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Job Title:
Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Service Officer (Political) (m/f) - (maternity leave cover)

The annual starting salary for a full-time position is 53,478 EURO gross plus benefits.

Vacancy type:
Fixed term

Term Details:
One full-time position starting in autumn 2018, determinate for 12 months with the possibility of extension.




Closing date for applications:
12-08-2018 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Reporting to the Deputy Program Manager, provides political support and analysis, and reports on German domestic and foreign policy developments; promotes Canadian foreign policy priorities and interests; builds relationships with institutions, organizations and a strong network of contacts; develops and programmes advocacy activities; supports visits by Canadians to Germany.

Essential qualifications:
Essential qualifications
Candidates will initially be screened on the essential qualifications below and must demonstrate in their cover letter/ c.v. how they meet these criteria. Only those candidates who meet all the essential qualifications and demonstrate this clearly within their application will then proceed to the next stage of the process.
The essential qualifications are:
- University degree
- Relevant work related experience
- Professional level (oral and written) of German
- Professional level (oral and written) of one of Canada’s official languages (English or French) with some knowledge of the other (French or English)

Rated Requirements
Candidates must also meet the rated requirements shown below, which will be assessed through any of the following: cover letter, written test, oral communication, interview and reference checks.
The rated requirements are:
- Knowledge of political systems in Canada and Germany
- Knowledge of current German and European political issues
- Research and analytical skills
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing
- Ability to work under pressure
- Good judgement skills
- Client service orientation
- Team working skills

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who have the following asset qualifications. Candidates must also clearly demonstrate how they meet these factors in their cover letter. The Asset qualifications are:
- Canadian work experience, including work at a Canadian diplomatic mission or with other foreign diplomatic missions or international organisations.
- Work experience in either the Bundestag or in a German think tank/political foundation
- Experience in organizing visits and conferences
- Professional level (oral and written) of the other official language (French or English)

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
Willingness to work overtime and on short notice.

Condition(s) of Employment:
- Ability to obtain the required security clearance
- Valid work permit for Germany at application stage

Area of selection:
This position is open to individuals who are eligible to live and work in Germany, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date. The selected candidate must provide a local address as proof of residence at offer stage. 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. Please note: the Embassy or Consulate does not directly or indirectly sponsor work permits. You must show a proof of the required work permit at application stage.

Important Notes:
How to apply:
- Please complete the online application form and submit your c.v. in English or French. Candidates must demonstrate concisely in their c.v. how they meet all essential (and asset) qualifications. Please include in your c.v. document the name, title, telephone and email address of at least two people whom we could contact about your previous work experience. Please include in your c.v. document also copies of any certificates of employment from your last place of work and copies of certificates of education, including any relevant certificates of language proficiency by creating one pdf. document.
- Please submit a cover letter in English or French explaining why you are interested in the position and how your previous experience applies to this position. Candidates must demonstrate concisely in their cover letter how they meet all essential (and asset) qualifications.
- Important note: Our application tool allows to upload two documents only. This should be your c.v. and your cover letter. Please make sure that you include all requested additional information and copies of certificates, etc. in the c.v. as described above.

Important notes:
- Please note that the Embassy or Consulate of Canada does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly. You must have a work permit for Germany at the stage of your application.
- Our application tool allows to upload two documents only. This should be your c.v. and your cover letter. Please make sure that you include all requested additional information and copies of certificates etc. in your c.v. as described above.
- 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.
- 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 Embassy or Consulate of Canada 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 before the application process.
- The results of this competition will be also used to establish an eligibility list to staff positions for a determinate and indeterminate period on a full-time or part-time basis or emergency employment.

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