Saturday, August 02, 2008

Standards Council of Canada - Policy Analyst

Reporting to the Manager, International Affairs and Trade, the Policy Analyst provides international trade and standards related policy support, and program/policy support to Advisory Committees through the SCC Secretariats. The Policy Officer contributes to policy and program files including Free Trade Agreements, APEC, WTO-TBT, anti-counterfeiting, product safety, international development and technical assistance on standards, domestic and international regulatory cooperation (SPP-RCF), etc.

The Policy Analyst liaises with standards and conformity assessment experts within the SCC and stakeholders outside the SCC e.g. Advisory Committee members or others to develop and provide policy positions on standards and trade related topics to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and other departments or agencies as required. The Policy Analyst acts as one of SCC’s contacts working with federal and/or provincial/territorial governments, the National Standards System (NSS) partner organizations, industry and others.

As a member of the Advisory Committee (AC) Secretariats, the Policy Analyst prepares and supports the Manager and Chairs of the Advisory Committees by developing papers on AC work, meeting agendas, policy papers and related documents, drafting minutes and following up on action items from AC work plans and corporate plans among other related duties.


* Possess an undergraduate degree in Economics, Trade Policy Law, International Development, Public or Business Administration, Public Policy, or a related discipline, graduate degree preferred

* 2 - 3 years of experience working in policy analysis, development and implementation

* Previous work experience in a government or professional environment

* Willingness to work overtime and travel internationally

* Demonstrated ability to take initiative

* Demonstrated ability to utilize tact and judgment

* Demonstrated reputation for consistently achieving results and meeting deadlines


* Excellent communications skills verbal and written
* Excellent interpersonal skills
* Diplomacy
* Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
* Good collaborator and team player
* Excellent attention to detail and ability to see big picture
* Flexibility in juggling multiple tasks and shifting priorities

Non-Essential Assets

* Knowledge of Asia-Pacific (e.g. APEC) and/or Latin American trade issues
* Knowledge of North American (US & Mexico) regulatory and trade issues
* Knowledge of macro-economics including research methodologies


* Trusted Collaborator: fulfills promises, customer focus, team building
* Progressive Leader: pragmatic, facilitator, inclusive, integrity, innovative
* Experienced Professional: effective communicator, focus on quality, depth of


* English essential; French, Spanish or second language an asset

To explore this employment opportunity, please submit your résumé to Note: Interviews will begin August 8, 2008.

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