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Job Title:
CBSA Liaison Officer Assistant (Anticipatory)

113,540 (AED) gross per annum

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
locally engaged contract



Consulate General of Canada in Dubai

Closing date for applications:
03-07-2017 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the general direction of the CBSA Liaison Officer (LO) of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), the incumbent will assist in the prevention of illegal migration and customs contraband of goods; represent the LO and CBSA in all communication and networking with representatives of host countries and other organizations, to promote the achievement of corporate objectives while providing support to the Liaison program and the other objectives of the CBSA; performs other related duties as required.

Essential qualifications:
• Diploma/Degree from a recognized institution in a discipline related to the job’s requirements e.g. business administration, social and applied sciences OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience

• Fluent English (oral and written)

• Experience in dealing with the public / client services
• Minimum of 3 years’ recent* working experience in a discipline related to the job’s requirements
*Recent is defined as within the past 5 years.

• Knowledge of standard office procedures
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office

• Effective Interactive Communication – Oral and Written
• Teamwork and Cooperation
• Tact/discretion
• Effective performance under pressure
• Strong organizational and analytical skills
• Adaptability and Flexibility
• Initiative

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who have the following asset qualifications:
• Higher degree of education
• Having previously worked for a diplomatic mission or international organization
• Knowledge of French and/or Arabic language
• Experience in airport interdiction work (Immigration/Customs)
• Professional experience relating to immigration or consular services
If candidates meet the factors listed in the asset qualifications they must also clearly demonstrate how they meet these factors in their covering letter.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Occasional overtime may be required

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Residency in the UAE
• Ability to obtain a UAE work visa
• Ability to obtain and retain an enhanced reliability clearance (security clearance)

Area of selection:
Open to external applicants, and to employees occupying an indeterminate or term position at the Embassy of Canada in Abu Dhabi or the Consulate General of Canada in Dubai, who meet all of the essential qualifications and whose applications are received by the closing date. The Canadian Government is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered on merit regardless of ethnic origin, religious belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other irrelevant factor.,

Important Notes:
• Applications which do not include all of the requested documents or information will be rejected.
• Candidates must demonstrate concisely in their cover letter how they meet the essential and asset qualifications.
• Candidates are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. They are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application (English or French).
• Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
• Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).
• Candidates selected at the screening stage will be invited for further assessment. Methods of assessment may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, an oral interview, role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The Consulate General of Canada, Dubai does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• If candidates need any special assistance in terms of attending exams or interviews then please let us know during the application process.
• The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list of staff for similar openings at the Embassy of Canada to United Arab Emirates, which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this competition.
• If you have any questions at any stage of the process please send an email to

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