Senior Economic Officer, Munich

Senior Economic Officer, Munich
With offices in Canadian embassies and consulates in Europe, Asia and the Americas, the Ministry of International Trade's International Trade & Investment Offices are headed by people familiar with the needs of their particular market—and the business advantages Ontario can offer it. We are also an important resource for local economic development offices interested in attracting foreign investment or finding export markets.

Situated in the Canadian Consulate, a unique four-year opportunity exists with the Ministry to represent Ontario in Munich, Germany. Bring your strong knowledge of global economic development and trade issues to promote and project Ontario's image for business opportunities.
What can I expect to do in this role?
In this high profile role, you will:

• work closely with provincial and federal colleagues around the world to drive investment, trade and science & technology opportunities for Ontario
• assist in determining specific priorities, objectives and strategies for trade, investment and general business relations with Munich and Germany
• propose to the ministry annual programming for Munich and Germany and implement as approved
• raise Ontario's international profile through strategic channels, including media, social media and speaking opportunities
• initiate and support incoming business delegations from Ontario
• actively support the planning and implementation of Ministerial and Premier-led trade missions
• provide advice to senior government and business leaders
• provide high-quality intelligence on Munich and Germany
• work with various ministries, levels of government, private-sector companies and organizations, and academic institutions on opportunities to advance Ontario's interests in Munich and Germany

Note: you will be working at the Canadian Consulate located in Munich, Germany.

Location: Toronto
How do I qualify?
• you are a Canadian Citizen
• you have the ability to obtain and maintain Top Secret Security Clearance from the Government of Canada
• you have the ability to obtain and maintain Canadian Diplomatic Passport and Accreditation / Visa in host country (cannot hold citizenship of host country)
• you are able to undergo Medical / Fitness for Duty Assessment
• you are proficient in English and German
Industry Knowledge:
• you have extensive knowledge of Ontario's business, economic and innovation interests and objectives in Munich to attract investment and trade and build Ontario's innovation ecosystem
• you have sound knowledge of Ontario's and German governments, economies, decision-making processes and business cultures
• you have knowledge of policy development, decision-making and program delivery processes
Stakeholder Management and Consultation Skills:
• you can provide high-level consultation, advice and recommendations to senior officials to promote Ontario's business interests in Germany
• you have negotiation skills to guide and influence stakeholder decisions
• you demonstrate a high degree of political acuity to understand Ontario and Germany's socio-economic and political issues and identify potential opportunities, issues and impacts
Project and Issues Management Skills:
• you have analytical and problem-solving skills to synthesize complex and sensitive material, and handle a wide range of business issues
• you have leadership and project management skills to lead complex projects and initiatives
Communication and Interpersonal Skills:
• you have interpersonal and oral communication skills to give presentations, chair meetings and represent the organization
• you have written communication skills to write high-level correspondence, briefing notes and reports
Computer Proficiency:
• you can prepare spreadsheets, correspondence, conduct research and prepare reports using computer software

Salary Range: $83,604 - $128,802 per year
Additional information:
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Please apply online, only, by Thursday, October 20, 2016 by visitingwww.ontario.ca/careers and entering Job ID 98241 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.