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Job Title:
Readiness and Security Program Officer

BBD $ 96,034-150,352 + Benefits

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
(full-time – 37.5 hours per week) The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list for similar openings at the High Commission.



High Commission of Canada to Barbados

Closing date for applications:
22-08-2018 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the direction of the Mission Security Officer (MSO) with area responsibility for Barbados as well as its areas of accreditation/responsibility (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Monserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Maarten), this position provides security and emergency management services for the High Commission with the goal of 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 by developing, implementing and delivering operational security measures; developing an extensive network of contacts throughout the region of accreditation; liaising with a wide range of other local authorities who provide security and emergency services, and with counterparts in other organizations; contributing to the security briefings and trainings program; contributing to the missions overall emergency preparedness, and resilience as well as assisting in the preparation and delivery of Mission Emergency Management and Preparedness; and responding to a full range of incidents; maintaining and supporting physical security systems and infrastructure and providing corporate support to the Security Program. The position works in close coordination with the Mission Security Officer (MSO), the Deputy Mission Security Officer (DMSO), the local guard force, as well as with other Mission programmes.

Essential qualifications:
 Fluency in English, written and spoken.

 Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university
 An equivalent combination of education, training, and/or work experience related to the duties and specific areas of competence required for the position.

 Minimum of three (3) year’s experience in the past five (5) year’s working in corporate security, risk analysis or equivalent.
 Experience writing reports based on research and analysis of open source information.
 Experience in building and maintaining a network of professional contacts.
 Experience in emergency management.

 In-depth knowledge of the security environment in Barbados.
 General knowledge of the various government, security institutions and law-enforcement agencies in Barbados.
 General knowledge of local and or regional emergency management and business continuity planning.
 Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and knowledge of web-based search engine.

 Willingness and ability to travel on a regular basis to other countries/area of responsibility.

Asset Qualifications:
 Experience working in a diplomatic/consular mission and/or an international organization.
 Experience in providing training to small groups.

 Fluency in French, written and spoken.
 Specialized education in corporate security or risk analysis is an asset.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
Rated Requirements

 Engage and communicate professionally, effectively and articulately, both orally and in writing.
 Research, analyze, assess and evaluate information effectively to provide advice and recommendations.
 Make decisions involving various levels of risk and threats.
 Manage multiple competing demands, organize time and work effectively.
 Work independently as well as being part of a larger team.
 Foster and maintain relations with key local government offices, officials and organizations, private sector organizations and other diplomatic missions related to security and emergency management services.
 High level of discretion and tact in handling sensitive information and client relationships.

Personal suitability
 Effective interpersonal skills, sound judgement, professional integrity, tact, discretion, initiative, adaptability and flexibility, thoroughness, and capacity to establish and maintain effective and professional working relationships with clients, colleagues, and supervisors.
 Willingness to learn.
 Focus on quality and details.

Condition(s) of Employment:
Conditions of Employment
 Eligibility for a Government of Canada Enhanced Reliability Status which includes a criminal record check, credit check, and validation of qualifications.
 Be able and committed to working additional hours as required and on short notice including evenings and weekends.
 Must be willing to undertake work-related travel.
 Field work under potentially difficult conditions will be required (during crises management).
 Successful completion of a one-year probationary period.

Area of selection:
Open to Barbadian nationals and expatriates with work permit.

Important Notes:
Selection procedure
The staffing process will consist of a review of all applications to ensure that applicants meet the essential requirements. Failure to meet any of the essential requirements eliminates candidates from further consideration in the competition. Only those applicants who meet these will be contacted for an interview or other form of assessment of the Rated Requirements. Failure to provide any of the information required to assess your candidacy will result in your application being rejected. All communication relating to this process, including the quality of your responses in the application portal and in your cover letter may be used in the assessment of qualifications.
The assessment may include an interview, a written test and other tests that will consist of a series of questions designed to evaluate each applicants’ knowledge, abilities and personal suitability of the position.
The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list for similar openings at the High Commission.

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