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Job Title:
Press and Public Affairs Officer

294,222 EGP

Vacancy type:
Fixed term

Term Details:
This two-year term contract is subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for Locally Engaged Staff in Egypt, with the possibility of extension or becoming indeterminate based on operational needs.



Cairo, Egypt

Closing date for applications:
05-09-2019 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
• Manage and prepare content for the Embassy’s social media channels and website under the supervision of the Second Secretary;
• Plan and execute public campaigns and events to promote Canadian foreign policy priorities;
• Manage relations with media representatives and support the preparation of traditional media content (e.g. press releases, interviews);
• Participate in the planning and execution of high-level visits, Canadian experts, and others;
• Monitor the Arabic language media (press, social media and television, Egyptian and regional) and summarize and share relevant information;
• Conduct research to support the drafting of analyses and reports.

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.


• Degree from a recognized university relevant to translation, journalism, humanities, social sciences or commerce.


• Proficiency in English and Arabic (oral and written).


• Minimum two years recent* professional experience in journalism, media and/or public relations with duties that include writing, translation and event planning;
• Minimum two years recent* experience working in an embassy or international organization.
*Recent is defined as within the last 5 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, presentations and/or
psychometric assessment.


• General knowledge of Canada and Canadian government foreign policy interests in Egypt;
• Knowledge of and interest in Egyptian politics, culture, media and civil society;
• Managing social media;
• Project management including budgets.


• Effective communication both orally and in writing;
• Able to prioritize and work under pressure;
• Integrity and respect;
• Sound judgment;
• Work effectively with others;
• Information-seeking;
• Initiative;
• Action-oriented.

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who have the following Asset Qualifications. Where applicable, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet any asset qualifications in their cover letter and CV.

• Proficiency in the French language (oral and written).

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability to work occasional overtime (evenings and weekends if necessary).

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Able to obtain and retain an enhanced reliability clearance (security clearance);
• Must have a valid work authorization for Egypt;
• Must be resident in Cairo in order to receive an offer of employment.

Area of selection:
This position is open to applicants eligible to work in Egypt, to all mission employees occupying an indeterminate or term position, who meet all of the essential requirements stated, and whose applications are received by the closing date. Please note that the Embassy of Canada in 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:
Application process

• Please follow the link and complete the online application form. Candidates are also required to upload a CV and a cover letter. Applications which do not include all of the requested documents or information will be rejected.
• Candidates must demonstrate concisely in their cover letter how they meet the essential and asset qualifications.
• Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to: prior to the closing date. Failure to do 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 appointment process in the official language of their choice. They are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application (English or French).
• 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 and regularly check their email, including spam folder.
• Candidates selected at the screening stage will be invited for further assessment. 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.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• Please note that the Embassy of Canada in Egypt does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly.
• The Embassy of Canada in Egypt does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• If candidates need any special assistance in terms of attending exams or interviews then please let us know during the application process.
• 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 Egypt, which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this competition.
• If you have any questions at any stage of the process please send an email to:

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