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Job Title:
Readiness Program Officer, LE-07 (Anticipatory Staffing)


Vacancy type:

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


LE-07 Step 1

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Closing date for applications:
17-02-2020 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the general supervision, the incumbent is responsible for the management of the four pillars of Emergency Management (mitigation, preparation, response and recovery) and the identification, assessment, monitoring and management of risks related to mission security. In meeting this mandate, they facilitate the government’s consular mandate to ensure the wellbeing of the Canadian Community abroad in a time of crisis, the business continuity of the mission to provide these services and the establishment of the necessary conditions and environment to allow for the development, enhancement, and continuous improvement of security and emergency management measures. Within this context, the position has as a primary responsibility to enable the Readiness Program of the mission.

Essential qualifications:

• University degree or a combination of relevant education, training and experience is also acceptable.


• Fluent spoken and written English and Spanish.

Experience (within the last 7 years):

• A minimum 3 years' relevant experience working as a security professional.
• Experience writing reports (preferably in English) based on research and analysis of information.
• Experience in building and maintaining a network of professional contacts.
• Experience in developing and implementing operating procedures and corporate standards.
• Experience in collection and analysis of information.


• In-depth knowledge of the local security environment.
• General knowledge of the various government security institutions and law-enforcement agencies.
• Knowledge of common mitigation measures, both corporate and residential, used to enhance physical security and personal safety.
• Knowledge of vulnerability assessments.
• Knowledge of physical emergency management and security systems.
• Knowledge and skill in risk analysis and business continuity planning.


• Ability to conduct training for employees (all levels in the organization).
• Ability to conduct vulnerability assessments.
• Ability to work under pressure and with a minimum level of supervision.
• Ability to respond to sensitive/classified contents with urgency and discretion.
• Ability to communicate effectively.

Personal Suitability

• Judgement
• Client focus
• Teamwork and Cooperation
• Analytic/ Conceptual thinking
• Networking/Alliance Building
• Effective Interactive Communication

Asset Qualifications:
• Specialized education in corporate/public security or risk analysis.
• Fluency in French.
• Working experience in international organizations /governmental organisms or Embassy.

Candidates must also clearly demonstrate how they meet these factors in their covering letter.

Organizational Needs:
Applicants must provide three references, including their most current supervisor. If the applicant has experience working in police, gendarmerie, military forces or similar, the reference from this employer have to be presented. These will be requested later in the process and DO NOT need to be provided with your application.

Operational Requirements:

• Willingness to work overtime, often on short notice.
• Availability to travel occasionally.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Obtain and maintain the required security clearance;
• Legally authorized to work in the Dominican Republic.
• The successful candidate must disclose to the Embassy if they hold Canadian citizenship before being employed at the Embassy or if they obtain Canadian Citizenship at any time during their employment with the Embassy

Area of selection:
This position is open to: (1) Employees of the Embassy of Canada in Santo Domingo (2) External candidates to the Embassy of Canada who are eligible to work in Dominican Republic, All candidates must meet all of the essential requirements stated below and apply before the closing date. Priority will be given to the area of selection (1). Should the number of candidates be insufficient, the Area of selection (2) will be considered.

Important Notes:
Interested candidates must attach the following:

1. An up-to-date electronic version of their Resume in English.
2. A properly formatted cover letter in English detailing how you meet each requirement in the job poster (i.e. language, education, experience and other points under “Essential Qualifications” title). If candidates possess asset qualifications, they should also explain this in the cover letter.

• 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).
• This staffing process is considered “Anticipatory”. It is expected that the review will be completed in the short term and communication will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated.
• 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 and/or presentations.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The Canadian Embassy in Dominican Republic does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• The Canadian Embassy in Dominican Republic does not sponsor work permits.
• 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 Canadian Embassy in Dominican Republic which may arise in the 24 months following the completion of this competition.

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