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Job Title:
Property Officer

Starting salary 192,677 DZD up to 271,066 DZD (after 13 years of service) gross per month + bonuses (13th month pay, meals and transport) + other social benefits.

Vacancy type:

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



Algiers, Algeria

Closing date for applications:
31-10-2020 at 23:59 UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Under the direction of the Management Consular Officer (MCO) and the Deputy Management Consular Officer (DMCO), the Property Officer develops and implements the property management program for the maintenance and repair of all Government of Canada owned and leased properties, works and buildings.
• Proactively identifies issues relating to properties; plans, develops and supervises renovations, alterations, modifications and installations at the Chancery, Annex, Official Residence (O.R.) and staff quarters.
• Conducts onsite inspections; implements the local purchase of technical and electronic equipment for the Chancery, Annex, O.R. and staff quarters.
• Draws up, negotiates and monitors long-term maintenance contracts for building and fixed equipment.
• Supervises the Property Team i.e. Handymen, Property Assistant and Material Assistant; supervises the chancery and cleaning services.
• Plans and recommends the implementation of a program for the acquisition and allocation of staff quarters and negotiates new lease contracts or renewals/extension of leases for properties; and performs other duties, as required.
• Others

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.


• Successful completion of a university degree from a recognized university in one of the following valid professional accreditations:
-Engineer (Civil, Mechanic, HVAC or related fields)
or an acceptable combination of related education and experience.


• Proficiency in French (oral & written);
• Proficiency in Arabic (oral & written).


• A minimum of 5 years of recent professional experience * in a similar position;
• A minimum of 3 years of recent proven professional experience ** in each of the following fields:
-Building maintenance;
-Implementation of construction projects;
-Preparing or evaluating technical proposals for contract processes;
-Budget, procurement and contract management.

* recent is defined within the last ten years.
** recent proven is defined as confirmed experience in the above fields within the past three years.

Rated Requirements
The Rated Requirements relating to knowledge, abilities, personal suitability 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 mechanical/electrical/structure systems;
• Knowledge of management practices, including procurement, financial and contract management.


• Ability to set and manage priorities and work under pressure;
• Strong client focus;
• Focus on quality and details;
• Ability to work in a team environment;
• Effective interactive communication (oral & written);
• Judgment;
• Autonomy/Initiative.

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.
• Proficiency in English;
• 05 years’ experience in building maintenance;
• Experience working with international organizations;
• Knowledge of local government contracting and Taxes principles;
• Knowledge of Canada Contracting and procurement principles

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• The regular hours of work for the incumbent are in accordance with the regulations for locally engaged staff, i.e. 37.5 hours per week. The successful candidate must be able to work overtime on short notice that might include weekends.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• The successful candidate must be able to legally work and reside in Algeria;
• Applicants must have a valid work permit covering the entire period of employment. If the position is of an indeterminate nature, the work permit should be permanent or itself able to lead to a permanent work permit;
• Before a job offer can be made, applicants must provide a local address as proof of residency, in the country, city or region given that, if selected, will appear on the letter of offer;
• A probation period of one year;
• Obtain and maintain a Government of Canada Reliability Status (security clearance) covering the entire period of employment.

Area of selection:
This position is open to candidates who are legally resident in Algeria and to all indeterminate or term employees at the Embassy of Canada in Algiers, Algeria, who meet all the essential qualifications mentioned and whose application is received before deadline. Please note that the Embassy of Canada in Algeria does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly. The Government of Canada is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from various sections of the community. Applicants will be considered on merit, regardless of their ethnic background, religion, 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
• Please follow the link: and complete the online application form;
• Applicants must also download their CV and a cover letter in English or French.
• Applications which do not include all of the requested documents or information, will be rejected;
• 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.
• Only applications submitted in one of the official languages of Canada will be accepted (English or French);
• 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 Embassy of Canada in Algeria 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 in Algeria, which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process;
• If you have any questions at any stage of the recruitment process, please send an email at:
• Due to Covid-19, some delays may occur in the progress of this recruitment process. The selection committee is committed to minimising the inconvenience caused by the situation.

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