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Job Title:
Immigration Clerk

6,450,061 CFA (gross) per annum

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
These are LES (Locally Engaged Staff) positions, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Senegal.



Embassy of Canada in Dakar

Closing date for applications:
15-06-2018 At midnight UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Under general supervision, the Immigration clerk provides clerical and administrative support to the fully computerized Immigration Section; assist in the case processing; and participates in a system of rotation to perform other duties.

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 or equivalent of a Canadian Bachelor's degree from a recognized university
• Minimum of a BAC + 1 diploma and an acceptable combination of post-secondary education and experience (4 + years).
• BAC and experience working at the Embassy of Canada (2+ years)

• Fluency in French (oral and written)

• At least *1 year of cumulative work experience in an administrative position in an Embassy or a development agency, consulate or a UN agency.

*1 year cumulative experience is defined as within the last 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 procedures and practices.

• Ability to plan and organize workload, as well as to establish and manage priorities.
• Ability to work under pressure with attention to detail.
• Ability to make appropriate decisions in exercising discernment, sound judgment, and ethical and professional integrity.
• Demonstrate initiative, team spirit, tact and discretion.
• Client focus and interpersonal relations.

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.

• Ability to communicate in English at an intermediate level (oral and written).
• Experience in the use of standard computer applications (e.g., word processing, internet, e-mail, spreadsheet, web applications and database).
• General knowledge of Canada and the Canadian immigration legislation.
• Knowledge of standard office procedures and practices in an Immigration or Consular Section of an embassy.
• Knowledge of Government of the Canada software.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Respect set work hours and show flexibility with assigned duties.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• To obtain and maintain a security clearance from the Government of Canada (it is recommended but non-binding to be in possession of your criminal record at the time of the interview).
• Meet the medical requirements as defined by the employer.
• Senegalese nationality or to hold a valid work as a resident of Senegal permit.

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 process is open to citizens of Senegal and all people who have the right to work in Senegal. Applicants must be residents of Senegal at the date of their application. 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 Dakar does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• The Embassy of Canada in Dakar does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly.
• 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 Dakar 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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