Beijing. 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. **




Closing date for applications:
30-07-2021 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Invest Alberta Corporation (IAC) is responsible for the effective and efficient management and operations of the program through the provision of high quality of services to the Government of Alberta’s government, institutional and corporate stakeholders.

The position is a senior administrative support - level position for the Invest Alberta Corporation Investment and Trade Program. The position provides coordination and administrative services in support of the Alberta Investment and Trade Program for multiple missions. In addition, the position requires commercial facilitation and program management& marketing services to IAC stakeholders while offering Executive Assistant services for IAC Chief Representative.

Essential qualifications:
• Minimum Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university, OR an acceptable equivalent through the combination of education and work experience

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

• Minimum 2 year’s recent experience in each of the following areas:
o Experience in the full range of office administration
o Experience in providing client service
o Experience in working in a team environment
o Experience working with any of the 7 key priority sectors (Agriculture, Aviation & Logistics, Energy & Clean Technologies, Financial Services, Petrochemicals, Technology & Data, Tourism)

• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Tools, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Knowledge of general office procedure and practices
• General knowledge of financial or budget management
• General knowledge of macro industry framework in Canada and/or China related to any of the 7 key priority sectors

• Ability to write effective business correspondence, reports and letters in English and Chinese
• Ability to research information, interpret sources of information an synthesize data to respond to requests from clients
• Ability to plan and organize workflow and to coordinate information
• Ability to plan, coordinate and execute marketing events & campaigns
• Ability to perform translation and interpretation from English to Chinese and vice versa

Personal suitability:
• Adaptability and Flexibility – Adapts tactics
• Client Focus – Acts to improve client service
• Effective Interactive Communication – Adapts language to the audience
• Initiative - Takes action and works independently
• Judgment – Applies sound judgment in difficult situations
• Teamwork and Cooperation – Expresses positive attitudes and expectations for team or team members

Asset Qualifications:
• Proficiency in French (reading, writing, listening, speaking)

• Previous work experience in an international organization
• 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 as required

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Ability to obtain and maintain a valid working authorization in China. 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 interview in Beijing at 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.

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
Our organization offers an inclusive workplace where respect, teamwork, and collaboration are part of our culture.

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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