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Job Title:
Logistics and Event Assistant

Starting at HUF 3,657,683 gross per annum, plus 13th month bonus

Vacancy type:
Fixed term

Term Details:
Term (January 1, 2019 – September 1, 2020) This position is a LES (Locally Engaged Staff) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Hungary



Budapest, Hungary

Closing date for applications:
18-11-2018 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the direct supervision of the HOM, the Logistics and Event Assistant contributes to the preparation and delivery of hospitality functions and events at the Chancery, at the Ambassador’s Residence and other event venues; provides assistance for travel arrangements; assists with the general administration related to hospitality supplies; assists in maintaining various inventories; and performs other administrative and job-related 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.

• Secondary school diploma with a specialization in catering, restaurant industry, tourism, logistics etc. or secondary school diploma and professional training in a relevant field (e.g. catering, restaurant industry, tourism, event management, protocol) or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.

• Fluency in English and Hungarian (written and oral)

• At least 3 years of recent experience (gained within the past 5 years) working in a related field, such as protocol, event management, restaurant industry, housekeeping, etc.;
• A minimum of 2 years of experience in providing client service and working with service providers, gained within the past 5 years;
• Experience in event planning and management;
• Experience in managing technical staff (cleaners, waiters, etc.).

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.

• Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook);
• Knowledge of basic inventory management practices;
• Knowledge of the basics of budget management.

• Adaptability and flexibility
• Strong client focus
• Effective interactive communication
• Teamwork and cooperation
• Sound judgement
• Ability to plan and organize workflow
• Honesty and integrity

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.

• Knowledge of French (written and oral)
• Proven work experience at a diplomatic mission or international organization
• Proven work experience in state or diplomatic protocol
• Active work contacts in the event management and restaurant industries
• Valid driving license (category B).

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability to work overtime on short notice (evenings, weekends if necessary);
• Ability to travel (also abroad) and attend offsite events.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Any job offer is subject to receipt of satisfactory references and the ability to obtain and maintain reliability security clearance (including a criminal record check);
• Proof of right to work in Hungary and copies of educational qualifications may be required at the interview stage;
• Occupational health clearance which must be maintained throughout the time of employment.

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 residing in Hungary and to all mission employees occupying an indeterminate or term position, including emergency employees. Please note that the Embassy of Canada to Hungary does not sponsor work authorizations 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 to Hungary 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 to Hungary 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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