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Job Title:
Defence Activities Coordinator

Starting at 226,315 ETB gross per annum

Vacancy type:
Fixed term

Term Details:
Three year term (full time) This position is a LES (Locally Engaged Staff) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Ethiopia.



Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Closing date for applications:
01-01-2019 At midnight UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Under the supervision of the Canadian Defence Attaché (CDA) and the Canadian Defence Attaché Administrative Assistant (CDA AA):

• Maintains and executes an annual Military Training and Cooperation Program (MTCP) for countries of the CDA's accreditation (currently Djibouti and possible Ethiopia, South Sudan and Somali);
• Provides administrative assistance to the CDA and CDA AA; and
• Performs other administrative, coordination and translation 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.

• Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university OR an acceptable equivalent through the combination of education and work experience

• Fluency in English and Amharic (oral and written)

• At least three (3) years of recent (within the past five (5) years), relevant work experience in providing administrative support to an executive team.
• Experience in writing, editing and formatting documents

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 Ethiopia defence, military, and security organisations
• Knowledge of Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces, as well as Canadian Government rules and regulations
• Knowledge of general administrative practices and procedures; and
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook Mail);

• Ability to manage time in order to arrange workflow and meet deadlines
• Ability to network with local authorities for logistical and administrative activities (travel planning, work and social events, scheduling, etc.)
• Ability to produce accurate translations of correspondence and other written works in English and Amharic
• Ability to do research and collate information
• Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
• Discretion and professional integrity
• Adaptability and flexibility – adapts approaches to problems
• Focus on quality and details – monitors data or projects
• Imitative – proactive and plans ahead

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.

• Previous experience working in a diplomatic mission, in a Canadian Government or Canadian Public Sector environment, or in an international organization;
• Fluency in French, Canada’s other official language.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability and willingness to work overtime;
• Leave may be restricted due to operational requirements.
• May need to travel at times outside of Addis Ababa

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Any job offer is subject to a reliability security screening (including a criminal record and credit check).
• Proof of right to work in Ethiopia and copies of educational qualifications will be required at the interview stage of the process.
• 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.

Area of selection:
This position is open to individuals who are eligible to work in Ethiopia, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date. Please note that the Embassy of Canada in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia does not sponsor work authorizations directly or indirectly. The Canadian Government is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered on merit.

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 Embassy of Canada in Addis Ababa 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 Addis Ababa 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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