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Job Title:
Outreach Officer CHADG Competition # 572

Rs. 1,124,792 per annum (non-negotiable)

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
Indeterminate (Full time)


LES 07

Consulate General of Canada, Chandigarh

Closing date for applications:
22-03-2019 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the direction of the Migration Program Manager (MPM), the Outreach Officer advises and supports the development, planning and execution of the Migration Program’s client service priorities in India and Migration Program’s outreach activities. With respect to communications related duties, the Officer, conducts regular media monitoring, and contributes to media strategies in support of key priorities, including the development and drafting of various communications products. The Officer helps the MPM support other priorities in the mission, including those of the amalgamated Department of Global Affairs Canada and the pan-India network of Canadian missions and Migration Offices. The officer plans and coordinates official visits from Canada, accompanying officials and arranging meetings with key local interlocutors. In order to assist the Migration Program Manager provide the best information and advice to the Consulate General and to senior Canadian officials, the Officer monitors local political and economic developments, maintains a network of contacts in local industries and contributes to reporting.

Essential qualifications:
Mandatory Screening Qualifications:

Education: Master’s degree/diploma from a recognized university. A combination of education, training and experience is acceptable.

Experience: Minimum 4 years (within the past 6 years) of recent experience in the following areas:
• Demonstrated experience in planning and organizing communications strategies and outreach and promotion activities;
• Experience in organizing high level events/visits;
• Experience in developing communication materials for various audiences or mediums;
• Experience developing and maintaining a broad network of contacts.

Language: Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, Punjabi and Hindi.

Please note that the English language skills assessment is mandatory to qualify this staffing process.

The qualifying IELTS criterion is: No single competencies lower than 6 AND an overall band level of 7.0

The qualifying ILSC criterion is: Minimum CLB 9 on both Grammar/Reading and Writing Section.

For candidates who have valid and qualifying IELTS/ILSC scores: Candidates who demonstrate they have IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and ILSC test results at the said levels must submit their scores along with their candidature. These candidates shall not be re-tested in English. For operational purposes, only the “General Training” option under IELTS is acceptable.

Please note that only IELTS and ILSC scores for the last 5 years will be considered.

For candidates who do not have IELTS/ILSC scores and have not appeared for the same administered through the High Commission of Canada in the last 12 months, will be assessed on their English Language skills by the High Commission during this staffing process.

For candidates who have appeared for ILSC test administered by the
High Commission/Consulate General and did not achieve qualifying scores in the last 12 months, are required to appear for the test at their own cost and submit their qualifying scores along with their applications. No extended deadline shall be provided to submit these scores.

Computer Skills: MS-office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint), MS Outlook, Internet and Social media tools.

Mandatory Rated Qualifications:

• Knowledge of the current political and economic developments in India;
• Knowledge of tools and techniques to stimulate participation and interest in promotion and outreach;
• Knowledge of project management, and ability to plan, manage and coordinate projects, events, visits and activities;
• Knowledge of analytical and research techniques to collect and analyse data and trends and to synthesize information;
• Knowledge of the Government of Canada's international mandate, objectives and priorities as well as knowledge of Canada, including Canadian interests in India.

• Ability to create, develop and deliver outreach and promotional materials and activities to raise Canada’s profile on key priorities, including producing, editing, and translating communication materials in various formats and speaking publicly to various audiences;
• Ability to write in English, Punjabi and Hindi, adapting language and style to various media, audiences circumstances;
• Ability to analyse and evaluate the public environment, client’s experience, policies, issues, programmes, practices and other information in order to provide advice and recommendations;

Personal Suitability:
• Integrity
• Adaptability & Flexibility
• Judgement
• Initiative
• Planning & Organization Skills
• Interpersonal Skills

Asset Qualifications:
Candidates are encouraged to indicate how they meet the following criteria, where applicable:

•Master’s degree/diploma in Mass communications and media
•Ability to read, understand and communicate in French
•Ability to use graphic design software to make posters, invitations and promotional materials

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:

• Meet all of the mandatory screening qualifications and mandatory rated qualifications stated below
• Have independent work authorization in India

Condition(s) of Employment:
The appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to a Reliability Check (RC) obtained by the Management. To conduct the Reliability Check (RC), the candidate will have to submit the following documents on being selected by the mission.

•Police clearance certificate (Character Certificate)
•Letter of recognition from your bank stating your name, years of client service and your address
•Professional and educational certificates and mark sheets (i.e., academic transcripts)

The successful candidate may be asked to work overtime hours when/as required, and will be required to travel locally and out of state.

Area of selection:
All employees of the High Commission of Canada and Canadian missions in India; Individuals who are currently residing & eligible to work in India; Spouses/Dependants of Canada-based staff

Important Notes:
NOTE: The Government of Canada is committed to building a skilled, inclusive and diverse workforce and to pursuing employment equity. Diversity is our strength and all applicants who meet the qualifications below are encouraged to apply.

All applications will be carefully reviewed against the mandatory screening requirements and mandatory rated qualifications of the job. Please submit a cover note with your candidature, clearly indicating how you meet the screening requirements. Failure to do so will result in the rejection of your application.

Candidates screened in will be contacted for further assessment, including: a personal interview with a series of questions designed to evaluate each applicant’s knowledge, abilities, competencies and personal suitability for the position. In addition, tests may be conducted to assist the selection board in assessing the applicant’s qualifications, skills and language ability. Reference verifications shall be conducted as a part of the hiring process.

The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list to staff similar openings at the Consulate General of Canada, Chandigarh which may arise in the twelve (12) months following the completion of this competition.

Note that the candidates will only be contacted through the email provided in their application. Please check your mailbox regularly for any information.

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