Export Development Canada (EDC): Coordinator (Istanbul)
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Competition No.: Protected content
Location: Consulate General of Canada, Istanbul, Turkey
Position Number: EXT Protected content
Salary: Gross from 85,701 TL/annum
Intent: The Consulate General in Istanbul is seeking a qualified candidate for an indeterminate position as a Coordinator for Export Development Canada. An eligibility list may be established from this competition for similar or lower level positions within the Embassy or Consulate General on an emergency, term or indeterminate basis.
Employment Period: Indeterminate
Area of Selection: This external competition is open to all persons resident and legally authorized to work in Turkey at the time of application, including Embassy or Consulate General emergency employees and spouses of Canada-based staff. The Canadian Government does not sponsor candidates to obtain work authorization. In order to be eligible, applicants must meet all of the essential qualifications. Only applications received by the closing date will be accepted.
Deadline for application: Monday, January 12, Protected content noon EET
Summary of Duties:
Under the general supervision of the EDC Canada-Based Chief Representative; Act as an experienced coordinator and provide information, technical, logistical and administrative support for EDC’s in-market activities, in support of EDC’s foreign strategy in the region; Use a comprehensive knowledge of office practices and procedures to provide effective Relationship Management activities; Apply precedent or modify established methods and procedures in order to provide effective and independent project management and support for EDC's International Business mission critical tasks (Business Development, Account Management, Transaction Facilitation, and Corporate Development); Apply a comprehensive knowledge of EDC’s mandate and the mission critical tasks of the International Business Development Group (IBDG) in the provision of Market Intelligence; Apply a comprehensive knowledge of office practices and procedures to provide EDC’s Foreign Representation administrative support; Act as a translator.
Statement of Qualifications:
Applicants must clearly demonstrate on their application that they meet all of the essential qualifications.
1. Language: Fluency in Turkish and English, both written and oral.
2. Education: University degree or equivalent with a combination of education, training and relevant experience
3. Work Experience:
Minimum of Protected content recent and relevant administrative experience, including processing expenses and budget management, in an office environment
Experience in project planning and coordination
Experience in customer relationship building
Fluency in French
Experience in a financial institution
University degree in Business or Commerce
Candidates will be evaluated, and must demonstrate through the selection process, that they meet the following competencies and personal suitability traits:
Client focus / customer service
Adaptability and flexibility
Network / alliance building
Ability to work unsupervised and be a self-starter
Ability to respond to customer (Canadian and local) requests
Ability to use word processing software, Excel (expenses and budgets) and PowerPoint
Ability to write reports, prepare letters and translate official documents or other business communications
Ability to problem solve and provide advice to clients and teams in the absence of the program manager
Ability to do research, information seeking and gather market intelligence
Ability to communicate quickly and clearly, orally and in writing in English and Turkish
Ability to develop relationships/business networking
Ability to handle pressure at work and perform under demanding situations
Knowledge of local and international businesses in Turkey
Knowledge of project management, office practices and procedures
Knowledge of business research tools and sources with specific reference to trade and development
Knowledge of information and data management
Willingness to work overtime
Annual leave may be restricted due to operational needs
Occasional business travel
Conditions of Employment:
The hiring or appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to Reliability Clearance (RC) obtained by the Management and Security sections of the Canadian Embassy in Ankara.
Please note that reliability status must be maintained throughout your employment at the Consulate General, as failure to do so may result in dismissal.
Applicants must already be entitled to legally work in Turkey or at the Consulate General of Canada to Turkey. The Consulate General does not sponsor candidates to obtain work authorization documents.
How to Apply:
Candidates with the mandatory Essential Qualifications (languages and education and work experience) should apply, in English, with Protected content curriculum vitae, Protected content cover letter, and Protected content names, titles and contact details of three professional references.
Candidates must demonstrate in their CV and/or cover letter how they meet the three Essential Qualifications, as well as any asset qualifications they may have. For those candidates who are screened in, the rated requirements will be assessed during a possible interview, written examination, and/or during reference checks.
Please ensure that you provide appropriate contact information so that you can easily be reached (email, phone, mobile, etc.).
Before noon E.E.T. on Monday, January 12, Protected content , please send your Protected content , (2) cover letter and Protected content names, titles and contact details of three professional references.
We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those applicants who are screened in will be contacted.
A written exam may be administered.
An interview may be conducted.
Reference checks will be conducted for candidates who pass the initial assessment.
The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list of staff for similar or lower level openings in the Embassy or Consulate General of Canada to Turkey.
The Embassy will not reimburse travel costs or relocation costs of any applicant.