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Job Title:
Housekeeping Attendant (Housekeeper)

Starting salary 36,128 DZD up to 60,317 DZD (after 13 years of service) per month + allowances (13th month bonus, meals + transportation) + other benefits.

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
Full time employment (37.5 hours per week). Contract of indefinite duration with one year of probation. This position is an LES position (Locally Engaged Staff), subject to the terms and conditions of employment of LES in effect in Algeria.

General Support


Embassy of Canada in Algeria, Algiers

Closing date for applications:
16-02-2020 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the general supervision of the Chef de Mission and the Butler, the incumbent performs a set of duties to ensure the comfort, order and cleanliness of the Official Residence as well as of the Annex to the Canadian Embassy:.
• Clean reception areas (corridors, corridors, entrances, halls, stairwells, etc.) and rooms or adjoining rooms (bedrooms, bathroom, sanitary facilities, kitchens, fireplaces, laundry rooms, terraces, etc.);
• Maintain an inventory of cleaning products and equipment needed for maintenance;
• Check and report irregularities in the condition of furniture and equipment.
• Report to the Butler any malfunctions or lack noted at the level of the Official Residence.
• Contribute to maintaining the inventory of official dishwashing services in good condition;
• Contribute to cleaning and logistics tasks before and after official activities (cleaning and storage of dishes and tablecloths, cleaning of premises, etc.);
• Perform other housekeeping duties;
• Maintain the order and cleanliness of the Chalets during visits.
• Participate in the catering / reception service, if necessary.

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.


• Secondary/High School level.


• Good knowledge* of Arabic (speaking, writing and reading);
• Good knowledge* of French (speaking, writing and reading).
* Good knowledge is defined as being able to meet current social demands, to manage most basic social situations with confidence, including introductions and occasional conversations about current affairs, work, family, and to manage limited work requirements, but assistance is required in the management of any complications or difficulties.


• Minimum of one year of recent work experience * as a housekeeping attendant.
* Recent is defined as being in the last 5 years.

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 protocol and etiquette (being courteous, discreet and comfortable with high-level personalities VIP, minister, CEO etc.);
• Knowledge of household hygiene and safety rules;
• Knowledge of cleaning products, their use and their dangerousness;
• Knowledge of cleaning and disinfection methods;
• Knowledge of laundry and lingerie;
• Knowledge of setting up tables.


• Autonomy;
• Discretion and integrity;
• Teamwork and sense of collaboration;
• Observation and concern for quality and details.

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.
• Training certificate/diploma in the hospitality and / or housekeeping fields.
• Knowledge of English (read, spoken and written).
• Experience in a similar position in a diplomatic mission or an international organization or in a VIP residence.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability to work overtime occasionally and sometimes on short notice, which may include weekends;
• Ability to lift and move heavy objects weighing up to 25 kilograms using proper safety procedures

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Candidates must obtain and retain an enhanced reliability clearance (security clearance);
• Candidates must be able to reside and work legally in Algeria during the entire period of employment, and provide proof of this status before beginning employment;
• Candidates will be asked to provide a letter of reference from their most recent employer before formally taking up duties.

Area of selection:
This selection process is open to external candidates residing in Algiers and to internal candidates holding a fixed-term and indeterminate position who meet all the essential criteria mentioned below and whose application is received by the closing date.. Please note that the Embassy of Canada in Algiers does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly.. 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.. 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.

Important Notes:
How to apply

• Click on the following link and fill out the online form.
• Applicants must also upload their CV and a cover letter in English or French, maximum 4 pages. Applications which do not include all the requested documents or information will be rejected;
• Applicants who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must notify before the closing date. Failure to do so will result in their application being rejected.
• 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.
• Please note that some email systems may block emails from unknown users. Candidates should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users and regularly check their email, including junk mail.
• 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.
• 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 Algeria, which might 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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