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Job Title:
Readiness and Security Programme Officer (RSPO)

17 173 422 FCFA (annual) and a thirteenth month in December

Vacancy type:

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



Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Closing date for applications:
18-12-2018 At midnight UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
This is a specific position in the preparedness and security program that reports to the Mission Prevention and Security Program Manager (GPPS) in Abidjan. The RSPO focuses on supporting GPPS in its functions. These tasks include ensuring that the mission is always ready to respond to emergencies affecting Canadian communities in Ivory Coast, as well as maintaining and improving the operational and physical security of the mission.

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 university degree from a recognized institution or a combination of education, training and relevant experience in the field of security or emergency preparedness.

• Fluency in French (oral & written);

• Professional experience in the field of security and / or emergency and / or crisis management (eg police, military forces) or international (for example, security officer in an embassy or UN agency) for a minimum of three (3) years;
• Experience in collecting and analyzing information;
• Experience in developing and maintaining a network of contacts;
• Experience in developing and implementing operational procedures, processes, best practices and guidelines for safety and / or emergency management.
• Experience supervising and training security personnel.

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.

• Security management environment or emergencies, as well as international partners present in Ivory Coast, including relevant governmental and non-governmental organizations;
• Concepts, theories and practices of emergency management or security measures;
• Knowledge of administrative procedures (organization of meetings, organization of logistics, writing of reports and letters).

• Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.

• Provide local expert advice and awareness-raising activities, including training exercises and writing emergency preparedness or safety documents;
• Conduct research, online or otherwise;
• Conduct risk analyzes based on information gathering and an understanding of the environment;
• Respect tight deadlines and work under pressure;
• Act as a liaison between the local security community and Canadian employees (EC);
• Build a broad network of contacts to build upon.

Quality and Competences
• Customer service orientation;
• Adaptability and flexibility;
• Teamwork and collaboration;
• Effective communication.

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 working with an international organization, government organization, diplomatic mission or embassy in the field of emergency;
• Supervisory experience of a locally recruited guard force;
• Knowledge of English (oral and written).

Organizational Needs:
• With equal competence, a preference will be given to a female candidate.

Operational Requirements:
• Ability to work overtime, evenings and weekends on a regular basis during periods of overwork and emergencies.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Legally authorized to work and reside in Ivory Coast;
• Before a job offer can be made, applicants must provide a local address as proof of residence, country, city or region given so that if selected, it appears on the letter of offer;
• Able to obtain and maintain a Reliability Status Check performed by the Embassy covering the entire period of employment.

Area of selection:
This position is open to persons who are eligible to work in Ivory Coast, who meet all the essential qualifications listed, and whose applications are received before the closing date. Please note that the Embassy of Canada to Ivory Coast 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:
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.

• 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.
• Selected candidates in the selection phase will be invited for further evaluation. Assessment methods may include: written exam, oral interview, role play, practice tests and presentations.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The Embassy of Canada in Ivory Coast 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 Ivory Coast 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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