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Job Title:
Consular Services Program Officer

16,363,791 FCFA (per annum), plus 13th month bonus in December.

Vacancy type:
Fixed term

Term Details:
This position is a LES (Locally Engaged Staff) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Burkina Faso beginning in February 2019 and ending in March 2020, with the possibility of extension or becoming indeterminate based on operational needs.




Closing date for applications:
09-12-2018 At midnight UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Under the supervision of the Counselor (Administration) and Consul, the responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to:

• Providing a wide range of consular services (including emergency assistance) to Canadians in Burkina Faso;
• Providing passport and citizenship services to the Canadian community in Burkina Faso and in collaboration with the Consular Assistant of the Consulate in Benin;
• Providing legal and notarial services in accordance with all Canadian regulations, laws and procedures, including the Canada Evidence Act and provincial legislation;
• Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with host country authorities and agencies and other diplomatic missions to facilitate the delivery of consular services, developing and implementing outreach and communication activities, including a social media component;
• Administering the Consular Service Cost Recovery Programs; remittances and other consular financial services;
• Supporting the program manager in emergency management, particularly in the definition of preventative measures to support Canadians traveling or residing in the territory of accreditation;
• Performs other duties.

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.

• A degree from a recognized university OR an acceptable combination of training and work experience related to the specific duties and areas of skill required by the position.

• Proficiency in French (oral and written);
• Elementary* level in English (oral and written).

*Elementary is defined as the capacity to understand the language in basic, daily situations and to understand and use simple expressions.

• Minimum of two (2) years of experience in a customer service role in an embassy, consulate, international organization or office conducting work involving consular affairs OR the application of regulatory frameworks, customer services or other closely-related experience;
• Experience working on the preparation of various documents, briefing notes and presentations, and writing correspondence and reports;
• Experience in the use of information management systems or qualitative and quantitative databases.

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 consular services offered at an embassy;
• Knowledge of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic / Consular Relations;
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Outlook;
• Knowledge of case management principles and practices.

• Ability to organize workload, manage multiple demands and meet deadlines and priorities in a high-paced work environment;
• Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information;
• Ability to analyze problems and provide effective solutions to facilitate decision-making;
• Effective interactive communication - oral and written;
• Initiative and judgment;
• Professional integrity and discretion;
• Flexibility and adaptability;
• Attention to detail;
• Client focus;
• Values and Ethics.

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 in the provision of consular services.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Regular hours of work: 8 am to 5 pm.
• Availability to work overtime as needed, and on short notice.
• Ability to travel within the country, Benin and elsewhere as needed.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Candidates must have a valid work permit covering the entire period of employment. Before a job offer can be made, candidates 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.
• The appointment of the successful candidate will be conditional upon the mission's management obtaining a reliability status check.

Area of selection:
This position is open to candidates who are legally authorized to work in Burkina Faso at the time of submitting their application and for the duration of the contract; who meet all the essential qualifications listed below and whose applications are received on the closing date. 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 2870& 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 in Burkina Faso 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 Burkina Faso 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: .

Sorry, this vacancy is closed.

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