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Job Title:
Property and Material Officer

Starting at HUF 6,366,797 gross per annum, plus 13th month bonus

Vacancy type:

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



Budapest, Hungary

Closing date for applications:
01-08-2018 At midnight UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Under the direction of the Management Counsellor, plans and administers services related to the procurement and maintenance of the Mission's staff quarters and chancery; plans and administers activities related to interior decoration of staff quarters, and the supply and maintenance of required furnishings, equipment and appliances; maintains contact with local real estate and construction industries, negotiates lease renewals and repair and maintenance contracts, and provides consultative services in respect to purchasing; supervises three locally-engaged staff; prepares the annual estimates and budget input for operations and maintenance requirements; and performs 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 from a recognized college or university with a major in a discipline related to the job requirements (e.g. Facility and Property Management, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Architecture, etc.…); or
• An equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.

• Fluency in English and Hungarian (written and oral)

• At least 3 years of *recent experience working in a related field, such as facility and property management, architecture, the construction sector, or project management;
• Experience providing client service and working with service providers;
• Experience in the development and administration of technical contracts;
• Experience supervising technical staff.

*Recent experience is defined as within the last 7 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 building systems and building management and maintenance concepts;
• Knowledge of contracting and financial procedures;
• Knowledge of procurement and inventory management practices;
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).

• Adaptability and flexibility
• Client focus
• Effective interactive communication
• Teamwork and cooperation
• Sound judgement
• Ability to plan and organize workflow
• Honesty and integrity

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.

• Knowledge of French (written and oral)

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability to work overtime on short notice (evenings, weekends if necessary);
• Ability to travel and attend offsite meetings.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Any job offer is subject to receipt of satisfactory references and the ability to obtain and maintain reliability security clearance (including a criminal record check);
• Proof of right to work in Hungary and copies of educational qualifications may be required at the interview stage;
• Must maintain a valid driver’s license throughout employment period.

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 Hungary and to all mission employees occupying an indeterminate or term position, including emergency employees. Please note that the Embassy of Canada to Hungary 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 to Hungary 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 Hungary 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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