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Job Title:
Migration Program Assistant*

Starting salary 26,721 $US + benefits

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
Anticipatory Staffing - Positions subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for Locally Engaged Staff in Lebanon. Acting or Assignment opportunities.



43 Jal el-Dib Highway, Coolrite Building (seaside), Beirut, Lebanon

Closing date for applications:
19-07-2019 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the general supervision of the Migration Program Manager (MPM), supports the delivery of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC’s) Programs through furthering the processing of applications using procedural expertise and exercising judgement, applying a developed knowledge of established guidelines, conducting research to support information gathering for the processing of applications, and exercising initiative in organizing work, tracking resources, and resolving difficult problems.

*Supports the administrative needs of the Migration Program Manager and the Migration Office by: maintaining budget records, preparing and tracking financial documents, maintaining calendars, arranging meetings, planning, preparing and executing travel and hospitality and preparing claims on behalf of the MPM, Officers, and official visitors. Coordinates tasks with other sections of the Embassy, headquarters, partners, and vendors.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates will initially be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, experience, computer skills, and language. Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter and CV how they meet each of these essential qualifications. Candidates who do not demonstrate that they meet each of these essential qualifications will not receive further consideration.

• Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.

• Proficiency in English - comprehension, oral and written;
• Proficiency in French - comprehension, oral and written;
• Proficiency in Arabic - comprehension, oral and written.

• Minimum of two (2) years recent experience (within the past five (5) years) working in an office environment in an administrative support capacity;
• Experience working in logistics, planning, and scheduling.
Computer Skills:
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).

Rated Qualifications

The Rated Qualifications 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, and/or practical tests.

• Knowledge of general financial and administrative methods.

• Ability to communicate clearly and convey information effectively orally and in writing;
• Ability to analyze and interpret information quickly and efficiently according to established criteria with attention to detail;
• Ability to work under pressure and plan, organize, prioritize multiple tasks, and demonstrate initiative in order to meet deadlines;
• Integrity;
• Teamwork;
• Interpersonal Skills & Client Focus;
• Judgement;
• Adaptability & Flexibility.

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.

• Master’s degree from a recognized university;
• Experience (minimum of six (6) months experience in the past three (3) years) working in the Migration Section of an Embassy, Consulate or High Commission of Canada

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Successful candidate(s) may occasionally be required to work overtime, including on evenings and weekends;
• Must be willing to lift boxes and files (up to 20kgs).

Condition(s) of Employment:
• The successful candidate(s) must be able to legally work in Lebanon or at the Embassy of Canada in Lebanon.
• Applicants must hold a valid working authorization covering the period of employment. If the employment is of an indeterminate nature, or becomes indeterminate, then the work authorization should be permanent or lead by itself to permanent work authorization.
• Reliability Security Clearance must be granted and maintained throughout employment – failure to pass the security clearance will result in dismissal

Area of selection:
This selection process is open to individuals currently occupying an indeterminate or term position in the Embassy of Canada in Lebanon, with a legal right to work in Lebanon and who meet all of the essential qualifications, and whose applications are received by the closing date. The Embassy of Canada strives to have a representational workforce, including form all employment equity groups. The Government of Canada is an equal opportunity 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:
Application process:
• Please follow the link and complete the online application form. Candidates are also required to upload a CV and a covering letter. 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.

Important notes:
• Only applications submitted in one of the official languages of Canada (English or French) will be accepted. Candidates are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice and must 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 will form part of the selection process.
• The Embassy of Canada in Beirut does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly.
• The Embassy of Canada in Beirut 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 competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list to staff similar openings at the Embassy of Canada in Beirut which might arise in the twelve (12) months following the completion of this recruitment process.
• If you have any questions at any stage of this recruitment process, please send us an email at:

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