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Job Title:
Development Officer

Starting salary 60,102$US gross per annum + social benefits

Vacancy type:
Fixed term

Term Details:
3-year fixed-term contract. Possibility of renewal or indeterminate contact, depending on operational needs



Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Closing date for applications:
26-02-2020 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the supervision of the Counsellor and Head of Cooperation at the Embassy of Canada and in close consultation with the development team at Global Affairs Canada (GAC) in Ottawa, the Development Officer supports all phases of programming, and program and project management. The Development Officer participates in the identification, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of bilateral programs and projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Officer also supports Canadian multilateral, partnership or humanitarian international co-operation programming where appropriate. He/she coordinates with other stakeholders, including government, civil society, non-governmental organizations and other donors. The Development Officer represents the Government of Canada at events, participates in policy dialogue, and maintains a network of contacts and a knowledge base in support of Canadian development programming.
He/she also performs other duties as required, as per example; provide support to official and/or high-level visits.

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. It is not sufficient to simply state responsibilities. They must also demonstrate and explain how they meet the following criteria:

• Undergraduate degree from an internationally recognized institution or by the Congolese Ministry of Higher and University Education (ESU) in the field of international development, project management and evaluation, management, public administration, sociology or in a related field and/or other relevant field.

• Fluency in French (reading, writing, speaking).

• Extensive * experience in developing, implementing, or monitoring development projects.
• Extensive * experience working for governmental or non-governmental organizations, multilateral institutions and donors.
• Extensive * experience in: research and strategic analysis; maintaining networks of stakeholders; writing reports, briefing notes and presentations; and, providing recommendations and advice for international development projects.

* Extensive experience = a minimum of 5 years over the past ten 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: written examinations, an oral interview, role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessments.

• Knowledge of the context of development in the Democratic Republic of Congo;
• Knowledge of key stakeholders involved in development in the Democratic Republic of Congo (including non-governmental organizations, governmental institutions, international organizations and donors);
• Knowledge of the principles of aid effectiveness;
• Knowledge of the mandate, policies and development programs, objectives and priorities of Global Affairs Canada and its partners in the field of international cooperation on development;
• Knowledge of the project management cycle;
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook).

• Ability to analyze, plan and manage all aspects of project and program management, including financial and contract management, and supervision of consultants.
• Ability to analyze, synthetize and summarize information, write reports and/or propose key-actions and make recommendations to senior management.
• Ability to establish and maintain a professional network.
• Ability to manage time, set priorities and meet deadlines.
• Ability to work under pressure, to take initiatives.
• Ability for team work in a multicultural environment.
• Judgment
• Reliability
• Interpersonal skills
• Flexibility

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.

• Master’s or PhD. degree in a relevant field.
• Experience in evaluating development projects.
• Experience in results-based management.
• Fluency in English (reading, writing, speaking).

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Regular hours of work: 7:30 to 16:00, except Fridays which are 7:30 to 13:00
• Availability and ability to travel outside Kinshasa, including in other countries.
• Be able to work overtime occasionally.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Candidates must have a valid work authorization covering the entire employment period. If the employment is indeterminate, the work authorization should be permanent or itself lead to a permanent work authorization.
• Candidates must provide any documentation proving their right to reside and work in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
• Before an offer of employment can be made, candidates must provide a local address as proof of residence in the Democratic Republic of Congo so that if selected, it will appear on the offer letter.
• A reliability rating (security clearance) is required to obtain this position at the Embassy of Canada in Kinshasa and will be subject to audits. This rating must be maintained throughout the employment - loss of the latter is sufficient reason to dismiss the employee.

Area of selection:
This position is open to individuals who are eligible to work in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The candidates must meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and their applications must be received by the closing date. The Canadian Government applies the principles of equal opportunities and non-discrimination. Candidates will be considered on merit regardless of ethnic origin, religious belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other irrelevant factor. Please note that the Embassy of Canada in Kinshasa to the Democratic Republic of Congo does not sponsor work authorizations directly or indirectly. 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:
• Please follow the link and complete the online application form.
• Candidates are also required to upload a cover letter and CV in English or French.
• Applications which do not include all of the requested documents or information will be rejected. Paper applications or applications directly sent by email to or to the Embassy of Canada are not accepted and will not be taken into consideration.
• Candidates can also upload any document (i.e. copy of passport, proof of identity with photograph issued by the authorities of a State or other document) proving that they have legal right to reside and work in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
• Our application tool allows candidates to upload two documents only: the cover letter and the CV. Please include any copy of citizenship document and the document proving that you have legal right to work in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the bottom of the cover letter.
• Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to: prior to the closing date. Failure to do so will result in the application being rejected.
• Only applications submitted in one of the official languages of Canada will be accepted (French or English).
• 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.
• Proof of educational qualifications will be required during the process.
• The Embassy of Canada 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 Embassy of Canada which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.
• If you have any questions in regards with this recruitment process, please contact us, only by sending an email to the following address :

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