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Job Title:
Readiness and Security Program Officer (RSPO)

Starting from USD 24,429 annual gross paid in UAH equivalent

Vacancy type:

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



Kiev, Ukraine

Closing date for applications:
28-10-2018 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
This is a Readiness and Security Program-specific position reporting to the Readiness and Security Program Manager (RSPM). The RSPM is mandated to play a leadership role in mitigating, preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies affecting Canadians or Canadian interests in Ukraine, including business continuity of the Embassy of Canada in Ukraine, as well as managing security risks to the people, information, assets and operations of the Embassy of Canada in Ukraine. Under the general supervision of the RSPM, the RSPO works in a team environment to provide operational, planning, administrative and client services to support the RSPM in delivering on his mandate for the Canadian Embassy in Ukraine.

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.

• University degree from a recognised institution.

• Fluency in English (spoken and written);
• Fluency in Ukrainian (spoken and written);

• Two years of experience in the field of Security and/or Emergency and/or Crisis Management and/or Business Continuity;
• Experience in providing advice based on research and analysis of information; and,
• Experience in developing and implementing operational procedures, processes, best practices and guidelines for security and / or emergency management.

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.

• In-depth knowledge of the Ukrainian environment including: geography, culture, language, values, ethics, social conventions and customs, local structures, in particular the functioning and organization of law enforcement. The RSPO must be able to interpret the observations of the environment in their socio-political and security context, including in times of crisis;
• Knowledge of security concepts, standards and practices in the context of managing security risks to the people, information, assets and operations and the accountability of the Government of Canada;
• Knowledge of emergency management, standards and practices in the context of mitigating, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies affecting Canadians or Canadian interests; and,
• Knowledge and respect of the concepts contained in the Values and Ethics Code of the Government of Canada; and,
• Knowledge and understanding of the principles of Gender-based Analysis Plus.

• Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
• Perform research and analyse information, online or otherwise;
• Conduct threat, vulnerability and/or risk assessments;
• Conduct security, emergency and/or business continuity planning;
• Meet tight deadlines and work under pressure;
• Analyze problems independently and propose variable courses of action;

• Practices discretion and sound judgement at all times;
• Takes integrated and inclusive approaches to planning, reporting, analysis and problem-solving;
• Shows initiative;
• Shows a high level of reliability, flexibility, and adaptability;
• Quality and detail-focused;
• Strong planning and organizational skills;
• Demonstrates an ability to establish networks within and outside the organization.

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

• Specialized education in corporate security, emergency management, or risk analysis;
• Working experience with an international organization, governmental organization, diplomatic mission or embassy in the area of emergency management and/or security;
• Experience in cultivating networks of contacts and liaising with counterparts in other organizations;
• Experience in writing detailed reports based on research and analysis of information;
• Experience in navigating Ukrainian laws, regulations, processes and marketplaces related to security and / or emergency management;
• Fluency in Russian (spoken and written); and,
• Fluency in French (spoken and written).

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability to work during the regular business hours of the Embassy;
• Ability to work overtime, periodic evenings and weekends on a regular basis, during periods of high work load or emergency; and,
• Be willing to travel in the country;

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Candidates must have a valid work authorization covering the entire employment period. If the employment is indeterminate, the work authorization should be permanent or itself lead to a permanent work authorization.
• Before an offer of employment can be made, candidates must provide a local address as proof of residence in the specific city, region or country so that if selected, it will appear on the offer letter.
• Obtain and maintain a reliability rating (security clearance) from the Government of Canada covering the entire employment period.

How to Apply
• Please follow the link and complete the online application form.
• 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.

Area of selection:
This vacancy is open to all external applicants eligible to work and resident in Ukraine who meet all of the essential criteria below and whose applications are received before the closing date. The Embassy of Canada in Ukraine does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly. 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, disability or any other irrelevant factor.

Important Notes:
• 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 Embassy of Canada in Ukraine 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 Embassy of Canada in Ukraine 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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