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Job Title:
Common Service Officer

Starting salary AED 199,193 gross per annum

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
Term with a possibility of indeterminate; or Indeterminate


LE 07

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Closing date for applications:
31-07-2018 At midnight UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Reporting to the Management Consular Officer at the Consulate General of Canada in Dubai. Accountable for the provision of mission specific common services to mission clientele in addition to the coordination of regionalized common services requests from the mission to the Client Service Delivery Point located in the High Commission of Canada in New Delhi, India. Responsible for the delivery of the following common services: property and facilities management, material management and procurement; limited responsibilities for the delivery of the following common services: financial, human resources; and the management of information and documentation of the service(s) in accordance with established policies, guidelines and procedures.

Essential qualifications:
• Successful completion of a university degree from a recognized university

• Fluency in English (both oral and written)

• Experience working in an office environment for a minimum of five (5) years.

• Knowledge of property and facilities management, material management and procurement

• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
• Adaptability and flexibility
• Attention to detail
• Client focus
• Initiative
• Integrity
• Judgment
• Teamwork and co-operation

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who have the following asset qualifications:
• Fluency in Arabic (both oral and written)
• Master’s degree in a related field e.g. business administration
• Experience working for a diplomatic mission or an international organization
• Experience working in property and facilities management, material management and procurement

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:
• Ability to work regular overtime (evenings and weekends)
• Annual leave during the summer period may be restricted due to operational needs
• Prepared to do site visits for properties within the city limits of Dubai on a weekly basis
• Ability to work in diverse international and cultural environments
• Willingness to undergo training

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Ability to obtain a UAE residence visa
• Ability to obtain and retain an enhanced reliability clearance (security clearance)
• As a member of the Canadian diplomatic presence abroad, required to adhere to Canada's Code on Values & Ethics.

Area of selection:
Open to external applicants residing in the UAE at the time of being hired and to employees occupying an indeterminate or term position at the Embassy of Canada in Abu Dhabi or the Consulate General of Canada in Dubai, who meet all of the essential qualifications and whose applications are received by the closing date. 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 irrelevant 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 General of Canada, 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 General of Canada, Dubai, which might 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

Sorry, this vacancy is closed.

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