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12 Dec 2012 8:10 PM | Deleted user

Research and Business Development Officer

An exciting opportunity has arisen with the Consulate General of Canada, Sydney to fill a maternity leave position as a Research and Business Development Officer for a period of 12 months commencing February 2013. You will be required to perform targeted research, analysis, and reporting on various industry sectors in support of the business development program at the Consulate. You will also be responsible for establishing and maintaining a network of local and Canadian clients and partners.

The successful candidate must fulfill the following criteria:
• Completed a university degree in commerce, economics or related subject 
• Fluency to a high standard in spoken and written English
(Ability to communicate in French will be considered an asset)
• Minimum of 3 years experience in trade and investment promotion, market research, client service/business development or a related field

Candidates will be assessed against the following knowledge and skills:


• Knowledge of the Australian and Canadian economies
• Understanding of the Canada and Australia bilateral commercial relationship
• Familiarity with current international business development opportunities, trends, challenges
• Understanding of Australian market dynamics and business practices
• Knowledge of government practices and policies relevant to trade promotion and investment attraction


Ability to analyse and evaluate information
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Strong networking and client relationship building skills
Ability to interpret government legislation and policy

Salary: $72,160 gross per annum

This competitive staffing process may be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates for this position and similar positions with various tenures. This list will be held for 12 months.

Only Australian citizens, permanent residents or those holding a valid visa permitting them to work in Australia will be eligible to apply.

Applications marked “Confidential – Research and Business Development Officer” with a resume and letter outlining how you meet the criteria above should be forwarded by Friday December 21st 2012 to:

Administration Officer
Consulate General of Canada
Level 5/111 Harrington Street
Sydney, NSW, 2000

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