High Commission Of Canada Recruitment 2011

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24 Sep, 2011

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Vacancies in Ghana

Vacancy: Trade Commissioner

Position Description:
Salary Range:
 Starting GH¢34,375 to Maximum GH¢50,233 per year
Competition #: CO/03/11

Job Summary:
The High Commission of Canada has a requirement for a Trade Commissioner in the Trade and Investment Program based at our office in Accra.

  • Under the general direction of the Senior Trade Commissioner/Commercial Counsellor, the employee plays an integral role in the Section’s trade and investment program for Ghana and Togo.
  • Major responsibilities include: providing high-quality service to Canadian clients; developing and maintaining a network of local contacts; analysing and assessing local market conditions; preparing and disseminating market information to Canadian clients; initiating and managing promotional activities; and, other priority trade development activities


Required Skills or Experience


  • A  Master’s degree or higher from a government-recognized university in communications, business administration, economics, international development, law or a related field (must provide proof of completion of degree within six months of employment)


  • Fluency in English (read, write and speak)
  • Competency in French is considered an asset (not mandatory)


  • Minimum of three years’ recent experience providing client service in an international business setting
  • Experience planning and managing promotional activities
  • Experience analyzing, assessing and monitoring market opportunities for making overseas investment and business decisions
  • Experience in the preparation and development of business plans


  • Only candidate that meet the essential experience and education criteria will be invited for assessment of the following knowledge and abilities and skills criteria. These elements will be assessed throughout the selection process by any of the following means – written test, oral communication, role play, interviews and reference checks

Rated Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of investment, business environment, regulatory and administrative provisions within the Ghanaian government
  • General knowledge of Canadian capabilities in mining, metals, minerals, infrastructure, education and oil and gas;
  • Knowledge of organizations, agencies engaged in Ghana’s oil and gas sector;
  • Knowledge of international financing institutions


  • Effective interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to co-ordinate conflicting priorities and respect deadlines
  • Capacity to work individually and within a team;
  • Ability to build and sustain effective working relationships;
  • Strong written communication skills including all forms of electronic communications

Personal suitability:

  • High degree of discretion and professional integrity as well as excellent judgment
  • Effective performance under pressure
  • High degree of initiative
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Dependable and loyal

Operational Working Requirements:

  • Required to work directly with public;
  • Must be available to work periodic evenings. weekends during peak project delivery periods
  • Availability and willingness to travel by air and land, domestically & internationally


How To Apply

Provide your application to:

The Personnel Officer
High Commission of Canada
42 Independence
P. O. Box 1639

Or email to: 
[email protected] . Please indicate the following on your application or include in the subject of the email: Competition #: CO/03/11 – Trade Commissioner Application


  1. Anyone wishing to compete for this position should send their CV and a covering letter stating their interest in the position and the reason why they think they are the most suitable candidate, with reference to their qualifications and work experience. The Cover letter must clearly show how the candidate meets the screening requirements
  2. The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list of staff for similar openings at the High Commission of Canada in Ghana, which might arise in the 12 months following this completion of this competition

Only applicant who submit a complete application showing how they fully meet the screening requirements, received as instructed above before the cut-off-date and time on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 4:30pm will be contacted by the HR section.

We thank all other applicants for their interest
Closing date 27th September, 2011

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