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Job Title:
Trade and Investment Assistant - Saskatchewan

Starting Annual Gross Salary: Approximately RMB 129,142 (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 Consulate General of Canada in Shanghai. 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:
22-10-2021 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the supervision of the Managing Director, the Trade and Investment Assistant is a locally-engaged employee of the Government of Saskatchewan, co-located with the Consulate General of Canada to Shanghai, providing administrative support services to the Saskatchewan Trade and Investment Office in Shanghai. The Assistant is responsible for administrative duties that include document management, research, budgeting and financial reporting, event management, delegation program coordination, domestic and international travel arrangements, and managing other engagement with key stakeholders.

Essential qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized college/university

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

• Minimum three (3) years of recent relevant work experience in a client-facing role, which may include assisting in marketing/market research/event planning/business development for an organization involved in international trade and investment promotion
• Experience providing administrative support including managing calendars, correspondence and travel
• Experience writing, editing and formatting documents.
• Experience in conducting online research and synthesizing information from research into a coherent format, such as briefings, correspondence, and responses to enquiries.
• Experience with budgeting, financial monitoring and reporting.
• Experience with contract management and procurement of goods and services.

• Knowledge of standard office practices and procedures
• Knowledge of basic budget principles and financial management procedures
• Knowledge of social media platforms
• Knowledge of general principles of trade promotion and investment attraction
• Knowledge of Chinese government departments and agencies

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including SharePoint
• Experience with customer relationship management tools (CRM)
• Ability to take initiative and independently plan and organize workflow, effectively managing multiple and conflicting demands within tight timelines
• Ability to work accurately and with high attention to detail
• Ability to conduct online research and monitor social media channels
• Ability to perform translation and interpretation from Chinese to English and vice versa

Personal suitability:
• Adaptability and Flexibility – Adapts quickly to change and willingly alters normal course of action
• Client focus – Serving the need of a client and making efforts to find solutions for the clients
• Effective Interactive Communication – understand clearly and articulate precisely in both written and verbal communication
• Initiative – Exploring new ways to resolve issues
• Judgment – Applies sound judgment when analyzing problems or situations
• Teamwork and Cooperation – Expresses positive attitudes and expectations of team or team members

Asset Qualifications:
• Previous experience working in a diplomatic mission or intergovernmental organization, particularly in an office management or financial management role

• Ability to provide logistical support for industry events, and incoming and outbound missions

• Knowledge of bilateral relations between Canada and China, in particular an understanding of the history, geography, and major economic sectors of Saskatchewan

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
• All new hires on or after the effective date of October 6, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated* as a condition of employment and to attest that they are fully vaccinated prior to their starting date unless accommodation measures are granted.

*You are considered fully vaccinated if you meet one of the following requirements:
• Meet the definition of fully vaccinated in the country in which you currently reside or Canada
• Received three doses of any Health Canada authorized vaccines or non-Health Canada authorized vaccines
• Received one additional dose of an mRNA vaccine at least 28 days after a complete or incomplete series of a non-Health Canada authorized vaccine

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 Shanghai at his/her own expense. The successful candidate will be required to relocate to Shanghai 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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