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Job Title:
Common Services Assistant

Starting salary 86 489 DZD gross per month plus bonus (13th month, meal and travel allowance) + other social benefits

Vacancy type:
Fixed term

Term Details:
Full-time position (37.5 hours per week). Term contract (12 months) including one year probation, with the possibility to be renewed or become indeterminate based on operational requirements. This position is a LES (Locally Engaged Staff) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Algeria.



Algiers, Algeria

Closing date for applications:
26-12-2018 At midnight UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Under the supervision of the Common Services Agent, the incumbent:

• Provides administrative support services;
• Coordinates and administers procedures and operations in the common service area (including: financial operations, human resources, customs clearance and shipment tracking, relocation / CE installation provisions);
• Provides human resource support such as staffing, payroll preparation, classification, leave administration, and others;
• Prepares and provides reports, spreadsheets and information in the areas of common services activities: administration, finance and human resources;
• Coordinates, drafts and transmits documents such as briefing notes, correspondence, official documents, and letters to state agencies and resource persons;
• Collects, scans, reviews and uploads incoming documents into integrated and automated corporate systems for financial management and resource management;
• Collects, prepares and maintains documents and data in the Department's electronic systems;
• Processes and coordinates VAT exemption and refund requests with local authorities;
• Completes and submits forms on various systems and for various beneficiaries;
• Coordinates common service requests from the Mission to the regional joint service delivery point and headquarters;
• Coordinates and schedules activities, schedules and meetings, as well as facilitating the development of travel plans 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.

• Undergraduate university degree with a speciality in accounting, administration, business administration, trade, human resources, financial economics or any other field relevant to the position; or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.

• Fluency in French and Arabic (spoken and written).

• A minimum of 2 years of recent professional experience * in an administrative support role (including: finance, accounting, administration or human resources); in an office environment.
* Recent experience is defined as a minimum of two (2) years of experience in the last five (5) 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.

• Proficiency in with the Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Outlook, Word).

• Ability to work under pressure, adapting to changing priorities to meet deadlines;
• Ability to interpret client demand and recommend solutions;
• Ability to communicate effectively in Arabic and French verbally and in writing;
• Customer service orientation;
• Attention to detail;
• Judgment;
• Initiative;
• Reliability 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 human resources legislation (labor law, social law, etc.);
• Knowledge of protocol, customs procedures and the legal and fiscal framework;
• Knowledge of Canada's second official language (English).

• Recent experience in an international organization or diplomatic mission;
• Experience with the Integrated Management System (SAP);
• Work experience in a human resource discipline such as recruitment, payroll preparation, classification, or others;
• Experience working in a customer service environment.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability and willingness to work overtime when required.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Applicants must have a valid work permit covering the entire period of employment.
• Before a job offer can be made, applicants must provide a local address as proof of residency, in the country, city or region given that, if selected, it will appear on the letter of offer.
• Ability to obtain and maintain a reliability level security clearance.

Area of selection:
This position is open to external candidates eligible to reside and work in Algeria and to indeterminate, term and emergency employees at the Embassy of Canada in Algiers. Candidate must meet all essential qualifications and applications must have been received by the closing date. Please note that the Embassy of Canada in Algiers does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly. The Government of Canada is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from various sections of the community. Applicants will be considered on merit, regardless of their ethnic background, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other irrelevant factor.

Important Notes:
How to apply
• Please follow the link 2866 & 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.

• 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 Algiers 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 Algiers 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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