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Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Canada's Canadian International Trade Tribunal Has A Vacancy - Are You Qualified?

On October 9, 2007, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal published a notice of vacancy.  The Canadian International Trade Tribunal is looking for a new Chairman for the Tribunal who lives in Ottawa or the Ottawa Region.

The preferred candidate will have a degree from a recognized university preferably in business, international relations, economics, finance, law, or a combination of equivalent education, job-related training and experience. The successful candidate must have experience in managing at the senior executive level in a private or public sector organization, including managing human and financial resources. Experience in the operation and conduct of a quasi-judicial tribunal, an agency or equivalent would be an asset. The chosen candidate will have experience in the interpretation and application of legislation, as well as in the international trading system, the Special Import Measures Act, the World Trade Organization, the North American Free-Trade Agreement.

The preferred candidate will have knowledge of the mandate and operations of the Tribunal. Knowledge of the Special Import Measures Act, and other relevant domestic legislation and international rules and practices is required. An understanding of the responsibilities of leading and managing a quasi-judicial tribunal is also required. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of administrative law, principles of natural justice and rules and practices followed by administrative tribunals in Canada. An understanding of the general functioning of a business including accounting and financial management processes is necessary. The chosen candidate must have knowledge of the international trading system, the World Trade Organization, and the North American Free-Trade Agreement.

The successful candidate must have excellent leadership and managerial skills. The qualified candidate must also have the ability to analyze complex situations and cases for the purpose of rendering decisions, while anticipating their short and long-term impact. The ideal candidate must have the ability to analyze all aspects of a case, interpret and apply the relevant criteria with a view to making lawful and equitable decisions. The ability to conduct a proactive, fair and efficient quasi-judicial hearing is crucial. Impartiality, sound judgment, high ethical standards, superior interpersonal skills and tact are also required, as well as superior communication skills, both written and oral.

Proficiency in both official languages is preferred.

The successful candidate must be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within reasonable commuting distance.

The preferred candidate must not hold any other employment or office in respect of which he/she receives any remuneration.

If you would like to read the Notice of Vacancy, please click on Notice of Vacancy.  If you would like to read the selection criteria, please click on Selection Criteria.

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