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Job Title:
Security Program Officer

Starting salary of 103,279 TRY gross per annum

Vacancy type:



Ankara, Turkey

Closing date for applications:
15-12-2017 At midnight UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Under the general supervision of the Security Program Manager (SPM) of the Embassy of Canada in Ankara, Turkey, the incumbent is responsible for providing services to enhance the mission’s operational and physical security planning, preparedness and resilience, to provide security analysis and prepare and deliver briefings on security matters, to contribute to maintaining a culture of security in the mission and to assist in the response to security incidents affecting its personnel, information and/or assets, and to contribute to the Embassy’s overall emergency management (EM) and business continuity planning (BCP).

Essential qualifications:
Candidates will initially be screened based on the essential qualifications in relation to education, experience and languages. They must demonstrate clearly in their cover letter and CV how they meet each of these essential qualifications.
• Government-recognized university degree or equivalent qualification relevant to this field.
• Fluency in English and Turkish (oral & written)
• Minimum (3) three years’ recent * work experience in research and analysis, developing and delivering presentations, and report-writing in a diplomatic mission, an international or a security organization.
(Recent* is defined as within the last five years)

Rated Requirements
Candidates must also meet the Rated Requirements shown below, which will be assessed through any of the following: written examination, an oral interview, role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.
• Knowledge of the Turkish security environment and its implications for Government of Canada personnel and its installations;
• Knowledge of information sources for security-related and emergency management matters;
• Knowledge of the current structure of Turkish national and provincial government departments and agencies, and their policies and practices on security-related matters and emergency planning;
• Knowledge of the MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point) as well as internet.
• Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish, orally and in writing;
• Ability to provide strategic advice, presentations, briefings and written reports to management and/or clients on security and emergency management issues;
• Ability to identify and analyze trends and developments in the security environment;
• Ability to conduct research and analysis;
• Ability to coordinate conflicting priorities within tight deadlines.
Personal Suitability:
• Adaptability & Flexibility;
• Judgement;
• Initiative;
• Client Focus;
• Network/Alliance Building;
• Teamwork.

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who have the following asset qualifications:
• Master’s Degree (any field);
• Fluency in French (oral & written);
• Security-specific work experience;
• Proficient in use of social media, database management, mapping;
If candidates meet the factors listed in the asset qualifications they must also clearly demonstrate how they meet these factors in their cover letter.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Annual leave may be restricted due to operational needs;
• Willingness to work overtime, including weekends (compensated);
• Willingness to be accessible on mission-supplied BlackBerry or similar mobility tool;
• Available to occasionally travel within Turkey.

Condition(s) of Employment:
Conditions of Employment
The appointment of the successful candidate is conditional on a successful Reliability Status (RS) check. To conduct this RS, the following will be verified:
• Criminal record check;
• National ID, and professional and educational certificates;
• Credit background check;
• Reference check.

How to apply
• Please click on the 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:
This position is open to individuals who are legally authorised to work in Turkey, and to employees occupying an indeterminate or term position at the Embassy of Canada to Turkey in Ankara and the Consulate General of Canada in Istanbul, who meet all of the essential qualifications and whose applications are received on or 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.
• 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 who reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• Please note that the Embassy of Canada in Turkey does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly.
• The Embassy of Canada in Turkey does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list of staff for similar openings at the Embassy of Canada in Turkey 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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