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Job Title:
Readiness Program Officer (Anticipatory staffing)

143,819 TRY gross per year plus benefits

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
This position is a LES (Locally Engaged Staff) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Turkey.



Consulate General of Canada in Istanbul

Closing date for applications:
18-11-2019 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the direction of the Management and Consular Officer, the Readiness Program Officer:

• Delivers activities in support of the Readiness Program of the Consulate General.
• Delivers and provides support for consular-emergency management services to assist Canadians abroad, develops contingency plans for consular assistance, supports the coordination of the Canadian response during an emergency.
• Delivers and supports emergency management training, workshops, sessions, drills, briefings, presentations and functional exercises.
• Researches and monitors changes to local developments, trends, events or potential threats that could have a significant effect on Canadian interests and reports them to the supervisor.
• Gathers and analyses information to draft briefings, reports and other materials.
• Represents the Consulate General’s interests and supports liaison activities with foreign authorities to discuss joint initiatives or exchange information.
• Establishes and maintains a network of relationships, within the foreign government, other diplomatic/consular missions, local or international organizations.
• Provides advice and recommendations to management and overall advice and guidance to mission staff.
• Assists with the day-to-day management of the program budget.

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 degree from a recognized university

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

• Relevant experience related to security, HR management, emergency preparedness/crisis management, OR operations management with a commercial, industrial or government establishment.
• Experience conducting research, drafting reports and providing advice to management.
• Experience developing and implementing standard operating procedures and monitoring quality control.
• Experience conducting briefings and/or training.
• Experience in contract management.
• Experience in forecasting and budget management.

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 security mitigation and operation measures and emergency preparedness measures.
• Knowledge of Turkey government departments and agencies.
• Knowledge of contracting practices.
• Knowledge of budgeting, budget management and forecasting.
• Knowledge of MS Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

• Ability to work under pressure and with a minimum level of supervision.
• Ability to analyze and interpret information quickly and efficiently.
• Ability to respond to sensitive situations and classified matter with urgency when required.
• Ability to plan and organize work.
• Ability to write various types of documents and communications.
• Ability to maintain services of high quality and apply policies, regulations and rules with integrity, courtesy and firmness.
• Ability to lead contracted personnel

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.
• Proficiency in French (reading, writing, listening, speaking).
• Experience with a diplomatic/consular entity or international organization.
• In-depth knowledge of physical and electronic security equipment.
• In-depth knowledge of principles of organizational security management and/or emergency management.
• Team work and initiative
• Judgement
• Integrity
• Flexibility and adaptability

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Must be able to work overtime on short notice on occasion.
• Must be available for occasional duties outside normal working hours (i.e., evenings and weekends).
• Ability and willingness to travel occasionally.
• Ability and willingness to travel, including internationally.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Right to work and live legally in Turkey
• Able to obtain and retain an enhanced reliability clearance
• Before a job offer can be made, applicants must provide an address in Turkey to prove their residence in that country. This address in Turkey will be indicated on the job offer letter of the selected candidate.
• Any job offer is subject to receipt of satisfactory employment and character references and the ability to obtain and maintain an Enhanced Reliability security screening including:
o a criminal record check
o National ID, professional and educational certificates
o Credit history check
o Reference checks
• Please note that Reliability Status must be maintained throughout your employment at the Mission, as failure to do so may result in dismissal.

Area of selection:
This position is open to individuals who are legally authorized to work in Turkey, and to employees occupying an indeterminate or term position at the Embassy of Canada to Turkey in Ankara and the Consulate General of Canada in Istanbul, who meet all of the essential qualifications and whose applications are received on or by the closing date. 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:
How to apply
• Applications will only be considered when received through our portal. Link for this job poster -
• 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. It is recommended that candidates structure their cover letter based on the sections outlined in the Essential Qualifications and in the Asset Qualifications (where applicable) in order to best demonstrate how these are met.
• 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.
• 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 (some email systems block these types of email).
• 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 Consulate General of Canada in Istanbul, Turkey does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly.
• If candidates need any special assistance in terms of attending interviews or participating in the interview process then please let us know whilst making the application.
• Salaries at the Consulate General of Canada in Istanbul are established and revised based on a mid-local market employer‎ policy.
• ‎Gross salaries are paid to the employees who are in turn responsible to pay their income taxes to the Turkish Government at the end of the fiscal year.
• The Embassy of Canada in Ankara and the Consulate General in Istanbul do not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• The results of this recruitment process may also be used to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates for similar openings at the Consulate General of Canada in Istanbul that could arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.

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