Job Summary

We are seeking a dynamic, international business professional with excellent client service and networking skills to join the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service in Nigeria.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities:

This Senior Trade Officer position leads the DHCC`s extractives sectors portfolio (oil & gas and mining sectors) as well as other reactive trade sectors, and will:

  • Promote trade, investment, and innovation collaboration between Canada and the countries of responsibility (Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe and Equatorial Guinee)
  • Disseminate market intelligence and business leads to Canadian clients in selected priority sectors
  • Conduct research and analysis, and formulate strategic advice for senior management and clients to enhance Canadian competitiveness in local markets
  • Develop and maintain a network of key local business and government contacts
  • Plan, organize and deliver promotional events and activities in support of Canadian clients
  • Participate at trade shows and advocate for Canadian commercial interests

Essential qualifications:

  • Education: Degree from a recognized university in a field related to the position, including but not limited to: commerce, international business, finance, and economics. 
  • Language: Fluency in English (written and oral)

Experience:

  • A minimum of five years of recent and direct experience in business development, and/or foreign direct investment attraction, including directly managing client relationships and providing service support to customers/clients
  • Developing and managing networks with clients, partners and/or stakeholders
  • Researching and analyzing economic and commercial data and trends
  • Providing strategic advice, briefings and reports to management and/or clients on business issues.
  • Recent experience is defined as a minimum of five (5) years within the last 8 years.

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