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FPDS Advocacy Officer (Public Affairs) (m/f) - Two Positions

The monthly starting salary for this position is 4,421 EURO gross. The successful candidate receives a 13th month salary, will be entitled to 30 days of vacation per year and will benefit of an employer’s contribution to the pension plan.

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
Two full-time positions: - one indeterminate - one determinate until March 31, 2019 with the possibility of extension The competition winner will be offered the indeterminate position, the second best candidate will be offered the determinate position.




Closing date for applications:
17-06-2018 At midnight UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
The Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Service (FPDS) Advocacy Officer (Public Affairs) position in the Embassy of Canada’s Public Affairs section develops and carries out advocacy plans and activities related to Government of Canada priorities and interests in Germany and with the goal of promoting Canadian values and brand.

The FPDS Officer will coordinate events and campaigns, track budgets, partner with relevant organisations in Canada and in Germany, conduct online promotion, and write documents and presentations. The officer will also represent the Embassy at functions and develop and maintain a network of contacts in one of more of the following areas:
(a) academic relations and Canadian Studies groups,
(b) Canada friendship and alumni groups, Canadians living in Germany,
(c) cultural promotion, and
(d) other communities as determined by the Embassy;

Essential qualifications:
Essential Qualifications
Candidates will initially be screened on the essential qualifications below and must demonstrate in their cover letter and c.v. how they meet these criteria. Only those candidates who meet all the essential qualifications and demonstrate this clearly within their application will then proceed to the next stage of the process. The essential qualifications are:

University degree (Bachelor or higher) or other postsecondary qualification related to the position (including but not limited to public affairs, communications, North American studies, political science, etc.), or a combination of education and experience that provides an equivalent level of expertise.

1) At least three years of work experience accumulated over the previous seven years in Public Affairs, in one or more of the following: advocacy, public diplomacy, communications, social media, promotion, marketing, outreach, or similar.


2) One of the following:
2 a) At least three years of work experience accumulated over the previous seven years in the public sector, government relations, non-profit or non-governmental organization or related field (e.g. embassy, government institution, government agency, public institution (e.g. museum), non-governmental organization, political foundation, or think tank


2 b) At least one year of fulltime work experience accumulated over the previous three years in the Embassy of Canada in Berlin.

- Professional level (written and oral) of German
- Professional level (written and oral) of English
- Good knowledge (written and oral) of French

Rated Requirements
Candidates must also meet the Rated Requirements shown below, which will be assessed through any of the following: cover letter, written test, oral communication, interview and reference checks. The rated requirements are:

- Excellent knowledge of Canada (including politics, economy, culture and/or geography)
- Good knowledge of Germany’s official positions and public opinions on political, economic and social issues
- Knowledge of developing and delivering advocacy campaigns
- Knowledge of project management (from proposal to delivery and reporting)
- Knowledge of planning and organization of events
- Knowledge of working with institutional partners
- Excellent knowledge of MS Office
- Knowledge of social media and digital competencies

Abilities and skills
- Excellent judgment skills
- Excellent communication and presentation skills
- Ability to work independently and in a team
- Ability to manage complex files in a changing environment
- Planning and organizational skills
- Ability to develop and maintain a network of contacts
- Flexibility and ability to problem-solve, showing creativity and innovation
- Budgeting skills

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who have the following asset qualifications. Candidates must also clearly demonstrate how they meet these factors in their cover letter. The asset qualifications are:

- Strong network of contacts in a field related to the position
- Demonstrated interest in Canadian Studies
- Work experience in coordinating a social media channel

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
- Willingness to work overtime on occasions and on short notice
- Willingness to work on public holidays and weekends on occasions

Condition(s) of Employment:
- Ability to obtain the required security clearance
- Must be allowed at present to work in Germany for an indeterminate period
- Residence in Germany

Area of selection:
This position is open to individuals who are eligible to live and work in Germany at present for an indeterminate period, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below and whose applications are received by the closing date. The selected candidate must provide a local address as proof of residence.

Important Notes:
How to apply:

- Please complete the online application form and submit your c.v. in English or French. Please include in your c.v. document the name, title, telephone and email address of at least two people whom we could contact about your previous work experience. Please include in your c.v. document also copies of any certificates of employment from your last place of work and copies of certificates of education, including any relevant certificates of language proficiency by creating one pdf document.
- Please submit a cover letter in English or French explaining why you are interested in the position and how your previous experience applies to this position. Candidates must demonstrate concisely in their cover letter how they meet all essential (and asset) qualifications.

- Important note: Our application tool allows to upload two documents only. This should be your c.v. and your cover letter. Please make sure that you include all requested additional information and copies of certificates etc. in the c.v. as described above.

Important notes:

- The competition winner will be offered the indeterminate position, the second best candidate will be offered the determinate position (determinate until March 31, 2019 with the possibility for extension).
- Please note that the Embassy or Consulate of Canada does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly. You must have an indeterminate work permit for Germany at the stage of your application
- Our application tool allows to upload two documents only. This should be your c.v. and your cover letter. Please make sure that you include all requested additional information and copies of certificates etc. in your c.v. as described above.
- 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.
- 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 Embassy or Consulate of Canada 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 before the application process.
- The results of this competition will be also used to establish an eligibility list to staff positions for a determinate and indeterminate period on a full-time or part-time basis.

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