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Job Title:
Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Service Officer

$44,035 BND

Vacancy type:



High Commission of Canada in Brunei Darussalam

Closing date for applications:
30-11-2020 at 23:59 UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Participates in the delivery of the FPDS program core services in a mission.
This includes maintaining networks, conducting advocacy, doing research as input for reports, drafting reports of meetings, visits, political and economic developments, and bilateral relations and supporting the planning and implementation of the FPDS program and the associated development of operational goals, objectives and policies as well as solutions to program requirements. This also includes developing and implementing Public Affairs and digital advocacy strategies to increase awareness of Canada’s priorities in Brunei Darussalam and the ASEAN region.

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.

• Degree from a recognized university in a field related to the position OR an acceptable combination of education, training and work experience in the field relevant to the position
• Fluency in English (writing, speaking, reading)
• Fluency in Malay (writing, speaking, reading)

• Experience working in a public relations, public affairs, government or political office environment.
• Experience working and liaising with local and foreign governments, partners and/or multilateral organizations and agencies.
• Experience working in an office environment coordinating logistics and developing programs for large public or official events and/or visits
• Experience working with both traditional media and social media platforms, including the development of traditional or digital products (e.g. imagery, video, remarks/statements, handouts, infographics, newsletters, etc.).
• Experience performing in-depth research, analysis and report preparation.
• Experience in budgeting and financial management of projects.

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 the political-economic landscape in Brunei Darussalam.
• Knowledge of Canada-Brunei issues and the policy priorities and objectives of the Government of Canada.
• Knowledge of the effective strategic use of both traditional and social media in pursuit of brand marketing.
• Ability to build and develop relationships with decision-makers and/or key influencers;
• Ability to manage events, and support high-level visits;
• Ability to research, interpret sources of information and synthesize data to provide advice and recommendations;
• Ability to write effective reports and executive summaries in English and Malay;
• Ability to prioritize, multi-task and organize own workload to meet deadlines;
• Ability to perform accurate translation and interpretation from Malay to English and vice versa.

Personal Suitability:
• Adaptability and Flexibility
• Client Focus
• Effectiveness/Achievement Orientation
• Effective Interactive Communication
• Initiative
• Judgment
• Networking/Alliance Building

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.
• Knowledge in French
• Degree from a recognized university in political science, law, journalism, public relations, public policy, international relations or a related discipline
• Experience working in a legislative environment.
• Experience in event planning and project management.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• 37.5 hours/week
• Must be available for occasional duties outside normal working hours (i.e., evenings and weekends)
• Must be available for work related travels.

Condition(s) of Employment:
The successful candidate must:
• Have a valid “Reliability Status”, security check is required prior to appointment as well as a local police clearance certification and medical examination. The required level of security clearance must be maintained throughout the employment period.

• Be able to work legally in Brunei at the time of application. The High Commission of Canada in Brunei Darussalam does not sponsor employment passes.

Area of selection:
This position is open to external applicants and employees in High Commission of Canada in Brunei Darussalam who meet all of the essential qualifications and whose applications are received by the closing date. 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:
• Applications must be submitted through this website by 23:59, 30 November 2020, Brunei Time.

• Only applications received through the aforementioned website before the closing date will be accepted.

• Applicants should send a résumé and cover letter in English or French which addresses each of the essential qualifications and any assets qualifications with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

• 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.

• We thank all applicants for their interest, but we will only contact those who pass the initial screening.

Other Information:
• Please note that the Government of Canada does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interview nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.

• Applicants who fail to confirm their attendance at our written exam and/or interview will be considered withdrawn from the process.

• Applicants are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language (English or French) in their application.

• Applicants are advised that the exam and interview will only be re-scheduled under these exceptional circumstances:
a. Medical reason with certificate
b. Pre-arranged travel with proof
c. Pre-scheduled training with proof
d. Death in the family
e. Other exceptional reason deemed acceptable by the Selection Board

• If candidates need any special assistance in terms of attending exams or interviews, then please let us know at during the application process.

• The results of this recruitment process may also be used to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates for similar openings at the High Commission of Canada in Brunei Darussalam which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.

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