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Job Title:
Property Assistant

130,170 EGP gross per year for 37.5 hours/week + 13th month bonus

Vacancy type:

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



Cairo, Egypt

Closing date for applications:
16-12-2018 At midnight UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Under the supervision of the Property Officer, develops a program for the maintenance, repair, upkeep and security of all crown-owned and leased properties; maintains working relations with appropriate suppliers and contractors, and liaises with owners of leased properties as instructed by the supervisor; determines the service requirements to meet the needs of the mission’s accommodations; gathers data for the development of the budget for the leasing, operation, and maintenance of all crown-held properties; assists in the maintenance of Staff Quarter leasing contract records, and ensures timely lease renewal in accordance with departmental regulations, and applicable contractual obligations; prepares invoices/financial documents to be submitted to Finance. Performs other 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.

• A degree from a recognized university.

• Fluency in spoken and written English;
• Fluency in spoken and written Arabic.

• A minimum of two (2) years of recent* work experience in facility management or property management (note: specialized education as an Engineer will also meet this requirement);
• A minimum of one (1) year of recent* work experience in providing office administration support, including using Microsoft Office;
*Recent is regarded as within the last 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.

• Knowledge of principles of facility or property management, including maintenance, project management and contracting;
• Knowledge of basic systems of a commercial or residential building;
• Knowledge of basic accounting principles related to budgets and petty cash.

• Ability to interpret and analyze information quickly and efficiently;
• Ability to work under pressure, plan and organize and prioritize multiple tasks;
• Able to coordinate priorities within tight deadlines;
• Ability to work courteously and effectively in a multi-national team;
• Attention for details and accuracy;
• Clear, polite and effective communication;
• Flexible;
• Professional integrity;
• Judgment.

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.

• Recent experience (within the past five years) as a property officer or assistant in a diplomatic mission, a government agency, or a multinational company
• Ability to communicate in French.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week.
• Overtime may be required occasionally.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Any job offer is subject to receipt of satisfactory references and the ability to obtain and maintain an Enhanced Reliability security screening (including a criminal and credit check).
• Applicants must be eligible to work legally in Egypt. Temporary work permits are not accepted.

Area of selection:
This position is open to individuals who are eligible to live and work in Egypt, 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 to Egypt 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 regardless of ethnic origin, religious belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other irrelevant factor.

Important Notes:
How to apply:
• Please click on the link and complete the online application form.
• Candidates are also required to upload a CV and a covering letter in English or in 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 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 this type of email).
• The Embassy of Canada in Cairo, Egypt does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• If candidates need any special accommodation for exams or interviews, please let us know in advance of these assessments.
• 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 Cairo, Egypt 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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