Senior Economic Officer, Shanghai

Ontario Ministry of International Trade
  • Location
    Toronto, Canada
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    May-12-2017
  • Posted
    Apr 19

Position description

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 General in Shanghai, China, a unique four-year opportunity exists with the Ministry to represent Ontario in Shanghai and the provinces of Jiangsu, Anhui, Zhejiang, and Hubei as well as the Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions (referred to as the ‘territory' or ‘region'). 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 within the territory and within China more broadly
• propose to the Ministry annual programming for the territory 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 the territory
• work with various ministries, levels of government, private-sector companies and organizations, and academic institutions on opportunities to advance Ontario's interests in the territory and China

Note: you will be working at the Canadian Consulate General located in Shanghai, China.

Salary Range: $84,774 - $130,605 per year

Additional information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 48 months, 900 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region

Qualifications

Mandatory

• you have the ability to obtain and maintain Canadian Diplomatic Passport and Diplomatic Accreditation / Visa in host country (cannot hold citizenship of host country)
Note: the above-noted requirement will also apply to any family members that may accompany the successful candidate to the host country
• you are a Canadian Citizen
• you have the ability to obtain and maintain Top Secret Security Clearance from the Government of Canada
• you are able to undergo Medical / Fitness for Duty Assessment
• you are proficient in English and Mandarin
 

Industry Knowledge:

• you have extensive knowledge of Ontario's business, economic and innovation interests and objectives in the territory to attract investment and trade and build Ontario's innovation ecosystem
• you have sound knowledge of Ontario's and Chinese 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 the territory
• you have negotiation skills to guide and influence stakeholder decisions
• you demonstrate a high degree of political acuity to understand Ontario and China'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

Application instructions

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