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Job Title:
Common Service Assistant

AED 125,244 gross per annum

Vacancy type:

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



Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Closing date for applications:
22-11-2018 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the supervision of the Common Service Officer, the incumbent is accountable for the provision of administrative support services of mission-specific common services; and the coordination of regionalized common services requests from the mission to the CSDP. Responsible for the provision of documents, information and a variety of administrative services in support of more than one of the following areas: finance, human resources, materiel management, procurement, contracting, property and facilities management processes.

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 university degree from a recognized university

• Fluency in English (oral and written)
• Fluency in Arabic (oral and written)

• Experience working in an office environment in an administrative role for a minimum of three (3) 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.

• Computer skills (Word processing, Excel, PowerPoint) and general aptitude for computer applications
• Standard accounting and administrative practices and procedures

• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
• Adaptability and flexibility
• Attention to detail
• Client focus
• Initiative
• Integrity
• Judgment
• Teamwork and co-operation

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.
• Experience working in SAP Finance or similar accounting software
• Experience working in account payables or account receivables
• Successful completion of a university degree from a recognized university in a financial or accounting field of study

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability to work overtime (evenings and weekends if necessary)
• Annual leave may be restricted due to operational needs
• Willingness to travel internationally
• Willingness to undergo training

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Ability to obtain and maintain a UAE residence visa.
• Must be residing in the UAE when the offer of employment is made.
• Ability to obtain and retain an enhanced reliability clearance (security clearance). The appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to a Reliability Check (RC) obtained by the Management. To conduct the Reliability Check (RC), the candidate will have to submit the following documents on being selected by the mission.
o Police clearance certificate for the last 10 years
o Professional and educational certificates and mark sheets (i.e., academic transcripts)
• Maintenance of a valid passport

Area of selection:
Open to external applicants, who are eligible to work in UAE and will be resident in UAE at the time of hiring, and to all mission employees occupying an indeterminate or term position, who meet all of the essential qualifications, and whose applications are received by the closing date. 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 irrelevant factor.

Important Notes:
• Please follow the link and complete the online application form.
• Candidates are 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.
• Candidates are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. They are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application (English or French).
• 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 these types of email).
• Candidates screened in will be contacted for further assessment, including: a personal interview with a series of questions designed to evaluate each applicant’s knowledge, abilities, competencies and personal suitability for the position. In addition, tests may be conducted to assist the selection board in assessing the applicant’s qualifications, skills and language ability. Reference verifications shall be conducted as a part of the hiring process.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The Consulate General of Canada, Dubai 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 during the application process.
• The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list to staff similar openings at the Consulate General of Canada, Dubai which may arise in the twelve (12) months following the completion of this competition.
• If you have any questions at any stage of the process please send an email to

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