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Job Title:
Senior Economic Officer

63,609€ gross per year + benefits i.e. possibility of an additional 6.5 hours per month (time accrued over the 35 hours per week) at 125% the hourly rate + 7 OTR (refunded overtime) days a year, transportation benefits, 13th month pay, and health insurance

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
This position is a LES (Locally Engaged Staff) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in France.



Embassy of Canada in Paris, France

Closing date for applications:
06-01-2022 at 23:59 UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
This is an experienced working level position in the Trade Program of the Embassy of Canada in Paris. The mandate of the Trade section is to promote Canada's economic interests in world markets through a variety of activities, including: contributing to the expansion of export markets; carry out advocacy activities and access to foreign markets; understand and analyze trade policy issues; attract foreign investment to Canada; develop a network of international business contacts; foster strategic alliances; linking Canadian businesses to global value chains; supporting licensing and venture capital links; promote joint venture partnerships and foreign capital investments; facilitate R&D collaboration and technology transfer. The incumbent will typically act as an economic program manager or as a senior level position holder.
Key Activities include:
• Create networks, carry out actions to defend rights and interests, represent Canada in meetings with local authorities,
• Plan and coordinate high-level visits in addition to developing strategies to support and advance the planning and implementation of the Trade program.
• Provide advice, recommendations and expertise on local and national issues of economic policy and development, bilateral and international economic relations, strategies and opportunities for advocacy, planning and execution of the economic program, and commercial as well as official visits and events.
• Write and edit reports on economic, trade and political issues aligned with Canadian priorities, as well as documents in support of advocacy activities or high-level visits, including briefing notes, presentations, plans, notices, programs and visit reports.
• Carry out or lead in-depth research and analysis on trends and new facts related to existing or emerging local / national, bilateral or global economic issues, as well as on local / national economic and trade policy, identifying the impacts for the Canada.
• Conduct or lead in-depth research and analysis to support the development and implementation of advocacy projects and economic diplomacy strategies.
• Establish and maintain a network of contacts and deepen relations with local and foreign administrations, companies, experts, academics and think tanks in order to keep abreast of the latest developments.
• Lead project teams or working groups, and participate or lead committees for planning events.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates will initially be selected on the essential qualifications relating to: education, experience and language profile. They must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter and CV how they meet each of the essential qualifications.


• Post-secondary diploma (equivalent to a French baccalaureate + 5, i.e. a completed diploma) in economics or in another field of study related to the position to be filled
OR a master's degree from a Canadian institution in economics or in another field of study related to the position to be filled
OR an acceptable combination of education, training and / or experience.


• Proficiency in French (written & oral) – Level C2*.
• Excellent knowledge of English (written & oral) – Level C1*
* according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages:


• Professional experience in the field of economic policy and /or public policy analysis. A minimum of four (4) years within the last ten (10) years.
• Experience in establishing maintenance of contact networks. A minimum of two years.
• Experience in providing management advice, both oral and written.
• Experience in writing analysis in English.

Rated Requirements

Candidates must also meet the rated requirements stated below for knowledge, skills and competencies that will be assessed through the following: written exams, oral interview, role play, practical test, reference checks, presentation and / or psychometric testing.


• Knowledge of the economic policy and domestic policy of France
• Knowledge of European and international institutions and politics
• Knowledge of different concepts of economics


• Ability to conduct research and analysis and produce detailed and relevant economic reports
• Ability to develop and maintain a network of high-level contacts
• Ability to plan, manage and coordinate projects, events, tours and activities
• Effective communication skills (spoken)
• Effective communication skills (written)

Aptitudes/Personal qualities:

• Judgement
• Ability to show initiative and be action-oriented
• Work effectively with others in a diverse and inclusive environment.

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who meet the Asset Qualifications. Where applicable, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet any asset qualifications in their cover letter and CV.

