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Job Title:
Business Development Assistant

114, 903 (AED) gross per annum

Vacancy type:

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




Closing date for applications:
21-06-2018 At midnight UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Under supervision, provides business management and executive administrative support services to the Senior Trade Commissioner and officers of the Trade Section. Duties include: organizing meetings and events, providing research, maintaining budget, processing invoices and claims for payment, data entry and preparing letters or reports for signature; and performing other duties as required.

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.

• University degree from a recognized university or an acceptable combination of education and 2 years of work experience as an Executive Assistant

• Fluent English (spoken, written, comprehension)
• Fluent Arabic (spoken, written, comprehension)

• 2 years of recent* administrative experience supporting a team
• Experience of planning and co-ordinating events
• Experience in working with budgets and accounting procedures
*Recent is defined at within the past 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 standard office suite software applications (Microsoft applications, Excel, Word, Outlook) and other accounting packages/financial systems
• Knowledge of administrative processes, budget and accounting procedures and standard office procedures and practices
• Knowledge of general business research skills

• Client Focus, ability to provide quality services to clients
• Effective Interactive Communication-oral and written
• Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritise and meet deadlines
• Ability to function as part of and contribute to a team
• Flexibility and adaptability
• Attention to detail

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who have the following asset qualifications:

• Advanced level of French – spoken, written, comprehension
• Previous experience in a Government or Public Sector environment

If candidates meet the factors listed in the asset qualifications they must also clearly demonstrate how they meet these factors in their covering letter.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Working hours 37.5 hours per week, 5 days a week
• Ability to work overtime occasionally outside normal working hours

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Obtain necessary Government of Canada Reliability Status clearance.
• Successful completion of a one year probation period.
• Possess a valid work permit or no impediments to obtaining a UAE employment visa.

Area of selection:
This position is open to individuals who are eligible to live and work in Dubai, UAE, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date. Open to Internal and External candidates. The Canadian Government 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 factor.

Important Notes:
• 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.
• 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 that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The Consulate of Canada in Dubai 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 during the application process.
• The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list of staff for similar openings at the Consulate of Canada in Dubai, which may 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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