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Job Title:
Migration Program Assistant

N. 5,437,841 (Nigerian Naira) annually plus benefits

Vacancy type:

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



Abuja, Nigeria

Closing date for applications:
20-02-2019 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the supervision of the Migration Program Manager, supports the delivery of IRCC Programs conducting research and sharing knowledge to inform and assist Officers in reporting and liaison, program integrity, promotion and recruitment, and other program support. The job requires a significant knowledge of country conditions of Nigeria and their potential impact on migration flows. The incumbent exercises diplomacy and discretion, as well as attention to detail in preparing and tracking financial documents and scheduling.

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.


• High School Diploma


• Advanced working knowledge of English, written and spoken


• Recent* experience of at least 12 months working in an office environment, including but not limited to, an international organization, Embassy or High Commission, or a Canadian company or organization.
• Recent* experience of at least 24 months working in an office environment.

• Recent* experience of at least 12 months working on a PC, developing functionality of various computer programs and applications, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and internet browsers.

*Recent as defined within the last 3 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 and/or presentations.

• Understanding of the impact of political, economic, and social factors on migration-related matters.
• General knowledge of evidence-based research methods.
• Knowledge and functionality of various computer programs and applications.

• Ability to analyze and identify relevant, reliable, and quality information
• Ability to summarize information in a clear and concise manner
• Ability to prepare and present recommendations
• Ability to adapt template letters, generate original and pre-formatted reports
• Effective interactive communication (written and oral)
• Ability to use office equipment to enter or access information, reproduce and transmit information
• Focus on quality and details
• Adaptability and flexibility
• Commitment to values and ethics, integrity, reliability, and discretion

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.

• A working knowledge of French
• Experience working on migration-related matters.

Organizational Needs:
• The results of this recruitment process may also be used to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates for similar openings at the High Commission of Canada in Nigeria which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.

Operational Requirements:
• Normal working hours are 37.5 per week Mondays to Thursdays (08:00 to 16:30) and Fridays (08:00 – 13:30)
• Work in high pressure environment
• Some overtime required (on week days and/or during weekends if job demands)
• Some occasional travel may be necessary

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Nigerian citizen or legally able to work at the High Commission of Canada in Nigeria. (Please note The High Commission does not sponsor work authorizations directly or indirectly).
• Before an offer of employment can be made, candidates must provide a local address as proof of residence in the specific city or region so that if selected, it will appear on the offer letter.
• Obtain and maintain a Reliability Status (security clearance) from the Government of Canada covering the entire employment period. This includes a criminal and credit background check.

Area of selection:
Open to internal and external applicants who are legal residents or citizens of Nigeria, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date. Please note that the High Commission of Canada in Nigeria 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.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The High Commission of Canada in Nigeria 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.
• If you have any questions at any stage of the recruitment process, please send an email to:

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