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Job Ref:
1990

Job Title:
SECURITY PROGRAM OFFICER (SPO)

Salary:
40 666 € annual gross + benefits i.e. possibility of monthly additional 6.5 hours at 125% hourly rate + 7 OTR days a year, transportation benefit, 13th month, health insurance benefit

Vacancy type:
Indeterminate

Term Details:
Full time - permanent position

Level:
Officer

Classification:
LE-7

Location:
Embassy of Canada, 35 Montaigne Avenue, Paris 75008

Closing date for applications:
30-10-2017 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the general supervision of the commanding officer of the Military Police Security Service (MPSS) in accordance with the directives of the Security Head of the Paris Canadian diplomatic representations (Embassy, Cultural Center, Canadian Delegations to Unesco and OECD) later referred to as Mission, the Security Program Officer is responsible for planning, preparing and implementing the operational and physical security of the Mission. He/she is responsible for conducting security analyses, prepare and conduct security information sessions , sustain and promote the organization security awareness, manage and respond to security incidents including drafting reports and contribute to the global Mission management security and emergency plan (MEP) as well as to the Mission pemanent activity plan (MAP). The security program officer is also responsible for sustaining and developing contacts, networks and partnerships with eith

Essential qualifications:
Candidates will initially be screened based on the essential qualifications in relation to education, experience and languages. Asset qualifications can also be taken into account in the screening process.
Candidates have to clearly demonstrate and explain in their application letter (letter may not exceed 750 words) and CV how they meet each criteria of the essential qualifications and possibly also for the asset qualifications. It is not sufficient to simply state responsibilities. They must also demonstrate and explain how they meet the criteria, not simply list the criteria they meet.
Pre-screened candidates will be evaluated in relation to the required qualifications by the following possible means: written test, interviews, role play, situational questions and reference checks.


Education:
A university degree or certificate or a post-secondary diploma, in a job -related field*

*a job related field means defense, security, safety, police, fire-brigade, armed forces, crisis management, security coordination and administration in a company or organization

OR

A universtiy degree level 2 i.e. French baccalaureate +3 or a Canadian baccalaureate, combined with a 4 year position functions related working experience acquired within the last six years

For internal candidates: i.e. Locally Engaged Staff (LES) employed within the Canadian Paris missions or dependents of Canadian Based Staff posted in Paris : secondary school diploma combined with a 5 year position functions related working experience acquired within the last eight years


Languages:
Excellent knowledge of French (written and spoken)
Good knowledge of English (written and spoken).

Experience:
• At least, three years of working experience within the position related functions (See here above mentionned summary of functions) within or in relation with French security institutions (e.g. police department, fire-brigades, armeds forces) or within or in relation with international institutions, and acquired within the last five years.
• Experience and ease using emails, MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
Knowledge :
• Knowledge of security processes as well as of the best emergencies management practices
• Knowledge of the French security environment as well as of the French security organizations
Abilities :
• To supervize a team
• To manage crises

Competencies :
• Judgement/analysis
• Excellent interpersonal relations
• Influence/initiative
• Networking
• Stress management – demonstrate psychology and composure

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Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who in addition to meeting all of the essential qualifications do also meet the following asset qualifications. In this case, candidates have to clearly explain in their application letter and on their CV how they demonstrate the following assets:
1. Basic knowledge and experience in finance management;
2. Experience in team management within a security related environment ;
3. Higher diploma in a security related field.
4. Working experience within an international organization or diplomatic representation.

Organizational Needs:
• Full time position;
• Occasional overtime upon short notice, on evenings and week-ends on emergency periods;
• Work in open space environment;
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Operational Requirements:
• Full time position;
• Occasional overtime upon short notice, on evenings and week-ends on emergency periods;
• Work in open space environment;

Condition(s) of Employment:
• To reside and be legally authorized to live and work as an employee in France on a permanent basis;
• To be able to obtain and maintain a enhanced reliability security clearance of the Government of Canada;

Area of selection:
This position is open to individuals who have their main residence in France and who are legally authorized to work in France permanently as an employee, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below and possibly the asset qualifications stated below as well, and whose applications are received by the closing date and time. Candidates must have their main residence and permanent working authorization as an employee in France at the time of the publication of the present offer. Important note: The Embassy of Canada in Paris does not sponsor and does not assist in any way in obtaining a residence and work permit. This position is open also to spouses of Canada Based Staff members posted or who will be posted this summer 2017 in one of the three Canadian missions in Paris (Embassy of Canada, Canadian delegations to OECD and UNESCO) who meet all of the essential requirements stated below and possibly the asset qualifications stated below as well, and whose applications are received by the closing date and time.

Important Notes:
How to apply
• Fill in the online application form. Candidates are also required to upload a copy of their CV and an application letter (750 words maximum).
• Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their application letter how they meet the essential qualifications and, if applicable, the asset qualifications. They need to clearly and concretely explain how they meet each criteria related to studies and experience and if applicable, demonstrate and explain each asset qualification.
• Candidates must also include in their cover letter the names, titles, email and phone numbers of at least 3 persons, including at least one direct supervisor who can serve as professional references over the last 3 years;
• The third person serving as a reference may be a client, or an academic reference or another supervisor.
• Any application missing any requested documents and/or requested information will be automatically rejected.
Important notes
• Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the candidate’s responsibility 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 emails from unknown users (some email systems block these types of emails).
• Candidates selected at the screening stage will be invited for further assessments. Methods of assessments may include, but are not limited to : written examinations, oral interviews, role-plays, situational questions, practical exercices.
• Assessments will be held at the Embassy of Canada in Paris.
• Assessments are currently being planned week number 46 i.e. week of 13 November 2017.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may be part of the selection process.
• The Embassy of Canada does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it cover any relocation costs in case of appointment.
• The Embassy of Canada in Paris does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly and does not petition on your behalf nor assist in any way regarding the process of obtaining a residence or working permit.
• After assessments, a list ranking the candidates according to the results obtained during the competition process will be established. The position will be awarded to the most successful candidate based on the ranking.
• The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility/reserve list of candidates for similar openings at the embassy (permanent or term), for a period of up to 12 months following the completion of this competition.
• If you have any questions, please send us an email to paris-rh@international.gc.ca. This email address does NOT accept any applications. Applications must be sent online to the link address indicated above in “How to apply”.




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