International Development and Assistance Researcher – CTL Business Group


  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Company: CTL Business Group

Position: International Development and Assistance Researcher

Location: Calgary, AB

Description: The International Development and Assistance Researcher will play a crucial role in developing and overseeing international business projects, with a focus on Canada, the US, Taiwan and China. They will collect and analyze data, prepare reports, studies and presentations, and deliver their findings to groups when applicable.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop policies
  • Administer programs to promote industrial and commercial business investment in rural and urban areas
  • Plan development projects
  • Develop venture capital sources
  • Respond to inquiries from members of the business community concerning development opportunities
  • Provide advice on procedures and requirements for government approval of development proposals
  • Conduct surveys and analyze data on the buying habits and preferences of wholesale and retail consumers
  • Develop social and economic profiles of urban and rural areas to encourage industrial and commercial investment
  • Conduct comparative research on marketing strategies for industrial and commercial products
  • Prepare reports, research papers, educational texts or articles
  • Deliver presentations at conferences, workshops or symposia
  • Provide consulting services to government and other organizations
  • Conduct analytical marketing studies
  • Conduct social or economic surveys on local, regional, or international areas to assess development of potential and future trends
  • Review and evaluate commercial or industrial development proposals
  • Design market research questionnaires
  • Develop portfolio of marketing materials
  • Evaluate customer service and store environments
  • Design, conduct and analyze quantitative and qualitative research projects
  • Develop feasibility studies
  • Conduct online marketing, E-commerce and website promotions
  • Maintain database of potential franchisees, real estate locations and on-line buy/sell internet sites
  • Prepare funding applications
  • Set up corporations
  • Develop marketing strategies
  • Develop business plans
  • Ensure appropriate business/commercial licenses are in place

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Completion of college/CEGEP/vocational or technical training; Completion of university
  • Certified Economic Developer (Ec.D.) through the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC); Certified International Trade Professional (C.I.T.P.) through the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT)
  • 3 years to less than 5 years of experience
  • Knowledge of federal, provincial and other public and private funding agencies
  • Knowledge of federal and provincial regulations/policies
  • Knowledge of community and industry partners
  • Specialization in one or more of the following categories: Business or commercial development; Economic development; Industrial development; Market research; Marketing; Regional or area development; Tourism; E-commerce; Trade promotion; International Marketing; Economic diversification; Humanitarian aid


Applications including a current C.V. should be made in writing by e-mail by October 23, 2014 to


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