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Job Title:
Facilities / Property Officer

Starting at 185,426 ILS gross per annum plus 13th month bonus Location: Ramallah, West Bank

Vacancy type:
Fixed term

Term Details:
16 Months (02 January 2020 until 30 April 2021) - This position is a LES (Locally Engaged Staff) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in West Bank.



Representative Office of Canada in Ramallah

Closing date for applications:
20-09-2019 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the direction of the Management Consular Officer, develops and implements the property management program for the maintenance and repair of all crown-owned and leased properties, works and buildings; plans, develops and supervises renovations, alterations, modifications and installations at the Chancery and staff quarters and conducts on-site inspections; implements the local purchase of technical and electronic equipment for the Chancery and staff quarters; draws up, negotiates, and monitors long term maintenance contracts for building and fixed equipment; plans and administers services related to the procurement and maintenance of the Mission's staff quarters and chancery; plans and administers activities related to interior decoration of staff quarters, and the supply and maintenance of required furnishings, equipment and appliances; maintains contact with local real estate and construction industries, negotiates lease renewals and repair and maintenance contracts, and provides consultative services in respect to purchasing; supervises three locally engaged staff; prepares the annual estimates and budget input for operations and maintenance requirements; and performs other duties.

Essential qualifications:
• Post-secondary degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with relevant accreditation in civil, mechanical or electrical engineering.

• Fluency in English (oral and written)
• Fluency in Arabic (oral and written)

• At least three (3) years of recent*, relevant work experience working in a similar position for a corporate organization, foreign mission or other government office or international organization;
• Experience providing client service and working with service providers;
• Experience in the development and administration of technical contracts;
• Experience supervising technical staff.

*Recent is defined as in 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.

• Knowledge of building systems and building management and maintenance concepts;
• Knowledge of contracting and financial procedures;
• Knowledge of human resource management practices;
• Knowledge of procurement and inventory management practices;
• Knowledge of Israeli and Palestinian regulations concerning construction standards

• Ability to accurately prepare charts, tables, letters and reports;
• Advanced use of Microsoft Office products;
• Ability to communicate effectively with clients, both orally and in writing in English;
• Ability to research, analyze and evaluate information effectively;
• Ability to coordinate conflicting priorities within tight deadlines and meet work targets;
• Ability to work in and lead a team.
• Values and Ethics
• Attention to detail
• Client Service Orientation
• Integrity
• Interpersonal relationships
• Judgement
• Tact

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who have the following asset qualifications:
• Knowledge of the French language (oral and written).
• Knowledge of the Hebrew language (oral and written)

If candidates meet the factors listed in the asset qualifications they must also clearly demonstrate how they meet these factors in their covering letter.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability to work overtime (evenings, weekends if necessary);
• Ability to travel and attend offsite meetings

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Right to work legally in the West Bank and Israel, or right to work legally in the West Bank and travel to Israel.
• Able to obtain and retain an enhanced reliability clearance.

Area of selection:
The competition is open to all persons who have the right to work legally in the West Bank and Israel, or right to work legally in the West Bank and travel to Israel. The Canadian Government 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:
How to apply:
• 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 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.
• 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.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• Please note that the Representative Office of Canada in Ramallah does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly.
• The Representative Office of Canada in Ramallah 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 Representative Office of Canada in Ramallah, which might arise in the 24 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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