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Job Title:
Senior Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Service Officer

$94,691 USD per annum, plus benefits

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
This competitive staffing process may be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates for this position and other similar positions with various tenures, including indeterminate, term, assignment/transfer, and/or acting opportunities at the Consulate General of Canada – Denver, Colorado. __________



Consulate General of Canada - Denver, Colorado

Closing date for applications:
14-02-2020 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the general direction of the Program Manager/Consul (FPDS), and in accordance with the international priorities of the Government of Canada and its specific objectives in the U.S., the incumbent is responsible for conducting outreach, undertaking advocacy and reporting on key priority issues among other responsibilities. This includes but is not limited to: undertaking strategic outreach in our 5-state territory; maintaining and expanding contacts in key areas such as government, industry and related organizations, think tanks, policy institutions and academia; planning and participating in meetings/events related to mission advocacy; research, analysis and reporting on political and economic developments, regional issues that may affect the Canada-U.S. relationship; and planning and managing high-level visits.

The Senior FPDS Officer will work closely with the FPDS and International Business Development (IBD) teams at the Consulate, the Canadian network of Consulates in the United States, relevant Government of Canada and Provincial departments and agencies to coordinate activities and initiatives. The candidate will demonstrate a strong ability to think innovatively around program delivery, plan effectively in a highly demanding environment, develop and engage a network of external partners, work independently in a proactive, accountable manner and communicate effectively, including via social media.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates must demonstrate clearly in their cover letter how they meet the Education, Experience and Language requirements listed below. Please be specific and provide examples for each of the qualifications.

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to the duties required by the position (such as International Relations, Political Science, Economics, Business, Communications or Public Policy).

• A minimum of 3 years’ experience working in government or international relations or in an advocacy/policy/economic oriented sector.
• Extensive experience in developing relationships with clients, stakeholders, and influencers.
• Experience conducting research and strategic analysis on policy and public affairs issues and in providing superior strategic advice, briefings, and written reports to management and/or clients.
• Experience in establishing, organizing/planning, and conducting meetings with key policy experts and leaders.
• Experience in preparing strategic communications materials (speeches, briefs, key messages) for outreach and events.
• Experience in project management (including strategic planning, execution, tracking/reporting results and budget management).
• Experience developing, planning and executing advocacy strategies.
• Experience using social media tools for strategic messaging and/or to generate new advocacy opportunities.
• Experience in an office environment with working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, internet research.

Language Requirement:
Fluency in English (oral and written).

Asset Qualifications:
• The ability to communicate effectively in French both orally and in writing would be an asset.

Organizational Needs:
• Normal hours of work for this position are in accordance with Locally-Engaged Staff regulations of 37.5 hours per week. The willingness to work occasional overtime on evenings, weekends and holidays including travel is required.

• The incumbent is required to work directly with clients, partners and stakeholders.

Operational Requirements:

• This position requires some business travel within the States of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Utah and Kansas, as well as occasional trips to Canada and elsewhere within the United States.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Eligibility for Government of Canada Reliability Status; which includes a criminal and a credit background check;
• Compliance with U.S. protocol directives for foreign missions including work authorizations and residency requirements.

Area of selection:
Persons residing in the territory of the Canadian Consulate in Denver; Employees of any Canadian Mission in the United States; and Spouses and dependents of Canada-based staff at the Consulate General of Canada in Denver. Relocation costs will not be paid under any circumstances.*************

Important Notes:
How to apply:
•Applications will only be considered when received through our portal.
•Candidates are required to upload a cover letter and CV in English or French. Applications which do not include the requested documents or information in the CV or cover letter may 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

Important Notes:
•Please do not use a tablet or cell phone to submit your application, as mobile browsers are not supported by our on-line portal. Candidates should only apply using a laptop or desktop computer.
•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 - Denver, Colorado 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 of Canada - Denver, Colorado which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.
•Our organization offers an inclusive workplace where respect, teamwork, and collaboration are part of our culture.
•Canada’s missions abroad are committed to promoting and supporting an environment free from harassment and discrimination, as well as encouraging and supporting employees to learn and develop their skills and competencies.

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