Policy and Trade Strategy Advisor

Ministry of International Trade, Toronto, ON

Closing Date Tuesday, February 13, 2018  Location Toronto, ON Work Type

2 Permanent, 80 Grosvenor St, Toronto, Toronto Region

Salary Range $65,401 - $94,239 per year
Experience Level  - Job ID 116385
Job Description

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to take your well-developed research, analytical and policy development skills to the next level? If so, consider this challenging opportunity with the Trade Strategy, Analytics and Partnerships Branch, Ministry of International Trade, where you will provide support and contribute to trade strategy and policy development and undertake various other related activities that enable Ontario businesses to expand, strengthen and diversify their export potential in the global market through international trade agreements.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this position, you will:

• participate on projects for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of international trade strategies and policy initiatives
• contribute to the development of strategy and policy frameworks by conducting comparative analysis
• identify emerging issues and trends and their potential impact on the ministry's international trade and engagement strategies
• support the preparation and presentation of strategy and policy recommendations to senior management 
• conduct research and qualitative and quantitative analysis
• review and analyze formal and informal research findings, cross-jurisdictional data, environmental scans and trends
• consult with stakeholders and partners to obtain information and input regarding trade strategy issues 
• maintain a network of positive relationships with key stakeholders, including ministry staff, other ministries and jurisdictions

How do I qualify?

Specialized Knowledge

• You demonstrate policy and program development principles and techniques and decision-making processes to participate in the development of trade strategies and policy approaches and initiatives 
• You demonstrate program and policy analysis and evaluation techniques to assess the effectiveness of new/changed policies and strategies and you can provide recommendations on strategy and policy options
• You have understanding of federal trade policies, practices and international trade agreements (example: Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)) and World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements

Research and Analytical Skills

• You demonstrate research and analytical methods and techniques to perform qualitative and quantitative analysis 
• You can gather, research, synthesize and analyze qualitative and quantitative data to clearly identify and communicate the issues, key considerations and background information relevant to decision making and strategy/policy development activities

Communication, Interpersonal and Presentation Skills

• With your excellent oral and written communications skills you can respond to information requests, draft reports, correspondence, briefing notes and materials 
• With your presentation and advisory skills you can provide research findings to senior staff on strategy and policy development projects
• You can explain recommendations, participate in stakeholder consultations and on working groups, committees and project teams
• With your relationship management, interpersonal and facilitation skills you can build relationships with stakeholder partners and key organization decision-makers

How to Apply

Please apply online, only, by Tuesday February 13, 2018, by visiting www.ontario.ca/careers and entering Job ID 116385 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.