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Job Title:
Political/Economic Officer

USD 48,189 per year (approx. USD 24.63 per hour)

Vacancy type:

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



Maputo, Mozambique

Closing date for applications:
14-08-2018 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the direction of the Program Manager, the successful candidate will:

• Carry out independent research (from public sources and through complex fact finding) and proactively prepare reports on key political and economic developments relevant to Canadian interests in Mozambique, Malawi and Eswatini;
• Establish, maintain and expand a network of contacts with local counterparts, Mozambican government departments and key political actors, media, and civil society, in order to facilitate the work of the High Commission;
• Manage work related to the funding of initiatives in Mozambique, Malawi and Eswatini through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives;
• Proactively manage the High Commission’s social media accounts, drafting posts and creating opportunities for social-media tie-in, and consulting appropriately throughout the mission;
• Be responsible for providing written translation and oral interpretation as required for lengthy correspondence, meetings, and visits;
• Serve as quality control officer for official correspondence in Portuguese;
• Performing other duties, as required.

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.

• Master-level degree from a recognized university in a related field e.g. politics, economics, international relations, history

• Advanced oral and written fluency in Portuguese and English

• Minimum 3 years’ recent* experience in political analysis and report-writing or in a related area (international relations, legal affairs, economics, etc.)
• Demonstrable recent* experience in administering public funds
• Demonstrable recent* experience in administering corporate social media accounts

*Recent is defined as having been acquired within the past 5 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.

• The political and economic environment in Mozambique, Malawi and Eswatini
• The global political and economic environment

• Effective oral and written interactive communication
• Effective interpersonal relations
• Proactivity
• Orientation to results
• Adaptability and flexibility
• Strong and proven research and analysis abilities

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-level knowledge of French
• Relevant and significant (minimum of 1 year) recent* experience working for an international or diplomatic organization

*Recent is defined as within the past 5 years

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Occasional overtime will be required
• Some travel (including internationally) will be required

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Valid residency / work permit
• Able to obtain and retain an enhanced reliability clearance from the Government of Canada

Area of selection:
Open to external and internal applicants residing in Mozambique who meet all of the essential qualifications and whose applications are received by the closing date. 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, political affiliation, 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.

• 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 High Commission of Canada in Mozambique 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 High Commission of Canada in Mozambique 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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