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Job Title:
Readiness and Security Program Officer (RSPO)

SEK 449,437 (annual)

Vacancy type:

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



Stockholm, Sweden

Closing date for applications:
17-08-2018 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
This is a Readiness and Security Program specific position reporting to the Mission Security Officer (MSO).The RSPO focuses on supporting the MSO in his/her duties. These duties relate to ensuring that the mission is always in a state of readiness to respond to international emergencies affecting Canadian communities abroad, as well as maintaining and enhancing the mission’s operational and physical security.

The RSPO may be responsible for supervising contract guards, more junior RSPOs or others as directed by the MSO.

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.

• Successful completion of a bachelor’s level university degree from a recognized institution
• Or a combination of relevant education, training and experience within security.

• Fluency in English (oral and written)
• Fluency in Swedish (oral and written)

• Experience in the field of Security and/or Emergency and/or Crisis Management
• Experience in building and maintaining a network
• Experience in developing and implementing operating procedures, processes, best practices and guidelines
• Experience in the collection and analysis of information
• Experience conducting tasks such as organizing meetings, arranging logistics, reports, and letters

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:
• Security and emergency management environment throughout Sweden, including related governmental organisations
• Standard security mitigation features and practices for ensuring security of persons, information, and physical property
• Emergency management concepts, theories, and practices
• Financial administration, including budgeting, invoices and processing (basic knowledge only required)
• General office procedures, including text preparation and formatting, handling correspondence, letters, emails, and filing
• Swedish customs, values, ethics qualities

Computer Skills:
• Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
• Google Maps

Ability to:
• Conduct training for employees (all levels in the organization)
• Conduct research, online or otherwise
• Conduct vulnerability assessments
• Analyze problems independently and propose variable courses of action
• Meet tight deadlines and work under pressure
• Respond to sensitive emergency situations with urgency and discretion
• Act as translator between the local security community and Canada Based Staff (CBS)

Qualities and Competencies:
• Practices discretion and sound judgement at all times
• Works well in teams
• Shows initiative
• Shows a high level of reliability, flexibility, and adaptability
• Promotes positive interpersonal relations
• Quality and detail-focused
• Strong planning and organizational skills

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.
• Working experience with an international organization, governmental organization, diplomatic mission or embassy in the area of emergency
• Experience in writing detailed security reports, preferably in English
• Experience overseeing a locally hired guard force
• Experience obtaining quotes from security and emergency management and service providers
• Specialized education in corporate security, emergency management, or risk analysis
• Knowledge of mapping applications
• Knowledge of French

Organizational Needs:
• A representational workforce, including from all employment equity groups

Operational Requirements:
• Be able to work during the regular business hours of the mission
• Ability to work overtime, periodic evenings and weekends during high work load periods and emergencies
• Ability and willingness to travel in the country and / or region

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Legally permitted to live and work in Sweden
• Able to obtain and retain a Reliability Status Check conducted by the Embassy
• The Canadian Government cannot sponsor a candidate to obtain work authorization documents

Area of selection:
This position is open to individuals who are eligible to work in Sweden, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, 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 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.
• Candidates are entitled to participate in the appointment process in either French or in English (according to their choice).
• Communication for this process will be sent via email. Candidate must 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: a written examination, an oral interview, role-play, practical tests, and presentations.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• Please note that the Embassy of Canada in Stockholm does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly.
• The Embassy of Canada in Stockholm does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• If you have a specific requirement in terms of attending exams or interviews then please let us know in your application.
• The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list of staff for similar openings at the Embassy of Canada in Stockholm, which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this competition.
• If any questions, please send us an email at
• Incomplete Applications will be rejected.

Sorry, this vacancy is closed.

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