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Project Officer - Latin America and The Caribbean

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TFO Canada
Brief Description
TFO Canada improves lives through the creation of sustainable trade partnerships for exporters from developing countries with Canadian and foreign buyers.
TFO Canada assists Small and Medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and Trade Support Institutions (TSIs) from developing countries to access international markets through information, advice and contact services. Since 1980, TFO Canada’s internationally experienced project staff and sectoral experts have been providing trade promotion and capacity building services to tens of thousands of Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Trade Support Institutions (TSIs)/Trade Promotion Organizations (TPOs) from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
TFO Canada is currently recruiting a full-time Project Officer position located in Ottawa (home-based during the COVID-19 pandemic). The Project Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean is a term position to December 31, 2022, and will be supporting projects’ activities in the region.
The Position:
Reporting Relationship: Reporting to the Program Directors for Latin America and the Caribbean and Trade Support Services.
Job Responsibilities:
Program support & logistics:
- Support Project Managers with the organization and logistics of trade missions, partners’ visits and trade-related technical assistance and capacity building
- Prepare travel advance requests and settlements, take quotations and finalize service agreements as required;
- Help with the compilation of project reports including data collection and preliminary analysis;
- Support Project Managers with inquiries received from developing country exporters and trade support institutions;
- Coach volunteers and interns;
Reporting & information administration:
- Help record and synthetize results and lessons learned from TFO Canada events such as trade missions and trade fairs;
- Ensure proper paper and electronic recording and filling of program related documents and information;
- Help maintain databases for consultants, volunteers/interns;
- Other duties as assigned
- Eligible to be employed in Canada
- BA International Development, International Trade or a related field; Master’s degree considered an asset
- At least two years of work experience in an international organization, non-profit or related field (project management, trade promotion etc.);
- Previous international trade or knowledge of the Canadian import market considered an asset
- Overseas experience considered an asset
- Understanding of gender-equality issues considered an asset
- Bilingual preferred (English / Spanish)
- Excellent computer applications skills, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel as well as Outlook; experience using Microsoft Publisher and database programs
an asset
- Understanding of Results Based Management considered an asset
- Well organized, self-starter and independent worker
- Able to work well in a team and in a fast-paced environment
- No international travel is anticipated for this position but there may be some travel within Canada
TFO Canada offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience and the norms of the international development NGO sector.
Applications including a cover letter and a current C.V. should be made in writing by mail/e-mail no later than January 14, 2022, to:
Marysabel Gonzalez
Program Director Latin America and the Caribbean and Trade Support Services
TFO Canada
130 Slater Street, Suite 400
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6E2
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 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.
TFO Canada strives to ensure gender equality for men and women in their participation in TFO Canada’s programs, projects and activities, and in TFO Canada’s employment, contracting and management opportunities.
As a signatory to the Canadian Centre of Expertise on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (DIGNA) and to the Anti-Racism Framework for Canada's International Cooperation Sector, TFO Canada has the moral, ethical and legal responsibility towards its staff, beneficiaries and clients and applies a zero-tolerance approach.
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