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Economic Diplomacy Officer - Job Posting

The Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia is looking for a locally engaged Economic Diplomacy Officer. The post is located within the Slovenian Embassy in Ottawa.
• A bachelor's degree in economics, international affairs, or equivalent
• Preferably a minimum of two years' experience working in the field of economics, communications and/or public diplomacy
• Canadian citizenship or permanent residency
• Excellent reading and writing skills in English (a working proficiency of Slovenian and/or French is an asset)
• Identifying and promoting business opportunities for cooperation between Slovenian and Canadian businesses.
• Working within the framework of CETA to promote trade between Canada and Slovenia through the implementation of programs, projects, and meetings.
• Organizing official visits of business delegations and high level representatives through communication with appropriate counterparts in Canada and Slovenia.
• Maintaining close contacts with Canadian and Slovenian business organizations and associations.
• Analyzing the state of Canadian economy and identifying opportunities for business partnerships, investments and other forms of economic cooperation between Slovenia and Canada.
• Coordinating exchange programs to strengthen relationships in science, education, culture, and economy.
• Communicating business opportunities and promoting Slovenia's tourism, through the use of various media, including through embassy and consulate websites and social media.
• Supporting the day-to-day functioning of the Embassy and collaborating with its staff on various projects and tasks.

Application Process:

Applicants may send a CV, cover letter, and contact information for two references to sloembassy.ottawa(at)gov.si . Should you move to the interview stage, the references will be contacted. Successful applicants will be contacted within 7 days of the closing date for an interview.

In a commitment to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, if you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, or if you have any questions about the hiring process please contact sloembassy.ottawa(at)gov.si or call 613-565-5781. 

Posting Date: 27 February, 2020
Closing Date: 12 March, 2020