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Job Title:
Senior Development Officer (2018)

Php1,442,903.00 plus bonuses and benefits, non-negotiable

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
Indeterminate, full-time at 37.5 hours per week



Levels 6-8 Tower 2 RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Avenue, Makati 1200

Closing date for applications:
16-02-2018 At midnight UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Based at the Embassy of Canada in the Philippines, the Senior Development Officer assists in managing official development assistance projects on behalf of GAC’s bilateral and ASEAN Regional programs in the Philippines. The successful candidate will assist in the development of the bilateral and regional programs, identify, assess and negotiate new development assistance projects, and manage and administer bilateral projects. He/she will work with multi-disciplinary internal teams including financial and contract officers, and technical specialists, and liaise with implementing organizations and beneficiaries. The successful candidate will manage external gender equality expertise and help to ensure that gender equality considerations are integrated into all GAC programming in the Philippines. He/she will proactively seek out communication and outreach opportunities in the Philippines in order to raise awareness of GAC program activities with external stakeholders. As part of the Embassy team, he/she will participate in Embassy committees as assigned. The successful candidate is expected to conduct short-term travel in the Philippines (approximately 3-5 trips per year).

Essential qualifications:
- Fluency in English (reading, writing, speaking)
- Fluency in Tagalog (reading, writing, speaking)

- Master’s degree from a recognized university

Experience in:
- Researching and analyzing international development issues in the Philippines
- Significant* experience in networking and establishing working relationships with a variety of stakeholders (government officials, international organizations, non-government actors)
- Recent** and significant experience* in managing international development assistance projects

*”Significant” is defined as experience normally acquired over a period of at least 36 months of full-time work

**”Recent” is experience acquired within the last 60 months

Knowledge of:
- Current international development challenges and priorities in the Philippines
- Effective integration of gender equality into development projects in the Philippines

Abilities / Competencies:
- Ability to build effective relationships with internal and external actors
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with senior management, colleagues, partners, and stakeholders

Personal Suitability:
- Adaptability and flexibility
- Initiative
- Integrity

Asset Qualifications:
- Proficiency in French

- Post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline*

*”Relevant discipline” means social sciences (e.g., gender studies, economics, political science, international relations, or other topics related to international development)

Knowledge of:
- Results-based management and its application at the project level

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
Hours of work:
Mondays-Thursdays: 07h30-16h15
Fridays: 07h30-12h00

Condition(s) of Employment:
1. Obtain and maintain the required level of security clearance from the Government of Canada. This involves, among other things, criminal record checks, credit checks and validation of qualifications.

2. If non-citizens, possession of or ability to procure a valid working permit in the Philippines for the duration of employment.

3. Legal residence in the Philippines.

4. Meet the employer’s medical requirements by undergoing a medical evaluation by a physician.

5. Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally.

6. Ability and willingness to work overtime.

Area of selection:
Open to Philippine nationals and expatriates with a valid work permit, who are currently residing in the Philippines

Important Notes:
Applicants must send a résumé with a cover letter which addresses each selection criterion with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item within the Essential and Asset Qualification sections.

Applications must be submitted in English or French by 23h59 on 16 February 2018, Manila time, through this website.

Note that only the applications received through this aforementioned website will be accepted.

Applicants must meet the Essential Qualifications to be invited to the competition process, wherein they will be assessed on Abilities, Personal Suitability, Essential, and Asset Qualifications. A written examination and/or interview may be administered. References will be required and reference checks may be conducted and evaluated.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but we will only contact those who pass the initial screening for the next stage of the competition process. Candidates must provide contact information so that they can be easily reached (e-mail, phone, mobile, etc.).

The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list for similar openings in the Embassy which might arise in the twelve months following the completion of this competition.

Sorry, this vacancy is closed.

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