• Knowledge of Canadian politics and economy
• Experience working in a Canadian public or private organization.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Full-time position of 5 days / week from Monday to Friday.
• Normal hours of operation: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 13:30 to 17:30.
• Be able and willing to work overtime.
• Ability to travel when required.
• Work in an open space.
• The job requires spending many hours sitting in an office.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Candidates must have a valid work authorization as an employee for France covering the entire employment period. If the employment is indeterminate, the work authorization should be permanent or itself lead to a permanent work authorization.
• Selected candidates must have their main residence in France.
• The selected candidates will have to follow the procedure transmitted in order to obtain and maintain a reliability status (security clearance) from the Government of Canada covering the entire period of employment.
• All new hires on or after the effective date of October 6, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment and to attest that they are fully vaccinated prior to their starting date unless accommodation measures are granted.

Area of selection:
This position is open to candidates who have the right to reside and work in France as well as to all employees of the mission occupying an indeterminate or determined position and to employees hired in emergency situations, who have all the essential qualifications and whose applications are received before the closing date. This position is also open to spouses and common-in-law partners of Canada-based staff posted in the Canadian missions located in Paris (with diplomatic status) or spouses and common-in-law partners of Canada-based staff posted in France in French governmental offices or international organizations or French military bases, who hold a valid Canadian or French social security number and meet all of the pre-requisites, i.e. all of the essential qualifications, and whose applications are received by the closing date and time. *Please note that in case a spouse or common-law partner of Canadian-based staff who resides in France obtains the position, the duration of the contract will correspond to the duration of the partner’s posting in France (CDD). The Embassy of Canada does not sponsor or in any way assist people in obtaining residence or work permits. 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, 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
• Please follow the link and complete the online application form
• Candidates must also upload their CV and a cover letter (750 words maximum) in English or French.
• Candidates must also include in their letter the names, titles, email addresses and telephone numbers of at least three people, including a minimum of two direct supervisors who can serve as professional references for work experience acquired over the last three years.
• he third reference can be a client, an academic reference, or another supervisor.
• Applications that do not include all the requested documents or information will be rejected.
• Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to: prior to the closing date. Failure to so will result in the application being rejected.
• Please do not use a tablet or cell phone to submit your application, as mobile browsers are not supported by our on-line portal. Candidates should only apply using a laptop or desktop computer.
• Only applications submitted in one of the official languages of Canada will be accepted (English or French). Candidates are entitled to participate in the recruitment process in the official language of their choice and to indicate their preferred official language in 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.
• Candidates who apply to this vacancy should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users and regularly check their email, including spam folder.
• The candidates selected at the preselection stage will be invited to participate to the next stages of the evaluation process that will include one or more components. Assessment methods may include written exams, interviews, scenarios, role plays, practical exercises, reference checks and psychometric testing.
• To access and participate in the assessments, candidates must confirm their presence and at the same time provide with a copy of their photo ID, valid with permanent authorization to work in France as an employee (identity card and / or passport), and a copy of their diploma / s.
• Depending on the health situation, the tests may take place face-to-face (i.e. necessarily in person at the Embassy of Canada, 130 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris 8) or virtually. Candidates must be able to adapt to the choice that they are provided with and which will not be flexible.
• The Embassy of Canada in France does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• Candidates requiring any special assistance in attending exams or interviews are requested to inform us.
• Following the assessments, a ranking order of the candidates will be established based on the obtained results. The position will be offered to the most deserving candidate based on the ranking order.
• he results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates with a validity period of twelve (12) months, for openings of similar positions of the same level to be filled at the Embassy of Canada for an indefinite and fixed period.
• All employees hired locally are subjected to the LES Employment conditions booklet for France and required to pay into the French social security system. However, employees hired locally who are Canadian citizens will pay Canadian income tax at source according to the tax Convention between France and Canada fra.asp.
• If you have any questions at any stage of the recruitment process, please send an email to:
• Due to Covid-19, some delays may occur in the progress of this recruitment process. We are working hard to minimize any disruption.

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