Trade Commissioner


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Job Description:

The Embassy of Canada would like to invite qualified and experienced candidates for the following position.

Position Title: Trade Commissioner

Summary of Duties: The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) is a world-wide network of professionals in international business development (IBD) working to advance Canadian commercial and economic interests abroad. Working in the Commercial section of the Embassy of Canada in Addis Ababa. Ethiopia. under the general direction of the Senior Trade Commissioner, the incumbent is a Trade Commissioner (TC) contributing to the delivery of the Commercial Program at the Embassy. The TC acts in accordance with Government of Canada policies for international trade, investment, and science, technology and innovation, with the objective of helping Canadian clients advance their commercial interests abroad.

Major responsibilities of the TC include: providing high quality service to Canadian clients; proactively developing and maintaining a solid network of contacts in Ethiopia; promoting investment into Canada; preparing and disseminating market information to Canadian clients; initiating, organizing and managing promotional activities and trade delegations; as well as other international business development activities such as participation at trade shows and advocating for Canadian commercial interest. The TC’s main focus is identifying and qualifying business opportunities for Canadian companies, and guiding them in the local market.

The TC will have one or more primary sectors of responsibility from amongst the embassy’s priority sectors (for 2019-2020, these include infrastructure, education, agriculture. clean technologies and information and communication technologies) and may have responsibilities for certain other secondary sectors. TCs ore responsible for quantifiable performance indicators including quality and amount of services provided to TCS clients and the generation of leads in sales and investment. The position is a senior member of the Commercial section, and under the direction of the Senior Trade Commissioner, supports the Ambassador of Canada to Ethiopia, in advancing Canada’s priorities in Ethiopia.

Education: Master-level degree from a recognized university in a related field (e.g. business administration, commerce, economics. international business, international relations, etc.)
Language: Fluency in English (written and spoken). Fluency in Amharic (written and spoken).
  • A minimum of two years of recent’ and direct experience in business development, and in foreign direct investment attraction;
  • A minimum of two years of recent’ experience in managing client and stakeholder relationships and in providing client service support to customers/clients;
  • Experience in providing strategic advice, briefings, presentation and written reports to management and clients on international business issues;
  • Experience in project and event and visit management.
*Recent is defined as within the past five years.
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Salary range: Starting at ETB 546.478 gross per annum
Closing date: 3 rd January 2020 at midnight UTC/GMT+1

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