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Job Title:
Consular Assistant

143,187 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:
26-03-2019 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the general supervision of the Consular Officer, answers all Consular inquiries via emails or telephone; updates the system for the registration of Canadian citizens; processes and coordinates all citizenship applications, manages daily authentications of documents; provides administrative and financial services for the consular section, including coding bills; replaces Passport Examiner in the processing of passport applications.
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.

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent diploma or an adequate combination of education and relevant professional experience

• Recent* work experience in face to face client service
• Recent* work experience as an office assistant
*Recent is regarded as within the last 5 years

• Fluency in English (written, read and spoken)
• Fluency in Arabic (written, read and spoken)
• Intermediate level in French (written, read and spoken)

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 Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook) and internet search engines.
• Knowledge of administration of office procedures and practices.
• Knowledge of basic accounting principles
• Knowledge of Canada
• Knowledge of consular services offered to Canadians abroad

• Able to coordinate priorities within tight deadlines
• Ability to work courteously and effectively in a multi-national team
• Attention for details and accuracy
• Efficient interactive communication (both orally and written)
• Professional integrity and good judgment
• Ability to work under pressure, plan and organize and prioritize multiple tasks
• Able to analyze and interpret new information quickly
• Ability to provide quality services to clients

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:
• Previous experience in an English or French speaking government or public sector environment;
• Previous experience working in the following fields – Consular and passport services
• Experience or education in fields related to psychology or therapy;
• Experience in managing an organizational social media account
• Fluency in French (written, read and spoken)

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Overtime may be required occasionally
• Hours of work: Normal working week 37.5 hours (7.5 hours per day)

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Candidates must have a valid work authorization covering the entire employment period. If the employment is indeterminate, the work authorization should be permanent or itself lead to a permanent work authorization.
• Before an offer of employment can be made, candidates must provide a local address as proof of residence in the specific city, region or country so that if selected, it will appear on the offer letter.
• Obtain and maintain a reliability rating (security clearance) from the Government of Canada covering the entire employment period.

Area of selection:
This vacancy is open to all external applicants residing in Egypt and to all mission employees occupying an indeterminate or term position, including emergency employees. Please note that the Embassy of Canada to Egypt 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:
• 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).
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• 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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