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Job Title:
Readiness Program Officer (Emergency Management and Security)

Starting salary 252,736 AED gross per annum

Vacancy type:

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.


LE 07

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Closing date for applications:
28-01-2020 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
The Consulate General of Canada in Dubai has a requirement for a Mission Emergency Preparedness and Security Officer with responsibilities including:
Under the general supervision of the Management Consular Officer, with areas of responsibility for the Dubai and the Northern Emirates, the incumbent is responsible for; providing services to enhance the Consulate General’s operational and physical security planning as well as preparedness and resilience; to provide security and emergency analysis; to prepare and deliver briefings on emergency and security matters; to contribute to maintaining a culture of emergency preparedness and security in the Consulate General and to assist in the response to security and emergency incidents affecting its personnel, information and/or assets; and to contribute to the Consulate General’s overall emergency management, safety and security and business continuity planning.
The Readiness Program Officer will do this through provision of the following:
• Conducting research, drafting reports and advising the Program Manager and other staff on issues affecting the safety and security of Consulate General staff, dependants, information, assets and operations in Dubai and the Northern Emirates;
• Developing, implementing and delivering operational security measures;
• Developing an extensive network of contacts, liaising with a wide range of local authorities and others who provide security and emergency services, and with counterparts in other organizations;
• Conducting safety and security briefings and training programs;
• Contributing to the Consulate General’s overall emergency preparedness, resilience and response to a full range of incidents;
• Maintaining and supporting physical security systems and infrastructure; and
• Providing corporate support to the Readiness Program.

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.

University degree in Public Safety or Disaster and Emergency Management, OR
a combination of relevant education, training and experience in law enforcement/security.

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

Experience: (within the last 6 years):
• A minimum 4 years' relevant experience working as a public safety, emergency or security professional.
• Experience writing reports 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.

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.

• In-depth knowledge of the safety (emergency) and security environment in the UAE.
• General knowledge of the various government security and emergency institutions as well as law-enforcement agencies in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.
• Knowledge of common mitigation measures, both corporate and residential, used to enhance physical security and personal safety.
• Knowledge of emergency management concepts, theories and practices.

• Ability to conduct vulnerability assessments for Consulate General staff and their dependents.
• Ability to work under pressure and with a minimum level of supervision.
• Ability to handle sensitive information with discretion.
• Ability to communicate effectively.

Personal Suitability
• Discretion
• Sound judgement
• Client focus
• Team work
• Analytic thinking
• Stress management
• Networking

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who have the following asset qualifications:
• Proficiency (oral and written) in French
• Working experience in international organizations /governmental organisms or Embassies.
• Working experience in law enforcement.
• Experience in conducting training for employees.

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

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability to work regular overtime (evenings and weekends)
• Willingness to undergo training

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Ability to obtain a UAE residence visa
• Ability to obtain and retain an enhanced reliability clearance (security clearance)
• Maintenance of a valid passport
• As a member of the Canadian diplomatic presence abroad, required to adhere to Canada's Code on Values & Ethics.

Area of selection:
Open to external applicants able to obtain residency in the UAE 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. 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:
• 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 candidates 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 Consulate General of Canada in Dubai 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 recruitment process may also be used to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates for similar openings at the Consulate General of Canada in Dubai, which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process, with various tenures, including indeterminate or term.
• All qualifications are non-compensatory.
• The Consulate General of Canada in Dubai is committed to conducting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes.
• If you have any questions at any stage of the recruitment process, please send an email to:

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