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TFO Canada improves lives through the creation of sustainable trade partnerships for exporters from developing countries with Canadian and foreign buyers.
TFO Canada confronts the challenge of global poverty by promoting sustainable economic development through export information, advice and contact. TFO Canada facilitates access to foreign markets and shares Canadian trade expertise for the benefit of smaller exporters in developing countries. Founded in 1980, TFO Canada is a non-governmental, non-profit organization.

Employment Opportunities

TFO Canada is recruiting a Project Officer, Trade Information Services (Term Position, June to December 2018)

TFO Canada is currently recruiting for a Project Officer, Trade Information Services, based in Ottawa. The successful candidate will be involved in supporting TFO Canada’s Trade Information Services particularly activities under 2014-2018 Canadian Market Access and Capacity Building project. The Project Officer will be responsible for research, communications, social media and content creation related to maintaining and updating TFO Canada’s website and other communication tools.

Trade Information Services

Trade Information Services (TIS) includes a comprehensive web-based platform (www.tfocanada.ca) featuring in-depth trade publications on the Canadian import market, country profiles, product offers, newsletters, an exporting guide and our daily news archive.
Other information services include regular e-publications (e-blasts and e-newsletters) and webinars for exporters and importers, presentations on the Canadian import market and TFO Canada’s services and special research publications on opportunities in the Canadian market for specific countries or for individual product/services categories. The content for TFO Canada TIS is generated internally and from external sources and are delivered in English, French and Spanish.

Under the direction of and reporting to the Project Manager, Trade Information Services, the Project Officer’s responsibilities will include:
•    Researching/updating TFO Canada’s existing Canadian Market Information Papers and similar publications
•    Researching and generating/editing content for TFO Canada’s quarterly e-newsletters for developing country exporters and trade support institutions, and its monthly e-bulletins for Canadian importers
•    Creation of promotional materials (such as e-blasts, posters, etc.)
•    Researching and editing/updating news, events and other content on the www.tfocanada.ca website
•    Developing content for, and maintaining TFO Canada’s presence on, social medial platforms including Twitter and LinkedIn
•    Researching and writing of periodic “success stories” of recent TFO Canada projects for inclusion in TFO’s publications and website
•    Supporting the delivery of periodic webinars or training
•    Management of TFO Canada’s Constant Contact system and use of it to publish/deliver TFO Canada’s various e-newsletters and other e-communications
•    Participation in and support of regular Trade Information Services team meetings/ communications (e.g. “Dashboard”)
•    Layout of TFO Canada publications (e.g. quarterly exporter newsletter) and some (in-house designed) communications tools
•    Providing other research and communications support to TFO Canada staff
 
Requirements:
•    BA in Communications, International Development or Trade or a related field; MA considered an asset
•    At least two years of communications related experience generating and editing content, preferably with an international business orientation
•    Previous research and analysis experience in international trade or a related subject
•    Knowledge of the Canadian import market and sources of information an asset
•    Experience implementing and scaling a social media strategy, including managing social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.)
•    Experience in graphic design is considered an asset
•    Overseas experience considered an asset
•    Outstanding organizational skills
•    Excellent research, writing, editing and copy-editing in English 
•    Ability to work in French or Spanish highly desirable
•    Excellent computer application skills, particularly Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and desktop publisher software such as Adobe InDesign, Illustrator etc. plus familiarity with website content management systems
•    Ability to manipulate and analyse large datasets in Microsoft Excel
•    Must be a self-starter, problem solver, able to work independently and contribute effectively to the team

Term: This is a term position from approximately June 1 to December 31, 2018. 

Compensation: TFO Canada offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience and NGO sector norms.

Applications: Please send an application letter outlining how you meet the position requirements and a current C.V. by e-mail by June 5, 2018 to hr@tfocanada.ca
Candidates must be eligible to be employed in Canada. 

Only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

TFO Canada improves lives through the creation of sustainable trade partnerships for exporters from developing countries with Canadian and foreign buyers.

TFO Canada confronts the challenge of global poverty by promoting sustainable economic development through export information, advice and contact. TFO Canada facilitates access to the Canadian marketplace and shares Canadian trade expertise for the benefit of smaller exporters in developing countries. Founded in 1980, TFO Canada is a non-governmental, non-profit organization.

Founded in 1980, TFO Canada is a non-governmental, non-profit organization which confronts the challenge of global poverty by promoting sustainable economic development through export information, advice and contact.  We facilitate access to the Canadian marketplace and share Canadian trade expertise for the benefit of smaller exporters in developing countries.

TFO Canada strives to ensure gender equality for men and women in their participation in TFO Canada’s programs, projects and activities, and also in TFO Canada’s employment, contracting and management opportunities

For more information on TFO Canada visit www.tfocanada.ca


Volunteer Opportunities

TFO Canada offers unpaid volunteer roles three times a year (April-June, June-August, September-November) for Ottawa-based volunteers interested in supporting our Canadian market access services and some of our trade capacity building projects, while at the same time gaining experience in research, writing, and results-gathering skills in the fields of international development and trade.  Click here for a complete description of this volunteer role and application instructions.


Consulting Opportunities

No consulting opportunities available at this time.


Calling experts on the Canadian import market!

Join our experts in trade roster for exciting new opportunities providing access to companies from developing countries to the Canadian market
TFO Canada is currently seeking to expand its roster of highly qualified and experienced consultants we call TFO Associates.  We are inviting experts on the Canadian market and export products to submit a CV by email to tfocrc@tfocanada.ca.  Along with completing this application form highlighting your experience.

To join the TFO Canada Associates' roster, consultants should have at least 7 years of experience in a relevant field and, ideally, some previous experience applying technical skills in the context of a developing country, in one or more of the following areas:

  • Marketing/branding and market entry for SMEs in Canada
  • Market Research (including writing skills) 
  • Product development process (including product adaptation for export competitiveness)
  • Presentation skills (addressing sector specific Canadian market overview and market entry requirements; typically for seminars/workshops aimed at developing countries exporter audience)
  • SME Exporters Need Assessment/Market Validation for the Canadian Market Entry
  • Organizing targeted B2B meetings with Canadian importers in specific product lines (part of TFO Canada’s Trade Mission Activities: importer identification and recruitment)
  • Packaging and labeling
  • Compliance with import regulations (e.g. food safety, standards/certifications, tariffs, GAP, HACCP, Organic Certifications, Fair Trade, Kosher, Halal)
  • Gender Equality
  • Project Monitoring and Evaluation

Expertise in the Canadian import market in one or more of the following sectors/product groups:

  • Food products (fresh, processed and frozen consumer-ready foods, beverages and ingredients for the food industry, organic products, products for the gourmet, specialty, ethnic or nostalgic market in Canada)
  • Non-Alcoholic Beverages including tea and coffee)
  • Clothing, footwear and fashion accessories (including jewellery)
  • Home furnishings (including furniture, home textiles and decorative items)
  • Floriculture
  • Personal care and natural health products (including cosmetics)
  • Medical supplies and devices (including pharmaceuticals)
  • Building materials
  • Information and communications technology service outsourcing
  • Marble & Granite
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Environmental Management Services
  • Services:
  • Outsourcing – software development
  • Outsourcing – back office support
  • Medical tourism
  • Wellness

Please be sure to indicate if you are fluent in languages other than English. TFO Canada works primarily in English, but regularly undertakes assignments that require Spanish or French, although in some cases interpretation support may be provided.  All applicants must be eligible to work in Canada.
TFO Canada strives to ensure gender equality for men and women in their participation in TFO Canada’s programs, projects and activities, and also in TFO Canada’s employment, contracting and management opportunities.


 
 
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