Cultural/Trade Officer Le-08

Cultural/Trade Officer Le-08

Embajada De Canadá

Cultural/Trade Officer Le-08

Detalles de la oferta

The Human Resources Section wishes to announce an anticipatory staffing process for atemporaryCultural/Trade Officer at the LE-08 level for five years (budget approved until March 31, 2023). This temporary opportunity could be extended or converted to a permanent position depending on operational requirements and available budget. This staffing process will serve to build a pool of qualified candidates at the LE-08, which could also be used for indeterminate appointments or temporary assignment (acting) at the same level and for similar positions, within the whole Canadian Diplomatic Network in Mexico.
Job Description (summary):

Under the direction of the Counsellor Public Affairs, the Cultural / Trade (Hybrid) Officer (CTO), in collaboration with both the public affairs and trade section (a world-wide network of professionals in international business development (IBD)), leads the promotion of Canadian artists, and advances the business success of Canada’s cultural and creative industries in Mexico. The CTO designs, manages, reviews and implements the artist and cultural industries promotion program for all of Mexico in partnership with local or Canadian institutions. He/she also plans and implements the Action Plan for cultural and creative industries for Mexico, a designated priority market. The CTO coordinates and manages the strategic and effective use of cultural programming in line with the mission’s priorities and Canada’s objectives in Mexico. He/she advises the Head of Mission and the other mission managers on specific cultural files, related to both trade and diplomacy. The CTO supports Canadian partners, and in particular the portfolio agencies of the Department of Canadian Heritage, in their efforts to promote cultural and creative industries in accordance with pre-established service standards and in support of the Creative Export Strategy. The CTO is also required to develop the network of contacts necessary to achieve his/her objectives. The CTO manages the Mission Cultural Fund, supervises the contract and support staff, and enters planned activities and their results in the Department’s planning and reporting systems.
General Information

Open to:Please note that this external process is open to all persons meeting the basic requirements, legally residing in Mexico, and who currently possess the right to work in Mexico on an indeterminate basis.
Closing date: August 23, 2018 at 23:59, Mexico City time
Start date: October 1, 2018
Level and Salary: Level 8 (Base salary at step 1) = 532,470.00 MXN pesos per year. 37.5 hours/ week
Please Note:The eligibility list from this competition may be used for openings at the same level for indeterminate and temporary opportunities within the Canadian Diplomatic Mission in Mexico. When you submit your application, you must specify if you wish to be considered for both types of employment.
Benefit package:
Schedule of 37.5 hours per week;
Paid overtime;
Fifteen days of vacation leave per year during the first two years and then it increases to twenty days (prorated)
Aguinaldo of one month of base salary (prorated)
Vacation Premium of 50% (prorated)
Saving Fund - ceiling 13%
Private life, dental and medical insurance (major and minor expenses)
Pension fund
IMSS enrollment
Conditions of employment

Any offer is subject to the obtainment of the required security clearance.
Statement of Essential Qualifications

Candidates are required toclearlydemonstrate how they meet the screening requirements (education, knowledge, experience, language) in their cover letter and CV.
Only those candidates who are screened into the process will be contacted with details of further assessment.

Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in a field related to the position (e.g. international business, fine arts, design, arts management, public administration).


A minimum of one year’s experience in the past three years working with Canadian companies or organizations in the cultural sector/creative industries.
A minimum of three years’ experience working with Mexican companies or organizations in the cultural sector/creative industries, including experience in advocacy and promotion activities.
Experience in organizing and planning high level visits and events.
Experience in office, administrative and financial management procedures (budget).

Fluent spoken and written Spanish and English or French are essential.
Rated Requirements:

Candidates must also meet the Rated Requirements shown below, which will be assessed through any of the following: written test, oral communication, roleplay, interviews and reference checks. All qualifications are non-compensatory.

Knowledge of standard computer software (Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook).
Knowledge of Canada’s political and cultural identity, including its key cultural and creative sectors.
Knowledge of the political and cultural landscape of Mexico and its creative sectors.

Strong client focus
Demonstrated ability to work in teams.
Professional and personal integrity
Sound judgement
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to independently and effectively set and maintain priorities, and work on simultaneous projects with minimum direction.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing effectively in Spanish and English or French
Adaptability and flexibility.
Excellent planning and organizational skills.
Demonstrated research capacity.
Solid networking ability.
Creativity, innovation and resourcefulness.
High degree of discretion, autonomy and dependability.
Assets (not required but may be used as an additional filter for selection)

Fluency in the other official language.
Experience in public relations.
General knowledge of the Trade Commissioner Service, its clients and services.
Operational Requirements

Reliability Status
Work schedule is subject to changes and overtime after hours and on weekends, and travel within Mexico and abroad might be required.
Occasional travel within Mexico and abroad (mostly Canada). Candidate must have a valid passport or demonstrate the willingness to get one.
Conditions of employment

Please note that this external process is open to all persons legally residing in Mexico and who are legally able to work in Mexico.
Candidates must meet the conditions of employment prior to appointment and maintain the above conditions of employment throughout their employment.

Interested candidates must forward, before the closing deadline, an e-mail containing the following two attachments preferably in Word to Human Resources (**********):
An up-to-date electronic version of their Résumé, in English or French
A properly formatted letter, in English or French: (a) indicating that they are interested in this specific position, quoting the job poster number and title, (b) confirming that they have carefully read this job poster and (c) detailing how they meet each of the points under the Statement of Qualifications
A particular attention will be given to spelling, punctuation, writing and formatting of the covering letter.
Please note that the Embassy will note provide any monetary help for the relocation of employees who are offered this position.
Please Note:
We will only acknowledge candidates who are screened into this competition.
Candidates screened into this competition will be invited to further assessment.
Canadian citizens/residents and Canadian dual nationals will be subject to Canadian income tax deductions.
Candidates will be required to provide proof of the completion of their education degree.

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