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Job Title:
Readiness Security Program Officer (RSPO)

ILS 209,445 per annum

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
This position is an LES (Locally Engaged Staff) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in TAVIV, Israel



Tel Aviv, Israel

Closing date for applications:
09-11-2018 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the direction and supervision of the Readiness Security Program Manager, the incumbent will research and analyze the security environment in Israel; advise on operational security matters; prepare detailed reports; develop and maintain an active network of operational security contacts; assist in the management of a locally-contracted guard force; perform background checks on Locally Engaged Staff and contractors; deliver routine group and individual security briefings; contribute to maintaining a culture of security in the mission and to assist in the response to security incidents affecting its personnel, information and /or assets and to support the embassy’s overall emergency preparedness / management EM activities and business continuity planning; and perform 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.

• Successful completion of a Bachelor's-level university degree or an equivalent combination of education, training and security related experience.

• Fluency in English (written and spoken)
• Fluency in Hebrew (written and spoken)

• A minimum of three years’ experience in an embassy or international organization in a role that includes responsibilities of providing security and safety advice, guidance across a variety of disciplines to civilians and officials and/or security reporting including researching, analyzing synthesizing or drafting content for the purposes of supporting managerial decision making
• Experience in building and maintaining a network of professional contacts for the purposes of advancing the interests of the organization, preferably but not exclusively, in the security sector

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.

• Security environment throughout Israel and the region
• Government of Israel security governance and responsibilities
• Standard security mitigation features and practices for ensuring security of persons and physical property
• Practices and Procedures associated with working in a government/public service environment
• Conducting research using online resources and Microsoft Office Suite

Ability to:

• Communicate effectively in writing in English
• Analyze and interpret and synthesize information quickly and efficiently
• Meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure with minimal supervision
• Demonstrate trust, integrity and discretion

• Initiative
• Effective team player
• Judgement and Discretion

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.

• Fluency in French
• Fluency in Arabic

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
Working hours are Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week

• Ability to work occasional overtime (evenings, weekends if necessary)
• Ability to travel and attend offsite meetings/work requirements.
• Available to deploy for field work, potentially to locations requiring personal protective equipment.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Able to obtain and retain a reliability clearance (security clearance)
• Must have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in Israel
• Must have a valid driving license

Area of selection:
This position is open to applicants who are eligible to work in Israel, and to all mission employees occupying an indeterminate or term position, who meet all of the essential qualifications stated and whose applications are received by the closing date.

Important Notes:
• 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 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 (some email systems block this type of email).
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The Embassy of Canada in Tel Aviv does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• If candidates need any special accommodation for exams or interviews, please let us know in advance of these assessments.
• 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 Tel Aviv which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.
• If you have any questions at any stage of the process please send an email to

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