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Job Title:
Official Residence Coordinator

AED 104,122 gross per annum (AED 49.89 per hour)

Vacancy type:
Fixed term

Term Details:
This position is a LES (Locally Engaged Staff) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in United Arab Emirates. Term (until 14 January 2021).

General Support


Abu Dhabi, UAE

Closing date for applications:
18-01-2020 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the direction of the Head of Mission, the Chancery/Official Residence Coordinator is responsible for the general maintenance and upkeep of Canada’s hospitality platform at the Mission. The Chancery/Official Residence Coordinator is responsible for preparation of meals for the HOM family and for small receptions. The Coordinator is also responsible for ensuring the cleaning and maintenance of the Mission and/or OR including the inventory of assets. The position also contributes to the creation and maintenance of a high-quality hospitality platform in collaboration with the HOM, the HOM’s Assistant, Embassy staff, suppliers and vendors.

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.

• A minimum of technical diploma in Hotel/Hospitality Management or a secondary school diploma with 3 years of relevant experience and/or training.

• Fluent* in (speaking, reading, and writing) English.
*Fluency will be assessed by a variety of means including written assessment and interview.

• Minimum 3 years of recent** experience in culinary preparation in a hotel, restaurant, or similar establishment (excluding fast food).
• Minimum 1 year of recent** experience in personnel management and/or event management.
** Recent experience refers to the cumulative depth and breadth of experience associated with having performed a broad range of related activities within the last 5 years. Experience will be assessed on the basis of scope, quantity, complexity, and diversity of the work performed, and degree of autonomy.

Rated Requirements
The Rated Requirements relating to knowledge, abilities and competencies will 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, Abilities and Competencies:
• Knowledge of inventory and financial management;
• Knowledge of office software (e.g. Microsoft Office Excel, Word) and the internet;
• Basic mathematic skills and budgeting;
• Knowledge of cooking techniques and terminology;
• Knowledge of different international cuisines and their key representative ingredients.
• Ability to plan, prepare and serve multi-course meals by following a recipe or cooking creatively;
• Ability to plan and maintain schedules (for cleaning and maintenance) and to supervise other workers;
• Ability to interact effectively and respectfully with people from diverse cultures;
• Attention to detail and a high standard of quality control;
• Effective and respectful teamwork and cooperation;
• Ability to work under pressure while effectively managing competing demands and priorities;
• Organizational abilities (ability to organize and coordinate events/functions);
• Flexibility, and adaptability;
• Discretion and respect for privacy;

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.
• Experience working in a hospitality role in an embassy, diplomatic mission or official residence.
• Fluency or functional proficiency in Arabic (read, write, speak);
• Fluency or functional proficiency in French (read, write, speak).

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability to work overtime, on weekends or after normal working hours; (normal working hours are 40 hours per week)
• Ability to work on a flexible schedule;
• Occasional exposure to stressful work situations;
• Leave may occasionally be restricted due to operational requirements.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Must hold a certificate of basic hygiene training (for example: PIC in Dubai or EFST in Abu Dhabi)
• Able to obtain and maintain a Government of Canada Reliability Status clearance;
• Must be a resident of the UAE at the time of hire and be eligible to work in the UAE;
• Must hold a valid work permit or no impediments to obtain and hold one.
• Successful completion of a medical check-up by a mission approved physician.

Area of selection:
Open to external applicants (who hold a valid work/residency permit and reside in the UAE during the hiring process. In addition, the selected candidate must provide a local address as proof of UAE residence) and to employees occupying an indeterminate or term position at the Embassy of Canada in Abu Dhabi or the Consulate General of Canada in Dubai, who meet all of the essential qualifications and whose applications are received by the closing date as mentioned above. 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 Note: Relocation expenses will not be paid in any circumstance; candidates with tourist or visit visa not eligible.

Important Notes:
• Applications will only be considered when received through our portal. Link for this job poster -
• Candidates are required to upload a cover letter and CV in English or French (not exceeding 500 words). Applications which do not include the requested documents or information in the CV or cover letter will be rejected. Any additional information must be included as part of these two attachments.
• 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.
• Only applications submitted in one of the official languages of Canada will be accepted (English or French). Candidates are entitled to participate in the recruitment process in the official language of their choice and to indicate their preferred official language in their application.
• 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 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 may form part of the selection process.
• The Embassy of Canada in Abu Dhabi 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 of staff for similar openings at the Embassy of Canada in Abu Dhabi which may 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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