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Job Title:
Development Officer

35,413 USD gross per annum

Vacancy type:
Fixed term

Term Details:
(duration until end of March 2019)



Baghdad, Iraq

Closing date for applications:
12-10-2017 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Reports to the Head of Cooperation. This position provides primary programme and administrative support to the embassy’s Development Assistance Section. Accountable for the proper documentation and mission office processes that underpin Canada’s development funding in Iraq. Responsible for developing and maintaining contact networks, reviewing and drafting programming document, representing the Development Assistance Section in meetings with development stakeholders, and the management of information and documentation in accordance with established policies, guidelines and procedures.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their application how they meet the essential criteria.

• A bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or two (2) year’s equivalent experience over and above the experience specified below

• Fluency in English (oral, written)
• Fluency in Arabic (oral, written)

• Three (3) years’ experience working in an office with main duties related to one or all of the following areas – planning, monitoring and evaluation, senior administration, implementation of policies and procedures.

• Familiarity with MS Office Suite
• Knowledge of standard office procedures and practices

• Effective interactive communication
• Network/Alliance building
• Judgement
• Initiative
• Adaptability and flexibility

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who have the following asset qualifications:

• Ability to communicate in French
• Experience in a diplomatic mission or international environment

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:
• May be required to work overtime
• May involve periodic domestic travel

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Must obtain Reliability security clearance and FCO security clearance
• Must be legally entitled to work in Iraq

How to apply
• Please follow the link Link and complete the online application form. Candidates are also required to upload a CV and a covering letter. 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.

Area of selection:
Open to external applicants residing in Iraq, and to employees occupying an indeterminate or term position at the Embassy of Canada in Baghdad and the Office of the Embassy of Canada to Iraq in Erbil, who meet all of the essential qualifications and whose applications are received by the closing date. The Government of Canada 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:
• 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.
• Please note that some email systems may block emails from unknown users. Candidates should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users and regularly check their email, including junk mail.
• 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 Office of the Embassy of Canada to Iraq in Baghdad 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 in Baghdad or Erbil, which may 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

Sorry, this vacancy is closed.

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