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Organization:    Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation
Division:    Trade & Marketing Division
City:    Toronto
Job Term:    1 Temporary
Job Code:    23AIM - Institutional Management AIM23
Salary:    $96,077.00 - $127,024.00 Per Year
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    47703
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With offices in Canadian diplomatic missions in strategic economic development markets across the globe, including in Europe, Asia and North America, the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation's International Marketing Centres are led by dynamic professionals who are familiar with the needs of their market territory and the trade and investment potential it holds for Ontario. The Centres are an important resource for the government of Ontario; as well as Ontario communities interested in attracting foreign investment; Ontario companies looking to access new export markets; and companies from the overseas market territory for finding investment and import success with Ontario.

Situated in the Canadian Consulate General in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a unique three-year opportunity exists with the Ministry to represent Ontario in Brazil. Bring your strong knowledge of global economic development and trade issues to promote Ontario's image for business opportunities, actively develop trade, investment and innovation collaboration opportunities and support the Ministry and the government of Ontario with visiting delegations and VIPs.

In addition to a competitive salary, compensation includes benefits including eligible relocation expenses, an appropriate housing assistance and foreign service premium.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this high profile role, you will:

• determine priorities, objectives and strategies for trade, investment and general business relations in Brazil, with a focus on specific market/sector strengths/opportunities
• propose to the Ministry annual strategies and programming, and implement as approved
• network with media and business community contacts to advance Ontario's trade and investment mandate abroad and to raise the profile of Ontario generally
• provide advice and on the ground assistance to senior government and business leaders as well as Ontario business delegations
• provide high-quality intelligence on Brazil
• work with various ministries, levels of government, private-sector companies and organizations, and academic institutions to advance Ontario's investment, trade and innovation mandate abroad.

Note: you will be working at the Consulate General of Canada in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

How do I qualify?

• you are a Canadian Citizen
• you have the ability to obtain Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) clearance and pass medical examination
• you are proficient in Portuguese

Industry Knowledge
• you have extensive knowledge of Ontario's business and economic interests and objectives in Brazil to attract investment and trade
• you have sound knowledge of Ontario's and Brazilian 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 Brazil
• you have negotiation skills to guide and influence stakeholder decisions
• you demonstrate a high degree of political acuity to understand Ontario and Brazil's socio-economic and political issues and identify potential 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 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

Additional information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 36 months, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:   Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Schedule:   6
Category:   Finance and Economics
Posted on:   Monday, January 21, 2013
  • As a result of the recently agreed to AMAPCEO collective agreement, a new job evaluation system will be implemented on October 1, 2013 and the job code identified in this posting is subject to revision. In the new job evaluation system, the classification level of this position has not yet been determined.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, February 11, 2013 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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