EDC Officer (Consulate General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh City)

Job Description:

  • Selection Process Nº: 171401-6
  • Salary: 561,516,777 per annum
  • Contract Type: Indeterminate (Full-time)
  • Term Details: This position is a Locally Engaged Staff position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Vietnam.
  • Job Function: Officer
  • Classification: LE - O1
  • Location: the Consulate General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Number of Vacancies: 1
  • Closing date : 20 April, 2024 at 23:59 UTC/GMT +7:00


Export Development Canada (EDC) provides financing, working capital, risks mitigation solutions and market knowledge to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business. EDC helps 8,400 Canadian companies and their global customers in up to 200 markets worldwide each year.
EDC is financially self-sustaining and is a recognized leader in financial reporting, economic analysis and human resource management. We offer the largest pool of trade finance specialists in Canada.

Summary of Duties:

Under the supervision of EDC’s Chief Representative and with a measure of independent judgment and action, the EDC Officer promotes EDC’s financial capabilities to companies in the region interested in procuring goods and services from Canada; advises EDC clients and Canadian companies on business opportunities in the regional market; supports logistical arrangements for incoming visits or events; undertakes administrative tasks to support the operations of EDC’s representation as well as the Chief Representative in Ho Chi Minh, prepares the annual budget, provides strategic market intelligence via research reports, market studies and statistical summaries related to opportunities, changes in rules and regulations and challenges for EDC financing and insurance businesses, acts as a liaison between EDC’s Ho Chi Minh representation office, Singapore and Ottawa-based colleagues, and clients, as requested; replies to written and telephone inquiries from EDC internal and external clients, local importers and potential borrowers; performs other duties and services of the EDC Ho Chi Minh representation office as required.

Area of Selection:

This position is open to candidates who hold documentation allowing them to work in Vietnam without restriction, who meet the essential qualifications, and whose applications are received by the closing date and time.
Please note that the Consulate General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh City does not sponsor work authorizations directly or indirectly.
The Government of Canada is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered based on merit. Our organization offers an inclusive workplace where respect, teamwork, and collaboration are part of our culture. Canada’s missions abroad are committed to promoting and supporting an environment free from harassment and discrimination, as well as encouraging and supporting employees to learn and develop their skills and competencies.


Candidates will initially be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, language* and experience.
Candidates must clearly demonstrate when applying to the position how they meet each of these essential qualifications.
*Language will be assessed further during the process.
Candidates will be required to provide proof of the completion of their education.
  • University degree successfully completed in an area related to the positions available (may include international relations, finance, international commerce, political science, business administration, marketing) or an acceptable combination of education, training and work experience related to the duties and specific areas of competence required by the position, including but not limited to business or economics.
  • Advanced written and spoken proficiency in English
  • Advanced written and spoken proficiency in Vietnamese
  • A minimum of 3 years of recent * working experience related to the fields of international or trade financing, or international business development, or corporate banking or similar.
*recent is defined as within the last 7 years.

How to apply

Any interested party who meets the screening requirements is encouraged to apply. The application closing date is 20 April, 2024 at 23:59 UTC/GMT +7:00
Your application will only be considered when it is submitted via these links:
English: EDC Officer 171401-6 - the Consulate General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh City (international.gc.ca)
French : Agent(e), EDC 171401-6 - le Consulat général du Canada à Hô Chi Minh-Ville (international.gc.ca)
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