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Job Title:
Political and Public Affairs Officer

2, 329, 891 DZD gross per annum + benefits

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
Full-time - This position is a LES (Locally Engaged Staff) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Algeria.



Algeria, Algiers

Closing date for applications:
25-05-2018 At midnight UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Under the general direction of the FPDS Counsellor, the Political and Public Affairs officer analyzes the political and governmental developments in Algeria and assesses the impact on Canadian interests as well as the Algeria-Canada relationship. The incumbent plans, coordinates and manages programs for the promotion of the interests of Canada in Algeria; plans, coordinates and manages the Press and Public affairs. He/she is a support to the Senior Management of the embassy, develops and manages a network of partners and contacts in within the Algerian and Canadian government, academic or political circles; and other related tasks.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates will initially be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, experience and language. Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter and CV how they meet each of these essential qualifications.

• Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in a relevant discipline such as political science, journalism, law, international relations, communications or economics.

• Fluency in French and Arabic (oral and written);
• Intermediate level in English (oral and written).

• Minimum of three (3) years of recent* work experience in a diplomatic mission, an international non-governmental organization, a multilateral organization, a private company, or a government environment;
• Experience in the preparation of a variety of documents, briefing notes, presentations and in writing executive correspondence and reports;
• Excellent research, analytical, writing and reporting skills in an area of expertise, such as political affairs or international relations, related to the position.

*Recent is defined as within the past five (5) years

Rated Requirements
The Rated Requirements relating to knowledge, abilities and competencies will also be assessed. 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.

• Knowledge of Algerian political and economic landscape and of Algeria’s role and priorities in the region (Maghreb, Africa, MENA), as well as globally.
• Knowledge of key stakeholders in Algeria’s political and economic situation (including government institutions, international organizations, media and others).
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and of popular social media applications/platforms (notably Facebook and Twitter), as well as internet research skills.

• Adaptability and flexibility;
• Effective interpersonal skills;
• Excellent communication skills (oral and written);
• Sound judgement;
• Strong ethic, integrity and discretion.

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who meet the Asset Qualifications. Where applicable, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet any asset qualifications in their cover letter and CV.

• Fluency in English;
• Knowledge of Berber;
• Master’s degree from a recognized university;
• Familiarity with Canada’s foreign policy and government priorities;
• Experience working for an Embassy or international organization.

Organizational Needs:
• Availability to begin in summer 2018.

Operational Requirements:
• Availability and willingness to work overtime when required;
• Availability and willingness to travel occasionally;
• Normal work week is 37.5 hours, from Sunday to Thursday.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Candidates must have a valid work authorization covering the entire employment period. If the employment is indeterminate, the work authorization should be permanent or itself lead to a permanent work authorization;
• Before an offer of employment can be made, candidates must provide a local address as proof of residence in the specific city, region or country so that if selected, it will appear on the offer letter;
• Able to obtain and retain an enhanced reliability clearance (security clearance);
• Must be legally able to work in Algeria.

How to apply
• Please follow the link and complete the online application form.
• Candidates are also required to upload a cover letter and CV in English or French. Applications which do not include all of the requested documents or information will be rejected.
• Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to: prior to the closing date. Failure to so will result in the application being rejected.

Area of selection:
This vacancy is open to all external applicants residing in Algeria and to all mission employees occupying an indeterminate or term position, including emergency employees. Please note that the Embassy of Canada to Algiers does not sponsor work authorizations directly or indirectly. 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:
• Only applications submitted in one of the official languages of Canada will be accepted (English or French). Candidates are entitled to participate in the recruitment process in the official language of their choice and to indicate their preferred official language in their application.
• Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidates to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
• Candidates who apply to this vacancy should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users and regularly check their email, including spam folder.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The Embassy of Canada in Algiers does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• Candidates requiring any special assistance in attending exams or interviews are requested to inform us.
• The results of this recruitment process may also be used to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates for similar openings at the Embassy of Canada in Algiers which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.
• If you have any questions at any stage of the recruitment process, please send an email to:

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