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Job Title:
Property Manager (Anticipatory)


Vacancy type:

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



Embassy of Canada, Senegal

Closing date for applications:
17-03-2019 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the direction of the Deputy Management Consular Officer, the incumbent develops and implements the property management program for the maintenance and repair of all properties, structures and immovables whereby the Crown is the owner or tenant; plan, design and supervise the renovations, alterations, and installations at the Chancery, the Official Residence and staff quarters, and carry out on-site inspections; purchase technical and electronic equipment for the Chancery, Official Residence and Staff Quarters; draft, negotiate and monitor long-term maintenance contracts for buildings and equipment; supervise teams; plan and recommend the implementation of a program for the acquisition and allocation of staff quarters and negotiate new leases for real property, the renewal of such contracts or their extension; perform other functions.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates will be initially selected on the qualifications for education, language profile and experience required. It will be up to the candidate to clearly demonstrate in their letter of motivation how they meet these criteria by clearly and concretely explaining how they meet each experience criterion for the essential or asset qualifications.

• Bachelor's degree (BAC + 4) from a recognized university in a related field (building or built construction technology, civil engineering, architecture, engineering, project management, etc.) or equivalent combination of studies, training and relevant experience in a related field.

Linguistic profile:
• French (fluent : oral, reading, writing) ;
• Knowledge of wolof (oral).

• Recent professional experience * of at least five (5) years in a related field such as property management or construction project management;
• Recent professional experience * in budget management;
• Recent professional experience * in supervision/management of a team for at least 3 years.

* Recent is defined as in the last seven (7) years.

• Knowledge of procurement practices for the implementation of contracts for goods and services;
• Knowledge of North American or European construction standards and practices in civil engineering;
• Knowledge of the real estate market and the laws and regulations governing the rental of buildings in Dakar;
• Knowledge of workplace health and safety principles;
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).

Capacities and competencies :
• Ability to strategically plan and manage for a large program and / or project (objectives, schedule, budget, lessons learned, etc.);
• Ability to liaise effectively and positively with internal management and key stakeholders such as owners and service providers;
• Ability to mobilize and organize the work of a team;

Personal qualities:
• Customer service orientation
• Judgment, professional integrity and discretion
• Effective interactive communication (oral and written)
• Ability to find creative solutions and show initiative
• Able to set priorities, multitask and manage time / workload effectively

Asset Qualifications:
Preference could be given to candidates who meet the asset qualifications. Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter and resume how they meet these qualifications, if any.
• Similar experience in a position at a diplomatic mission or international organization.
• Ability to understand and communicate verbally in English.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
The employee will occasionally have to work overtime with or without notice and be available to answer, in case of emergency, telephone calls that may occur after regular hours including weekends and holidays.
Working hours: 37.5 hours per week

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Eligible to reside and work legally in Senegal;
• Obtain and maintain a Government of Canada security clearance (Status of reliability).

Area of selection:
This competition is open to candidates with the right to reside and work in Senegal, who meet the essential qualifications and conditions of employment and whose applications are received before the closing date. The Government of Canada is an equal opportunity employer which welcomes applications from various sections of the community. Applicants will be considered on merit, regardless of their ethnicity, religion, 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. Applicants must also submit their CV and a covering letter. Applications that do not include all required information and documents will be rejected.
• Candidates must demonstrate, concisely, in their cover letter how they meet the essential qualifications and assets. Only candidates who meet all essential qualifications will be contacted and invited for further evaluation.

• Candidates are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. They are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application (French or English).
• Communications for this process will be sent by email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that the contact information provided is accurate and up-to-date as required;
• Please note that some email systems may block emails from unknown users. Candidates should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users and regularly check their email, including junk mail.
• Shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate in the following stages of assessment: written exam, interview, psychometric test.
• Security and reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The Embassy of Canada to Senegal 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 Embassy of Canada in Dakar does not sponsor work permits, directly or indirectly.
• The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list of staff for similar openings at the Embassy of Canada in Dakar, Senegal which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this competition.
• If you have any questions, please email:

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