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Job Title:
Housekeeping Attendant

Starting at 52,744 SAR per year along with housing and transportation allowances.

Vacancy type:

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

General Support


The Embassy of Canada in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Closing date for applications:
19-02-2020 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
The Embassy of Canada in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is soliciting applications for a Housekeeping Attendant. Under the general supervision of Property Section, the Housekeeping Attendant (HA) ensures that all public areas, lavatories, hallways, stairs, entrances, kitchens and working areas are maintained in a clean and orderly condition including washing and cleaning floors, table tops and windows, as well as vacuuming/dusting and removing waste. The Housekeeping Attendant is also required to assist with hospitality and event duties.

Essential qualifications:
Essential qualifications
Applicants must clearly and explicitly demonstrate in both their application letter and CV that they meet the essential qualifications in education, language and experience criteria listed to be screened into this competition. Only candidates that meet the language, experience and education qualifications will be invited for assessment.

• Successful completion of Secondary or High School Diploma

• Fluency in English (oral & written)

• Minimum 3 years of recent* experience in a domestic role (house cleaning)
• Recent experience in general support/running errands
• Experience working in an Embassy or Non-governmental organisation environment

*Recent is defined as within the past 5 years.

• Ability to read, interpret, and follow cleaning and maintenance instructions
• Ability to multi-task and work under pressure
• Ability to Perform routine cleaning schedules;
• Ability to prepare the cleaning supply order;

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.

• Working knowledge of MS Office and Internet search engines

• Interpersonal skills
• Excellent client service skills

Personal suitability:
• Discretion
• Judgment
• Attention to detail
• Initiative

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who have the following asset qualifications:

• Experience working in an official residence or in a diplomatic context;
• Competency in French

If candidates meet the factors listed in the asset qualifications they must also clearly demonstrate how they meet these factors in their covering letter.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Must be able to work overtime as required (sometimes at short notice);
• Must be available to work periodic evenings and/or weekends to provide service at official functions
• The employee will be required to wear a uniform and should be able to do physical tasks such as lift heavy boxes, etc.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Must be a legal resident of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and eligible to work;
• Valid passport and Saudi residency permit(Iqama)
• Iqama transfer required. Only professional Iqama can be transferred to the embassy. The embassy cannot transfer an applicant currently on a dependent iqama (i.e. spouse or child). Kindly note that the embassy sponsors all eligible employees.
• Obtain and retain an enhanced reliability clearance (security clearance)
• Successful completion of a one (1) year probation period
• Successful candidates must pass a routine medical examination (funded by the Embassy)

Area of selection:
Open to all internal and external applicants residing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and eligible to work. 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. • 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
• Candidates should submit a cover letter and a detailed CV to
• 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 will be rejected. Any additional information must be included as part of these two attachments.

Important notes
• 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).
• 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 Embassy of Canada in Riyadh does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• 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 Embassy of Canada in Riyadh, 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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