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?
• 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