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Job Title:
Senior Trade Officer (Clean Technology- EU Region)

73,769 Euros annual gross salary

Vacancy type:

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



Berlin, Germany

Closing date for applications:
12-12-2021 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
The Senior Trade Officer former Regional Trade Commissioner (Clean Technology) works autonomously and reports to Berlin’s Senior Trade Commissioner, in coordination with Berlin’s ongoing work on Clean Technology and with additional guidance from the Head of the Clean Technology Trade Sector Team at Headquarters (Ottawa). The position is required to contribute to the planning, development and delivery of Canada’s clean technology trade program development, investment attraction, and research and innovation partnerships. The regional scope of this position is intended to expand the Trade Commissioner Service work in clean technology, which is currently concentrated mainly in Western Europe, to other parts of Europe.

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. Candidates who do not demonstrate that they meet each of these essential qualifications will not receive further consideration.


• Degree from accredited college or university in Economics, Business Administration, Marketing, Commerce, Engineering, International Business, Social Sciences, or a field related to clean technology.


• Fluency in English (oral and written) C1


• At least five (5) years of professional experience working in business development or program management in the private and/or public sector, including at least (3) years of recent experience in the clean technology or a related sector;
• Experience conducting research and analysis and providing strategic advice, briefings and written reports to senior management and/or clients on business issues;
• Experience in project management (including strategic planning, tracking/reporting results and budget management);
• Experience in managing client and stakeholder relationships and in providing client service support to customers/clients.

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 market opportunities, challenges, and trends within the region in key subsectors associated with clean technology;
• Knowledge of Canadian capabilities, expertise, and interest in the sector;
• Understanding of the role of the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service in advancing Canadian commercial interests;
• Knowledge of the Canadian economy.


• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
• Ability to develop and maintain a network of Canadian clients and local contacts;
• Ability to identify local market needs and relevant business opportunities;
• Ability to analyse and provide strategic advice;
• Ability to manage multiple priorities with tight deadlines; and
• Ability to work independently in a proactive and accountable manner.

Personal Suitability:
• Team work;
• Client focus
• Results oriented;
• Adaptability and flexibility;
• Sound judgement;
• Integrity.

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 the benefits that the Canada-EU Economic and Trade Agreement will bring to Canadian clean technologies companies exporting to Germany.
• Existing business network in Germany or Europe
• Working level knowledge of French

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability to travel in Europe and to Canada
• Willingness to work overtime according to operational needs

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Candidates must have a valid work authorization covering the entire employment period. If the employment is indeterminate, the work authorization should be permanent or itself lead to a permanent work authorization.
• Before an offer of employment can be made, candidates must provide a local address as proof of residence in the specific city, region or country so that if selected, it will appear on the offer letter.
• Obtain and maintain a reliability rating (security clearance) from the Government of Canada covering the entire employment period.
• 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 against COVID-19 prior to their starting date unless accommodation measures are granted.

Area of selection:
Open to internal applicants of the Canadian missions in Germany who are legal residents or citizens of Germany, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date. Please note that the Embassy of Canada to Germany does not sponsor work authorizations directly or indirectly. The Government of Canada is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered based on merit. 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:
• Note: Due to Covid-19, you may experience some delay in the recruitment process. We are working hard to minimize any disruption. You may find more information in the sections below.

How to apply:
• Please complete the online application form and submit your cover letter and C.V. in English or French. Please include in your C.V. document copies of any certificates of employment from your last place of work and copies of certificates of education, including any relevant certificates of language proficiency and work permit by creating one pdf document.
• Please do NOT include personal data in these documents (cover letter and CV) such as: age, date of birth, gender, marital status, family status, religion, a picture. Please only include information relevant to the vacancy as requested in the job poster.
• Please submit a cover letter in English or French explaining why you are interested in the position and how your previous experience applies to this position. Candidates must demonstrate concisely in their cover letter how they meet all essential qualifications.
• Applications which do not include the requested documents or information in the CV or cover letter 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 do so will result in the application being rejected.
Important Notes:
• Candidates should only apply using a laptop or desktop computer. Please do not use a tablet or cell phone to submit your application, as mobile browsers are not supported by our on-line portal.
• Only applications submitted in one of the official languages of Canada will be accepted (English or French).
• 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.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The Embassy of Canada in Germany 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.
• The results of this recruitment process may also be used to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates for similar term, indeterminate part-time or full-time openings at the Embassy of Canada in Germany which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.

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